Toggle text

World + 24 others
Ten years after 2004 Tsunami, successful exercise demonstrates the efficiency of Indian Ocean Warning System

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.

Toggle text

World + 21 others
Indian Ocean-wide tsunami exercise to test readiness ten years after the 2004 disaster

Ten years after the strongest tsunami in living memory, 24 countries participate in an exercise to assess the effectiveness of communication flows between stakeholders, country readiness and the efficiency of emergency procedures.

Toggle text

Malaysia + 11 others
Dengue Situation Update, 12 August 2014

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

In the last past weeks, Malaysia has experienced an increase in new dengue cases. As of 23 July:

  • Cumulative number of reported cases: 53,246
  • Cumulative number of deaths reported: 147

The Philippines are experiencing a lower level of Dengue than in 2013. As of 19 July (Table 1):

  • Cumulative number of reported cases: 35,264
  • Cumulative number of deaths reported: 134
Toggle text

Cambodia + 9 others
Dengue Situation Update, 15 July 2014

Update on countries experiencing a large increase in Dengue cases

Southern Hemisphere

Pacific Islands

Currently there are reports of dengue cases occurring in the Pacific including New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Solomon Islands and Fiji.

Fiji

No update available

French Polynesia

Toggle text

World + 14 others
Green Growth in Practice – Lessons from Country Experiences

The Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP) initiative has issued a new report to help governments transition their economies successfully to climate compatible development.

A new report launched today by the Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP) initiative, pulls together the many tangible benefits that governments and communities are realising through the adoption of green growth policies.

Toggle text

World + 13 others
Risk governance and financing key to HFA2

BEIJING, 13 May 2014 – China has signaled its support for stronger international cooperation to prevent and reduce the impact of disasters as momentum builds to develop the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Deputy Minister of Civil Affairs in China, Ms. Jiang Li, welcomed 300 disaster policymakers, experts and managers to the 5th National Forum on Comprehensive Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development, in Beijing, which highlighted the need to strengthen integrated governance and international financing mechanisms for disaster risk reduction.

Toggle text

World + 10 others
‎Southeast Asia Annual Report 2013 (MAA51001)

This report covers the period 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013

Overview

Toggle text

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.

Toggle text

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.

Toggle text

Philippines + 21 others
Philippines: Foreign Military Deployed Assets (as of 30 December 2013)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

Toggle text

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

Toggle text

Philippines + 21 others
Philippines: Foreign Military Deployed Assets (as of 04 December 2013)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

Toggle text

Philippines + 20 others
Philippines: Foreign Civil-Military Snapshot (as of 23 November 2013)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

Toggle text

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

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

Toggle text

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.

Toggle text

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.

Agence France-Presse:

©AFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

Toggle text

World + 11 others
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.

Toggle text

World + 5 others
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

Toggle text

Singapore: Location Map (2013)

Want to use this map in a report or on your website? Please see the map permission page first.

See all location maps.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.