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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.
12 Sep 2017 description
UNICEF and the IOM analysed the journeys of 11,000 young migrants and refugees along the Central and Eastern Mediterranean routes to Europe.
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.
04 Feb 2016 description
Participants from 16 countries are giving feedback on Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory enhanced forecasting products.
18 Dec 2015 description
With almost a million people having crossed the Mediterranean as refugees and migrants so far this year, 2015 is likely to exceed all previous records for global forced displacement.
17 Sep 2015 description
The 4th Regional Technical Group meeting on Disaster Management under the Heart of Asia regional cooperation initiative resulted in the development of a Confidence-Building Measure Road Map to support disaster risk reduction.
29 May 2015 description
report IRIN
Fighting in the Ukraine has not stopped despite the February ceasefire. A humanitarian disaster has unfolded on Europe's doorstep and aid isnt gettting through.
30 Mar 2015 description
The Food Security Cluster expects that around 80,000 people will have no access to cash and voucher activities, and that food parcel support will stop in non-government controlled areas.
23 Mar 2015 description
Only 15 percent of the $316 million required for 2015 has been funded or pledged. For many IDPs, access to social payments, such as pensions, remains a key challenge.
24 Oct 2014 description
Estimates as of Thursday 23 October are that Ukraine’s internally displaced population has risen to 430,000 people, some 170,000 more than at the start of September.
02 Sep 2014 description
"If this crisis is not quickly stopped, it will have not only devastating humanitarian consequences but it also has the potential to destabilize the whole region," says UNHCR chief.
15 Aug 2014 description
The number of displaced people in Ukraine has increased to 155,800. Most of them live in student dormitories and boarding schools, which will cause additional challenges with the beginning of the school year in September.
11 Jul 2014 description
The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.
10 Jul 2014 description
IDPs from eastern Ukraine report that they have left home due to security concerns. Cases of extortion and harassment are also being reported, as well as risks of being caught in crossfire.
27 Jun 2014 description
Since the start of the year around 110,000 people have fled to Russia from Ukraine while more than 54,000 have been displaced inside the conflict-torn country.
25 Jun 2014 description
UNHCR has profiled more than 46,100 IDPs - 11,500 from Crimea and 34,600 from Donbas. Given the limitations with the registration system, the real figure is likely to be higher.
14 Jul 2013 description
report UNAIDS
The framework, entitled Treatment 2015, stresses that intensive focus on scaling up HIV services in 30 countries would have a significant impact on the trajectory of the global AIDS epidemic.
21 Mar 2013 description
New and old conflict-affected countries, such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia, contributed to an increase in asylum applications during 2012.
14 Mar 2013 description
The world has experienced three consecutive years where annual economic losses have exceeded $100 billion due to an enormous increase in exposure of industrial assets to extreme disaster events.
29 Oct 2012 description
Almaty, 23 October 2012 – Between 1 July and 30 September humanitarian funding to the Caucasus and Central Asia decreased threefold compared to the funding received during the previous quarter, according to the regional humanitarian funding update prepared by the Regional UNOCHA Office for the...