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17 Jul 2017 description
Heavy monsoon rains have triggered flooding and landslides across Asia and the Pacific affecting millions of people. Tropical Storm Talas hit Viet Nam damaging at least 2,700 houses.
10 Jul 2017 description
As of 7 July, over 40 people have been killed, 61 injured and 60 houses damaged by flash floods in Pakistan. Armed clashes in Afghanistan have displaced more than 20,200 people.
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.
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.
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.
27 Dec 2016 description
As of 27 December, Nock-Ten affected an estimated 112,000 people in four regions in the Philippines. About 104,000 people were displaced by floods in Indonesia.
14 Nov 2016 description
Incessant rains across Java Island and in Aceh and Jambi provinces triggered floods. The government warned that 41 million people across Indonesia were at moderate or high at risk of landslides.
31 Oct 2016 description
Between 29 and 31 October, 5,000 houses were flooded in Gorontalo and West Java provinces in Indonesia, affecting about 15,700 people and killing three children.
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.
22 Oct 2016 description
A total of 200,862 people are now displaced in CAR and Regions I, II, III, IV-A and V, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
21 Oct 2016 description
According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the typhoon has affected more than 100,000 people with over 40,000 people in evacuation centers.
17 Oct 2016 description
An estimated 520,000 people across Sri Lanka remain affected by drought as flooding affects thousands in the Philippines while at least 21 have died in Viet Nam.
30 Sep 2016 description
report IRIN
Vice President Leni Robredo, newly installed as head of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council admits only around 1% of the target of 205,000 homes has been achieved.
17 May 2016 description
report GFDRR
By 2014, all 80 provinces and over 91% of cities/municipalities established DRM offices. To accelerate reforms, capacity building activities for local government agencies benefited from GFDRR funding and technical expertise.
25 Apr 2016 description
The Government of the Philippines and FAO have started using unmanned aerial drones to assess where farmlands are most at risk from natural disasters.
25 Nov 2015 description
Spread over nine provinces in central Philippines, the IFRC shelter programme includes the construction of new typhoon-resistant homes as well as cash assistance, training and materials to rebuild.
12 Nov 2015 description
Barely two years after Typhoon 'Yolanda' ravaged Eastern Visayas, survivors from Tanauan are showing signs of full recovery. One is the building of safer communities in various relocation sites around town.
03 Nov 2015 description
In the past two years, cash distributions have helped over 150,000 households to support their chosen income-generating activity after their livelihoods were severely affected by the typhoon.
11 May 2015 description
report IRIN
Two people died but officials and aid agencies said a greater impact had been averted because people had learnt to heed warnings in the wake of the Haiyan disaster.