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02 May 2018 description
A new report “Resilience in the Face of Adversity: A Comparative Study of Migrants in Crisis Situations” is based on six case studies conducted across the globe on crisis situations in migrant host countries.
14 Oct 2012 description
By Kate Roux in Thailand Floods are not unique for Thailand. But in 2011, the floods were considered some of the worst in the country’s history. One year later, the Thai Red Cross is helping build the resilience of communities to manage future floods - as well as other potential disasters -...
02 Jul 2012 description
Sendai, Japan, 2 July 2012 - The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Margareta Wahlström, today called on Information and Technology firms to help save lives and protect assets in vulnerable communities by offering greater support to early warning systems and disaster risk...
18 Jan 2012 description
302 human impact disasters claimed 29,782 lives; affected 206 million and inflicted record economic damages of $366 billion in 2011 Geneva, 18 January 2012 – For two consecutive years the long-term disasters trend has been bucked by major earthquakes which claimed thousands of lives and affected...
06 Jan 2012 description
DISASTER EVENTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC IN 2011 Asia and the Pacific continues to live up to its reputation as the world’s most natural-disaster-prone region. The International Disaster Database, EM-DAT, reports 89 natural-disaster events in the region in 2011. In terms of the number of events,...
23 Dec 2011 description
report AlertNet
BANGKOK (AlertNet) – Unusually heavy rains unleashed devastating floods in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam this year, disrupting the lives of some 15 million people and killing around 1,000. Damage to property and infrastructure runs to billions of dollars. Yet none of the countries asked for...
22 Nov 2011 description
Rice prices uncertain after Southeast Asian floods International rice prices are uncertain in the wake of flooding that has devastated several nations in Southeast Asia, according to FAO. Despite the loss of a few million tonnes of rice in Thailand because of the floods, FAO has raised its forecast...
10 Nov 2011 description
By Caroline Graham HelpAge is working to help at least 2,500 older people and their families affected by the floods in Thailand. The country’s worst flooding in half a century has caused widespread damage in approximately 60 provinces out of 76. Older people have been severely affected, mainly...
08 Nov 2011 description
report IRIN
BANGKOK, 8 November 2011 (IRIN) - While the Burmese government has re-opened a key border checkpoint between Thailand and Myanmar to accommodate thousands of migrants fleeing Thailand's flooded factories, undocumented - and now unemployed - migrants face extortion and abuse as they try to return...
03 Nov 2011 description
Improved supply, global economic uncertainty cited 3 November 2011, Rome - The FAO Food price index dropped to an 11-month low in October, declining 4 percent, or nine points, to 216 points from September. Nonetheless prices still remain generally higher than last year and very volatile, FAO said. ...
31 Oct 2011 description
On a good day it takes about 45 minutes to reach Bangkruai from central Bangkok. Although part of Nonthaburi province, the area is for all intents and purposes an outer suburb of Thailand’s capital – sitting on the opposite bank of the Chao Phraya River. But now, Thailand’s record floods have...
24 Oct 2011 description
BANGKOK, 24 October 2011 (NNT) – More flood evacuees are traveling from Thammasat University Rangsit Campus to Rajamangala Stadium after inundation prompted a need for their relocation while a number of volunteers have arrived at the new shelter. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and...
21 Oct 2011 description
BANGKOK, 21 October 2011 – The floods which have affected eight million people across South East Asia, and which now threaten Bangkok, have underlined shortcomings in disaster risk reduction with many children drowning because they cannot swim, and thousands of workers now unemployed because of...
19 Oct 2011 description
report UN News Service
18 October 2011 – The United Nations today voiced deep concern over the devastating floods in Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam and offered to assist the affected countries to respond to the disaster that has claimed hundreds of lives and caused heavy damage to property and...
18 Oct 2011 description
report The Irrawaddy
As much of central Thailand remains under water in the country's worst floods in decades, thousands of Burmese migrant workers left stranded by the disaster are making their way back to Burma. Many of the affected migrants are crossing the Thai-Burmese border at Mae Sot-Myawaddy, where...
17 Oct 2011 description
report Save the Children
Save the Children is warning that the number of children caught up in the continuing floods crisis in Thailand has risen sharply to an estimated 800,000. Nearly 300 people have died since the floods began in July and children are the most at risk. Many children and families are suffering severe...
14 Oct 2011 description
report Save the Children
Aid workers from Save the Children are using boats to deliver aid in Thailand where up to 500,000 children are affected by monsoonal flooding. The scale of destruction is already overwhelming and the situation for children is grim as water continues to rise around the suburbs of Bangkok. Roads...
12 Oct 2011 description
By Brigitte Leoni Bangkok, 12 October - Bangkok which has so far been spared the heavy flooding affecting one third of Thailand is currently preparing for the worst case scenario. Government officials are predicting that Thailand’s capital city may be flooded later this week while news reports...
03 Oct 2011 description
report Voice of America
Flooding in Thailand during this year's monsoon season has killed more than 200 people and affected at least two million more. Officials say the inundation across thousands of hectares of land is the most severe in decades and the United Nations is calling on governments in Asia to spend more...
13 Sep 2011 description
report AlertNet
13 Sep 2011 08:29 Source: Alertnet // Thin Lei Win BANGKOK (AlertNet) - Floods in Thailand have killed 82 people and affected more than 570,000 in 16 provinces, the Bangkok Post reported, citing officials from the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department. Read the full article on AlertNet.