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08 Jan 2018 description
Since 1 January, more than 1,000 people have been displaced from Nangarhar to Kabul. Military operations in Kapisa reportedly also displaced 2,000 people within the province.
27 Dec 2017 description
The ongoing militarization of Mindanao in the Philippines is having a massive and potentially irreversible impact on the human rights of some of the island’s indigenous Lumad communities.
26 Dec 2017 description
Four days after tropical storm Tembin made landfall in Mindanao, thousands of survivors are still in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. More than 500,000 people in 23 provinces have been affected.
26 Dec 2017 description
In Bangladesh, as of 18 December, health partners reported 1,841 suspected cases of diphtheria among the Rohingya refugees, with 22 deaths recorded.
25 Dec 2017 description
Tropical Cyclone Tembin triggered floods and landslides that have killed about 200 people, with scores still missing and thousands more homeless.
23 Dec 2017 description
Latest information indicates that Tembin has caused dozens – potentially hundreds – of fatalities, damaged thousands of houses, and washed away vast amounts of livelihoods.
20 Dec 2017 description
Displaced people staying in municipalities east of Lake Lanao come from the worst affected parts of Marawi City that have not opened for return yet and remain dependent on aid.
09 Dec 2017 description
The CERF hosted its annual high-level pledging conference for 2018. Thirty-six donors pledged US$383 million to the Fund to ensure urgent humanitarian aid reaches people in need whenever and wherever crises hit.
08 Dec 2017 description
UN chief urges Pledging Conference to support ‘Super’ Central Emergency Response Fund in order to keep pace with projections of continued protracted crises and impacts of climate change.
06 Dec 2017 description
Running until March 2021, the project will strengthen weather-, climate- and water-related impact-based decision support services and so help protect lives and property.
27 Nov 2017 description
As of 26 November, about 360,600 people were displaced by conflict in Afghanistan, 16,650 more compared to the previous week.
20 Nov 2017 description
In 2017, the EU dedicated 6% of its annual aid budget to education in emergencies, one of the most underfunded sectors of humanitarian aid. In 2018, this will increase to 8%.
06 Nov 2017 description
Typhoon Damrey caused 29 deaths and damaged nearly 40,000 houses, while at least seven people were killed and more than 3,500 were evacuated in Penang following severe flash floods.
03 Nov 2017 description
The ICRC is supporting the return of displaced residents by enhancing their access to health care and potable water. Health stations have received essential medicines and supplies.
02 Nov 2017 description
report Save the Children
The disease claimed 920,000 young lives in 2015. That represents two fatalities every minute of every day – more than diarrhoea, malaria and measles combined, says Save the Children.
28 Oct 2017 description
To mitigate protection risks, the PhilHealth identification cards will serve as documents proving the identity of the IDPs and shall address restriction to their mobility.
27 Oct 2017 description
Aid agencies continue to address the humanitarian needs of those displaced while directing more attention to their safe, voluntary return and transition to recovery.
13 Oct 2017 description
Research findings forecast a continued rise in homelessness among people in disaster prone countries unless significant progress is made in managing disaster risk
10 Oct 2017 description
Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2017 shows that the greatest impacts of disasters are in countries which have the least capacity to prepare or respond to these events.
11 Sep 2017 description
While detailing human rights violations in 40 countries, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein highlights the Rohingya situation in Myanmar, calling it "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."