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06 Dec 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China (No update)
As of 31 October 2016, there were 1,840 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1).

06 Dec 2016 description
report Radio Free Asia

Members of Myanmar’s Rakhine Advisory Commission met with President Htin Kyaw and five lawmakers in Naypyidaw on Monday to discuss the unstable situation in the western state where a security crackdown has sparked allegations of genocide of the Rohingya Muslims who live there.

Led by former United Nations chief Kofi Annan, the nine-member commission met with three lawmakers from the lower house of parliament, and two from the upper house following a visit to the northwestern part of Rakhine State.

05 Dec 2016 description

By Jasminder Singh and Muhammad Haziq

Synopsis

After the border attacks in Maungdaw by Muslim militants, the Tatmadaw (Myanmar national army) has been accused of raping and killing Rohingya and burning their villages by the media and human rights groups. This has rekindled pro-Rohingya jihadist sentiments in the region as well as globally.

Commentary

02 Dec 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

01 Dec 2016 description

MANILA, 1 December 2016 - On World AIDS Day, the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific calls on Member States to accelerate efforts to end AIDS by 2030. By providing for HIV prevention, testing, and treatment to all to reach the 2030 goal, countries will be making a smart investment that will avert AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections, especially among children.

01 Dec 2016 description

The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) is submitting this briefing paper in advance of the 11th Senior Officials' Meeting of the Bali Process Ad Hoc Group. As a civil society network of nearly 300 members dedicated to protecting refugees, we are offering our analysis on the progress made since the Andaman Sea “crisis” in 2015.

29 Nov 2016 description
  • 139.7 M required for 2016
  • 44.1 M contributions received, representing 32% of requirements
  • 95.6 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

29 Nov 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 October 2016, there were 1,840 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

29 Nov 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

24 Nov 2016 description

Many refugees are trapped in a limbo in Malaysia as they are not allowed to work legally while resettlement to a third country remains a slow process

By Beh Lih Yi

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday it was working with Malaysia on a pilot scheme to allow refugees from Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya minority to work in the country, in a move that it described as a "win-win" solution.

24 Nov 2016 description

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 Nov 2016 – Coca cola Malaysia continued its commitment to the Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) today with the delivery of drinking water of Dasani drinking water in preparation for the annual year-end flood relief operations, to ensure that both the volunteers and victims are adequately hydrated.

When the floods hit, thousands of lives get disrupted when the rising water destroys homes and families get displaced which is when the humanitarian aid such as shelter, clothing food and water provided by the Malaysian Red Crescent is crucial.

17 Nov 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

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

o None

 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 Argentina and Guadeloupe

 Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

17 Nov 2016 description

A year and a half ago, thousands of desperate Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants and asylum-seekers were abandoned at sea, shocking and horrifying many around the world. But more than a year later, little has changed.

15 Nov 2016 description

Fifty years of tropical storms in Asia-Pacific

This map shows a consilidated history of tropical storm paths over the past 50 years in the Asia-Pacific region. The area of calm either side of the equator can be seen clearly, leaving Indonesia, Malaysia,
Singapore and Papua New Guinea largely unaffected by major storms.

15 Nov 2016 description

JAKARTA, Indonesia – The UN Refugee Agency has welcomed the progress made by the Governments of Indonesia and the Philippines to confirm the nationality of nearly 3,000 people of Indonesian descent living in the southern Philippines. This is one of a series of positive steps taken by ASEAN States since the launch of a global campaign to end statelessness by 2024.

Volker Türk, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, made these comments at a Jakarta panel discussion on 14 November 2016 titled “The Right to Nationality and Ending Statelessness in ASEAN”.

10 Nov 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

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

o Montserrat, Palau

 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

 Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

04 Nov 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

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

o None

  • 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 Bolivia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Viet Nam