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26 Sep 2016 description

MALAYSIA

  • 1,038 people in Kedah and 102 people in Perak were evacuated because of flooding.

VIET NAM

Flood sumberged 51 houses in Quang Binh Province.

MYANMAR

  • Nearly 500 houses were submerged by flood in Taungdwingyi, Magway.

THAILAND

  • About 8,000 families affected by flood in Ayutthaya.
  • Flood also happened in seven provinces, submerging 5,118 houses.

PHILIPPINES

23 Sep 2016 description

In order to provide humanitarian medical care for the refugees from Myanmar in Malaysia, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Malaysia recently organized a free health care to look after those Rohingya refugees.

As the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are living in a foreign land, they don't have access to medical care typically offered to most citizens, which puts them at quite a disadvantage since they need to bear high medical expenses.

23 Sep 2016 description

4.2 M required for 2016

809,938 contributions received, representing 19% of requirements

3.4 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

22 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
o Saint Kitts and Nevis

21 Sep 2016 description

The bombs that hit Thailand’s touristic south in August have helped derail the country’s peace dialogue. To get back on track, fragmented militants must end doubtful hopes of victory through violence, and the government must commit to a comprehensive settlement, including decentralisation and respect for the deep south’s Malay-Muslim identity.

I.Overview

21 Sep 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 August 2016, there were 850 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is higher than that reported during the same period in 2015.

21 Sep 2016 description

4.2 M required for 2016

809,938 contributions received, representing 19% of requirements

3.4 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

20 Sep 2016 description

WASHINGTON—As the United Nations General Assembly holds its refugee summit in New York, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Migration & Refugee Services has released a report assessing the refugee crisis in Southeast Asia.

16 Sep 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 11-17 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

15 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries in the Western Pacific Region have been reporting new cases as seen in Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia.

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

14 Sep 2016 description

Highlights 1-31 August 2016

  • Bangladesh: During August, IOM provided return assistance, including food and onward transportation, to nine Bangladeshis, including one minor, returning from Indonesia and Malaysia. To date, IOM has provided return assistance to 2,688 Bangladeshis.

14 Sep 2016 description

Executive summary

Background to the project The aim of this paper is to start a conversation about how we can answer the question: What is a rights-based alternative to the current model of third country processing in Nauru and Papua New Guinea?

The Commission has endeavoured to identify options for responding to flight by sea which are consistent with Australia’s international human rights obligations.

09 Sep 2016 description

Introduction

Education is a basic human right, enshrined in both the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child. And during times of displacement, education plays an additional, crucial role in fostering social cohesion, addressing psychosocial needs, and providing a safe and stable environment for those who need it most.

08 Sep 2016 description

Key Updates

Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Malaysia, which previously reported Zika infections in 2014, has reported new mosquito-borne Zika virus infections in the past week

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

07 Sep 2016 description

Twenty-four countries* will participate in a large scale tsunami simulation exercise organized under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO on 7 and 8 September.

06 Sep 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China (No updates)

As of 31 July 2016, there were 237 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than the number of cases reported in the same period of the previous four years (2012-2015)

05 Sep 2016 description

By Brigitte Leoni

PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles, 5 September 2016 - Memories of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which claimed some 230,000 lives, will be revived this week as 24 countries take part in one of the largest tsunami simulations ever staged.

02 Sep 2016 description

Maritime Movements

In the first half of 2016, mixed maritime movements of refugees and migrants through South-East Asia were limited to isolated attempts by several hundred people trying to reach Malaysia and Australia, fewer than during the first six months of any year since 2011. By comparison, over 31,000 people were estimated to have attempted such movements in the first half of 2015.

30 Aug 2016 description
report AlertNet

by Beh Lih Yi | @BehLihYi | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 03:00 GMT

Having escaped poverty and persecution in Myanmar, Rohingya end up in limbo in Malaysia, where it is illegal for them to work and they wait years for resettlement to another country

By Beh Lih Yi

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The first time he tried to escape a tough existence in his village in western Myanmar in 2004, Junaid Zafar was thrown in jail for five years.

26 Aug 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21-27 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever and malaria in Greece.