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22 Jan 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

Over 174 000 asylum seekers and refugees currently living in:
Thailand (over 7 600)
Malaysia (150 000)
Indonesia (18 000)
EU humanitarian aid: €2.1 million (in 2016 & 2017)

Introduction

21 Jan 2018 description

145.7 M required for 2018

17.3 M contributions received, representing 12% of requirements

128.4 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

19 Jan 2018 description

Drought, earthquakes, floods, typhoons, volcanoes, and civil unrest, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.

19 Jan 2018 description

GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.

19 Jan 2018 description

91.1 M required for 2018
10.8 M contributions received, representing 12% of requirements
80.3 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

18 Jan 2018 description

Japan has learned through hard experience the importance of investing in disaster preparedness, and it is using those lessons to help other countries. Japan experiences 20% of the earthquakes of magnitude 6 and higher that occur in the world, and it is exposed to uncountable natural disasters like typhoons and active volcanoes. Japan thus has a long history of awareness of the importance of disaster risk reduction. Today, it is one of the few countries in the world where proactive disaster risk reduction measures are widespread.

18 Jan 2018 description

GENEVA (16 January 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will visit the country's neighbours Bangladesh and Thailand from January 18, vowing to fulfill her mandate despite the Government's refusal to work with her.

"I am determined to carry on - to the best of my ability - this very important task of helping the victims of human rights violations and abuses in Myanmar, as mandated to me by the United Nations system," Lee said, before departing on the 13-day trip.

17 Jan 2018 description

Five schools in Phang Nga province in Thailand mobilized 1,717 students and teachers and tested schools’ readiness to respond to natural disasters. The drills included tsunami preparedness activities for students with disabilities, and involved parents and other community members.

Located on the shore of Andaman Sea, Phang Nga is known for its scenic mountains and beautiful beaches. The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami severely damaged this coastal province and claimed lives of more than 4,000 people.

16 Jan 2018 description
report ACTED

It takes about one-hour drive to get there from Mae Hong Son, capital of the homonymous Province, in Northern Thailand. A tortuous road running through rice fields, mountains, and an exuberantly green forest. After getting through the routine control at the military checkpoint, one finally reaches the Ban Mai Nai Soi Temporary Shelter.

16 Jan 2018 description
report ACTED

Jeh Meh and Neh Meh sit together, discussing about their future life out of the camps. Both of them are young refugee teachers. Both of them are now waiting for their resettlement from the camps to a third country to take place very soon.

10 Jan 2018 description

Resettlement Figures 2005-2017

Total number of submissions: 134,379

Total number of departures: 108,053

Resettlement Progress in 2017

Total number of submissions: 2,227

Total number of departures: 2,169

06 Jan 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 31 December 2017-6 January 2018 and includes updates on hepatitis A, influenza, MERS, poliomyelitis and salomnellosis.

06 Jan 2018 description
  • 189.9 M required for 2017

  • 109.4 M contributions received, representing 58% of requirements

  • 80.4 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

05 Jan 2018 description

BANGKOK, 5 January 2018 (NNT) – The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has outlined seven communicable diseases it believes will need close attention in 2018.

Deputy Director-General of the DDC Dr. Suasadang Ruayajin voiced concern for the public’s health in 2018, stating his office is to implement precautionary measures against seven communicable diseases.

04 Jan 2018 description

127.9 M required for 2017
79.6 M contributions received, representing 62% of requirements
48.3 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation

All figures are displayed in USD