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10 Oct 2016 description
An estimated 520,000 people across eight provinces in Sri Lanka remain affected by drought as of 9 October. Water shortages are reported in several areas.
26 Aug 2015 description
After hitting Philippines and Kyushu Island in Japan, Goni brought flash floods to DPRK's Rason City, killing 40 people and affecting more than 11,000 inhabitants.
23 Aug 2013 description
If humanitarian assistance is not sustained, there is a high risk of epidemic spread of waterborne diseases resulting from the flooding that occurred in July.
15 Aug 2013 description
As at 15 June 2013, programmes being implemented by UN agencies remain drastically underfunded. A total $150 million is needed for 2013, of which only 21.2 per cent has been received.
06 Aug 2013 description
WFP has released 457 metric tons of maize to address the immediate food needs of more than 38,000 people affected by floods in DPR Korea.
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.
02 Aug 2013 description
WFP stocks are largely exhausted and agencies have little cash in country for local purchases. Relief supplies will need to be imported, which will involve time lags.
26 Jul 2013 description
UN agencies carried out assessment missions on 24 July to two counties in North Pyongan. Homeless families do not currently have fuel, cooking utensils or food stocks.