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10 Oct 2017 description
Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2017 shows that the greatest impacts of disasters are in countries which have the least capacity to prepare or respond to these events.
22 Jun 2017 description
Rice production is expected to drop by nearly 40 percent in 2017 and some 900,000 people are food insecure. Assisting farmers is critical to halt the growing food insecurity.
01 Jun 2017 description
report Save the Children
At least 58 schools have been damaged in the district of Ratnapura alone. Because many schools have been used as evacuation centres, it could be a considerable period of time before some of them can re-open.
10 Apr 2017 description
Hundreds of people were evacuated as a result of flooding after Tropical Cyclone Cook made landfall on Vanuatu. 6,000 people were temporarily evacuated after two earthquakes hit Philippines' Batangas province.
20 Mar 2017 description
More than 30,000 people are estimated to have fled the Kokang Self Administered Zone after fighting erupted on 6 March between the Myanmar Military and National Democratic Alliance Army.
13 Mar 2017 description
A survey conducted by government agencies and relief organizations found that both food insecurity and debt were rising sharply among families hit by drought, the WFP office in Sri Lanka confirmed.
09 Mar 2017 description
report Save the Children
Drought conditions now exist in all but two of the country’s 25 provinces, and more than 1.2 million people are affected, including over 600,000 children.
06 Mar 2017 description
report IRIN
Almost one million people in drought-hit Sri Lanka are in “urgent need of food assistance” with tens of thousands needing “life-saving support”, according to an official assessment.
06 Mar 2017 description
An estimated 1.2 million people are affected by prolonged drought in 16 districts across Sri Lanka. Approximately 30,500 remain displaced as a result of fighting in Myanmar.
23 Jan 2017 description
An estimated 644,000 people have been affected by drought and saltwater intrusion across 8 provinces in Sri Lanka, while flash floods in northern Mindanao have displaced over 63,000.
31 Oct 2016 description
Between 29 and 31 October, 5,000 houses were flooded in Gorontalo and West Java provinces in Indonesia, affecting about 15,700 people and killing three children.
17 Oct 2016 description
An estimated 520,000 people across Sri Lanka remain affected by drought as flooding affects thousands in the Philippines while at least 21 have died in Viet Nam.
16 Sep 2014 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
01 Jul 2014 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
24 Jun 2014 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
01 Apr 2014 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
17 Feb 2014 description
report IRIN
In early February, a group of Arab donors visited the food-insecure regions of Brakna and Gorgol, a trip organized by UNOCHA. Gogol and Brakna are severely food insecure.
14 Jan 2014 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
17 Dec 2013 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
09 Dec 2013 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.