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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.
24 Oct 2016 description
Approximately 159,000 people are displaced and an estimated eight have been killed in the Philippines due to Typhoon Haima; 250 hectares of rice have been damaged in Indonesia.
29 Sep 2016 description
According to the Indonesian Red Cross Society, at least 37 people have died and 20 others are still missing after flash floods and landslides struck Garut and Sumedang regencies in West Java.
26 Sep 2016 description
Since 18 September, torrential rainfall has caused flooding, mud flows and landslides in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, affecting 81,000 people across 28 counties and 13 cities.
25 Jul 2016 description
During the past week, torrential rains continued to affect several parts of Indonesia. On 19 July, at least 100 houses were inundated in Sorong city, West Papua province.
18 Jul 2016 description
In Papua New Guinea, 226,000 people need food assistance, although Increased rainfall has eased the drought situation in most parts of the country.
11 Jul 2016 description
A total of 449,000 people in China were affected by Typhoon Nepartak, including some 203,000 people in 10 cities. At least 7,500 families have been affected in the Philippines.
04 Jul 2016 description
At least 14 deaths have been recorded and some 20 people are reported missing, with 120,000 people temporarily relocated due to the recent flooding in China.
27 Jun 2016 description
In China, nine million people have been affected by torrential rainfall across 10 provinces. In the Philippines, 5,100 people in Maguindanao province have been affected by floods.
20 Jun 2016 description
In Central Java province, Indonesia, floods and landslides caused 35 deaths while 25 are still missing according to the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB).
13 Jun 2016 description
In Philippines' province of Davao del Norte, an estimated 229,000 people are affected by an El Niño-induced drought. In Myanmar over 25,000 people were affected by flash floods on 9 June.
30 May 2016 description
Most of the 25 provinces of Cambodia are currently experiencing water shortages due to what is being called the worst drought in about 50 years.
16 May 2016 description
Rains and unseasonal snow in Mongolia continue to hit vulnerable herders due to additional livestock deaths, despite the official government declaration that the dzud is over.
28 Apr 2015 description
The early production forecast for maize - a staple food throughout the subregion - is about 21.1 million tonnes in 2015, 15 percent lower than the average for the last five years, FAO says.
15 Apr 2015 description
Nearly 11,500 homes will need to be repaired and cleaned. At least 116 schools are damaged, and more than 60,000 public school students are not attending classes. Water and sewage systems have collapsed.
27 Jan 2015 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.
20 Jan 2015 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.
06 Jan 2015 description
Rainfall performance has been poor across much of the region for the first half of the 2014/15 agriculture season and could have an adverse impact on household food security.
17 Dec 2014 description
report ACT Alliance
Maize harvests were 50 - 75% below average during agricultural season in some regions. Food insecurity affects 640,009 people, requiring 15,830 MT of maize equivalent to address shortage.
11 Dec 2014 description
FAO estimates that globally 39 countries, including 29 countries in Africa, need external assistance for food due to conflict, crop failures and localized high food prices.