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18 Dec 2018 description

Dhaka – IOM has established three large-scale vegetable farms equipped with hydroponic farming technologies to support the sustainable economic reintegration of a group of Bangladeshi migrants who returned home after the 2015 Andaman Sea crisis.

17 Dec 2018 description

Regional Summary of Week 50, and Outlook for Week 51 & 52

  1. In Week 50, hydro-metorological hazards are mainstay but geophysical hazards have reported activity for Mt Anak Krakatau and Mt Soputan. A total of 6 earthquakes of M5,0 and above were reported this week (BMKG and USGS).

  2. Mt Soputan erupted on 16 Dec at 0540hrs (UTC+7) with a permanent danger zone of 4km radius and 6.5km for the southwest-west sector of the opening area of the crater to avoid the threat of lava flow and avalanche hot clouds.

14 Dec 2018 description

$326.6 million

UNHCR's financial requirements 2018

70% funded

10 Dec 2018 description

Defending human rights on the frontlines in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

09 Dec 2018 description

Regional Summary of Week 49, and Outlook for Week 50

  1. In Week 49, hydro-metorological hazards may be causing disruption but geophysical hazards are increasing in activity. Over the past week, 9 earthquakes of more than M5.0 were reported in the region. There was also increased activity reported for Mt Mayon, Mt Kanlaon and Mt Dukono and Mt Anak Krakatau. (BMKG)

07 Dec 2018 description


The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is like tango, it takes two — the ocean and the atmosphere — to complete. This year, despite widespread above-average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial Pacific Ocean, the atmosphere has not yet responded. Therefore, only “ENSO-neutral” conditions have prevailed in the region so far.

Although the stage is set for the tango, ENSO may or may not materialize, or just slightly influence some parts of the region.

07 Dec 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 416 safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in Asia between January 2017 and June 2018. 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). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

30 Nov 2018 description

Executive Summary

The Educate A Child (EAC) multi-year programme continues to make a real difference in the lives of out of school refugee children (OOSC). In 2017, 355,839 formerly OOSC were enrolled in primary education thanks to the programme.

30 Nov 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

HIV incidence in East Asia and the Pacific remains highest among key populations, and the legal, social and cultural barriers they face contribute to the region’s slow progress in improving HIV responses among children, adolescents and pregnant and breastfeeding women. Alongside successes, including the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in Malaysia and Thailand, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programmes remain sub-optimal in some areas.

29 Nov 2018 description


By mid-September it was all-hands-on-deck in the AHA Centre, with the monitoring team tracking the formation of largest storm cell of the year so far, as it made its way across the Pacific Ocean with a population of millions across the Philippines directly in its path. Read more


19 Nov 2018 description

Executive Summary

India supports disaster management capacity building efforts in the Asia Pacific region. The country’s role throughout the region as an increasingly capable actor in disaster relief and humanitarian assistance has reinforced India’s role promoting connective partnerships throughout the region.

15 Nov 2018 description

Guidebook for Urban Resilience was developed to provide guidance to the national and local government officials in ASEAN Member States (AMS) in charge of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Urban Planning and Management. With this report, the officials can understand urban disaster risk, issues and countermeasures against the urban disaster risks or critical points regarding to DRR, mainstreaming DRR into urban planning and management including regulation of land use and development through reading the guidebook.

13 Nov 2018 description

$326.6 million

UNHCR's financial requirements 2018

68% funded

12 Nov 2018 description

Regional Summary of Week 45, and Outlook for Week 46

  1. In Week 45, the reported disasters occurred mostly in the central region of ASEAN with a lot of flash floods and landslides occurrence throughout the week.

09 Nov 2018 description


605 Progress towards malaria elimination: report of the second global forum of malaria-eliminating countries – June 2018


605 Progrès vers l’élimination du paludisme: rapport du deuxième forum mondial des pays éliminant le paludisme – juin 2018

05 Nov 2018 description

Animal health emergencies continue to erupt around the world at an ever-increasing pace. Increased global travel, human migration and informal trade of animals and animal products continue to intensify the risk of disease spread. Infectious diseases and other animal health threats have the potential to move rapidly within a country or around the world leading to severe socio-economic and public health consequences. For zoonoses that develop the ability for human to human transmission, an early response to an animal health emergency could prevent the next pandemic.

03 Nov 2018 description


In August 2017, a major humanitarian crisis in the Rakhine State of Myanmar triggered a mass exodus of around three-quarters of a million stateless Rohingya refugees into neighbouring Bangladesh, adding to the estimated 200,000–300,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who had fled Myanmar earlier and the estimated 73,000 Rohingya refugees in Malaysia.

30 Oct 2018 description

At 31 August 2018, there were 1303 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1227 in immigration detention on the mainland and 76 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 413 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 16,673 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E