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11 Sep 2017 description
While detailing human rights violations in 40 countries, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein highlights the Rohingya situation in Myanmar, calling it "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."
06 Sep 2017 description
About 13,000 people are ill with diarrhoea and respiratory infections in Bangladesh after floods in its north. In Nepal, 26,944 cases of illness have been reported by district health facilities.
04 Sep 2017 description
An estimated 30 million people have been affected by flooding in India. At the height of the emergency, 1.1 million people were hosted in 3,271 camps. People have begun to return home as water levels are dropping.
02 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The most urgent needs for children are clean water, hygiene supplies to prevent the spread of disease, food supplies and safe places in evacuation centres for children to play.
25 Aug 2017 description
More than 460,000 people have been displaced from their homes. Some communities in the Rautahat, Banke, Bardiya, Mahottari, Dhanusa and Saptari districts remain inaccessible.
24 Aug 2017 description
At least 900 people are known to have died. Tens of thousands of houses, as well as schools and hospitals, have been destroyed leaving people displaced and in urgent need of life-saving support.
22 Aug 2017 description
Red Cross and Red Crescent operations appeal for support to meet growing needs as fears rise for villages stranded by flood waters in large areas of Nepal, Bangladesh and India.
21 Aug 2017 description
Widespread floods have killed more than 800 people and displaced over a million in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with aid workers warning of severe food shortages and water-borne diseases.
18 Aug 2017 description
report CARE
As water moves downstream from India and Nepal, more districts are expected to be flooded in the coming days, with food, water, medicine and special care for pregnant and lactating women urgently needed. 
18 Aug 2017 description
report Plan
This response aims to support families in India, Bangladesh and Nepal who have lost their livelihoods following weeks of heavy, torrential monsoon rains in the South Asian countries.
17 Aug 2017 description
One of the most serious humanitarian crises this region has seen in many years is unfolding. Millions of people across large areas face food shortages and diseases, IFRC warned.
16 Aug 2017 description
Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. Disaster displacement continues at an unabated pace too.
03 Aug 2017 description
Concerns over water- and vector-borne diseases are mounting in northeastern India as flood waters recede, leaving behind contaminated water sources and conditions ripe for mosquitoes to breed.
03 Aug 2017 description
Climate change could make much of South Asia - home to a fifth of the world's population - too hot for human survival by the end of this century, researchers are warning.
31 Jul 2017 description
In India, more than 165,000 people have been affected; in Bangladesh, partners are providing food, health, protection, shelter and water, sanitation and hygiene services to 18,000 people.
17 Jul 2017 description
Heavy monsoon rains have triggered flooding and landslides across Asia and the Pacific affecting millions of people. Tropical Storm Talas hit Viet Nam damaging at least 2,700 houses.
14 Jul 2017 description
Under a business-as-usual scenario, a 6 degree Celsius temperature increase is projected over the Asian landmass by the end of the century.
11 Jul 2017 description
Three weeks of non-stop heavy rain has triggered flash floods and landslides across parts of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan that have hit more than a million people and caused widespread damage.
06 Jul 2017 description
As of 5 July, official figures show over 390,000 people have been affected in over 850 villages across 15 out of 32 districts, while just under 45,000 people are in 160 temporary shelters.
03 May 2017 description
A new UNHCR report analyses patterns of Rohingya displacement and examines movement circumstances and vulnerability concerns of 85 Rohingya women and girls in India, Indonesia and Malaysia.