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25 Apr 2016 description
Since 19 April, strong winds, hail and heavy rains have affected over 40 townships in Myanmar, Over 1,100 houses were destroyed and 11,600 houses damaged.
18 Apr 2016 description
Approximately 42 per cent of the Philippines is affected by El Niño-induced drought. In Fiji, floods have compounded the hardship of communities recovering from Cyclone Winston.
17 Apr 2016 description
Approximately 110,000 people have been temporarily displaced by the earthquakes, sheltering in more than 720 temporary evacuation centres established by local authorities.
10 Mar 2016 description
Thousands of displaced families and elderly people are still unable to return home the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan’s northeast coastline on March 11, 2011.
15 Apr 2015 description
A new policy brief stresses that addressing social and psychological consequences of displacement is as important as the (re-)construction of physical infrastructure and environmental remediation.
07 Jul 2014 description
Typhoon Neoguri is headed towards Japan and the government has issued warnings and evacuation advisories. Papua New Guinea and the Philippines continue to experience heavy floods.
10 Mar 2014 description
For humanitarian actors working in other countries, there is a clear lesson to pay attention to the prospects for nuclear/industrial/technological accidents triggered by natural hazards.
09 Oct 2013 description
The platform documents the Japanese Red Cross Society’s experience and makes available a range of material on its response and future preparedness, including a new operational manual.
10 Mar 2013 description
Psychological stresses are emerging amongst some of the 300,000 displaced survivors, particularly children and elderly people.
09 Mar 2012 description
report IRIN
BANGKOK, 9 March 2012 (IRIN) - Japan is widely regarded as well-prepared for disasters, being used to frequent tsunamis, cyclones, earthquakes and volcanic activity, but a year after the calamitous events of 11 March 2011, the lessons from the multi-disaster still resonate. "The learning from...
26 Sep 2011 description
report UN News Service
26 September 2011 – Members of a United Nations task force looking into the health and environmental impacts of the accident earlier this year at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan today began discussions on how to move forward with their assessment. “This basically is a management...
15 Sep 2011 description
EVENT SUMMARY In the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis that struck northeast Japan on March 11, Japan has faced multiple challenges and crises. As Japan has begun major reconstruction efforts in the affected areas, worked to regain control of damaged nuclear power plants, and...
29 Jun 2011 description
Date: 29 June 2011 Press Release No: G/25/2011 Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – An increase in extreme weather events and unprecedented natural calamities have set back Asia-Pacific economic recovery and development gains and require a joint regional response,...