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21 Apr 2018 description

Purpose

The aim of the mapping of social safety nets (SSN) was to explore the potential for alignment between humanitarian cash assistance and SSN in forced displacement situations. It considered various aspects of SSN, including programme design, targeting and the legal and regulatory framework. The mapping categorised 18 countries based on the opportunities and challenges with including refugees in the national social safety nets.

Rationale

20 Apr 2018 description

By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia

It is imperative that every child, adolescent and pregnant woman in the WHO South-East Asia Region receives the life-saving benefits vaccines provide.

12 Apr 2018 description

Executive Summary

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN was established on 8 August 1967. The Member States of the Association are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. ASEAN collectively has a population of over 600 million people with the third largest labour force in the world, and by 2050, ASEAN is expected to rank as the fourth-largest economy in the world. Yet, ASEAN is also the most natural disaster-prone region in the world.

12 Apr 2018 description

The column vol 36

  • HIGHLIGHT 04

As part of its ongoing efforts to assist displaced populations in Myanmar's Rakhine State, the AHA Centre deployed ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ASEAN-ERAT) personnel to Myanmar from the 15th - 31st of January 2018.

  • MONTHLY DISASTER OUTLOOK 06

  • INSIGHT 08

  • PARTNERSHIP 10

  • AMA C ENTRE DIARY 12

  • THE OTHER SIDE 14

  • HAVE YOUR SAY 15

11 Apr 2018 description

JAKARTA — The arrival in Malaysia and Indonesia of boats carrying Rohingya refugees from Myanmar is a worrying potential signal of further regional repercussions of ongoing persecution in Rakhine State, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) warned today. In light of the latest developments, the collective of regional lawmakers reiterated its call for ASEAN leaders to urgently address the root causes of the crisis, which have already driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee Myanmar.

03 Apr 2018 description

Global Overview MARCH 2018

03 Apr 2018 description

DHAKA, April 2 (Reuters) - The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Monday it was concerned about the safety of 56 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar on a boat bound for Malaysia in stormy seas.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

29 Mar 2018 description

This Regional Briefing on Asia- Pacific National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) aims to provide a brief overview of the NAP experiences of middle-income countries in the Asia and Pacific region (excluding Central Asia), and highlight emerging issues, challenges and opportunities.

In brief

  • Many countries in Asia-Pacific have institutional arrangements in place for climate change adaptation, providing highlevel support and institutional coordination.

29 Mar 2018 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 28 February 2018, there were 1337 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1004 in immigration detention on the mainland and 333 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 442 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 18,783 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

17 Mar 2018 description

341.1 M required for 2018

22.2 M contributions received, representing 7% of requirements

318.9 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

15 Mar 2018 description

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia must take a strong stand against ongoing crimes against humanity targeting Rohingya in Myanmar as they meet this weekend, Amnesty International said.

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s State Counsellor and de facto political leader, is expected to attend the ASEAN-Australia Summit, taking place in Sydney on 17-18 March.

12 Mar 2018 description

Regional Summary Week 10

1)Most disasters recorded in Week 10 were still hydro-meteorological in nature. Floods dominated reports from Indonesia, while storms and strong wind struck Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam. No fatalities recorded from these disasters.

2)Following the M 5.2 Earthquake in Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia (8 Mar 2018, 21.06 UTC+8), disruptions to climbing activities in Mount Kinabalu occurred and triggered search and rescue operations. Around 239 climbers and workers were safely recused by local authority.

01 Mar 2018 description

Global Overview FEBRUARY 2018

01 Mar 2018 description

Malaysian Senior Immigration officials participated in a two-day workshop to gain greater understanding on issues related to human rights relating to the rights of asylum-seekers and refugees in Malaysia.

By Yante Ismail

Kuala Lumpur, 26 February 2018 - Malaysian Senior Immigration officials participated in a two-day workshop to gain greater understanding on issues related to human rights, in particular relating to the rights of asylum-seekers and refugees in Malaysia.

19 Feb 2018 description

FEATURE: Syria

As many as 273,000 people newly displaced, half of whom are minors, were recorded between 15 December and 29 January in central and northern Idleb and northern Hama due to a government-led offensive in the governorates (OCHA, 7 Feb 2018; OCHA, 23 Jan 2018; Save the Children, 17 Jan 2018). Parts of the contested areas have reportedly been emptied of civilians (OCHA, 16 Jan 2018). Most of the population in the town of Saraqab, in Idleb province, has been displaced (OCHA, 7 Feb 2018).

16 Feb 2018 description

Summary

At 31 January 2018, there were 1287 people in immigration detention facilities, including 953 in immigration detention on the mainland and 334 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 447 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 19,129 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

16 Feb 2018 description

341.1 M required for 2018

20.2 M contributions received, representing 6% of requirements

320.9 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

15 Feb 2018 description
  • Tropical Cyclone SANBA (named BASYANG in the Philippines) continued moving north-west over the Sulu Sea heading toward Palawan island (MIMAROPA, Philippines) as a Tropical Depression.

  • Over the next 24 hours, it may reach southern Palawan and then the South China Sea, weakening. Heavy rain and strong winds may affect Palawan and Visayas, Bicol Region, Visayas and Caraga, as well as north-eastern Malaysia.