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05 Jan 2017 description
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This website allows you to explore how different scenarios of global greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change could change the geography of food insecurity in developing and least-developed countries. By altering the levels of future global greenhouse gas emissions and/or the levels of adaptation, you can see how vulnerability to food insecurity changes over time, and compare and contrast these different future scenarios with each other and the present day.

22 Dec 2016 description


  • Favourable start of 2017 main cropping season

  • Cereal production in 2016 declined for second consecutive year due to dry weather conditions

  • Cereal import requirements in 2016/17 forecast to increase over previous year’s already high level

  • Acute localized food insecurity persists

Favourable start of 2017 main cropping season

08 Dec 2016 description

Ongoing conflicts continue to intensify food insecurity

Global agricultural prospects are improving but lean seasons loom in near future

8 December 2016, Rome - Civil conflict and weather-related shocks have severely stressed food security in 2016, increasing the number of countries in need of food assistance, according to a FAO report. The new edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, released today, highlights 39 countries that are in need of external assistance for food.

25 Nov 2016 description

New Delhi, 25 November 2016 – In a move to guarantee access to high-quality medical products that can protect, diagnose and treat illness and disease in the WHO South-East Asia Region Member countries today launched a path-breaking initiative that will enhance information sharing, collaboration and convergence of regulatory practices across the Region.

21 Nov 2016 description


  • From January 2015 to September 2016: 12,115 children (under the age of five years) and 14,319 pregnant or nursing mothers were enrolled in the nutrition programme.

  • Since January 2016, 197 mt of locally-produced Timor Vita, a specialised nutritious food for women, was distributed to all health facilities.

  • In September and October, 135 health staff and volunteers were trained in five separate trainings on nutrition, behaviour change and counselling.

WFP Assistance

15 Nov 2016 description

This study maps out the major weaknesses of each fragile situation on the latest country performance assessment exercises and identifies overall common issues that need special attention.

13 Nov 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


Timor-Leste, a small, mountainous country in Southeast Asia occupying the eastern half the island of Timor, is highly vulnerable to natural hazards. Weather-related risks, such as monsoon rains, droughts, flash floods, landslides, and destructive winds are frequent threats. These risks are exacerbated by the potential for seismic risks, volcanoes, and tsunamis.

10 Nov 2016 description

November 2016 - On the 25th anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre, the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) urges the international community to commit to ending impunity for the human rights crimes committed during the occupation of Timor-Leste.

"The victims of the Santa Cruz massacre have waited too long for justice," said John M. Miller, National Coordinator of ETAN. “Those responsible for crimes against humanity and war crimes during Indonesia’s illegal occupation need to be held accountable for their crimes.”

26 Oct 2016 description

SUVA, 26 October 2016 – Pacific countries have pledged to step up efforts to deal with the challenge posed by climate change and the threat of disasters, in order to ensure that their development is sustainable.

In a joint declaration wrapping up the three-day Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management, hosted by Fiji, the 17 countries reaffirmed their commitment to build a stronger and more resilient region in the face of rising climate impacts.

20 Oct 2016 description

In Indonesia and Timor-Leste, the ICRC is enhancing emergency-response capabilities, supporting medical care in remote parts of Indonesia, promoting IHL and law-enforcement standards, maintaining a dialogue on humanitarian topics across South-East Asia and restoring family links. In Timor-Leste we are developing the capability of the authorities to identify people who died during the 1975-1999 conflict and training the Timor Leste Red Cross in community engagement, restoring family links and the management of dead bodies during emergencies.

19 Oct 2016 description

The permanent monitoring system of seismic waves on land and at sea, managed by the Institute of Petroleum and Geology (IPG), uses the latest technology in the Seismology field, the SEISCOMP3, which operates in the data collection and transfer via Internet.

15 Oct 2016 description

In Asia and the Pacific, the consolidation of the Governance and Conflict Prevention work under one cluster has led to a number of regional initiatives with specific focus on peacebuilding including a Regional Project on Supporting Inclusive and Peaceful Societies in Asia Pacific (SIPSAP).

To take stock of the work done at the country level we are pleased to present Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding work in Asia Pacific, a report put together by the Bangkok Regional Hub with inputs from Country Offices engaged in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding.

12 Oct 2016 description
report IRIN

Farmers in Timor-Leste call the months from November to February “the hungry season”, and this year could be even worse than usual thanks to poor harvests related to the weather phenomena El Niño and La Niña.

Read the full article on IRIN.

12 Oct 2016 description

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.