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16 Dec 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 22 countries. Partner agencies reported 391 incidents in ten countries and 13 security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in three countries. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is not a complete count nor representative. For other incidents recorded by the Aid in Danger project, including from open sources, please see NGO Security Incident Overview.

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Overview of UNHCR’s operations in Asia and the Pacific

A. Situational context including new developments

11 Sep 2017 description

Human Rights Council 36th session
Opening Statement by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

11 September 2017

Distinguished President of the Council,
Colleagues, Friends,

As I enter the final year of my current mandate – a year which I will discharge with vigour and determination – I wish to begin with a few short reflections drawn from the past three years.

23 Feb 2016 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andreas Needham – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 23 February 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

A new UNHCR report has found that mixed maritime movements in South-East Asia were three times more deadly than in the Mediterranean last year – highlighting the urgency of greater life-saving cooperation among the affected States.

11 Aug 2015 description
report Malteser

Malteser International provides flood relief in Myanmar and Pakistan

08 Aug 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief is to provide vital aid to those hit by devastating flash flooding in countries in South East Asia.

Weeks of torrential monsoon rains in the aftermath of cyclone Komen have triggered deadly floods and landslides in many countries. Hundreds of people have lost their lives and millions more have been displaced.

Islamic Relief’s immediate emergency response will focus on India and Myanmar, two of the worst affected countries.

30 Jul 2015 description


· The growing season of May-October 2015 in east Asia is unfolding under an evolving El Nino event that will peak in late 2015.

· Below average rainfall has been the dominant feature of the 2015 season across East Asia, particularly from Myanmar across to southern Vietnam, where noticeable delays in the onset of the agricultural growing season have already been detected.

09 Jun 2015 description
report Frontier Post

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved all the recommendations of the Special Committee regarding the plight of Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar including $5 million in food assistance. A statement by the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday that the food will be sent through the World Food Programme (WFP). The prime minister will also be writing to the United Nations (UN) Secretary General to express Pakistan’s stance on the issue of the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

29 Sep 2014 description
report Roll Back Malaria

(29 September, Yangon, Myanmar) More than 100 leaders from the health, development and corporate sectors have gathered in Yangon to participate in the seminal regional forum on Opportunities for Corporate Sector Engagement in Malaria Control in the Asia-Pacific. In advance of the 2015 enactment of the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement and broader ASEAN economic integration, this one-day meeting seeks to identify tangible opportunities for strengthened public-private partnerships to support regional malaria control strategies and drive progress toward country-specific development targets.

24 Jun 2013 description
report ACTED

FOCUS - South and South-East Asia


24 Jul 2012 description
Myanmar + 4 others
Arakan Report
report IHH


This report elaborates on violence that broke out in Arakan in June 2012, the background of the violent incidents and rights violations against Arakanese Muslims. The objective of this report is to bring to the public opinion developments in the region, inform the Islamic world and international community, and urge decisionmaking bodies to take necessary steps to end escalating acts of violence in Arakan.

11 Jul 2012 description

BANGKOK—Today, on World Population Day, countries across Asia and the Pacific will highlight the need for universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, as leaders in London launch an unprecedented initiative to give 120 million more women access to voluntary family planning by 2020.

Myanmar’s Government, with support from the United Kingdom, will announce a new funding commitment to improve the health of mothers and children by making contraceptives more widely available.

21 Jun 2011 description
report The Irrawaddy


BANGKOK - on June 7, the day after 96 Pakistani Ahmadiyah refugees and asylum seekers were freed on bail in what was hailed as a landmark new departure in Thailand's dealings with refugees, six other Pakistani asylum seekers and one refugee were arrested in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok.

31 Jul 2010 description

Mekong region drought to affect 2010 Asian paddy harvest

Drought conditions in the greater Mekong region at the start of the planting season are expected to affect Asia's 2010 paddy harvest according to the latest FAO assessment which lowered earlier projections for the region by 6.1 million tonnes. Reductions are expected in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand as well as in the Philippines and China.

26 May 2010 description

Madrid 18th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting
Co-Chair's Statement

27 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

14 Apr 2009 description

A senior delegation of Australian ministers will today join their Government counterparts from more than 40 countries for a two-day international meeting in Indonesia to further strengthen regional efforts to combat people smuggling, human trafficking and transnational crime.

Foreign Minister Stephen Smith will co-chair the Bali Process Ministerial meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister, Dr Hassan Wirajuda.

03 Apr 2009 description


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Madam Ban Soon-Taek arrived in London, United Kingdom, from The Hague, Netherlands, on Wednesday, 1 April, for the Group of 20 (G-20) Summit.

04 Nov 2008 description

Executive summary

Comprising 45 countries in South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the region is home to more than half of the world's population, the majority of whom are poor and among the most disadvantaged in the world. Some 600 million women, men and children in the region live below the USD 1 a day poverty line, while 1.8 billion survive on less than USD 2 a day. Compounding the situation, the region is also highly disaster-prone. The diversity, scale and frequency of natural disasters in the region are daunting.