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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.
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.
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 Jul 2014 description
The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.
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.
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,...
08 Oct 2013 description
As of 8 October, almost 3 million people living across 30 of Thailand’s 77 provinces were affected by floods caused by heavier than usual monsoon rains.
30 Sep 2013 description
The UN Security Council endorsed the Russia-US agreement on the elimination of Syria’s chemical stockpile. Heavier than usual monsoon rains have resulted in floods in large parts of Thailand.
05 Aug 2013 description
In Lao PDR, a dengue outbreak has claimed 77 lives and affected 36,000 people. OCHA has released an emergency cash grant, and the UN is working on a CERF rapid response proposal.
29 Jul 2013 description
Heavy rains and flooding have caused casualties, displacement and damage in China, DPR Korea, India and Indonesia.
15 Jul 2013 description
Flooding after heavy monsoon rains is affecting Central and Eastern regions of Nepal as well as several Indian states. Ongoing heavy rains have caused almost 70 deaths in China.