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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,...
14 Nov 2011 description
report DARA
Climate vulnerable countries unite in Dhaka ministerial Forum pledging firm common stance ahead of COP17 in Durban November 14, 2011 DHAKA, 14 November 2011- Nineteen of the most vulnerable countries to climate change have today agreed to present a unified front filling the leadership vacuum ahead...
09 Nov 2011 description
report DARA
BRIEFING SUMMARY The harmful effects of climate change are already leading to large-scale loss of life, livelihood and damage to ecosystems around the world. While these effects are ultimately suffered by all, in the immediate they are disproportionately damaging for developing countries and...
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 Sep 2011 description
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the Regional Office for Asia Pacific. It covers the period from 21 to 23 September. This is final situation report in this series. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES  Number of casualties increases to 106...
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...