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08 May 2017 description
Tropical Cyclone Donna has intensified into a category 5 storm as it moves towards New Caledonia, while Bangladesh has seen an increase of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
06 Apr 2017 description
A new publication focuses on five priority Asian countries that are highly vulnerable to large-scale natural disasters: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, and the Philippines.
25 Mar 2017 description
After two consecutive seasons of drought, heavy rains finally promise a good harvest in most parts of Zimbabwe's Manicaland province - but only if farmers can get it to market.
22 Mar 2017 description
A fall armyworm outbreak is causing considerable crop damage in seven countries in the region, concurrently with a cyclone in Madagascar, flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
19 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The effects of El Niño continue to affect the country, with Cyclone Dineo further compounding the effect on agricultural harvesting. The nutrition situation is expected to remain poor until July.
08 Mar 2017 description
report Voice of America
Since December, floods have killed 246 people, injured 128 and left nearly 2,000 homeless ... Those who have survived the floods say they have lost their possessions.
06 Mar 2017 description
Concern Worldwide, Oxfam, Save the Children and CARE, supporting the Government of Mozambique, appeal for $10.2 million to support 150,000 people with lifesaving assistance.
01 Mar 2017 description
According to the UN Country team, $10.2 million is required to reach 150,000 people with life-saving assistance and protection over the next three months.
27 Feb 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle
Landslides around the capital, Santiago, have contaminated a major river and cut off the drinking water supply to about 4 million people. At least three people have died and dozens are missing.
22 Feb 2017 description
Mankind's ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a FAO report.
09 Feb 2017 description
More than 129,000ha in Zambia have been affected, while 5,471ha are reported to be damaged in Malawi. Slow responses by governments could result in cuts in household production.
08 Feb 2017 description
After Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines shook up its methods for keeping the public risk-informed, and ensuring early dissemination of warnings and efficient evacuations to promote a “zero casualty” approach.
23 Jan 2017 description
An estimated 644,000 people have been affected by drought and saltwater intrusion across 8 provinces in Sri Lanka, while flash floods in northern Mindanao have displaced over 63,000.
16 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The El Niño-induced drought and saline intrusion emergency has adversely impacted the lives of some two million people, including 520,000 children, in the 18 most affected provinces.
16 Jan 2017 description
Multipurpose cash grants to support life-saving basic needs, emergency agricultural inputs and veterinary first aid kits have been identified as priority needs in Mongolia.
09 Jan 2017 description
Since 1 January, continuous heavy rains have caused widespread flooding across southern Thailand. As of 9 January, more than 330,300 households have been affected, with 21 deaths.
05 Jan 2017 description
report Munich Re
The losses totalled US$175 billion, two-thirds more than in the previous year. The share of uninsured losses remained substantial at around 70 per cent.
03 Jan 2017 description
Between 29 December and 2 January, flooding in the provinces of West Java, Aceh, Central Java and East Java left thousands of homes under water for two to three days.
29 Dec 2016 description
IFRC has launched a USD 1.56 million appeal to assist more than 20,000 people affected by Typhoon Nock-Ten which struck the Philippines on December 25th.
28 Dec 2016 description
Red Cross has started its operation to help thousands of vulnerable people. Damage reports are slowly made available as the assessment teams are returning from the affected areas.