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Afghanistan + 12 more

Secretary-General to Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction

Press Release SG/SM/7060 - 19990706 DESPITE DEDICATED EFFORTS, NUMBER AND COST OF NATURAL DISASTERS CONTINUE TO RISE Following are remarks of Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the occasion of the...

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World

ADB Workshop to Combat ASEAN Fires

A regional workshop to combat forest fires and transboundary haze will be held at Asian Development Bank headquarters in Manila from 1 to 2 September 1998. This is the first in a series of workshops...

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Indonesia

UNEP delivers encouraging news to ASEAN environment ministers

Forest Fires Emergency in Indonesia: Positive Response from the International Community The United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) will tell environment ministers attending the 5th Association of...

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Indonesia

Indonesia : Haze/Smog

appeal no. 18/97 situation report no. 4 period covered: 1 May to 1 July 1998 The haze/smog that choked much of Southeast Asia cleared with the belated arrival of the 1997 monsoon, but widespread...

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Singapore

ASEAN Ministers Warn of Renewed Fires in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE (June 19) XINHUA - ASEAN environment ministers warned Friday against a renewed threat of fires in the months ahead as the region is entering into the dry season. The warning was contained...

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Indonesia + 2 more

A multi-billion estimate on the cost of Asia's forest fires

Environmental groups estimate forest fires across south-east Asia last year caused at least four-point-five billion dollars in losses. The estimate of losses, mostly suffered by Indonesia but also...

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Philippines

Philippines warned of haze from Asia fires

GENEVA, May 28 (Reuters) - Scientific models show that haze from recent forest fires in Indonesia will be blowing towards the Philippines, the United Nations meteorological agency said on Thursday. ...

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Indonesia

Haze/Smog Situation Report No. 3

Drought is affecting parts of Indonesia, increasing the risk of a return of the haze/smog that choked much of south east Asia last year until the monsoon in November. The Indonesian Red Cross (Palang...

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Brunei Darussalam + 3 more

ASEAN Update Vol. 1/98

1st quarter of 1998 ASEAN ministers and senior officials charged with tackling the haze problem have met every month or so since November last year to make urgent decisions and to review the impact...

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Indonesia

Environmental crisis in South East Asia is far from over

UNEP Executive Director appeals for urgent financial assistance to help prevent repetition of 1997 forest fire disaster LONDON/NAIROBI, 14 May 1998 - "The environmental crisis of forest fires in...

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Indonesia + 1 more

Malaysia, Indonesia set pact on fighting smog

KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 (Reuters) - Malaysia and Indonesia agreed on Thursday to activate a bilateral agreement to combat smog from forest fires, and called on international donors to provide the...

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Malaysia

Malaysia turns to aid groups for help on Haze

KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 (Reuters) - The Malaysian government on Tuesday asked non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to help establish a fund to fight smoke from forest and bush fires in the region. But...

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Indonesia

Indonesia says Borneo island fires under control

By Ian MacKenzie JAKARTA, May 12 (Reuters) - Bush fires in East Kalimantan on Indonesia's side of Borneo island are under control thanks to recent rains, Environment Minister Juwono Sudarsono said on...

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