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06 Mar 2014 description
The year was marked by 137 natural disasters in the region, compared with 93 separate events in 2012. The number of people killed by disasters was almost six times higher.
25 Nov 2013 description
Tropical Cyclone Helen made landfall in India affecting more than 70,000 people.Three earthquakes struck China's province of Jilin where 260,000 families have been affected.
22 Oct 2013 description
There have been 2,936 new cases of cholera and 83 deaths in Haiti in one week, already more than half the cases reported during September.
17 Oct 2013 description
By early October, a total of 45 provinces were affected by floods, of which 25 provinces are severely affected. The reported death toll from these floods has risen to 61 people.
14 Oct 2013 description
Heavy flooding, caused by seasonal rains and compounded by recent storms has affected large areas in SE Asia. Tropical Cyclone Nari is expected to impact the same locations.
08 Oct 2013 description
As of 8 October, almost 3 million people living across 30 of Thailand’s 77 provinces were affected by floods caused by heavier than usual monsoon rains.
05 Oct 2013 description
report Voice of America
Regional aid groups have launched appeals as monsoon floods have affected more than 3 million people and claimed at least 100 lives, mostly in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand.
25 Sep 2013 description
Health Minister concerned about possible epidemics of waterborne diseases as flooding hits 21 provinces. Twelve public health centres have been hit and may need to be relocated.
05 Aug 2013 description
In Lao PDR, a dengue outbreak has claimed 77 lives and affected 36,000 people. OCHA has released an emergency cash grant, and the UN is working on a CERF rapid response proposal.
14 Mar 2013 description
The world has experienced three consecutive years where annual economic losses have exceeded $100 billion due to an enormous increase in exposure of industrial assets to extreme disaster events.
09 Jul 2012 description
DESTACADOS: PARAGUAY: Las autoridades estiman que aún hay 10,000 familias en necesidad alimentaria. CUBA: Un inusual brote de cólera en la provincia de Granma ha dejado tres muertos. PERÚ: Las autoridades han movilizado más de 92,000 frazadas a las zonas afectadas por las heladas.
25 Jun 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS:  PERU: Cold Weather affects about 11,665 people in the Andean region.  MEXICO: Hurricane Carlotta affected more than 12,000 families in the state of Oaxaca  BOLIVIA: More than 720 confirmed cases of influenza AH1N1.