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06 Dec 2016 description
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Train services to lower region suspended

Households and businesses in the South have been hit hard by flooding while all train services heading to the lower part of the region are suspended after tracks were damaged by floodwater.

06 Dec 2016 description
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Koh Samui and Koh Phangan have been placed on the disaster areas list as heavy rain continues to pound the two resort islands and other areas in Surat Thani and other southern provinces.

Surat Thani governor Auychai Inthanak said on Monday that the two islands were among the 16 districts declared disaster-hit areas of all 19 districts in the province as they were damaged by floods and heavy rain.

Surat Thani is one of the worst-hit provinces in the region, which has been blanketed by downpours since last week.

05 Dec 2016 description
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Heavy floods continued to wreak havoc in 10 southern provinces, claiming at least 11 lives since the beginning of the disaster on Thursday, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) says.

The number of fatalities rose to 11 Sunday as two people remain missing and another were two were injured after being swept away in the floods in Surat Thani, said Chatchai Phromlert, director-general of the DDPM.

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.

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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

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

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.

30 Nov 2016 description
report IRIN

By Ann Wang

Khin San Yee rummaged through the bags she had brought back to Myanmar from a refugee camp in Thailand. She smiled as she pulled out a photo of herself standing next to Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner who is now de facto head of state after decades of leading a pro-democracy movement against military rule.

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29 Nov 2016 description
report Germanwatch

Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2015 and 1996 to 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
  • 71.9 M required for 2016 
  • 16.7 M contributions received, representing 23% of requirements 
  • 55.2 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation 

All figures are displayed in USD

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

27 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Paddy production in 2016 to recover after two consecutive years of drought-reduced outputs

  • Rice exports in 2016 forecast close to last year’s high level

  • Domestic prices of rice declining

Paddy production in 2016 forecast to recover

25 Nov 2016 description

New Delhi, 25 November 2016 – In a move to guarantee access to high-quality medical products that can protect, diagnose and treat illness and disease in the WHO South-East Asia Region Member countries today launched a path-breaking initiative that will enhance information sharing, collaboration and convergence of regulatory practices across the Region.

24 Nov 2016 description

More than 23,000 stateless people have been granted Thai nationality in the last four years as the Southeast Asian nation seeks to end statelessness by 2024.

By: Nantanee Jedsadachaiyut and Nadia Al-jasem | 24 November 2016

CHIANG RAI, Thailand – When Sawitree* turned seven, she tried to apply for her Thai nationality card.

But despite having been born in the Southeast Asian nation she could not meet the application requirements as her Thai father could not be found.

23 Nov 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Prosecute abusive officials, end retaliation against activists in Deep South