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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
06 Jan 2012 description
DISASTER EVENTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC IN 2011 Asia and the Pacific continues to live up to its reputation as the world’s most natural-disaster-prone region. The International Disaster Database, EM-DAT, reports 89 natural-disaster events in the region in 2011. In terms of the number of events,...
03 Oct 2011 description
GENEVA, 03 October, 2011– UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warned today that an increasingly complex international environment is making it harder to find solutions for the world’s more than 43 million refugees, internally displaced and stateless people. Speaking at the...
24 Aug 2011 description
report IRIN
DAMAK, 24 August 2011 (IRIN) - Nearly half of the roughly 108,000 Bhutanese of Nepalese origin who fled to Nepal in the early 1990s have been resettled in third countries, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and the seven camps they were living in are in the process of being consolidated...