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Myanmar + 30 others
Asia Pacific Humanitarian Bulletin Jan - Dec 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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit

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Myanmar + 2 others
Factsheet on Humanitarian Aid (HA) in Myanmar - June 2012

SDC Humanitarian Aid (HA)

The Swiss Confederation’s Humanitarian Aid is active since 1994 in the Myanmar context (the country itself including the refugee camps in Thailand), which became since 2001 a priority for SDC/HA with the presence of a Regional Humanitarian Coordinator responsible for SDC/HA activities in Thailand and Myanmar.

In the Medium Term Programme 2010 -12 SDC/HA goals are to restore and improve the living conditions and reduce vulnerability of people at risk. SDC/HA supports projects with the following objectives:

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Thailand + 1 other
Assistance from Swiss Government for flood victims in Thailand

Thai Red Cross

Bangkok, 11 November 2011, an agreement to help people affected by floods was signed by H.E. Mme. Christine Schraner Burgener, Ambassador of Swiss Confederation and Mr. Phan Wannamethee, Secretary General of the Thai Red Cross Society. According to the agreement , a contribution of CHF 35,000 (equivalent to 1,150,000 Baht) from the Swiss Government will be used by the Thai Red Cross Society to help flood victims.

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Thailand + 1 other
Switzerland dispatches Experts to Thailand

Switzerland is supporting Thailand in coping with the consequences of the floods. To this end, four experts from the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA) have set out for Bangkok. In addition, Swiss Humanitarian Aid has made CHF 100,000 available for projects in Thailand and Cambodia.

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Cambodia + 4 others
Switzerland makes new financial contribution to MRC’s basin development and environment programmes

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 26th Oct 2011

The Mekong River Commission and the government of Switzerland today signed a new agreement which contributes financial support towards basin development and environment project activities in the Lower Mekong Basin.

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Argentina + 33 others
ECDC situation report on outbreak of influenza A(H1N1) 14 May 2009

European Union
Main developments in past 24 hours

- 5 new confirmed cases reported from EU and EFTA countries, with first case reported from Belgium;

- Outside EU and EFTA countries, Thailand and Cuba reported their first cases;

- Age-specific attack rates in Mexico indicate tha almost all age groups are being equally affected.

This report is based on official information provided by the national public health websites, or through other official communication channels. In addition, outside of the EU and EFTA countries, media reports from credible sources are included when quoting national

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Argentina + 29 others
Influenza A(H1N1) - update 27

As of 06:00 GMT, 13 May 2009, 33 countries have officially reported 5728 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.

Mexico has reported 2059 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 56 deaths. The United States has reported 3009 laboratory confirmed human cases, including three deaths. Canada has reported 358 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death. Costa Rica has reported eight laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths - Argentina (1), Australia (1),

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Argentina + 33 others
Gripe por A(H1N1) - Actualización nº 27

A las 06.00 TMG del 13 de mayo de 2009 se habían notificado oficialmente 5728 casos de infección humana por virus gripal A(H1N1) en 33 países.

Se habían notificado 2059 casos humanos confirmados mediante pruebas de laboratorio, 56 de ellos mortales, en México; 3009, 3 de ellos mortales, en los Estados Unidos de América; 358, 1 de ellos mortal, en Canadá, y 8, 1 de ellos mortal, en Costa Rica.

También se habían notificado casos confirmados mediante pruebas de laboratorio, ninguno de ellos mortal, en los países siguientes: Alemania (12), Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), Brasil