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09 Feb 2017 description
The highest funding requirements are found in the active conflict zones of Afghanistan (US$124 million), Iraq (US$75 million), Syria (US$52 million) and Yemen (US$17 million).
07 Oct 2016 description
report Save the Children
There have been important advances in the past decade, with 86% of children globally receiving basic vaccinations. But progress has recently stagnated and 19.4 million children under one are still excluded.
08 Sep 2016 description
As migration continues to accelerate at unprecedented levels, WHO calls on health leaders to create inclusive health systems sensitive to the needs of migrants.
22 Aug 2016 description
A measles outbreak in Myanmar has caused 34 deaths, mostly young children. Health authorities have established containment zones and initiated an emergency vaccination campaign.
07 Jul 2016 description
The latest allocation brings ECHO's total funding for disaster preparedness programmes in the region to more than €140 million since 1996, including €27 million in the last funding cycle.
17 Jun 2016 description
Almost US$ 122 million needed over the 18 months to implement the revised Zika Strategic Response Plan which places support for women and girls of child-bearing age at its core.
25 May 2016 description
As a result of experiences in responding to disasters such as the 2004 Tsunami, Cyclone Nargis and Typhoon Haiyan, which together claimed over 370,000 lives, ASEAN is now a world leader in disaster risk management.
21 Mar 2016 description
El Niño-induced drought has caused reduction of water supply in Palau, Micronesia and Marshall Islands. From 15 to 21 March, floods affected more than 17,000 in people in Indonesia.
10 Mar 2016 description
According to a new report by ESCAP, the region accounted for over half the world’s 344 disasters in 2015, resulting in over 16,000 deaths with 59 million people affected.
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.
23 Jul 2015 description
Community-based approach treats school construction as a community learning opportunity to better understand risks, collectively commit to safety, and to learn and apply strategies for safer construction.
11 Feb 2015 description
Improved preparedness measures and early warning systems, as well as larger evacuations, consistently moved people to safety and reduced the number of casualties.
15 Oct 2014 description
A new paper aims to assess the risk of disaster-induced displacement in the 10 member states of ASEAN plus China to guide development and preparedness planning.
11 Sep 2014 description
The first six months of 2014 saw the most intense and highest number of storms in Asia and the Pacific compared to the same period over the last five years. Over 31 million people were affected by 58 natural disasters.
18 Aug 2014 description
The Government of Nepal is leading the response. Humanitarian partners have strengthened their presence on the ground to support the delivery of food, water and medication.
31 Jul 2014 description
Nearly 25 per cent of children under 5 are chronically malnourished. In South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, home to three quarters of these children, the figure is 40 per cent.
16 Jun 2014 description
Following flash floods and landslides caused by above average monsoon rains in Sri Lanka, the Disaster Management Centre reports 27 deaths, nine injuries and 104,000 people affected.
14 May 2014 description
Report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre says this figure equates to a staggering increase of 4.5 million from 2012, signalling a record high for the second year running.
06 Mar 2014 description
The year was marked by 137 natural disasters in the region, compared with 93 separate events in 2012. The number of people killed by disasters was almost six times higher.
31 Jan 2014 description
CERF and its partners were challenged by a series of large, complex crises in the Central African Republic, the Philippines, Syria and Yemen, affecting 35 million people.