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20 Nov 2017 description
Typhoon Damrey is estimated to have caused damage of about US$600 million in Viet Nam. On 19 November Tropical Storm Kirogi struck, hitting many of the areas affected by Damrey.
08 May 2017 description
Tropical Cyclone Donna has intensified into a category 5 storm as it moves towards New Caledonia, while Bangladesh has seen an increase of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
10 Apr 2017 description
Hundreds of people were evacuated as a result of flooding after Tropical Cyclone Cook made landfall on Vanuatu. 6,000 people were temporarily evacuated after two earthquakes hit Philippines' Batangas province.
25 Jun 2015 description
The unfolding El Niño event is predicted to be possibly one of the strongest ever recorded, with threats of drought, increased rainfall, cyclones and diseases.
31 Mar 2014 description
In Vanuatu, 11 fatalities have been confirmed after flash floods and landslides. In Sri Lanka, drought affecting 247,000 families prompts preparations for a needs assessment.
14 Jan 2014 description
A new paper aims to assess the risk of disaster-induced displacement in 21 island states in the South Pacific to guide development and preparedness planning.