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03 Apr 2017 description
A return to El Niño conditions could cause significant humanitarian concerns, especially as many countries that may be affected are still recovering from the 2015/16 El Niño event.
06 Feb 2017 description
As of 6 February, about 178,000 people in north-eastern Mindanao remain displaced by flooding caused by a series of weather systems that since 8 January have brought heavy rains to the Philippines.
30 Jan 2017 description
As of 30 January, about 100,000 people are displaced by flooding in Caraga (northeastern Mindanao, Philippines) due to successive weather systems affecting the area.
16 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The El Niño-induced drought and saline intrusion emergency has adversely impacted the lives of some two million people, including 520,000 children, in the 18 most affected provinces.
08 Dec 2016 description
The new edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report highlights 39 countries in need of external food assistance. Global agricultural prospects are improving but lean seasons loom in near future.
15 Aug 2016 description
More than four million people have been affected by flooding across Myanmar and Bangladesh, while in Timor-Leste, 120,000 people are severely affected by the El Niño event.
10 Aug 2016 description
Millions of people have been affected across India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The staggering number could rise as the scale of the damage becomes clear, says the IFRC.
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
report Oxfam
This crisis was predicted, yet overall, the response has been too little, too late. The looming La Niña event may further hit communities that are already deeply vulnerable, says Oxfam.
08 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
In Eastern and Southern Africa – the worst hit regions – some 26.5 million children need support, including more than one million who need treatment for severe acute malnutrition.
06 Jul 2016 description
More than 60 million people worldwide are projected to be food insecure due to the impact of the El Niño climate event and many more are highly vulnerable to La Niña's likely knock-on effect.
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).
17 Jun 2016 description
The Report aims to equip relevant decision makers with key information for preparedness, response, advocacy and resource mobilisation efforts to mitigate and manage risks.
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.
02 Jun 2016 description
Drought linked to El Niño and civil conflict have pushed the number of countries currently in need of external food assistance up to 37 from 34 in March, according to a new FAO report.
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.
19 May 2016 description
Due to El Niño phenomenon, almost half of households across the country are expected to experience varying levels of food insecurity until June.
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.
09 May 2016 description
During the past week, strong winds, heavy rain and hail in various parts of Myanmar have affected over 64,500 people and damaged over 23,300 houses.
02 May 2016 description
In Myanmar, over 58,000 people have been affected and 21 people killed by strong winds, hail and heavy rains in various parts of the country since 19 April.