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22 Jun 2017 description

The Karenni Civil Society Network (KCSN) has called for a withdrawal of Burmese government forces from their bases in Karenni [Kayah] State; the cessation of several mega-development projects; and adequate humanitarian assistance for Karenni refugees.

21 Jun 2017 description

By LIBBY HOGAN / DVB

The concerns of ethnic Karen refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) were raised on Tuesday, World Refugee Day, over the lack of a clear plan for the return and reintegration of those going back to their homelands, at a Karen Peace Support Network press conference in Rangoon.

Burmese military camps have also increased from 65 to 81 in Hpapun district alone, Karen sources say, a bolstered presence in the region that is eroding refugees’ confidence in the peace process.

20 Jun 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Forced Repatriation, Inhumane Detention Adds Misery to Asylum Seekers

Once again, World Refugee Day has arrived with no improvement in Thailand’s abysmal treatment of refugees and asylum seekers.

Despite having decades of experience hosting millions of refugees, Thailand still has no refugee law or credible national procedures for granting asylum. The result is refugees and asylum seekers are in a precarious state, vulnerable to abuse.

20 Jun 2017 description

Men under 50 were most at risk

By Emma Batha

LONDON, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of recorded suicides and attempted suicides has soared at Thailand's largest camp for refugees from Myanmar, the International Organization for Migration said on Monday as it called for urgent action to treat high levels of distress.

19 Jun 2017 description

Squatter communities along canals are no strangers to floods - but they are happening more often, and the concerns of the urban poor are being overlooked, say experts

By Thin Lei Win

BANGKOK, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Phrom Samrit, a squatter settlement along a major canal in Bangkok, most of the 300 households live cheek by jowl and have become used to floods after living next to water all their lives. But now their resilience is being chipped away, says Adirak Sangnut, the slum's elected leader.

18 Jun 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

WRITER: APINYA WIPATAYOTIN

The historic economic loss caused by mega-floods which hit the Central region in 2011 is still haunting the government today as pressure mounts for it to come up with a concrete plan to prevent or limit...

16 Jun 2017 description

THE ASEAN DENGUE DAY: SUSTAINING THE UNITED FIGHT AGAINST DENGUE

The ASEAN Dengue Day is an advocacy event held every 15 June to increase public awareness of dengue; to mobilize resources for its prevention and control; and, to demonstrate the commitment of ASEAN in to tackling the disease.

14 Jun 2017 description

This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2016, the Joint Programme provided support to 45 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors.

13 Jun 2017 description

UTHAI THANI, 12 June 2017 (NNT) – The North and Northeastern regions have been told to stay on alert for floods this week with heavy rains predicted throughout the period.

09 Jun 2017 description

Ginebra, Viena el 9 de junio de 2017 – Los Comités de la Convención sobre la Prohibición de Minas Antipersonal – el tratado de los 162 Estados que han prometido no volver a usar, almacenar, producir y transferir estas armas – han concluido dos días de reuniones en Ginebra, evaluando los avances y desafíos encontrados desde que la Convención se reunió por última vez en Chile en 2016, y trazando el camino para su próxima reunión en Viena a finales de 2017.

09 Jun 2017 description

Genève, Vienne, le 9 juin 2017 – Les Comités de la Convention sur l’interdiction de mines antipersonnel - le traité des 162 États qui se sont engagés à ne jamais utiliser, stocker, produire et transférer ces armes - ont conclu deux jours de réunions à Genève, où ils ont évalué les progrès et défis depuis leur dernière réunion au Chili en 2016, et ont posé les bases de leur prochaine réunion à Vienne à la fin de 2017.

09 Jun 2017 description

Geneva, Vienna 9 June 2017 – The Committees of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention – the treaty of the 162 States that have committed to never, under any circumstances use, stockpile, produce, and transfer landmines again – have concluded two days of meetings in Geneva, where they took stock of progress and challenges since the Convention last met in Chile in 2016, and paved the way to their next meeting in Vienna at the end of 2017.

08 Jun 2017 description

This report is the collaboration of Save the Children and the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network with funding support from the Oak Foundation.

06 Jun 2017 description
  • 70.8 M required for 2017
  • 10.9 M contributions received, representing 15% of requirements
  • 59.9 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

06 Jun 2017 description
  • 6.8 M required for 2017

  • 0 contributions received

  • 6.8 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

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06 Jun 2017 description
  • 132.3 M required for 2017
  • 24.6 M contributions received, representing 19% of requirements
  • 107.7 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

03 Jun 2017 description

BANGKOK, 1 June 2017 (NNT) – The Royal Thai Government has presented relief funds to flood-hit Sri Lanka in the wake of the country’s worst catastrophe in 14 years.

Ms Busadee Santipitaks, Director-General of the Department of Information and Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry, reported that the government has donated 2 million baht to Sri Lanka to help with the rehabilitation process following the recent flooding and landslides.

02 Jun 2017 description

UTHAI THANI, 2 June 2017 (NNT) - The Meteorological Department has reiterated rains across the country will lessen over the weekend but flooding from previous showers are still affecting some areas.

02 Jun 2017 description

A Guide to Recovery Planning and Preparedness

The ASEAN Disaster Recovery Reference Guide (the Guide) aims to help the ASEAN Member States prepare for recovery; and deliver timely, efficient and effective recovery programmes.

The goal of the Guide is to improve the social and economic outcomes of disaster recovery programmes in the Member States. In particular, it aims to ensure that recovery improves disaster resilience and contributes to sustainable development.