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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.
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.
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).
11 Feb 2015 description
Improved preparedness measures and early warning systems, as well as larger evacuations, consistently moved people to safety and reduced the number of casualties.
11 Sep 2014 description
The first six months of 2014 saw the most intense and highest number of storms in Asia and the Pacific compared to the same period over the last five years. Over 31 million people were affected by 58 natural disasters.
24 Mar 2014 description
There were 12 deaths and 15,446 suspected cases of dengue fever as the outbreak has now spread to all divisions of Fiji. In Vanuatu, there is increased relief response to TC Lusi.