- UNHCR Protection Cluster Report: April - July 2016
- WFP Pakistan Country Brief, July 2016
- USIP Balochistan: Caught in the Fragility Trap, June 2016
Appeals & Funding
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andreas Needham – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 23 February 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
A new UNHCR report has found that mixed maritime movements in South-East Asia were three times more deadly than in the Mediterranean last year – highlighting the urgency of greater life-saving cooperation among the affected States.
Malteser International provides flood relief in Myanmar and Pakistan
Islamic Relief is to provide vital aid to those hit by devastating flash flooding in countries in South East Asia.
Weeks of torrential monsoon rains in the aftermath of cyclone Komen have triggered deadly floods and landslides in many countries. Hundreds of people have lost their lives and millions more have been displaced.
Islamic Relief’s immediate emergency response will focus on India and Myanmar, two of the worst affected countries.
Yangon, Myanmar | AFP | Monday 8/3/2015 - 13:08 GMT
by Nan Tin HTWE
Monsoon rains have claimed hundreds of lives across Asia, authorities reported Monday, as rescuers scrambled to reach remote areas of India, Pakistan and Myanmar after flash floods and landslides.
Authorities in India say more than 120 people have died across the country in recent days, while more than a million have been displaced by rains worsened by a cyclone that barrelled through the Bay of Bengal last week.
Yangon, Myanmar | AFP | Sunday 8/2/2015 - 19:29 GMT | by Nan Tin HTWE
The toll from flash floods and landslides in Myanmar caused by days of torrential rain is likely to rise, the UN warned Sunday, as monsoon downpours heaped misery on thousands across the region.
At least 27 people have been killed and more than 150,000 affected by flooding in Myanmar in recent days, with the government declaring the four worst-hit areas in central and western Myanmar "national disaster-affected regions".
· The growing season of May-October 2015 in east Asia is unfolding under an evolving El Nino event that will peak in late 2015.
· Below average rainfall has been the dominant feature of the 2015 season across East Asia, particularly from Myanmar across to southern Vietnam, where noticeable delays in the onset of the agricultural growing season have already been detected.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved all the recommendations of the Special Committee regarding the plight of Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar including $5 million in food assistance. A statement by the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday that the food will be sent through the World Food Programme (WFP). The prime minister will also be writing to the United Nations (UN) Secretary General to express Pakistan’s stance on the issue of the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
(29 September, Yangon, Myanmar) More than 100 leaders from the health, development and corporate sectors have gathered in Yangon to participate in the seminal regional forum on Opportunities for Corporate Sector Engagement in Malaria Control in the Asia-Pacific. In advance of the 2015 enactment of the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement and broader ASEAN economic integration, this one-day meeting seeks to identify tangible opportunities for strengthened public-private partnerships to support regional malaria control strategies and drive progress toward country-specific development targets.
FOCUS - South and South-East Asia
This report elaborates on violence that broke out in Arakan in June 2012, the background of the violent incidents and rights violations against Arakanese Muslims. The objective of this report is to bring to the public opinion developments in the region, inform the Islamic world and international community, and urge decisionmaking bodies to take necessary steps to end escalating acts of violence in Arakan.
BANGKOK—Today, on World Population Day, countries across Asia and the Pacific will highlight the need for universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, as leaders in London launch an unprecedented initiative to give 120 million more women access to voluntary family planning by 2020.
Myanmar’s Government, with support from the United Kingdom, will announce a new funding commitment to improve the health of mothers and children by making contraceptives more widely available.
By SIMON ROUGHNEEN
BANGKOK - on June 7, the day after 96 Pakistani Ahmadiyah refugees and asylum seekers were freed on bail in what was hailed as a landmark new departure in Thailand's dealings with refugees, six other Pakistani asylum seekers and one refugee were arrested in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok.
Mekong region drought to affect 2010 Asian paddy harvest
Drought conditions in the greater Mekong region at the start of the planting season are expected to affect Asia's 2010 paddy harvest according to the latest FAO assessment which lowered earlier projections for the region by 6.1 million tonnes. Reductions are expected in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand as well as in the Philippines and China.
Madrid 18th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination
A senior delegation of Australian ministers will today join their Government counterparts from more than 40 countries for a two-day international meeting in Indonesia to further strengthen regional efforts to combat people smuggling, human trafficking and transnational crime.
Foreign Minister Stephen Smith will co-chair the Bali Process Ministerial meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister, Dr Hassan Wirajuda.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Madam Ban Soon-Taek arrived in London, United Kingdom, from The Hague, Netherlands, on Wednesday, 1 April, for the Group of 20 (G-20) Summit.
Comprising 45 countries in South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the region is home to more than half of the world's population, the majority of whom are poor and among the most disadvantaged in the world. Some 600 million women, men and children in the region live below the USD 1 a day poverty line, while 1.8 billion survive on less than USD 2 a day. Compounding the situation, the region is also highly disaster-prone. The diversity, scale and frequency of natural disasters in the region are daunting.
El "Barómetro" es un informe trimestral editado en castellano y en inglés por el Programa de Conflictos y Construcción de Paz de la Escola de Cultura de Pau de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, que analiza los acontecimientos ocurridos en el mundo a lo largo del trimestre (enero-marzo 2007) a través de ocho apartados: conflictos armados, tensiones, procesos de paz, rehabilitación posbélica, crisis humanitarias, desarme, derechos humanos y dimensión de género en la construcción de la paz.