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13 Apr 2015 description

A fire broke out in the refugee camp Ban Mai Nai Soi in Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand, on Tuesday the 7th of April 2015. Fortunately there were no casualties, but significant damage was done and 148 houses were totally destroyed by the flames. Moreover two community buildings (one school and one psycho-social clinic) were burnt to the ground. 185 families – or 1,065 persons – have been directly affected by the fire, and they are now being cared for by the Ban Mai Nai Soi community of more than 11,000 people.

13 Apr 2015 description

At 11 AM in the morning of Tuesday the 7th of April a fire broke out in section 12 and section 1 of the Ban Mai Nai Soi refugee camp in Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand. Fortunately there were no casualties, but 185 houses and 2 community buildings – a school and a psycho-social clinic - were totally destroyed by the flames. A video filmed by one of the residents can be seen here

13 Apr 2015 description

Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand—The International Rescue Committee is assisting over 700 Burmese refugees who were left homeless after fire broke out in the Ban Mae Nai Soi refugee camp in northern Thailand on April 7. Nearly 200 houses were destroyed in the fire, along with a school and several IRC health training facilities.

“It’s a terrible situation for families who were already displaced by war and conflict,” said Christine Petrie, the director of IRC programs in Thailand. “We are doing everything we can to support the community.”

08 Apr 2015 description
report Bangkok Post

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Fire swept through a Myanmar refugee camp in Mae Hong Son province shortly before noon yesterday, leaving more than 3,000 people homeless.

Some 250 living quarters at the Ban Mai Nai Soi camp in Muang district of the northern province were reduced to ash.

There were no reports of serious casualties, said district chief Sarawut Thaichaoren, who was alerted to the blaze about 11.30am.

06 Apr 2015 description
report NIRAPAD

Background

Network for Information, Response and Preparedness Activities on Disaster (NIRAPAD) has initiated the preparation of monthly report on disaster incidences in Bangladesh with the aim of providing all stakeholders comprehensive information on the disaster events and their impacts; responses by Government and other stakeholders and lessons learned.

06 Apr 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:
- Punjab to help Sindh computerise land record
-Three more killed as heavy rain, Hailstones continue to Hit Sindh
- 48,076 Rescued by 1122 in One Month
- NDMA issues flood warning for areas in Punjab
- Curbing terrorism:Counter-terror stations to start probes in two weeks
- Police gear up for Easter Day protection against terrorism
- No country for old Afghans: ‘Post-1951 immigrants to be considered illegal’
- WB extends financial help of $75m to Fata TDPs
- Free the streets: SHC orders law enforcers to continue action against barriers

01 Apr 2015 description

A study on legal preparedness for regulatory issues in international disaster response

Executive summary

12 Mar 2015 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Following the fire incident that was reported yesterday evening on 10th March 2015 in Mukuru Kayaba slum that left 693 households homeless with 8 persons injured (5 critical and 3 minor). Barely less than 24 hours two other cases of fire incident were reported today at Mukuru Kwa Reuben where the fire broke out at 0920hrs and Mukuru Fuata Nyayo at 1300 hrs.

08 Mar 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Several fires broke out in the densely-populated Parola compound in Tondo, Manila on 2 March 2015. The worst of these reached general alarm (the highest level) before being declared under control by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and finally out in the early hours of 3 March. The Bureau of Fire Protection, together with local authorities and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) are currently assessing the damage caused by these fires.

05 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 1,000 people displaced following renewed clashes in the Hpakan area of Kachin

  • IRC provides support for KMSS health clinics in IDP camps in northern Shan

  • Government vaccination campaign aims to reach millions of children with support from UN and INGOs

  • Fire in Rakhine IDP camp leaves 450 people without shelter

KEY FIGURES

People displaced in Rakhine State 139,000

People displaced in Kachin and northern Shan states 100,000

22 Feb 2015 description
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Highlights

  • US$150.3 million needed for Fast-Track Priorities from the Iraq Strategic Response Plan

  • Measles outbreak reported at Arbat Camp

  • Growing concern over humanitarian conditions in al-Baghdadi

  • Water trucking reaches 100,000 beneficiaries in Anbar towns

18 Feb 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

February 16, 2015 (BENTIU) – Fire has destroyed 102 shelters in a UN compound in Unity state for internally displaced people, according to residents who have resided at the site since the country’s current crisis erupted in mid-December 2013.

In an exclusive interview with Sudan Tribune by satellite phone that the fire started when a woman lit a charcoal fire.

Most of shelters in various UN camps are made locally from flammable goods such as wood and grass.