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06 Mar 2014 description
The year was marked by 137 natural disasters in the region, compared with 93 separate events in 2012. The number of people killed by disasters was almost six times higher.
08 Nov 2013 description
Typhoon Haiyan is forecast to hit the same provinces affected by two major storms in October, which are currently experiencing heavy rains and flash floods due to a tropical depression.
28 Oct 2013 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
28 Oct 2013 description
The earthquake in Bohol has killed 186 people, affected some 3 million, and left nearly 381,000 displaced. Repaired bridges and roads have opened greater access to affected areas.
23 Oct 2013 description
Typhoons Wutip and Nari hit Viet Nam within two weeks, causing significant damage. Almost 120,000 people were affected by Wutip, while assessments are still underway for Nari.
22 Oct 2013 description
There have been 2,936 new cases of cholera and 83 deaths in Haiti in one week, already more than half the cases reported during September.
15 Oct 2013 description
Snapshot 08 – 15 October In Syria, heavy fighting is ongoing in Rural Damascus, Dar’a, Aleppo, Idleb and Homs, with government forces making gains in Rural Damascus while the opposition has won ground in Dar’a. Despite the call of al-Qaeda’s leader for opposition fighters to unite,...
14 Oct 2013 description
The district of Quang Binh - the most affected by Typhoon Wutip and still covered in debris - has ordered the evacuation of 27,000 people. Nari is predicted to make landfall on Tuesday morning.
14 Oct 2013 description
Over 96,000 people are displaced with more than 44,000 houses damaged. 13 people have been killed, 7 are still missing. A clean-up operation is now underway.
14 Oct 2013 description
Heavy flooding, caused by seasonal rains and compounded by recent storms has affected large areas in SE Asia. Tropical Cyclone Nari is expected to impact the same locations.
13 Oct 2013 description
More than 43,000 people are displaced, some living with host families and others in evacuation centers. Over 16,500 homes have been damaged. As of Sunday, many areas were still without power.