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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.
10 Mar 2016 description
According to a new report by ESCAP, the region accounted for over half the world’s 344 disasters in 2015, resulting in over 16,000 deaths with 59 million people affected.
24 Aug 2015 description
About 2.6 million people have been affected in Bangladesh, while in Myanmar, floods and landslides have affected more than 1.6 million people in July and August.
13 Jul 2015 description
Direct economic losses are estimated at 5.86 billion yuan ($940 million) with agriculture worst hit. Loss of 3.62 billion yuan estimated as the typhoon coincided with vegetable harvests.
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.