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01 Oct 2017 description
The donation of US$ 10.4 million has enabled WHO and health partners to rapidly expand access to trauma care and essential health care services for almost 9 million people.
18 Sep 2017 description
Viet Nam authorities reported 14 people killed, 112 injured and 4 missing when Typhoon Doksuri swept through seven central provinces over the weekend.
01 Sep 2017 description
The Yemen Stabilisation Programme begins the first phase of a project that aims to spur skill development and small business growth within the war-torn country.
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.
07 Aug 2017 description
Seasonal monsoon floods continue to affect North, Northeast and Central Thailand. Cumulatively, 1.8 million people have been affected in 44 provinces.
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.
26 May 2017 description
The hub, an important tool for the strategic management of public health emergencies, will bring together all relevant experts, groups and stakeholders involved in preparedness and response.
07 May 2017 description
Japan's additional contribution of US$ 16.7 million for recovery efforts in newly liberated areas of Mosul targets small businesses, employment opportunities and rehabilitation of key infrastructure.
07 Mar 2017 description
Some US$13 million from the Government of Japan will provide desperately-needed food assistance to 7 million people suffering from devastating conflict and decades of chronic food insecurity.
24 Feb 2017 description
Humanitarian partners agreed to further scale up their response to reach the most vulnerable groups threatened by famine, including children with severe acute malnutrition. Nearly 11 million people urgently need humanitarian assistance.
22 Feb 2017 description
report UN News Service
The $2.6 million grant from Japan will help finance interventions across the island nation with an emphasis on the cholera-prone departments of Center, North, West, Grand'Anse, Sud (South), and Artibonite.
05 Jan 2017 description
report Munich Re
The losses totalled US$175 billion, two-thirds more than in the previous year. The share of uninsured losses remained substantial at around 70 per cent.
23 Dec 2016 description
EM-DAT preliminary data shows that during this year, 301 country-level natural disasters in 102 countries caused more than 7,000 deaths and US$97 billion of economic damages.
16 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
Following a serious outbreak of measles in Kismayo, UNICEF delivered 55,000 doses of measles vaccine to children under 10, along with Vitamin A supplementation to boost immunity.
04 Nov 2016 description
Because tsunamis are the deadliest type of major natural disaster in terms of the proportion of victims killed, World Tsunami Awareness Day is being inaugurated on November 5, 2016.
24 Oct 2016 description
Approximately 159,000 people are displaced and an estimated eight have been killed in the Philippines due to Typhoon Haima; 250 hectares of rice have been damaged in Indonesia.
10 Oct 2016 description
An estimated 520,000 people across eight provinces in Sri Lanka remain affected by drought as of 9 October. Water shortages are reported in several areas.
18 Jul 2016 description
report Oxfam
In sharp contrast, Jordan, Turkey, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Pakistan and Lebanon host more than half of the world’s refugees and asylum seekers.
23 May 2016 description
Ethiopia has been successfully fighting off one of the largest emergencies currently affecting the African continent, but WFP’s funding situation remains highly precarious.
22 May 2016 description
report World Bank
The insurance window will provide coverage up to $500 million for an initial period of three years for outbreaks of infectious diseases most likely to cause major epidemics.