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Pakistan + 11 others
The 2014 Rainfall Season: South and East Asia

Highlights

• The dominant feature of the 2014 season across East Asia so far has been widespread rainfall deficits that led to delayed starts of the growing season across vast areas of the continent.

• Conditions were worst around mid July, followed by a general improvement, which still left moderate rainfall deficits as the predominant pattern. SE Pakistan has been the worst affected area, in particular for livelihoods dependent on rainfed agriculture and pastoral resources.

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Attitude adjustment –100 days under Martial Law

Report
Amnesty

Thailand: No let-up in spiral of repression 100 days after military takeover

Hundreds of arbitrary detentions, reports of torture and other ill-treatment, sweeping restrictions on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and unfair trials in military courts are creating a climate of fear in Thailand, and there are no signs of a let-up, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

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Thailand + 7 others
Two Years with No Moon: Immigration Detention of Children in Thailand

A new report details how Thailand’s use of immigration detention violates children’s rights, risks their health and wellbeing, and imperils their development.

Human Rights Watch:



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Myanmar + 5 others
South-East Asia Irregular Maritime Movements

UNHCR: Over 20,000 people risked lives in Indian Ocean in first half of 2014

A new UNHCR report on irregular maritime movements in South East Asia estimates that 20,000 people risked their lives in sea crossings in the first half of this year. Many were Rohingya who fled Myanmar and arrived in the region suffering the effects of malnutrition and abuse during the journey. Several hundred people were also intercepted on boats heading to Australia.

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World + 20 others
Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes 1970-2012

The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.

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World + 8 others
Alert 2014! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding

Alert 2014! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook which analyzes the state of the world in connection with conflicts and peacebuilding based on four areas of analysis: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and the gender dimension on peacebuilding. Focusing on these areas, Alert 2014! offers an overview of the world’s state of affairs and reveals possible trends and dynamics related to the characteristics and evolution of those areas.

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World + 24 others
UNHCR Global Trends 2013: War's Human Cost

The massive increase was driven mainly by the war in Syria, while major displacements were seen in CAR and S. Sudan. UNHCR's annual report shows the immense costs of not ending wars and failing to resolve conflicts.

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Myanmar + 4 others
Bouncing Back - Relapse in the Golden Triangle

TNI's indepth examination of the illegal drug market in the Golden Triangle, which has a witnessed a doubling of opium production, growing prison populations and repression of small-scale farmers. This report details the failure of ASEAN's 'drug free' strategy and the need for a new approach.

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World + 54 others
Global Overview 2014: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

Report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre says this figure equates to a staggering increase of 4.5 million from 2012, signalling a record high for the second year running.

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World + 14 others
Disability Inclusion: Translating Policy into Practice in Humanitarian Action

A new report highlights the challenges facing about 6.7 million people with disabilities who are forcibly displaced around the world due to persecution, conflict and human rights violations.

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Philippines + 2 others
CTTA: Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis Volume 6, Issue 3, April 2014

Southern Discomfort: Prospects for Thailand’s Malay Muslim Insurgency
TOM FARRELL

The ‘Anti-Deradicalization’ Movement of Indonesian Terrorist Networks
MUH TAUFIQURROHMAN
V. ARIANTI

Understanding the Contents in Bahasa Indonesia Extremist Websites
NUR AZLIN MOHAMED YASIN

‘Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro’ – A Roadmap to Peace in the Southern Philippines?
ANTON CHAN

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Myanmar + 1 other
Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust Visit to Burma 11-18 February 2014

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HART

The HART team have recently returned from a visit to Thailand and Burma, where we met with some of the people whose lives are still severely affected by the long-standing persecution of ethnic national peoples, and the failure to reach an inclusive political solution.

This report from our visit contains summaries of the information we were given during our visit, the stories we were told, and the reports we received.

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World + 11 others
Tuberculosis control in the South-East Asia Region, Annual Report 2014

World TB Day: 24 March 2014

New Delhi: Of the approximately 3 million people who get sick with TB every year in the WHO South-East Asia Region, a third do not get the TB services. On World TB Day, WHO is urging countries to find, treat and cure the “missing” 1 million who do not get TB services, in order to accelerate progress towards zero TB deaths, infections, suffering and stigma.

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Myanmar + 4 others
Border Control in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: Baseline, challenges and opportunities to build effective law enforcement response to organized crime along land borders

Significant investments needed to address weaknesses at border checkpoints in the Mekong Sub-region

27 January 2014 - A newly released UNODC study suggests that land-border checkpoints in the Greater Mekong Sub-region are largely ill-equipped to effectively tackle the threats posed by globalizing criminal networks. Without significant investments to address chronic weaknesses at the border, globalization may remain strongly associated with an increase in transnational organized crime.

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World + 5 others
Five Key Examples of the Role of Mine Action in Integrating Victim Assistance into Broader Frameworks

Geneva – A new publication by the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit launched 23 January in Geneva, highlights the supporting role that national demining authorities can play in integrating landmine victim assistance into broader approaches to healthcare, disability and human rights.

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World + 18 others
The State of Environmental Migration 2013 - A review of 2012

The publication gathers a variety of cases studies, such as Typhoon Bopha, planned development-induced migration from hydroelectric dams in China and the Lower Mekong Delta and slow-onset droughts displacing pastoralists in Kenya.

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 7 others
Cities Prepare! - Reducing vulnerabilities for the urban poor

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World Vision

World Vision’s Cities Prepare report calls on leaders to recognise and take action on the dangers facing people living on the margins in urban centres, especially in SE Asia, where 190 million people are vulnerable to disasters.