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22 Jan 2018 description
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22 de enero, 2018 — Diez crisis humanitarias en todo el mundo, entre ellas situaciones de desplazamiento forzoso que afectan a millones de hombres, mujeres y niños, no fueron denunciadas lo suficiente el año pasado, reveló un informe de la organización internacional de ayuda CARE, reportado por ACNUR este lunes.

19 Oct 2011 description
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19 October 2011 – General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser added his voice today to those of other United Nations officials expressing sympathy and concern at the deaths of hundreds of flood victims in Thailand, Cambodia and other South-East Asian countries.

Beyond the death toll, millions of people have been displaced and badly affected, especially in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines and Viet Nam, and Mr. Al-Nasser praised UN agencies and Member States who are offering much needed aid.

19 Oct 2011 description
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18 October 2011 – The United Nations today voiced deep concern over the devastating floods in Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam and offered to assist the affected countries to respond to the disaster that has claimed hundreds of lives and caused heavy damage to property and infrastructure.

Elisabeth Byrs, spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) told reporters in Geneva that a UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team was on standby to deploy in the stricken countries if requested.

14 Oct 2011 description
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14 October 2011 – United Nations agencies are on standby to deliver aid in South-East Asia where over 600 people have died and more than eight million others are affected by flooding and typhoons, with the situation expected to worsen amid more rains, high tides and river run-off over the weekend.

22 Oct 2010 description
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22 October 2010 - Given their vulnerability to floods, cyclones and other extreme weather events, Asian countries must incorporate disaster risk reduction strategies into their national plans to enhance their readiness to respond to climate change, the United Nations agency tasked with minimizing the threat posed by natural disasters said today.

"Disaster risk reduction offers concrete solutions to deal with current weather variability and is an essential part of climate change adaptation," said Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster …

04 Nov 2009 description
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United Nations aid agencies are at work in the Philippines and Viet Nam after yet another typhoon pummelled the region, bringing heavy rains, causing power outages and communication problems and raising the threat of renewed floods.

Typhoon Mirinae, also known as Santi, generated winds of around 185 kilometres per hour as it crossed the northern Philippines on Saturday before making landfall in Viet Nam early on Monday.

At least 87 people are thought to have been killed in Viet Nam, the UN Country Team reported, while the UN World Food Programme (WFP)

11 Aug 2008 description
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United Nations humanitarian and development officials are monitoring the situation in the mountains of northern Viet Nam, where heavy rains resulting from a recent tropical storm have killed dozens of people and caused a series of flash floods and landslides.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have received reports from national authorities that at least 97 people are confirmed dead, 48 others are missing and 38 people have been injured.

More than 4,500 homes were destroyed or partially damaged yesterday by the …

11 Nov 2002 description
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Harnessing modern technology and increasing regional cooperation in disaster preparedness could save lives and help prevent some of the billions of dollars in property damage each year across Asian and the Pacific, United Nations officials stressed today at a meeting in Bangkok.