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18 Jun 2018 description
Heavy monsoon rains in Cox’s Bazar again triggered flooding and landslides in the Rohingya refugee camps, affecting 9,000 individuals and displacing more than 2,000 people.
01 Jun 2018 description
The island nation was struck by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake at the end of February which affected more than half a million people and damaged key infrastructures, including hundreds of schools.
21 May 2018 description
Very heavy rain fell in Sri Lanka causing flash floods. The worst affected provinces include Southern and Western. Five people are reported dead and nearly 2,200 families were affected.
07 May 2018 description
report IRIN
Although the risks of violence against women rise after disasters, most callers aren’t women. They’re men asking for support, enquiring about how to obtain food, shelter, and other services.
30 Apr 2018 description
More than 5,000 people are estimated to be newly displaced since early April in Kachin State following heavy fighting. Affected areas include Tanai, Hpakant and Chipwi townships.
25 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
Beyond the direct effects of the quake, including injury or loss of parents, children are at risk from waterborne and vaccine-preventable diseases due to unsafe water and low immunization.
23 Apr 2018 description
Scores of people have been displaced in the Asia and Pacific region due to ongoing conflict in Myanmar and Afghanistan, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
21 Apr 2018 description
Humanitarian operations in and around Tari, provincial capital of Hela province, remain suspended since 28 March, with reports of a new rise in tensions since 19 April.
16 Apr 2018 description
As of 13 April, 11,000 households (55,000 people) in PNG remain displaced following the 26 February earthquake. About 15,700 students have had their education disrupted.
14 Apr 2018 description
At least 132 people have been killed, 500 injured and about 43,000 uprooted from their homes, while 270,000 are urgently in need of assistance.
09 Apr 2018 description
According to the government, about 70 to 80 per cent of children in the severely-affected Southern Highlands and Hela provinces are not protected against preventable diseases.
30 Mar 2018 description
The current response focuses on live-saving assistance while slowly transitioning to life-supporting and early recovery efforts.
28 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
One month after earthquakes of magnitude 5-7.5 hit, children are still in shock and suffering significant trauma and stress, which could have negative effects on their long-term well-being.
24 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
Children’s lives are in danger. With limited access to basic necessities, families are struggling to survive in crowded shelters, or to rebuild homes and food gardens.
21 Mar 2018 description
Results of a joint National Department of Health and WHO assessment show that 25 out of 77 health facilities in the two worst-affected provinces are no longer functioning.
17 Mar 2018 description
With no access to safe and clean water, water-borne disease outbreaks such as diarrhoea - already among the main causes of under-5 mortality - are most likely to occur.
12 Mar 2018 description
Relief supplies are starting to be distributed in affected areas, with water, food, shelter, medicine and the provision of health services identified as the priority needs.
11 Mar 2018 description
Priority needs include medicine, tarpaulins and tents, blankets, food, and water. Aid actors have focused initial relief efforts on communities in Hela and Southern Highlands provinces.
02 Mar 2018 description
“This is an unprecedented disaster and the appropriate response is underway,” said Prime Minister in the statement, which also announced K450 million allocation for relief and restoration.
01 Mar 2018 description
Access to clean water is reported to be scarce in some provinces due to damage to water storage facilities and water sources. Power disruptions and telecommunications remain a challenge.