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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.
29 Apr 2016 description
Nigeria, Chad and Niger account for three-quarters of the population facing severe food insecurity, in particular communities in north-western Chad, where those facing crisis levels of food insecurity has more than doubled.
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.
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.
28 Oct 2014 description
Food shortages and weak purchasing power will limit food availability and access, particularly for the urban poor and for households with ill or deceased family members, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.