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25 Jun 2018 description
CERF funding enabled 12 UN agencies together with 589 partners to provide life-saving assistance in 2016 and 2017 to 22.5 million people in humanitarian emergencies in 47 countries.
25 Jun 2018 description
A total of 1,600 new displacements has been reported in Afghanistan due to conflict in the past week. Displacements have been highest in Faryab and Kunduz provinces.
22 Jan 2018 description
report CARE
CARE report "Suffering in Silence" highlights humanitarian crises around the world that rarely made the news: North Korea, Eritrea and Burundi were the least covered by media.
14 Dec 2017 description
4.33 million people were affected at the peak of the floods, with almost 400,000 people in need of immediate humanitarian assistance from national and international partners.
06 Dec 2017 description
Running until March 2021, the project will strengthen weather-, climate- and water-related impact-based decision support services and so help protect lives and property.
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.
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.
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.
07 Aug 2017 description
While authorities estimate that at least 228 houses collapsed or were swept away in the region, Red Cross teams in Yen Bai, Son La and Lai Chau began repairing homes and providing temporary shelter.
24 Jul 2017 description
The landslides between June and July are the deadliest in history, with Rangamati and Bandarban the most affected areas; 1,500 people in eight shelter camps are still receiving aid.
17 Jul 2017 description
Heavy monsoon rains have triggered flooding and landslides across Asia and the Pacific affecting millions of people. Tropical Storm Talas hit Viet Nam damaging at least 2,700 houses.
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.
23 Dec 2016 description
EM-DAT preliminary data shows that during this year, 301 country-level natural disasters in 102 countries caused more than 7,000 deaths and US$97 billion of economic damages.
19 Dec 2016 description
An estimated 15,000 people in Myanmar have fled to China after fighting. Heavy flooding has led to displacements in Fiji with loss of lives reported in Indonesia and Viet Nam.
24 Oct 2016 description
Approximately 159,000 people are displaced and an estimated eight have been killed in the Philippines due to Typhoon Haima; 250 hectares of rice have been damaged in Indonesia.
18 Oct 2016 description
According to local authorities, at least 21 people have died and 18 were injured after the floods inundated more than 27,000 houses in the provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue and Quang Binh.
17 Oct 2016 description
An estimated 520,000 people across Sri Lanka remain affected by drought as flooding affects thousands in the Philippines while at least 21 have died in Viet Nam.