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09 Oct 2018 description

The overall levels of organized violence and demonstrations remained relatively static, indicating a slight decrease for the South and Southeast Asian regions last week compared to previous weeks. The first week of October was marked by pre-election violence in Afghanistan and Pakistan, increased targeting of civilians by suspected southern Muslim separatists in Thailand, and violent farmers’ demonstrations in North India.

08 Oct 2018 description
report Bangkok Post

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Heavy floods rendered four hospitals inoperable for two days after the high water levels damaged infrastructure and cut off access to the facilities, the provincial public health office said on Saturday.

The hospitals across two districts were affected by floods brought on by torrential rain on Thursday night, according to the office.

The authorities were looking at the damage caused the downpours.

05 Oct 2018 description
report Christian Aid


On 8 October 2018, the IPCC will publish its long awaited report on limiting climate change to 1.5ºC. The report will underscore the increasing vulnerability of planetary systems to increasing temperatures. One recent study notes that limiting warming to 1.5ºC is at the high end of what we currently experience, while 2ºC would take us into a climate regime unparalleled in human history.

05 Oct 2018 description

On the evening of 16th September continuous heavy rain caused a land slip at the Ban Mae La Oon refugee camp, Sop Moei District in Mae Hong Son Province. As the incident took place after dark, camp residents were not immediately aware of the extent of the damage. When it became clear that some houses in the section had disappeared, the camp leadership mobilised the community to search for survivors. A two-year-old girl was found dead from head injuries – a further 12 residents were injured and 7 were unaccounted for.

04 Oct 2018 description

On 4 October 2018 at 08.30 hrs, at the Purple Room, Thai Khu Fa Building, Government House, H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, presented a contribution of 5 million baht (approximately US$155,000) to H.E. Mr. Ahmad Rusdi, Ambassador of Indonesia to Thailand, as a token of support and sympathy from the Royal Thai Government and the people of Thailand to those affected by the powerful earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Central Sulawesi on 28 September 2018.

04 Oct 2018 description

"At times, I thought I would die before we got citizenship. Even now, I am afraid it can be taken from me"

By Rina Chandran

MAE LA NOI, Thailand, Oct 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Noknoi attended high school in northern Thailand, she dreaded roll call every morning, when the teacher would call her first name and then say "nahm somut", or "made up name" - the standard suffix for stateless children.

02 Oct 2018 description

Overall levels of organised violence and demonstrations continued to declined across South and Southeast Asia, with the exception of in Pakistan where the number of reported demonstrations increased by over 70%.

02 Oct 2018 description
report Bangkok Post


SURAT THANI: Flash floods and runoff ravaged three districts overnight, affecting 25 households and claiming the life of a 55-year-old man, whose body was found early on Tuesday morning. Heavy rain started pounding several villages in Khian Sa, Phanom and Phrasaeng districts around 9pm on Monday. The downpour lasted several hours, triggering flooding and forest runoff in all three districts.

01 Oct 2018 description
report Thai Red Cross

By watchariya.l

Following the collapes of an under-construction dam in Southeastern Laos, Ms. Kanungnij Chantatin, Head of the Capacity Building and Disaster Preparedness Unit of the TRCS Relief Division, and Ms. Porntheera Chaleekort, Registered Nurse 6 of the Thai Red Cross Health Station No.7 in Ubon Ratchathani Province, were deployed as the Regional Disaster Response Team (RDRT) to Laos for relief and WASH support.

28 Sep 2018 description

Monkeypox - the United Kingdom ex Nigeria - 2018 Opening date: 12 September 2018 Latest update: 28 September 2018 ÎUpdate of the week On 26 September 2018, the UK reported an additional case of monkeypox. The case was involved in the care of the case in Blackpool Victoria Hospital before monkeypox was diagnosed.

27 Sep 2018 description

Overall levels of organised violence and demonstrations declined across the South and Southeast Asian regions last week compared to the previous week.

27 Sep 2018 description

Our analysis shows that millions of ‘people caught in crisis’ - people living in conflict, and/or who are displaced within their own countries or across borders – are in fact being left behind. Failure to take action now means that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be met, undermining the credibility of the international community and leaving millions to die unnecessarily.

27 Sep 2018 description

Regional update – Asia and the Pacific Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
Sixty-ninth session
1-5 October 2018

A. Situational context including new developments

25 Sep 2018 description
report Khaosod English

By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter - September 24, 2018 1:02 pm

BANGKOK — Dengue deaths among Thais are up over 30 percent from last year, the health ministry said Sunday.

Low awareness about the disease was blamed by one official for the rise in deaths, but infections have also spiked by over 50 percent since January compared to the same period in 2017.

Jedsada Chokdamrongsuk, permanent health secretary, said the increased mortality was partly due to people only seeking medical attention after their symptoms become severe.