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WPRO Dengue Situation Update, 26 February 2014

Regional dengue activity is variable. Australia, Malaysia and Singapore have been experiencing a greater number of reported cases in 2014 compared to 2013, for the same time period. The recent trend increased in New Caledonia and Lao PDR however, reported cases remained lower than 2013, for the same time period. The recent trend continued to decrease in Cambodia, Philippines and Viet Nam.

Lao PDR experienced a large dengue year in 2013, peaking in August 2013. However, in early 2014, dengue activity remains low, and substantially lower than during the same time period in 2013.

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WPRO Dengue Situation Update, 12 February 2014

Regional dengue activity is variable. Malaysia and Singapore have been experiencing a greater number of reported cases in 2014 compared to 2013, for the same time period. The recent trend increased in Australia and New Caledonia, however, reported cases remained lower than 2013, for the same time period, particularly in New Caledonia. The recent trend continued to decrease in Cambodia,
Lao PDR, Philippines and Viet Nam.

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Philippines: Foreign Military Deployed Assets (as of 30 December 2013)

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World + 1 other
Food Security: What it means for a Food-Importing Country

By Paul P.S. Teng

Synopsis

Most countries depend on three “food taps” – imports, self-production, reserve stocks – to make food available.

All countries import some amount of food to meet their increasingly diverse dietary demands. Binding agreements and a regional view of food security are therefore critical.

Commentary

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Philippines: Foreign Military Deployed Assets (as of 04 December 2013)

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Philippines: Foreign Civil-Military Snapshot (as of 23 November 2013)

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Philippines + 12 others
Philippines: Civil-Military Snapshot (as of 20 November 2013)

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Bangladesh + 11 others
UNHCR Global Appeal 2014-2015 - South-East Asia subregional overview

Working environment

Most countries in South-East Asia do not have any legislation regulating the rights of asylumseekers and refugees, and UNHCR conducts refugee status determination in the absence of a national asylum system. Three countries in South-East Asia have national asylum systems at varying levels of development. One country has limited processing for certain groups under an “admissions board” process.

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Philippines + 9 others
World sends emergency relief to battered Philippines

11/11/2013 17:57 GMT

MANILA, November 11, 2013 (AFP) - The United States, Australia and the United Nations mobilised emergency aid to the Philippines as the scale of the devastation unleashed by Super Typhoon Haiyan emerged Monday.

The Pentagon sent Marines and equipment to assist with the relief effort following the typhoon, which may have killed more than 10,000 people in what is feared to be the country's worst natural disaster.

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Long Term Planning Framework 2012-2015: Southeast Asia regional office

  1. Who are we?

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) seeks to save lives and change minds under its Strategy 2020. This ambition guides the IFRC regional office for Southeast Asia (SEARO) in its support to 11 national Red Cross Red Crescent societies in the region: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The regional office is part of the Asia Pacific zone which is one of the nine business groups of the IFRC secretariat.

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Southeast Asia’s Food Security Challenge: More than ‘Stock’ Solution Needed

By Belinda Chng

Synopsis

Countries in Southeast Asia face a fresh challenge to their food security as food consumption patterns change, and reliance on imports increases to meet such shifts. Consequently, they may be left with no choice but to seek regional or multilateral options to complement their own food strategies.

Commentary

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Singapore: Location Map (2013)

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Thailand + 3 others
Dengue fever cases hit a high in parts of Southeast Asia -media

Source: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:41 AM    Author: Thin Lei Win

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Several Southeast Asian countries are seeing record numbers of people infected with dengue fever, a mosquito-borne virus for which there is currently no approved vaccine or specific drug treatment, local media said.

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Southeast Asia MAA51001 Annual Report 2012

This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012

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China + 1 other
Singapore Red Cross extends S$150,000 humanitarian aid to Sichuan earthquake suvivors in China

· PUBLIC APPEAL FOR DONATIONS
· HOTLINES TO RESTORE FAMILY LINKS

Singapore, 22 April 2013 – The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will send relief supplies worth S$150,000 to the survivors of the Sichuan Earthquake in China. This first tranche of aid includes the Singapore government’s contribution of S$50,000.

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Asia Pacific Humanitarian Bulletin Jan - Dec 2012

NATURAL DISASTERS IN 2012

After an intense year of natural disasters in 2011, countries in the Asia-Pacific region welcomed a reduction in the number of events in 2012. OCHA and the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters recorded 93 natural disaster events in 2012, in which over 3,200 people were killed and more than 75 million people were affected. China and the Philippines experienced the most disasters in 2012.

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Philippines + 2 others
NDRRMC Update Sitrep No. 24 re Effects of Typhoon "Pablo" (Bopha)

(Extract)

II. EFFECTS:

A. AFFECTED POPULATION (TAB A)

• As of 11 December 2012, 6:00 PM, a total of 528,822 families / 5,474,673 persons in 1,947 Barangays / 252 municipalities / 37 cities / 30 provinces of Regions IV-B, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XlI and CARAGA were affected.

• The total number of population currently served inside and outside the evacuation centers decreased to 184,802 families / 778,226 persons.

INSIDE 113 ECs: 23,421 families / 100,248 persons

OUTSIDE ECs: 161,381 families / 677,942 persons

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OCHA Offices in Asia-Pacific - Regional Reference map issued 01 September 2012

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Report warns of global food insecurity as climate change destroys fisheries

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The Persian Gulf, Libya, and Pakistan are at high risk of food insecurity in coming decades because climate change and ocean acidification are destroying fisheries, according to a report released on Monday.

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