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25 Jun 2018 description
With people standing on buckets in their plastic sheet shelters to stay out of the water, and no solution to the crisis in sight, there are concerns that the world’s attention will move on, leading to a drop in the vital resources needed.
27 May 2018 description
People affected by the cyclone in Socotra and Al-Mahrah need non-food items, food baskets, shelters, drinking water, medical supply and first aid kits.
25 May 2018 description
On 14 May, Antioquia’s state governor declared the situation a “public calamity”, predicting that the bursting of Ituango hydroelectric dam could affect up to 133,000 people.
03 May 2018 description
Water sources have been contaminated and 33 health centres have been destroyed along with homes, crops, irrigation systems and farm equipment, and roads and train lines.
23 Apr 2018 description
Five hundred people from the Rakhine community have volunteered to be trained to reduce risks and save lives in the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society’s cyclone preparedness programme.
23 Dec 2017 description
Latest information indicates that Tembin has caused dozens – potentially hundreds – of fatalities, damaged thousands of houses, and washed away vast amounts of livelihoods.
22 Aug 2017 description
Red Cross and Red Crescent operations appeal for support to meet growing needs as fears rise for villages stranded by flood waters in large areas of Nepal, Bangladesh and India.
17 Aug 2017 description
One of the most serious humanitarian crises this region has seen in many years is unfolding. Millions of people across large areas face food shortages and diseases, IFRC warned.
07 Aug 2017 description
While authorities estimate that at least 228 houses collapsed or were swept away in the region, Red Cross teams in Yen Bai, Son La and Lai Chau began repairing homes and providing temporary shelter.
11 Jul 2017 description
Three weeks of non-stop heavy rain has triggered flash floods and landslides across parts of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan that have hit more than a million people and caused widespread damage.
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.
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.
18 Oct 2016 description
According to local authorities, at least 21 people have died and 18 were injured after the floods inundated more than 27,000 houses in the provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue and Quang Binh.
29 Sep 2016 description
According to the Indonesian Red Cross Society, at least 37 people have died and 20 others are still missing after flash floods and landslides struck Garut and Sumedang regencies in West Java.
10 Aug 2016 description
Millions of people have been affected across India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The staggering number could rise as the scale of the damage becomes clear, says the IFRC.
29 Jul 2016 description
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is set to launch an emergency operation to support the Indian Red Cross in helping 25,000 people in Assam.
28 Apr 2016 description
Close to 30,000 people are affected by heavy rainfall that has triggered flash floods and landslides in several parts of the country, causing displacement and destroying homes and livelihoods.
30 Dec 2015 description
According to Argentine Red Cross estimates, over 25,000 people have been affected by the overflow of the Uruguay and Paraná Rivers in northern Argentina.
04 Dec 2015 description
As fresh rain pounds south India, stories are emerging of sudden evacuations and improvised rescues. Heavy rain associated with Cyclone Rovan in November has killed more than 260 and affected 3 million people.