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11 May 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet


MAE SOT, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ta Mla Saw was about seven when she and her family fled from Myanmar troops attacking her village in the country's ethnic Karen region, and crossed the river into Thailand to the safety of refugee camps dotted along the border.

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22 Apr 2016 description

Following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the Republic of Ecuador on 16 April 2016 which caused immense losses of lives, injuries and extensive destruction to the country’s properties and infrastructure system, and H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister sent a message of condolences to H.E. Mr. Rafael Correa, President of the Republic of Ecuador, while H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs, sent a message of condolences to H.E. Mr. Guillaume Long, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of the Republic of Ecuador.

12 Apr 2016 description
report Irrawaddy

By SAW YAN NAING / THE IRRAWADDY| Thursday, April 7, 2016 |

Burma’s long-established ethnic Karen armed organization, the Karen National Union (KNU), has been preparing land and shelter for the possible return of civilians displaced internally and on the Thai-Burma border after more than six decades of civil war with government forces.

The plan is underway in areas controlled by the KNU in southern and eastern Karen State, such as Kyainseikgyi Township and Hpa-an District, according to sources from the group.

25 Mar 2016 description


  • Clashes in Shan displace more than 6,700 people in February and March

  • GoB closes 25 IDP camps in Rakhine following the resettlement of 25,000 IDPs

  • USG provides nearly $20 million to date in FY 2016


  • Humanitarian needs in Burma persist due to ongoing localized conflicts, prolonged population displacement, and continued vulnerability to natural disasters, such as drought.

25 Feb 2016 description

Growing up in Datoh Panyang, a small fishing village in Yaring district, 49-year-old, Aka Samahe, learnt how to build boats from his father. Whilst his father built actual boats made to order for fishermen in the village, Aka was inspired to make boats on a smaller scale – model boats. During high school, Aka spent any spare time he had making model boats and sold them to residents in the village.

25 Feb 2016 description

“As a group, we are now confident to apply for any small grants available which will boost our livelihoods in the near future,” said 56-year-old housewife, Nonphan Promsuk from Sai Khao Village, Pattani province, southern Thailand.

25 Feb 2016 description

In Ja-Nga village, Paka Harang sub-district, Muang district, at the home of 67-year-old Dolwahab Ma-ea and his wife, the only noise to be heard coming from the newly built Barakat Farm house in their back yard where they raise goats, is the rustling of tree branches. It is feeding time for the twenty healthy goats recently purchased upon receivership of a small grant from UNDP’s Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (STEP) Project.

29 Jan 2016 description
report Bangkok Post


Enough water remains for consumption this dry season, but distributing it to non-irrigated areas will be difficult, government authorities said on Friday.

At a news conference at Government House, Supoj Tovichakchaikul, director-general of the Department of Water Resources, said that from January to April, usable water reserves are calculated at 20.7 billion cubic metres, comprised of 19.3 billion cu/min irrigated areas and 1.4 cu/m in non-irrigated areas.

21 Jan 2016 description

Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 139, December 2015:

City, Child, and Resilience interact with each other but not always to move towards sustainable development. This issue explores some of the key issues around this.

29 Dec 2015 description


  • An estimated 1 million people in Burma require humanitarian assistance

  • HCT requests $190 million through newly launched 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan

  • USG contributes additional $5 million for food assistance to IDPs and conflict-affected people


14 Oct 2015 description

In Australia, the language will be different.
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07 Oct 2015 description


The word ‘labs’ is sometimes confl ated with the fashionable nomenclature of innovators, and innovative organizations. For others, the word ‘lab’ may conjure up images of men and women wearing large plastic goggles, and white coats, almost certainly holding test tubes full of colorful – possibly fi zzing – liquid.

01 Oct 2015 description

On this edition:

  • One ASEAN One Response Roadshow held in Thailand
  • 7th DELSA Project Steering Committee Meeting
  • Up close and personal with Ms Agustina Tnunay on 'The Other Side' and many more
30 Sep 2015 description

In light of ongoing global and regional discussions and commitments, this report intends to highlight good practices aimed at empowering women economically, particularly through entrepreneurship and innovation, drawing lessons for collective learning.

26 Sep 2015 description
report World Bank


  • In 2011, people living in remote areas of Nakhon Sawan province were gravely affected by one of Thailand’s worst floods.

  • The rehabilitation program, supported by the World Bank Group and implemented by CODI, provides financial support for small infrastructure projects and housing repairs for flood victims still struggling to recover, and income support for community members to carry out the construction work themselves.

02 Sep 2015 description


In the sunlight from the door opening of her bamboo hut, Naw Sodo Shoko shows us pictures of what she does at her job: neatly folded elephants and swans from towels and bed sheets and colourful flower ornaments ready to ornate a fancy dinner table or hotel reception.

01 Sep 2015 description

On this edition:

  • ASEAN Suports Myanmar Flood relief efforts

  • ACE Programme Second Batch Graduation

  • One ASEAN One Response Roadshow in Manila and many more