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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.
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.
13 Jun 2017 description
Severe rains have triggered landslides in the Chittagong Hills, reportedly killing more than 40 people and leaving dozens missing. This latest disaster comes in the wake of Cyclone Mora.
02 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Cyclone Mora in Myanmar and Bangladesh, and torrential monsoon rains across Sri Lanka have left children homeless and in need of protection, nutrition and health services.
29 May 2017 description
An estimated 503,560 people in 15 of Sri Lanka’s 25 districts have been affected by floods and landslides, with 82,998 people displaced. A total of 156 deaths has been confirmed.
26 Jul 2013 description
There is concern over the lack of adequate funding, which is curtailing the capacity of the development actors to take over from the humanitarians, as the frequency of natural disasters increases.
08 Oct 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front agree on framework towards a new Bangsamoro political entity. 367,000 people still displaced by monsoon floods in Luzon. New United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the Philippines assumes post. Link: Philippines...
02 Oct 2012 description
report AmeriCares
Grants help partners quickly respond to disasters October 1, 2012 AmeriCares Global Pre-Positioning Initiative, launched in early 2012, has already helped crucial aid quickly reach flood survivors in Pakistan, the Philippines, Colombia, India and Indonesia – aid that is put in place before...
06 Jan 2012 description
DISASTER EVENTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC IN 2011 Asia and the Pacific continues to live up to its reputation as the world’s most natural-disaster-prone region. The International Disaster Database, EM-DAT, reports 89 natural-disaster events in the region in 2011. In terms of the number of events,...