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16 Aug 2017 description
Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. Disaster displacement continues at an unabated pace too.
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.
25 Feb 2015 description
Asia and the Pacific witnessed 119 disaster events in 2014, but effective cyclone early warning systems, together with enhanced preparedness, saved countless lives, says ESCAP.
17 Feb 2015 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
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.
15 Sep 2014 description
About 8,000 people have been displaced by the storm in the Philippines; the Government is leading the response, including the distribution of food and non-food items to the affected people.
08 Sep 2014 description
Three million people have been affected by two weeks of intense rain in Bangladesh, prompting health concerns. In India, the worst floods in 60 years have killed 120 people.
18 Aug 2014 description
The Government of Nepal is leading the response. Humanitarian partners have strengthened their presence on the ground to support the delivery of food, water and medication.
04 Aug 2014 description
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck China on 3 August killing more than 381 people and injuring 1,800. In Nepal, ten people have been killed by landslides triggered by monsoon rains.