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24 Nov 2014 description

Weekly Forecast 24 - 30November 2014

Dense fog will be expected in the Northern Thailand, while scattered rain still remain in the Southern States with potential isolated heavy rain in the lower part. Therefore Flooding and landslide is still a potential hazard in the lower part of Thailand Southern States. This will bring similar conditions to Malaysia as several flooding occurred in the past week.

20 Nov 2014 description
report Bangkok Post

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When Abid was five, immigration officials arrested him and his family, Pakistani refugees fleeing religious persecution. The officials took them to the squalid immigration detention centre in central Bangkok. There, they joined hundreds of other refugees detained indefinitely, awaiting some distant possibility of release.

19 Nov 2014 description

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Bangladesh navy rescued more than 600 boatpeople from a large trawler - carrying Burmese flag - adrift in the Bay of Bengal on November 17, while they were trying to go to Malaysia by sea route, said Noor Mohamed, a local from Teknaf town.

17 Nov 2014 description

INDONESIA

Continued heavy rains caused more flooding and landslides across Indonesia. Flooding has killed one person and damaged 30 houses in West Sumatra Province and inundated 372 houses in Riau Province. In West Java Province, a landslide injured three people and flash floods from the Cisangli River inundated approximately 220 houses, affecting 1,200 people.

Flooding affected over 53,000 people in Aceh Barat Daya and Aceh Jaya Districts.

14 Nov 2014 description

Generando el espacio para que expertos de Indonesia, Vietnam, Malasia y Tailandia compartieran sus experiencias en la formulación de políticas y proyectos de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres y Adaptación al Cambio Climático, así como su institucionalidad para la coordinación de estos temas se desarrolló El “Foro de Intercambio de Experiencias con el Sudeste Asiático en Adaptación al Cambio Climático y Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres”.

11 Nov 2014 description

​La capital colombiana y la zona del bajo Sinú en el Departamento de Córdoba y los Municipios de Lorica, San Bernardo del Viento, Purísima, Chimá y Cotorra, serán la sede del “Foro de Intercambio de Experiencias con Sudeste Asiático en Adaptación al Cambio Climático y Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres”, que se cumplirá entre el 11 y 14 del presente mes.

10 Nov 2014 description

SRI LANKA

As of 5 Nov 2014, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) reported that search and rescue teams have recovered 10 bodies at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla estate. The DMC reported 1,875 people affected, five people injured and 28 people still missing.

10 Nov 2014 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY

Affected People 7,500 (est.)

Displaced People 350 (est.)

Weekly Forecast

10 to 16 November 2014
The active low pressure cell over the lower South China Sea is expected over the middle Gulf of Thailand and the southern to the Andaman Sea. More rain and isolated heavy to very heavy rain is expected in the Southern Thailand.

Meanwhile, Medium to heavy rainfall is expected in Central and Northern Sumatera, West Java, East, West and Northern Kalimantan, Western Sulawesi and Central Papua.

09 Nov 2014 description

Kuala Lumpur, Malaisie | AFP | Sunday 11/9/2014 - 02:54 GMT

by Satish Cheney

One of the most familiar sounds in Malaysia's capital is the approaching drone of a fumigation fogger spewing thick white plumes of insecticide, part of so-far futile efforts to arrest a spiralling dengue fever outbreak.

Malaysia is among several countries across Asia and Latin America grappling with a mosquito-borne virus that is proving tough to eradicate as it infects millions.

04 Nov 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Near-record 2014 rice production estimated
  • Cereal imports to increase in 2014/15
  • Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose slightly in September compared with a year ago
21 Oct 2014 description

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Japan

22 Sep 2014 description

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacifc Region

Northern Hemisphere

Japan

As of 3 September 2014 a total of 134 cases of dengue reported in Japan. Local transmision of dengue:

18 Sep 2014 description

By political correspondent Emma Griffiths

The Federal Government has revealed that 12 asylum seeker boats have been turned back at sea since the Government's border protection policy was implemented.

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has used the first anniversary of the launch of Operation Sovereign Borders to make public the details of "on-water" operations that have until now largely been kept secret.

17 Sep 2014 description

Highlights

• The dominant feature of the 2014 season across East Asia so far has been widespread rainfall deficits that led to delayed starts of the growing season across vast areas of the continent.

• Conditions were worst around mid July, followed by a general improvement, which still left moderate rainfall deficits as the predominant pattern. SE Pakistan has been the worst affected area, in particular for livelihoods dependent on rainfed agriculture and pastoral resources.

15 Sep 2014 description

In response to the rapid outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in several African countries, the Government of Malaysia in collaboration with the Malaysian private sector will contribute medical rubber gloves to the affected countries. Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia is scheduled to hand over the consignment of 20.9 million medical rubber gloves in 11 containers at a ceremony on Monday, 15 September 2014, at the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya.

13 Sep 2014 description

The Tsunami Warning System established under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO in the Indian Ocean following the December 2004 disaster is functioning effectively. This was demonstrated in a simulation exercise conducted on 9 and 10 September 2014, with the participation of 24 countries of the Indian Ocean Rim*.

According to the preliminary results of the simulated alert, all of the participating countries received timely tsunami advisory messages, and no delays were reported.

09 Sep 2014 description

The insecurity experienced by displaced and refugee children can have damaging physical, social and psychological consequences affecting their well-being and development. In contexts of forced displacement, parents and caregivers may have difficulties in caring adequately for their children when livelihoods options have diminished and essential services are no longer operational. Parental distress greatly affects and impacts the well-being of their children.