The most recent chapter in a decades-long series of Rohingya refugee crises, which erupted in August 2017, has reignited discussion over the policies and legal structures, or lack thereof, to protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Asia. Policy and binding legal frameworks are essential means of protecting the rights of forced migrants.
NONG KHAI, 11th September 2018 (NNT) – Flooding has remained in many areas of the northeast due to tributaries still being unable to drain into the Mekong River. Meanwhile, several schools in Nong Khai are to remain closed for another week.
On 5 September 2018, the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health, the National Health Security Office (NHSO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Partnership Project for Global Health and Universal Health Coverage (GLO+UHC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) organised the “Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting on AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Universal Health Coverage: Country Experiences, Challenges and …
New Delhi, 7 September 2018: Countries in WHO South-East Asia resolved to accelerate efforts to control dengue which threatens nearly 1.3 billion people with frequent and largescale outbreaks, and control malaria, that continues to be endemic in the Region.
UN CHEMIN: NON PAS LE PLUS COURT, MAIS LE PLUS DURABLE
Récemment, le directeur d’une organisation caritative suisse m’a envoyé un livre au titre résolument provocateur: Früher war alles schlechter («Autrefois, tout était pire»). Quelques semaines plus tôt, lors d’un trajet en train dans le nord de l’Inde, nous avions médité sur l’état du monde. Pour l’humanité dans son ensemble, notre «bilan intermédiaire» était positif. Par cet ouvrage, mon compagnon de voyage voulait certainement me dire que nous n’étions pas seuls devant ce constat.
Amnesty International is alarmed by the detention and treatment of at least 168 Cambodian and Vietnamese asylum seekers and refugees in Thailand, and urges the Thai authorities to release them immediately pending the assessment of their asylum claims. Amnesty International has raised the issue of the treatment and deportation of asylum seekers and refugees with the Thai government in the past,but regrettably we have seen the absence of concrete improvements in the protection of people seeking asylum in Thailand.
After the Centre declared the Kerala floods as a calamity of severe nature paving the way for national assistance in various forms, relief for the state has been announced by various Union Ministries. There is assistance coming from within and outside India
The devastating deluge in Kerala has been categorised by the Centre as a 'calamity of severe nature'..ever ready to come to its aid.
Several states have also lent a helping hand to the flood-ravaged state.
As of 19 August, the worst flooding since 1924 in Kerala state has caused 361 deaths with 725,000 people displaced to relief camps. More than 233,179 people were evacuated and damage caused by the floods may total over US$2.84 billion. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) sent a total of 59 teams to rescue marooned people, the largest deployment by the NDRF in a single state. Helicopters have been dropping emergency food and water supplies across Kerala, while special trains carrying drinking water and rice have been sent to the state.
NAN: The flooding situation in this northern province is still serious with three districts still inundated from heavy downpours a few days earlier, when tropical depression "Bebinca" weakened into a low pressure area over the upper North of Thailand.
In the Nan Municipality, six communities -- Suan Tan, Don Kaew, Don Si Soem, Tha Chang, Muang Len and Hua Wiang Tai Lang -- on both sides of the Nan River were 20-50 centimetres under water on Sunday morning as a result of the overflow.
Residents in Phetchaburi are building sandbag embankments to save their homes, write Patpon Sabpaitoon and Apinya Wipatayotin
As people in Phetchaburi brace for devastating floods tonight at around 10pm, after a massive volume of water was released from a major dam to the Phetchaburi River, residents were using sandbags and even cement to wall off the front of their homes and businesses Monday so as not to be inundated.
NAKHON PHANOM, 6th August 2018 (NNT) – The Minister of Labor has handed out necessities to flood victims in Nakhon Phanom province while setting a rehabilitation plan for the province using Ministry funds.
Minister of Labor, Pol Gen Adul Saengsinghkaeo has undertaken a survey of flooded areas in Nakhon Phanom province and given necessities to victims from Baan Nong Kud Kan School and the Non Tan Sub-District Administration Organization. Up to 1,000 survival kits sponsored by both state and private sector bodies were distributed.
Following the Xe Pian-Xe Nam Noy dam collapse caused by severe floods in the Southern provinces of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) on 23 July 2018, which has caused casualties, loss of property and homelessness, Thailand, as one of the Lao PDR's closest neighbours, has expressed her most heartfelt condolences and sent assistance in various forms (as of 3 August 18), which may be summarised as follows:
On August 3, 2018, the Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, the Permanent Representative to ASEAN of Myanmar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, the U.S. Secretary of State, and the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN met in Singapore for the Eleventh Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial Meeting.
ROI ET, 3rd July 2018 (NNT) – Soldiers from Military Circle 27 have set up a temporary kitchen to serve residents of Baan Non Chiang Wang of Roi Et province after three days of flooding left them without access to food supplies.
The military unit also provided the flood victims of Pon Thong District with medical care. The kitchen is being run by both soldiers and volunteers and is serving close to 100 households from which daily travel is severely impeded by flood waters.
This Situation Update describes events that occurred in Kyainseikgyi and Kawkareik townships, Dooplaya District between January and March 2018. It includes information on refugee repatriation, development, Tatmadaw military activities, health and education.
At the beginning of 2018, additional housing was built for repatriated refugees in Kyainseikgyi and Kawkareik Townships. However, many refugees are worried about the risk of conflict in Dooplaya District.
Bangkok, 26 July 2018 – A group of Pakistani refugees stand in position in a small sheltered cricket field in Bangkok. The bowler throws the ball forcefully. The batsman hits it hard and runs to the other side of the field. He scores! His team cheers.
Playing cricket is a joyful outlet for a group of Pakistani refugees who have lived in Bangkok for years. It is a time when the men can forget that they are refugees.
Thai military and rescue volunteers are mobilising to help people in Southeast Laos after it was ravaged by flash floods following the collapse of a partly constructed hydropower dam this week.
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith said Wednesday 131 people are still missing two days after the dam collapse swamped several villages in the country's south, killing at least 26 people. Over 6,600 villagers in seven villages were left homeless, according to reports.
In a complex and fast-changing world, we remain focused and resolute in pursuit of our goal – to provide the most appropriate, effective medicine in the harshest of environments. As well as responding to vital needs, our aid is born of a desire to show solidarity with people who are suffering, whether as a result of conflict, neglect or disease.