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Government donates 100,000 US Dollars in aids for Indian flood crisis

Bangkok, 28th June 2013 (NNT) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has granted 100,000 US dollars in financial assistance to the Indian government to help alleviate the flood crisis situation.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, yesterday represented the Thailand and the Thai government in presenting the 100,000 US dollars, roughly 3 million Thai baht, financial assitance to the Indian government, represented by H.E. Anil Wadhwa, Ambassador of India to Thailand.

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Asia Pacific Food Situation Update - January 2013

(Extract)

Little movement in domestic prices

Overall, domestic prices in countries monitored in the Asia-Pacific region registered no significant changes in December. The largest movement was a 4 percent rise in meat prices in China, despite international meat prices remaining almost unchanged.

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A Polio free South-East Asia is within reach: WHO

SEAR/PR 1551

Yogyakarta, 5 September 2012: Eleven countries in WHO’s South-East Asia Region are now on track to declaring the Region Polio free, this was recognized during an event at the WHO’s Regional Committee Meeting in Yogyakarta, today. The last case of wild poliovirus in the Region was reported on 13 January 2011 in India making a regional polio free certification possible in early 2014. However, the Region remains at risk with poliovirus circulating in the endemic countries - Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.

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Asian cities develop new indicators for 'climate resilience'

Report
AlertNet

By Nita Bhalla

NEW DELHI, May 23 (AlertNet) - Ten Asian cities prone to floods, droughts or soaring temperatures are developing a set of key indicators to assess their vulnerability to the effects of climate change and improve urban planning to boost resilience.

Municipalities and environmental groups in India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam will analyse indicators such as capacity of their water supply systems, incidence of waterlogging and rainfall projections, to provide the first ever climate change-specific urban development data.

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WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia: Report of the Sixty-fourth Session, Jaipur, India, 6-9 September 2011

INTRODUCTION

1.) The Sixty-fourth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia was held in Jaipur, India from 6 to 9 September 2011.
It was attended by representatives of all the eleven Member States of the Region, UN and other agencies, nongovernmental organizations having official relations with WHO, as well as observers.

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Human Footprint in Asia-Pacific - Regional Reference map issued 01 May 2011

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Maximum Temperatures in Asia-Pacific - Regional Reference map issued 01 May 2011

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Natural Hazard Risk in Asia Pacific - Regional Hazard Map issued 01 May 2011

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Asia Pacific Region: Physical Exposure to Drought in Asia-Pacific - Regional Hazard Map - Issued: 01 May 2011

Physical Exposure to drought in Asia-Pacific This dataset includes an estimate of the annual physical exposure to drought. Unit is expected average annual population (2007 as the year of reference) exposed (inhabitants). This product was designed by UNEP/GRIDEurope for the Global Assessment Report on Risk Reduction (GAR). It was modeled using global data.
Credit: GIS processing UNEP/GRID-Europe, with key support from USGS EROS Data Center, Dartmouth Flood Observatory 2008. http://preview.grid.unep.ch

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Lessons for Japan in 2004 Tsunami

Author: Joshua Kurlantzick, Fellow for Southeast Asia

March 18, 2011

The photos and videos of the aftermath of Japan's earthquake and tsunami are devastating: freezing and emotionally numbed survivors huddling in makeshift shelters; crowds waiting for fresh food at stores; nuclear technicians struggling to avert a Chernobyl-style meltdown in the Fukushima reactors.

Though I cannot fathom the despair of the Japanese survivors, I have some idea of how they feel. In December 2004, I was in Bangkok and southern Thailand, working on a series of articles,

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Irish Aid's Support to Tsunami Affected Countries - A Value for Money Review

Report
Irish Aid
Introduction

This report is an independent review of the Irish Government's support to countries affected by the earthquake and tsunami of the 26th December 2004. It is estimated that the tragedy left some 227,000 people dead and missing in the countries affected with around 1.9 million people displaced from their homes and livelihoods. The scale and geographical scope of the disaster, its swift communication across the world, its timing during the Christmas holiday period and its widespread impact resulted in an unprecedented international humanitarian response.

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We can eliminate HIV/AIDS among children by 2015: WHO

New Delhi, 1 December 2010: Although new HIV infections show a downward trend in countries of the World Health Organization's South-East Asia Region, particularly India, Thailand, Nepal and Myanmar, HIV/AIDS is still a serious public health problem. Perhaps the most vulnerable group are children with HIV/AIDS, whose numbers have increased by 46% between 2001 and 2009. Elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015 is possible and WHO is committed to this goal.

"The threat of HIV/AIDS to children highlights the need to strengthen health systems at the primary health

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Global Launch of the One Million Safe Schools and Hospitals, and ASEAN Forum on Safe Hospitals

Manila, 8 April 2010

When disasters strike, people in unsafe schools and hospitals are at the greatest risk of harm. The facts bear the truth:

In September 2009, tropical storm Ondoy (Ketsana) brought down 42 primary and secondary schools in Metro Manila, causing a damage of USD 1.6 million.

In the same month, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia damaged two private hospitals and affected 270,000 other buildings.

In October 2009, typhoon Pepeng damaged about 30 private and public hospitals and 100 health care centres in the Philippines.

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Coping with crisis, Newsletter No. IV, 2009

Editorial

In a new decade, humanitarian actors are facing immense challenges. The number of people affected by climate disasters will continue to rise, having a huge impact on migration and livelihoods of millions of people, as was reported in our latest issue of Coping with Crisis.

Furthermore, as of 2008, 16 major armed conflicts were active in 15 locations around the world, an increase from the year earlier. The Red Cross Red Crescent will be called upon to meet the challenges of a new decade, and in our efforts lie an opportunity for improved humanitarian action.

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Tsunami early warning must start at community level

By Katherine Baldwin

LONDON, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Five years on from the Indian Ocean tsunami, the region has its own early warning system but experts say the new technology will not save lives unless local communities are more involved in planning how to respond.

The 230,000 people killed in Africa and Asia by the 2004 tsunami received no formal warning of the approaching waves.

Since then, millions of dollars have gone into building a vast network of seismic and tsunami information centres, setting up sea and coastal instruments and erecting warning towers.

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Rapport quinquennal d'intervention CARE sur le Tsunami de 2004 - Inde, Indonésie, Somalie, Sri Lanka et Thaïlande, décembre 2004 - novembre 2009

Report
CARE
Historique

Le matin du 26 décembre 2004, le Tsunami venu de l'Océan Indien déclenche une onde de choc dans le monde entier. Provoqué par l'un des plus puissants tremblements de terre jamais enregistrés sur un sismographe, l'impact a été prodigieux : plus d'une douzaine de pays ont été touchés, environ 250 000 personnes ont perdu la vie et des millions se sont retrouvées sans abri.

Dans les villages les plus durement touchés de la côte indonésienne, environ 70% de la population a disparu. Des épaves et des morceaux de bateaux de pêche, des petits commerces et des maisons

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Five years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami - are we better prepared and more resilient to disasters?

UNISDR 2009/24

Geneva - On December 26, 2004, a massive tsunami reared up in the Indian Ocean and spread towards millions of people on the surrounding coasts. For those nearby, in Aceh, Indonesia, the Thai coastal resorts, and the island communities, there was little warning. With no knowledge or preparedness, people faced a terrifying situation as they tried to escape the growing wall of turbulent water, forcing its way across beaches, harbours, and towns. The earthquake that caused the tsunami was a warning to those who felt it, but only a few people recognized