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20 Nov 2017 description
Typhoon Damrey is estimated to have caused damage of about US$600 million in Viet Nam. On 19 November Tropical Storm Kirogi struck, hitting many of the areas affected by Damrey.
15 Nov 2017 description
Despite stretched resources, the government, with support from humanitarian partners, continues to address the triple challenge of drought, flooding and inter-communal conflict.
13 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
About 150,000 children under-five are at risk of malnutrition and over 80,000 pregnant and nursing women need special care. Children in poor remote areas are still underserved by relief efforts.
07 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Typhoon Damrey is likely to be one of the worst storms to strike the country's central-southern coastal region in years. At least four children have died and two are still missing.
06 Nov 2017 description
Typhoon Damrey caused 29 deaths and damaged nearly 40,000 houses, while at least seven people were killed and more than 3,500 were evacuated in Penang following severe flash floods.
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.
03 Oct 2017 description
The plan targets all Rohingya refugees and 300,000 Bangladeshi host communities, focusing on the provision of life-saving assistance, improving settlement areas, and promoting protection.
30 Sep 2017 description
Most of the crop lands have been submerged for at least 5-7 days causing damage to crops, houses, and infrastructures. People have lost their stored foods as stocks have been washed away during the floods.
29 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children
Poor access to clean drinking water and basic health services, coupled with frequent monsoon rains, has sparked growing concern of an outbreak of water-borne diseases like cholera.
22 Sep 2017 description
Humanitarian partners continue to deliver basic food assistance, shelter, water, emergency latrines, psychosocial support and informal education, but gaps remain enormous and urgent.
21 Sep 2017 description
Un informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos. En el Caribe, el impacto de los huracanes mermará el rendimiento agrícola.
18 Sep 2017 description
Viet Nam authorities reported 14 people killed, 112 injured and 4 missing when Typhoon Doksuri swept through seven central provinces over the weekend.
06 Sep 2017 description
About 13,000 people are ill with diarrhoea and respiratory infections in Bangladesh after floods in its north. In Nepal, 26,944 cases of illness have been reported by district health facilities.
04 Sep 2017 description
An estimated 30 million people have been affected by flooding in India. At the height of the emergency, 1.1 million people were hosted in 3,271 camps. People have begun to return home as water levels are dropping.
02 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The most urgent needs for children are clean water, hygiene supplies to prevent the spread of disease, food supplies and safe places in evacuation centres for children to play.
01 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF is responding to 1.5 million flood affected people by providing water purification tablets, hygiene kits, jerry cans and bleaching powder. UNICEF is also assisting Rohingya children and their families in Cox’s Bazar.
27 Aug 2017 description
Based on the attack rate projections another 36,000 to 40,000 cases are expected over the next six to nine months, according to the government and WHO.
24 Aug 2017 description
At least 900 people are known to have died. Tens of thousands of houses, as well as schools and hospitals, have been destroyed leaving people displaced and in urgent need of life-saving support.
22 Aug 2017 description
Many flood survivors have lost their homes, businesses, crops and livelihoods, and are now vulnerable to deteriorating food insecurity, lack of income and poverty.
22 Aug 2017 description
Red Cross and Red Crescent operations appeal for support to meet growing needs as fears rise for villages stranded by flood waters in large areas of Nepal, Bangladesh and India.