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12 Feb 2018 description
Tropical Cyclone Gita passed Samoa on 10 February with damage and localized flooding reported. More than 80,000 people in Tonga are currently expected to be impacted by the cyclone.
07 Aug 2014 description
In Myanmar - the most at-risk country in Asia-Pacific in terms of natural hazards - medium to large-scale floods, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides or tsunamis occur every couple of years.
06 Mar 2014 description
The year was marked by 137 natural disasters in the region, compared with 93 separate events in 2012. The number of people killed by disasters was almost six times higher.
15 Oct 2013 description
Snapshot 08 – 15 October In Syria, heavy fighting is ongoing in Rural Damascus, Dar’a, Aleppo, Idleb and Homs, with government forces making gains in Rural Damascus while the opposition has won ground in Dar’a. Despite the call of al-Qaeda’s leader for opposition fighters to unite,...
26 Jul 2013 description
There is concern over the lack of adequate funding, which is curtailing the capacity of the development actors to take over from the humanitarians, as the frequency of natural disasters increases.