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20 Dec 2017 description

BALTIMORE, Dec. 20, 2017 - Lutheran World Relief (LWR), an international NGO working to develop sustainable solutions to poverty, has released its 2018 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential or worsening humanitarian crises over the coming year: 11 Humanitarian Hotspots for the World to Watch

Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard, LWR president & CEO, noted that armed conflict is a thread running through the world's current crises.

10 Nov 2017 description
report Germanwatch

Climate Risk Index shows vulnerability of small island states

Increased intensity of storms takes a toll on small island states and poor countries / Since 1997, over 520,000 people have been killed by more than 11,000 extreme weather events

10 Oct 2017 description

UN report says natural disasters to become more destructive in Asia-Pacific without action on disaster resilience

Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense and disaster risk is outpacing resilience in Asia-Pacific, the most disaster-prone region in the world, according to the latest report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

13 Sep 2017 description

Among the many risks children face in Myanmar, tuberculosis is one that develops slowly and often unnoticed by parents and teachers. Fortunately for seven-year-old first grader, Lin Lae Cho is seven, who lives in a village in the far southwest of the Ayeyarwaddy River delta, her TB was detected when her parents started to notice that their normally active and happy was unwell with a fever and coughing. When they saw blood from her cough and realized she was not breathing normally, they took her to see a nearby doctor, who ordered an immediate chest X-ray to confirm a TB diagnosis.

04 Sep 2017 description
report The Guardian

So far this year, at least 140 million people across 37 countries have been left in need of humanitarian aid. But most of them will not get it

18 Jul 2017 description

Foreword

During one of my visits to a Women and Girls Centre in Myitkyina, a displaced Kachin woman told me a very personal story of how she and her husband transformed their relationship.

10 Jul 2017 description

AFGHANISTAN
Armed clashes in Baghlan, Kapisa, Kunduz and Nangarhar provinces have displaced more than 20,200 people. Since January 2017, more than 146,400 people were driven from their homes due to conflict across Afghanistan. This is one quarter less compared to the same period in 2016, in which 196,112 people were displaced. Some 58 per cent of all displaced people are girls and boys under 18 years old. Displacement has been reported in 29 out of the 34 provinces.

30 Jun 2017 description
report MERCY Malaysia

Our Strategic Commitments

(1)
- **Impartiality** – We maintain impartiality in the selection of our staff. The selection of our beneficiaries purely is on a needs basis and not based on race, religion and/or political affiliation.
- **Staff Integrity** – We maintain a workforce who adhere to high moral and ethical principles.
- **Continuous Improvement** – We monitor and evaluate our work in order to improve on our past experiences and provide better humanitarian services as we progress.

16 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank

Millions to benefit from efforts to mitigate the impact of flooding and earthquakes

WASHINGTON, 15 June, 2017— A new project in Myanmar aims to strengthen the country’s capacity to respond to disaster risks.  Disasters cost the country over US$184 million annually and disproportionally hurt the poor.

16 May 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By ZARNI MANN

MANDALAY — Heavy wind killed two people, injured six, and destroyed dozens of homes in Kani Township, Sagaing Division, as strong winds hit the region for the second time this month.

A woman in her 50s and her 20-year-old son died when their home collapsed as the winds hit Quarter No. 3.

“Quarter No. 3 suffered the most damage. Almost all of the homes in the quarter were destroyed,” said U Tun Tun Naing, a Sagaing divisional lawmaker from Kani Township.

06 May 2017 description

Kayah State Chief Minister U L Phaung Sho assisted yesterday in repairing houses which destroyed by a gale-force winds in Loikaw Township on Thursday.

The strong wind blew off roofs of three houses at Mikekan Village in Lawpita Village-tract in Loikaw Township.

The chief minister encouraged the owners of the houses and delivered cash assistance to them.

Kayah State IPRD

14 Apr 2017 description

Six months after the **destructive floods** that destroyed planted rice paddy, villagers from Shwe Hlay in Magway Region in Myanmar’s Dry Zone are now able to harvest winter crops thanks to the emergency quality seeds distribution that took place in November 2016.

13 Apr 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Monsoon rains in the last week of July 2016 brought extensive flooding in several townships of Ayeyarwarddy, Bago, Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing and Yangon regions and parts of Kachin State. The Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) reported on 16 August 2016 that at least 474,560 people were displaced from their homes due to the floods.

28 Mar 2017 description

Last year 574 disasters were reported around the globe and 108 million people have been affected, according to the latest infographic by the Aid & International Development Forum. The vast majority (92%) of natural disasters are due to global warming. Out of 65.3 million displaced people around the world over 14% are being hosted in Asia and the Pacific.