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25 Jun 2018 description

AFGHANISTAN

1,600 new displacements have been reported in Afghanistan due to conflict in the past week.
Displacements this year have been reported in 33 out of 34 provinces in the country, with the highest numbers in Faryab (22,250 people) and Kunduz (19,800 people.)

1,600 newly displaced

25 Jun 2018 description

Regional Summary (Week 25)

1) Hydro-meteorological hazards continue to dominate minor-to-moderate disasters recorded in ASEAN region throughout Week 25.

2) In Philippines, the effects of Southwest Monsoon enhanced by Typhoon Domeng and TD Ester stretched to Week 25 and mostly affecting Region III and CAR regions (NDRRMC).

23 Jun 2018 description

"Refugees are vulnerable even before they set off from their home countries, as they are desperate, and often depend on an agent who may dupe them"

By Rina Chandran

BANGKOK, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lack of legal protections is putting refugee children in Bangkok and Jakarta at heightened risk of trafficking and forced labour, campaigners said.

21 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank

Violent volcanic eruptions in Indonesia, Hawaii, and Guatemala have made the world’s headlines in the past few weeks. The eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano has claimed the lives of 110 people and triggered the evacuations of thousands from their homes.

21 Jun 2018 description

Recently about 100 unaccompanied and separated refugee children, both boys and girls, who live in three CWS-supported group homes in Jakarta started new classes in the group homes. It was an exciting time not only for the students, who were ending a two-week break and were eager to resume learning, but also for five new volunteer teachers who were joining eight veteran teachers who have been volunteering their time for a while. All 13 teachers are refugees too and, until a few months ago, three of five the new teachers were themselves living in a group home.

21 Jun 2018 description

Maxi Taneseb and Fince Yane Baifeto live in a small village in West Timor with their three children. Because of their poverty and ambition to live better, the family joined CWS in Timor Zero Hunger activities in January 2017. With CWS support, they started to improve the way they grew vegetables and raised chickens, and they also started working towards better access to clean water and a family toilet – something they did alongside others in Noemuke village who also wanted to improve their economic status for better food security and their children’s health and nutrition.

21 Jun 2018 description

Henra Rante Allo is a 40-year-old member of the Disaster Preparedness Team (TAGANA is the Indonesian acronym) in Tana Toraja District of South Sulawesi – a team that was created by the Ministry of Social Affairs several years ago as part of a nationwide program designed to support community volunteers for disaster preparedness and response. Henra’s TAGANA tasks include helping evacuate and shelter people from disaster affected areas, and then doing rapid needs assessments to address damage.

20 Jun 2018 description

During the week of Eid, overall levels of political violence decreased by 45% in South and Southeast Asia. The decrease in political violence was caused by a significant drop in reported events from Afghanistan (minus 52%) and Pakistan (minus 74%) – two high activity countries which also have a majority Muslim population – while violence levels remained static in India, including the majority Muslim state of Jammu & Kashmir.

19 Jun 2018 description

IFRC launches report on labour migration and trafficking

Bangkok / Kuala Lumpur, 19 June 2018 – A major new report on labour migration and trafficking will be launched in Bangkok tomorrow. 

18 Jun 2018 description

Regional Summary (Week 24)

1) Most of disasters occurred in Week 24 were hydro-meteorological in nature with floods arising from torrential rain brought about by monsoon.

2) Torrential and monsoon rain had resulted in several floods across Myanmar mostly affecting states and townships in the northern, western and eastern region. Resultant landslides had disrupted infrastructure and also destroyed several residences.

16 Jun 2018 description
report Jakarta Post

Karina M. Tehusijarana
The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, June 14, 2018 | 07:11 pm

Two days before Idul Fitri, residents of Sumenep regency on Madura island, East Java, were surprised by a 4.8 magnitude earthquake that left dozens of houses damaged.

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) recorded the earthquake at 8:06 p.m. on Wednesday, with an epicenter about 6 kilometers northeast of Sumenep at a depth of 12 km.

15 Jun 2018 description

Study points to new ways to reduce conflict in fragile states

A major research project by the UK's Stabilisation Unit explores the vital role of political deal-making in reducing violent conflict.

The Elite Bargains and Political Deals research indicates that greater focus on the politics of conflicts, and those who control power and resources on the ground, is crucial to reducing violence.

The Minister for the Middle East and for International Development Alistair Burt said:

12 Jun 2018 description

Important developments in South and Southeast Asia this past week included ceasefire negotiations in Afghanistan, continued cross-border violence between Pakistan and India, and several protests throughout the region in solidarity with the people of Palestine.

In a surprising move from both sides, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared a unilateral ceasefire on June 7 over the Eid holiday period, which was accepted by the Taliban on June 9. This is the first time that the Taliban has accepted a temporary ceasefire offered by the government (Al Jazeera, 9 June 2018).

11 Jun 2018 description

Bangladesh

On 9 and 10 June, a depression that had earlier formed in the Bay of Bengal passed through Cox’s Bazar, triggering heavy rain and causing flooding, landslides and wind damage in the camps for Rohingya refugees. Over 9,000 refugees were affected by the storm, with five people injured, 194 people displaced and 855 shelters damaged. The storm also severely damaged the access road that runs through the middle of the main Kutupalong-Balukhali camp, which as of 11 June is closed for repairs.

9,000 refugees affected.

08 Jun 2018 description

Contents

329 Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization, April 2018 – conclusions and recommendations

Sommaire

329 Réunion du Groupe stratégique consultatif d’experts sur la vaccination, avril 2018 – conclusions et recommandations

08 Jun 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting aid delivery in eight countries in the Pacific region in 2017. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). In 2017, 77 security incidents affecting NGO staff members, programmes and assets were reported. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

05 Jun 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

BUILDING FLOOD RESILIENCE IN INDONESIA

Mercy Corps’ BRIGE program aimed to empower women as agents of resilience, thereby increasing the coping capacities of households and communities to manage the impact of natural disasters and climate-related shock and stresses.