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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.
01 Aug 2016 description
Millions of people have been affected by floods triggered by monsoon rains and Typhoon Nepartak in China, India, the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Bhutan.
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.
13 Jun 2016 description
UN refugee agency study finds the number of people in need of resettlement far surpasses the opportunities for placement in a third country.
04 Jan 2016 description
The earthquake in India killed at least eight people, injuring over 100 and damaging several buildings, mostly in Imphal, the state capital, which is 33 km from the epicentre.
19 Nov 2015 description
UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration have resettled over 100,000 Bhutanese refugees from Nepal to third countries since the launch of the programme in 2007.
24 Aug 2015 description
report IRIN
When a massive earthquake struck Nepal in April, it should have sent countries across the region scrambling to improve preparedness systems; yet experts say too little is being done to get ready for the next big quake.
22 Apr 2015 description
New study attempts to provide entry points for humanitarian actors while presenting information aimed at those responsible for disaster risk reduction, risk management and development.
17 Sep 2014 description
report World Bank
A new report documents the dynamics of violence against women across the life cycle, and analyzes the societal factors that drive perpetrators to commit such acts in the region.
15 Sep 2014 description
report AlertNet
The tool, which will incorporate satellite photos, meteorological data, details of ground moisture measurements and crop-yield data, should be available for use by next April.
05 Sep 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund
Over the last decade, recognition of the pervasive nature and impact of violence against children has grown. Still, the phenomenon remains largely undocumented and underreported.
23 Dec 2013 description
Heavy winds swept across central and northern Bhutan on 15 December leaving a trail of damages in 11 districts including 900 resident homes. No fatalities were reported.
22 Nov 2013 description
Records were set in 2012 for the lowest number of new reported casualties, largest amount of landmine-contaminated land cleared, and highest level of global funding for mine action.
10 Nov 2013 description
A new UNU study reveals how climatic stressors affect communities, what measures households take to prevent damages, and what the consequences are when they are unable to adjust.
02 Aug 2013 description
Every year, about 1,000 people are killed by landslides and floods during the monsoon season. There are also potential threats of earthquakes, glacial lake outbursts, avalanches as well as cold and heat waves.
17 May 2013 description
Nearly 80,000 refugees have already started their new lives in eight different countries – an important step towards resolving one of the most protracted refugee situations in Asia.
18 Mar 2013 description
report World Bank, GFDRR
Resulting damages have accumulated to over US$25 billion in the past five years alone. To promote engagement in disaster and climate risk management practices, a new report analyses the elements that are driving increases in disaster risk and provides disaster risk management profiles for the countries in the region.
27 Nov 2012 description
At the UN Climate Change negotiations, speaking on behalf of the 48 countries in the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group, its Chair Dr. Pa Ousman Jarju stated, “This new report sheds light on the possibilities and constraints we face in our fight against climate change. Ignoring this knowledge can either mean our collective success or failure in stemming the pathways to loss and damage."
02 Nov 2012 description
New Roll Back Malaria report highlights malaria burden in Asia-Pacific Australia urges accelerated action against malaria in the region 2 November 2012, Sydney, AUSTRALIA: - As the Malaria 2012: Saving Lives in the Asia-Pacific conference hosted by the Australian Government draws to a close,...
16 Aug 2012 description
Damak, Nepal, 16 August 2012 (UNHCR) – Twenty-five-year-old Prem Bahadur wishes to be resettled as he understands there are better services in those countries for visually impaired people. His father, 60-year-old Krishna Bahadur fears his son might face problems adjusting to a new country because...