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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.
01 Dec 2015 description
Weeks of torrential rain have brought widespread flooding and left thousands of people facing an uncertain future across the south Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
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.
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.
24 Sep 2015 description
Local actors are often the most effective in conducting humanitarian operations. The 2015 World Disasters Report examines the challenges they face in scaling-up and sustaining their humanitarian response.
28 Aug 2015 description
The IFRC’s 1.5 million Swiss franc appeal ($1.53 million) aims to help the Pakistan Red Crescent reach 40,000 people with humanitarian assistance across nine districts.
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.