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11 Dec 2017 description

KUALA LUMPUR - (11 December 2017) – UN human rights experts wrapped up this weekend a five-day visit to Malaysia, during which they focused their inquiries on recent human rights violations and abuses allegedly committed in Myanmar.

In Malaysia, the experts – members of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (FFMM) – interviewed persons from Shan and Kachin states, as well as members of the ethnic Rakhine and Rohingya communities.

06 Dec 2017 description
  • 189.9 M required for 2017
  • 92.4 M contributions received, representing 49% of requirements
  • 97.5 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

05 Dec 2017 description

Since 2014, the International Organization for Migration has recorded the deaths of nearly 25,000 migrants. This figure is a significant indicator of the human toll of unsafe migration, yet fails to capture the true number of people who have died or gone missing during migration. This report, the third volume in the Fatal Journeys series, focuses on improving data on migrant fatalities. It is published in two parts. Part 1 critically examines the existing and potential sources of data on missing migrants.

02 Dec 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 26 November - 2 December 2017 and includes updates on influenza, plague, monkeypox, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue and Zika.

29 Nov 2017 description

Feature

Iran

Affected areas Kermanshah province
Cause of displacement Disaster
Figures More than 70,000 new displacements between 12 and 14 November

Context

29 Nov 2017 description

Heavy rain has been affecting western Malaysia over the past few days, causing casualties and damages. According to media, as of 29 November at 7.00 UTC, two people have been killed and at least 8 000 people have been displaced in the states of Terengganu and Kelantan (western Malaysia). Over the next 24 hours, moderate to locally heavy rain could affect the area.

28 Nov 2017 description
  • 189.9 M required for 2017
  • 83.3 M contributions received, representing 44% of requirements
  • 106.5 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

25 Nov 2017 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Cambodia

As of 14 November 2017, a total of 2,979 suspected dengue cases were reported in 2017. The total number of reported dengue cases including dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome was lower than the 3 year-threshold of the same period from 2014-2016 (Figure 1).

China

25 Nov 2017 description
  • 189.9 M required for 2017

  • 77.5 M contributions received, representing 41% of requirements

  • 112.3 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

24 Nov 2017 description
report Singapore Red Cross

Singapore, 23 November 2017 - Singapore Red Cross (SRC) today launched a month-long fundraising appeal to aid communities affected by the recent floods in Southeast Asia - notably Typhoon Damrey in Vietnam and the Penang floods early this month.

20 Nov 2017 description

Recognising the need to integrate DRR and CCA into policies and institutions in The Member States, JICA has supported implementation of a project for ‘Strengthening Institutional and Policy Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Integration’.

20 Nov 2017 description

MALAYSIA: Flooding in residential areas

Several areas in this area, hit by flash floods due to continuous rain since early this morning. Water spots include Kampung Serampang Indah, Kampung Gajah Mati, Taman Anggerik, Batu Kikir and Jalan Taman Mahsan.

As the water was about one metre high, the road was impassable to light vehicles.

PHILIPPINES & VIETNAM: Tropical Storm Kirogi (31)

13 Nov 2017 description

VIETNAM

Typhoon Damrey (28)

Significant damage in 14 provinces of south-central Viet Nam was reported, after landfall on 4 November 2017. Official tally estimated 104 deaths, 19 missing with around 4 million people affected.
Coastal communities started debris management & early recovery. AHA Centre received request from Vietnam’s government. DELSA stockpiles were mobilised with in- country team assessing the situation.

MALAYSIA

Heavy Floods (TD 29)

12 Nov 2017 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Cambodia

As of 31 October 2017, a total of 2,884 suspected dengue cases were reported in 2017. The total number of reported dengue cases including dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome was lower than the 3 year-threshold of the same period from 2014-2016 (Figure 1).

China (no update)

08 Nov 2017 description

WMO report highlights impacts on human safety, well-being and environment

6 November 2017 (WMO) - It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ice extent was at or near a record low.

08 Nov 2017 description

Heavy flooding due to continuous downpour and strong winds has forced 7,910 evacuees to remain in several relief centres in Penang and Kedah. In Kedah, 17 relief centres are still operational in 5 districts while Penang being the worst hit has 45 relief centres operational in 3 districts namely Seberang Perai Tengah, Seberah Perai Utara and Timur Laut.