Appeals & Response Plans
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2018
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Myanmar: Floods - Jun 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- South-East Asia: Drought - 2015-2017
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2014
- Myanmar: Floods - Aug 2013
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- 42 NGOs warn that return of refugees to Myanmar now would be dangerous and premature
- Myanmar: Kachin & Northern Shan Shelter Coverage and Gaps (31/Oct/2018)
- 41 civil society ogranisations call on the Myanmar Government to suspend controversial land law which risks evicting millions of farmers from their land [EN/MY]
- Myanmar: Kachin & Northern Shan CCCM Dashboard (31/Oct/2018)
- Myanmar: Kachin & Northern Shan NFI Coverage (31/Oct/2018)
By Claudia Blume
Hong Kong, 23 May 2008 - Four years ago, the Asian tsunami laid bare the region's inability to cope with large disasters. As a result, governments, non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies pledged to improve disaster preparedness and response. At a time when Asia is dealing with two major disasters, Claudia Blume in Hong Kong takes a look at whether disaster preparedness has improved.
The earthquake in China's Sichuan province and the devastating cyclone in Burma are reminders that Asia is the world's most disaster-prone region.
Period covered: 00:008/1/05-00:009/1/05
9 January 2005 (12:00IST)- Finding the right balance between relief for the dire acute emergency and reconstruction continues. While calls for and plans for rehabilitation are picking up, particularly in Sri Lanka, the reality in the field remains that some areas remain difficult to access. Health actors, supported by WHO, are progressing with health assessments and know what is needed technically. The current challenge is building full operational capacities on the ground.