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18 Jun 2018 description
Heavy monsoon rains in Cox’s Bazar again triggered flooding and landslides in the Rohingya refugee camps, affecting 9,000 individuals and displacing more than 2,000 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.
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.
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.
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 Apr 2016 description
Approximately 42 per cent of the Philippines is affected by El Niño-induced drought. In Fiji, floods have compounded the hardship of communities recovering from Cyclone Winston.
28 Sep 2015 description
Tropical Cyclone Dujuan is scheduled to make landfall in China on 29 September. In Fiji 67 000 people have been affected by the country’s El Niño-related drought.
26 Aug 2015 description
After hitting Philippines and Kyushu Island in Japan, Goni brought flash floods to DPRK's Rason City, killing 40 people and affecting more than 11,000 inhabitants.
24 Aug 2015 description
About 2.6 million people have been affected in Bangladesh, while in Myanmar, floods and landslides have affected more than 1.6 million people in July and August.
20 Jul 2015 description
Flooding in Aceh Jaya District of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam Province on 15 July left over 7,900 houses inundated and 25,750 people affected, including almost 2,300 displaced.
25 Nov 2014 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
13 Oct 2014 description
On 12 Oct, Cyclone Hudhud made landfall with wind speeds of between 180-195 kph and 2-3 metre waves. At least six people have been killed and 150,000 people have been evacuated
07 Oct 2014 description
At least 130,000 houses have been destroyed and 87,000 hectares of crops damaged in north-eastern India. In Sri Lanka, seven people have died due to landslides and collapsed buildings.
08 Sep 2014 description
Three million people have been affected by two weeks of intense rain in Bangladesh, prompting health concerns. In India, the worst floods in 60 years have killed 120 people.
25 Aug 2014 description
Heavy seasonal rain has caused flooding that has killed at least 45 people in Cambodia. In Nepal, 123 people have died, while the death toll in India is 41 in flood-related incidents.
11 Aug 2014 description
Rescue efforts are ongoing in the southwestern province of Yunnan, where a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck on 3 August, affecting more than a million people.
04 Aug 2014 description
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck China on 3 August killing more than 381 people and injuring 1,800. In Nepal, ten people have been killed by landslides triggered by monsoon rains.
14 Jul 2014 description
Authorities declare a state of calamity as food packs are provided to the 160,000 people affected by the floods in Maguindanao province of the Philippines.