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11 May 2016 description
According to the IDMC, just 10 countries accounted for more than two-thirds of the total. In addition, there were 8.6 million new cases during 2015.
07 Apr 2016 description
An FAO-WFP assessment mission six months after the floods caused by Cyclone Komen has highlighted that additional assistance to rebuild livelihoods is urgently needed.
17 Mar 2016 description
More than seven months after Cyclone Komen struck Myanmar, people in Chin and Rakhine states are still suffering, which highlights their vulnerability to withstand future similar emergencies.
10 Mar 2016 description
According to a new report by ESCAP, the region accounted for over half the world’s 344 disasters in 2015, resulting in over 16,000 deaths with 59 million people affected.
11 Feb 2016 description
The hottest year on record, 2015, has confirmed that weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural hazards, according to a new analysis.
22 Dec 2015 description
Torrential monsoonal rains, exacerbated by Cyclone Komen, caused widespread flooding and landslides in Myanmar from July to October this year.
11 Nov 2015 description
Most of the displaced have now returned to their villages of origin but about 7,000 people remain in evacuation sites, mainly in Sagaing Region and Chin State.
08 Sep 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 Sep 2015 description
Urgent support is needed to help farmers recover from a month of extreme monsoon weather, which has affected more than 1.6 million people and inundated more than 1.4 million acres of farmland.
01 Sep 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.
01 Sep 2015 description
Although the water level is now gradually receding, new heavy monsoon rains might still worsen the situation in the southwest delta region of the country.
27 Aug 2015 description
According to the Government, over 1.4 million acres of farmlands have been inundated, with more than 800,000 acres destroyed, posing a risk to long-term food security.
24 Aug 2015 description
About 2.6 million people have been affected in Bangladesh, while in Myanmar, floods and landslides have affected more than 1.6 million people in July and August.
14 Aug 2015 description
IOM emergency teams report that many communities remain cut off, with key infrastructure such as roads and bridges washed away, schools and health clinics severely damaged and water sources contaminated.
11 Aug 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.
11 Aug 2015 description
An estimated one million people in 12 of Myanmar’s 14 regions have been affected by the worst flooding in decades. Farmers are particularly hard hit as crops and animals are swamped.
06 Aug 2015 description
As of today, over 387 metric tonnes of food, 620,000 water treatment tablets, and other relief items have been distributed. More than 330,000 people have been affected and 88 killed.
05 Aug 2015 description
Myanmar Red Cross Society estimates 178,000 people have been affected in areas where it has been able to gather data. Many places remain inaccessible due to damage and disruption to transport and communications.
03 Aug 2015 description
United Nations agencies and INGOs are conducting assessments, and providing food, emergency health services, water and sanitation assistance, and relief items.
03 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
“The floods are hitting children and families who are already very vulnerable,” UNICEF said. “The floods will have a longer-term impact on the livelihoods of these families.”