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23 Apr 2018 description

Regional Summary (Week 16)

1) Disasters recorded in Week 16 were hydro-meteorological in nature with floods, landslides, hail storms and strong wind in Indonesia and Thailand.

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.

18 Apr 2018 description

KHON KAEN, 17 April 2018 (NNT) - Thailand's Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has advised people to take precautions after a tropical storm wreaked havoc in many areas of the country.

In Khon Kaen province, strong winds have felled large trees in Non Sombun sub-district, damaging the Non Sombun Municipality Office, Non Charoen Temple and several homes.

17 Apr 2018 description

NAKHON PANOM, 16 April 2018 (NNT) – Summer storms have wreaked havoc in many areas of Thailand's northeast, affecting Songkran festivals.

Nakhon Panom’s 2018 Songkran Festival space, setup at the Panomnaka atrium of the province’s municipal office, was heavily damaged by summer storms through the night. Downpours and high winds toppled tents and daamaged goods setup for the activity. Nearby residences were also damaged by the weather.

16 Apr 2018 description

Regional Summary (Week 15)

1) Disasters recorded in Week 15 were hydro-meteorological in nature with floods, landslides and strong winds in Indonesia, Thailand and Viet Nam.

2) Emergency response status for Oil Spill in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia is effective until 20 April 2018.

3) AHA Centre monitored eruptions in Mount Agung (11 April 2018) and Mount Sinabung (15 April 2018), Indonesia, and noted no humanitarian consequences in the areas.

13 Apr 2018 description

Nay Pyi Taw – Myanmar’s Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement this week launched a manual of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for case management, repatriation and reintegration of victims of human trafficking from Thailand.

The manual was produced with the support of IOM, the UN Migration Agency, which has been supporting the efforts of both countries to provide protection for trafficking victims since the signing of a government-to-government Memorandum of Understanding in 2003.

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

2017 saw a 38% increase in civilian deaths from explosive violence, new report finds

As the U.S. and the U.K. appear to be gearing up for more air-strikes over Syria, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) releases today its findings from its analysis of explosive weapon harm as seen in 2017. Last year, AOAV recorded 42,972 deaths and injuries from the use of explosive weapons around the world, as reported in English language media.

12 Apr 2018 description

The column vol 36


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.


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10 Apr 2018 description


↗ International prices of wheat and maize rose in March for the third consecutive month and averaged more than 10 percent above their levels in December 2017. Prices were mainly supported by concerns over the impact of prolonged dryness in key-growing areas of the United States of America and Argentina, coupled with strong demand. International rice prices remained relatively stable.

09 Apr 2018 description

In 2017, EM-DAT data indicates that 318 natural disasters occurred, affecting 122 countries. The impact of which resulted in 9,503 deaths, 96 million people affected, and US$314 billion in economic damages.

The human impact of natural disasters in 2017 was much lower than the last 10 year average, where events with extremely high mortality occurred, such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti (225,570 deaths) and the 2008 Nargis Cyclone in Myanmar (138,400 deaths).

09 Apr 2018 description

Regional Summary (Week 14)

1) Disasters recorded in Week 14 were hydro-meteorological and volcanic in nature with the exception of an oil spill in Indonesia

2) Thailand Meteorological Department had issued a summer storm warning for north-eastern and eastern provinces for Week 14. Hailstorm had been recorded in Khon Kaen destroying 107 roofs of houses in the process.

04 Apr 2018 description

Bangkok, Thailand — Nestled in the historic area of Bangkok, the Erawan Unit of the Medical Services, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), holds critical responsibility for emergency medical response of the bustling city. The unit works around the clock to coordinate life-saving dispatch services and management of prehospital medical services. Among the hospital workers that rotate shifts at Erawan is the unit’s prized asset, Dr. Intira Outaivattananon from Sirindorn Hospital.

03 Apr 2018 description

Global Overview MARCH 2018

02 Apr 2018 description

Regional Summary (Week 13)

1) Most of disasters in Week 13 were hydro-meteorological in nature with minor floods, strong wind and landslides in Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. Thailand Meteorological Department issued a summer storm warning for northeastern and eastern provinces for Week 14.

02 Apr 2018 description
report Bangkok Post


TAK: Heavy rain hit four districts -- Muang, Sam Ngao, Ban Tak and Wang Chao -- in this northern border province late on Saturday night, causing flooding and partial blackouts in many low-lying areas.

01 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


This report is based on in-depth interviews with migrant children and parents, real estate and construction companies, government Ministries, and NGOs. It explores the challenges faced by children living in construction site camps, and suggests solutions that can be scaled to foster social responsibility within Thailand’s construction sector.