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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.
23 Feb 2018 description
The participating agencies - IOM, UNDP, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UN Women and WFP - will provide a range of food and development assistance throughout Rakhine State.
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.
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.
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.
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.
24 Feb 2016 description
With at least 36 people confirmed dead and some 35,000 in shelters, Tropical Cyclone Winston is estimated to be one of the most severe ever to hit the South Pacific.
18 Jan 2016 description
Zamboanga City declared a state of calamity amid water shortage due to the persistent dry spell, while in Thailand emergency procedures are in place to ensure adequate water supply.
07 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam
Oxfam is calling for 10 per cent of refugees registered in neighbouring countries to be resettled or offered admission in rich countries that have signed the UN Refugee Convention.
05 Oct 2015 description
In Nepal an estimated 81,000 households are at risk if winterization goods are not delivered within the next few weeks. In Sri Lanka 7,300 people affected by floods and landslides.
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.
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.
24 Nov 2014 description
Five people were killed and 54 others injured after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in China's Sichuan Province, about 79,500 people have been affected
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
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.
13 Feb 2014 description
Many people who are displaced, or become ‘trapped’, in the context of diverse humanitarian crises do not fit well within existing legal, policy and operational frameworks for the protection of refugees and IDPs.