News stories from Asia and Pacific

28 August 2015

Red Cross Red Crescent reiterates its call for Nuclear Disarmament

At the 25th United Nations Conference on Disarmament Issues in Hiroshima, Japan, which ended today, representatives of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement emphasized the need for governments to take urgent action to ban and eliminate nuc
Thousands homeless as floods wreak havoc in Pakistan
28 August 2015

Thousands homeless as floods wreak havoc in Pakistan

Pakistan experiences severe flooding for the sixth year in a row
Red Crescent brings safe water to families displaced by flooding in Bangladesh
26 August 2015

Red Crescent brings safe water to families displaced by flooding in Bangladesh

About 2,000 families are still camping on embankments above flooded land in the coastal district of Cox's Bazar
Typhoon Goni leaves a trail of death and destruction across Asia Pacific
26 August 2015

Typhoon Goni leaves a trail of death and destruction across Asia Pacific

Many disaster-prone areas in DPRK likely to be affected as the rain continues
Destroyed homes, damaged fields and lost crops; villagers in Myanmar face an uncertain future
25 August 2015

Destroyed homes, damaged fields and lost crops; villagers in Myanmar face an uncertain future

July 30th was supposed to be an important day for Min Htun Maing, 29, a farmer from Kyaukka village, some 18 miles from the township of Kalay in Myanmar’s Sagaing region. Mi Htun had invited local monks to pay a visit to bless his newly built house close
Community volunteers take the vaccination message into Nepal’s earthquake-affected areas
25 August 2015

Community volunteers take the vaccination message into Nepal’s earthquake-affected areas

Volunteers from earthquake-affected districts are participating in a campaign to vaccinate nearly 600,000 children
Monsoon floods take their toll on millions across India
25 August 2015

Monsoon floods take their toll on millions across India

Red Cross joins government helpers and other agencies to assess the needs of flood evacuees and provide emergency relief.
Tackling taboos and ensuring women’s dignity and well-being in the aftermath of the  Nepal earthquake
20 August 2015

Tackling taboos and ensuring women’s dignity and well-being in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake

Red Cross distributes menstrual hygiene management kit during earthquake response
Myanmar Red Cross volunteers continue emergency response efforts as floods persist in Irrawaddy Delta
18 August 2015

Myanmar Red Cross volunteers continue emergency response efforts as floods persist in Irrawaddy Delta

Myanmar Red Cross Society volunteer U Phyo Thihe, 30, has been working non-stop for over three weeks to help his community in and around Taikkyi Township in Yangon region; an area that has been badly affected by the recent floods that have swept across mo
Red Cross responds to bomb explosion in central Bangkok
18 August 2015

Red Cross responds to bomb explosion in central Bangkok

On Monday, 17 August at 7pm, an explosive device went off at the Erawan Shrine at Ratchaprasong intersection in central ...
Disability-friendly camp offers morale boost in Nepal
17 August 2015

Disability-friendly camp offers morale boost in Nepal

Red Cross sets up camp for people with sensory, mobility and learning impairments following Nepal earthquake
Red Cross responds as warehouse explosions in Tianjin leave at least 114 dead and hundreds injured
14 August 2015

Red Cross responds as warehouse explosions in Tianjin leave at least 114 dead and hundreds injured

Red Cross responds with relief items for the displaced
Seasonal rains cause extensive flooding in DPRK
12 August 2015

Seasonal rains cause extensive flooding in DPRK

Floods expected to worsen in coming days as rainy season continues.
“Our biggest problem now is clean water.” Counting the cost of Myanmar’s floods
11 August 2015

“Our biggest problem now is clean water.” Counting the cost of Myanmar’s floods

An estimated one million people in 12 of Myanmar’s 14 regions have been affected by the worst flooding in decades.
Millions affected as monsoon floods and storms  leave a trail of destruction across Asia
11 August 2015

Millions affected as monsoon floods and storms leave a trail of destruction across Asia

Floods and landslides destroy homes, damages property and displaces millions
Typhoon Soudelor causes widespread damage in China
11 August 2015

Typhoon Soudelor causes widespread damage in China

Red Cross distributes relief items and provides immediate assistance to communities affected by the typhoon
Red Cross and Red Crescent partners pay tribute to Myanmar Red Cross Society volunteer killed in rescue mission
10 August 2015

Red Cross and Red Crescent partners pay tribute to Myanmar Red Cross Society volunteer killed in rescue mission

Red Cross volunteer U Kyaw Kyaw Lyin died while helping to rescue villages stranded by floods.
Bangladesh steps up help for people affected by multiple disasters
6 August 2015

Bangladesh steps up help for people affected by multiple disasters

Five thousand families in Bangladesh were unlucky enough to bear the brunt of flash floods, landslides and a tropical cyclone.
Indian Red Cross responds to floods across six states
6 August 2015

Indian Red Cross responds to floods across six states

As monsoon clouds threaten more rain, the Indian Red Cross Society is gearing up to increase its aid operations after floods killed more than 200 people and affected more than 10 million.
Hiroshima survivor’s dream of a nuclear weapons-free world
6 August 2015

Hiroshima survivor’s dream of a nuclear weapons-free world

Keiko Ogura was eight years old in 1945 when she witnessed the aftermath of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Her family home was just a few kilometers away from the centre of the explosion.

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