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21 Nov 2018 description
Armed conflict, namely in Afghanistan and Syria, contributed to last year’s exceptionally high casualties, with 2,300 and more than 1,900 recorded in these States alone, respectively.
03 Nov 2018 description
A report highlights the importance of understanding the key sociocultural aspects of mental, health and wellbeing to assist humanitarian actors in providing effective culturally informed services to the Rohingya refugees.
12 Sep 2018 description
The MRG report describes the distinct experiences of migrants, refugees and internally displaced belonging to minorities and indigenous peoples, and how their identities shape their journeys.
20 Aug 2018 description
As of 19 August, flooding in India's Kerala state has caused 361 deaths and displaced 725,000 people. Cyclone Bebinca caused flooding in Viet Nam, Thailand, and Laos.
29 Jun 2018 description
Data suggest that trafficking of minors continues to exist in most countries in the region, with children typically representing between 30-90 per cent of the total caseload in any country.
10 May 2018 description
Deliberate and indiscriminate attacks on schools and universities, their students, and staff have become more widespread over the last five years, reveals the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) in its latest report.
02 May 2018 description
A new report “Resilience in the Face of Adversity: A Comparative Study of Migrants in Crisis Situations” is based on six case studies conducted across the globe on crisis situations in migrant host countries.
01 Feb 2018 description
As the world's attention is focused on the atrocities in Rakhine State, potential war crimes are being committed in Shan and Kachin State without so much as a murmur of disapproval from the international community.
31 Jan 2018 description
Nearly 500 million children are planned to be reached with measles and rubella containing vaccines through routine and supplementary immunization in the next two years.
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.
30 Nov 2017 description
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A new UNICEF report includes practical examples of governments, civil society partners and host communities working to support and integrate uprooted children and their families.
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.
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.
14 Jul 2017 description
Under a business-as-usual scenario, a 6 degree Celsius temperature increase is projected over the Asian landmass by the end of the century.
09 Jun 2017 description
“Providing support to those states that are still implementing key actions of the Convention is as important today as it was 20 years ago. It is a humanitarian imperative,” said Ambassador Hajnoczi.
03 May 2017 description
A new UNHCR report analyses patterns of Rohingya displacement and examines movement circumstances and vulnerability concerns of 85 Rohingya women and girls in India, Indonesia and Malaysia.
10 Jan 2017 description
Flash floods in southern Thailand washed out a bridge on the main north-south highway on Tuesday, backing up traffic for 200 km, as the death toll from days of unseasonable rain rose to 25.
09 Jan 2017 description
Since 1 January, continuous heavy rains have caused widespread flooding across southern Thailand. As of 9 January, more than 330,300 households have been affected, with 21 deaths.
18 Nov 2016 description
Many aspects of this disease and associated consequences still remain to be understood, but this can best be done through sustained research, the Emergency Committee on Zika and microcephaly declared today.
17 Nov 2016 description
Rohingya asylum-seekers in both countries, including women and children who survived the 2015 boat crisis, continue to face possible detention and restricted access to basic human rights.