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18 Dec 2018 description
report Bangkok Post

Flash floods have submerged commercial areas in downtown Nakhon Si Thammarat while 35 schools in the southern province were closed Monday following two days of downpours.

While local authorities hoped for a respite in the deluge, the Meteorological Department warned further rain was expected.

That was not good news to Prinya Sakkhanayok, head of Nakhon Si Thammarat's irrigation office, who earlier in the day expressed optimism that officials could drain water out of the severely flooded downtown area of Muang district by last night.

17 Dec 2018 description

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 17th December 2018 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office in Nakhon Si Thammarat has announced that 17 districts spanning 377 villages have been impacted by ongoing heavy rain.

17 Dec 2018 description
report Bangkok Post

Nakhon Si Thammarat worst-hit province

17 Dec 2018 at 04:14

Some provinces in the South were affected Sunday by flooding triggered by torrential rain that erupted in the region over the weekend.

The Meteorological Department also warned of more torrential rain in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Trang and Satun today.

As of Sunday, Nakhon Si Thammarat, in particular, appeared to have suffered the worst of the downpours.

16 Dec 2018 description
report Bangkok Post

SURAT THANI: Several areas in many districts of this southern province were flooded on Sunday morning after being hit by heavy rain last night.

The quantities of rain measured during the past 24 hours were 203 millimetres in tambon Tha Uthae of Kanchanadit district, 196mm in tambon Hua Toey of Phun Phin district and 170mm in tambon Pak Phraek of Don Sak district.

In Don Sak district, five villages of three tambons were flooded, affecting altogether 32 households.

16 Dec 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

The International Organiza-tion for Migration and Changu Narayan Municipality in Bhaktapur District have begun work on a multi-purpose evacuation centre to accommodate displaced people in the event of a disaster.

This work is part of an IOM project ‘People to People Support for Building Community Resilience through Recovery and Reconstruction in Nepal’ funded by the Royal Thai Government.

14 Dec 2018 description

$326.6 million

UNHCR's financial requirements 2018

70% funded

11 Dec 2018 description

Overall, political violence decreased slightly while the number of reported demonstration remained static in the South and Southeast Asian regions last week. The key developments of the last week were ongoing fighting between both Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militants and security forces in Afghanistan, a surge in cross-border violence between Indian and Pakistan, as well as a high number of reported fatalities arising from the West Papua National Liberation Army’s actions in Indonesia.

11 Dec 2018 description
report Bangkok Post


PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: The Bang Saphan Noi municipality was flooded again on Monday after overnight heavy rains pounded the town and nearby areas.

The downpour made reservoirs overflow, flooding Bang Saphan Noi district. The water level downtown is still rising, said Kittikorn Thepuamnuay, the provincial disaster prevention and mitigation office chief.

10 Dec 2018 description

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

08 Dec 2018 description

UNDP and partners under the UN Climate Resilience Initiative A2R are developing a multi-country project focused on the needs of persons with disabilities to cope with climate change in Asia and the Pacific.

By Vasundhara Jolly, Climate Change Adaptation Consultant, Global Environmental Finance Unit, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub. December 8, 2018.

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.

06 Dec 2018 description

In November 2018, 152,134 movements (73,482 inflows and 78,652 outflows) were tracked by IOM Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) of Myanmar nationals between Thailand and Myanmar in the Mae Sot and Phob Phra districts. 23% of the overall movements, a total of 35,141 individuals, are estimated to cross to Thailand for employment.

05 Dec 2018 description

The co-led UNDP and FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme is a multi-year (2015-20), USD 17 million initiative funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The Programme supports 11 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to identify and integrate climate change adaptation measures into relevant national planning and budgeting processes, with a focus on the agricultural sectors.

05 Dec 2018 description
report Germanwatch

Who suffers Most from Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2017 and 1998 to 2017

The Global Climate Risk Index 2019 analyses to what extent countries and regions have been affected by impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The most recent data available — for 2017 and from 1998 to 2017 — were taken into account.

The countries and territories affected most in 2017 were Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka as well as Dominica. For the period from 1998 to 2017 Puerto Rico, Honduras and Myanmar rank highest.

04 Dec 2018 description

Last week, in South and Southeast Asia, there was an increase in demonstrations while organized violence remained static overall. The week was marked by two Taliban attacks on foreign forces in Afghanistan, large-scale farmer protests in India, a surge of pre-election violence in Bangladesh, and a significant increase in separatist violence in southern Thailand.

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