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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.
06 Jul 2015 description
Continuing rainfall is impeding relief efforts as the NDRF attempts to carry out rescue efforts; there is a shortage of food and safe drinking water in the affected areas of West Bengal, India.
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.
13 Oct 2014 description
On 12 Oct, Cyclone Hudhud made landfall with wind speeds of between 180-195 kph and 2-3 metre waves. At least six people have been killed and 150,000 people have been evacuated
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.