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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.
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.
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.
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,...
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...