WRITER: PIYARACH CHONCHAROEN AND SAICHON SRINUANJAN
Flash floods triggered by days of heavy rain have swamped at least 800 houses and large areas of farmland, and closed roads, in parts of Kanchanaburi and adjoining Ratchaburi provinces in the west of the country.
In Kanchanaburi, the downpour caused flooding in three villages in Huay Krachao district. A total of 82 households were affected.
Recurrent earthquakes, floods, typhoons, and volcanoes present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Some countries also face civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts, as well as limited government capacity to respond to disasters. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.
WASHINGTON—As the United Nations General Assembly holds its refugee summit in New York, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Migration & Refugee Services has released a report assessing the refugee crisis in Southeast Asia.
Highlights 1-31 August 2016
Bangladesh: During August, IOM provided return assistance, including food and onward transportation, to nine Bangladeshis, including one minor, returning from Indonesia and Malaysia. To date, IOM has provided return assistance to 2,688 Bangladeshis.
Highlights 1-31 July 2016
Bangladesh: A total of 16 Bangla-deshi returnees contacted a local NGO ‘Thengamara Mohila Sabuj Sang-ha (TMSS)’ for skills development training. IOM cooperated with the TMSS and the returnees so that they can avail themselves of this oppor-tunity and develop their skills. In July, there were no Bangladeshi returnees. To date, IOM has provided return assistance to 2,679 Bangladeshis.