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19 Feb 2018 description
More than 1,550 houses have been damaged or destroyed across Tonga's islands. A one-month State of Emergency has been declared for the whole country until 12 March.
12 Feb 2018 description
Tropical Cyclone Gita passed Samoa on 10 February with damage and localized flooding reported. More than 80,000 people in Tonga are currently expected to be impacted by the cyclone.
02 Feb 2018 description
With the continued volcanic activity, the local government is now planning for three-month evacuation. Nearly 90 per cent of evacuees are seeking shelter in 88 evacuation centres, mostly schools.
26 Jan 2018 description
The Philippines is bracing for a possible three-month-long emergency in areas around an erupting volcano, which has already displaced more than 81,000 and led to overcrowded temporary shelters.
22 Jan 2018 description
The volcano spewed a 10km-high ash column on 22 January, with authorities warning of an imminent hazardous eruption, possibly within days. There was moderate to heavy ash fall.
22 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Children born or in utero during the 2009/10 catastrophic winter and living in districts severely hit have significantly worse health compared with same-age children living in less affected districts.
10 Mar 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.
03 Mar 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.
24 Feb 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.
17 Feb 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.
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.
13 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
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
05 Jan 2015 description
Jangmi affected about 486,900 people across seven regions in the Philippines. The death toll stands at 54 with 40 injured and 7 missing. In Malaysia, almost 45,100 people are displaced.
01 Jan 2015 description
More than 1 million have fled their homes in the past two weeks. Thousands of hectares of crops, mainly rice, have been destroyed in the agricultural heartland of the North Central and Eastern provinces.
30 Dec 2014 description
Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand continue to experience flooding, while Tropical Storm Jangmi is affecting the central Philippines.
08 Nov 2013 description
Typhoon Haiyan is forecast to hit the same provinces affected by two major storms in October, which are currently experiencing heavy rains and flash floods due to a tropical depression.
28 Oct 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.
23 Oct 2013 description
Typhoons Wutip and Nari hit Viet Nam within two weeks, causing significant damage. Almost 120,000 people were affected by Wutip, while assessments are still underway for Nari.