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15 Sep 2017 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal is urgently seeking 12,763,504 Swiss francs to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) in delivering assistance and support to a cumulative total of 100,000 people. The budget includes 2,070,00 Swiss francs allocation for the deployment of Emergency Response Units (ERUs).

11 Sep 2017 description

"This week, the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme launched the Resilience Exchange, which presents experiences and learning from the first two years of working to build resilience across Africa and Asia.

05 Sep 2017 description

Activities implemented:

  • Distributed emergency agricultural and livestock kits (crop seeds, vegetable seeds, tools, fertilizers and feed) to 12 184 households in Chin and Rakhine.

  • Provided 6 234 chickens, 5 078 pigs and 3 001 goats to 4 135 households in Chin and Rakhine.

  • Supplied 131 471 viss animal feed (chicken, piglet and goat) and complementary vitaminsto support livestock for two consecutive months.

05 Sep 2017 description

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations announced that today the Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) have officially launched the MoALI Disaster Risk Reduction Task Force and Drone Mapping Team. The launching ceremony, held at the Department of Agricultural Research, was opened by H.E. Dr. Aung Thu, Union Minister, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) and H.E.

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

01 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

358,602
# Children in need of humanitarian assistance

708,743
# People in need
(UNICEF projection according to inter-agency SitReps, MIRA and BBS census 2011)

UNICEF Appeal 2017
US$9.45 million

Highlights

29 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

358,602
# Children in need of humanitarian assistance

708,743
# People in need
(UNICEF projection according to inter-agency SitReps, MIRA and BBS census 2011)

UNICEF Appeal 2017 US$9.45 million

*Thanks to the generous contribution from donors, UNICEF Bangladesh has achieved its funding requirement for the coordination/operational set up sector, receiving US$421,530 over the requested amount for 2017.

Highlights

28 Aug 2017 description

Bangkok, Thailand: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is to launch Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP): an inter-agency platform of National Disaster Management Organizations, civil society networks, and the private sector from six most disaster-prone Asian countries. The APP aims to promote regional cooperation and to strengthen preparedness for response & recovery at local levels.

24 Aug 2017 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 4,712,033 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 20,000 families (100,000 people) for 12 months, with a focus on the following sectors: health, shelter (and non-food relief items), water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH), food security and livelihoods (including unconditional cash) and disaster risk reduction (DRR).

21 Aug 2017 description

SINGAPORE, 19 August 2017 – More than 140 participants attended the third ASEAN Strategic Policy Dialogue on Disaster Management (SPDDM) held in Singapore yesterday in commemoration of ASEAN’s golden jubilee celebration and the World Humanitarian Day on 19 August. 

17 Aug 2017 description

EDITOR’S NOTE

Greetings fellow ASEANers!

The ”One ASEAN, One Response” vision, which has been shared amongst the ASEAN Community since 2015, is a comprehensive effort coordinated by the AHA Centre to help ASEAN Member States (AMS) respond to disasters as one and to establish mechanisms that reduce disaster-related losses.

15 Aug 2017 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal is seeking 4,040,219 Swiss francs (increased from 3,265,766 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 25,000 people over a period of 18 months (extended from nine months).

14 Aug 2017 description
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Forward

Education unlocks the potential of young minds, and helps new generations realise their dreams for the future. However, we are facing a global education crisis. Millions of children are out of school, or in school but not learning. We must put education at the top of the agenda.

08 Aug 2017 description

Foreword

by the EU Ambassador to ASEAN

The EU and ASEAN have a lot in common. Our shared history dates back for centuries and today, together, we represent the most mature and the most promising economies in the world. As we work together to address global challenges through a multilateral approach, we are both committed to regional integration as the most effective way to build stability and to reach prosperity. We are partners for the future.