News stories from Asia and Pacific

29 April 2016

Red Cross helps flood-prone communities through traditional and modern approaches

Community members living near river basin trained in disaster preparedness to strengthen their resilience against future disasters
Elmo and Grover help Fijian children forget about Tropical Cyclone Winston
26 April 2016

Elmo and Grover help Fijian children forget about Tropical Cyclone Winston

Puppeteer Chris Lynch trained a dozen Fiji Red Cross staff and volunteers in puppetry so they can continue to provide psychosocial support to children
One year on, millions are stuck in temporary shelters
25 April 2016

One year on, millions are stuck in temporary shelters

Red Cross and Red Crescent keen to support people to move out of temporary shelters and into permanent housing that protects them and their families
Red Cross prepares as Tropical Cyclone Amos bears down on Samoa
23 April 2016

Red Cross prepares as Tropical Cyclone Amos bears down on Samoa

50 volunteers and staff have been activated and 200 more volunteers are on standby to assist communities as Cyclone Amos edges closer
IFRC President visits Red Cross earthquake relief efforts in Kumamoto
23 April 2016

IFRC President visits Red Cross earthquake relief efforts in Kumamoto

President Konoe commends the Red Cross staff for their contribution to the earthquake relief efforts
Stories of resilience and survival emerge from remote Fijian villages
22 April 2016

Stories of resilience and survival emerge from remote Fijian villages

Fiji Red Cross plans to help 65,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by Cyclone Winston
Japanese Red Cross provides medical and psychosocial aid to thousands of Kumamoto earthquake evacuees
19 April 2016

Japanese Red Cross provides medical and psychosocial aid to thousands of Kumamoto earthquake evacuees

Thousands of evacuees remain in evacuation centers as aftershocks continue
A new clinic for the mountainside community building back after the Nepal earthquake
19 April 2016

A new clinic for the mountainside community building back after the Nepal earthquake

Nepal Red Cross partners with earthquake-affected communities to rehabilitate and equip health facilities
A 12-month endurance test for Nepal’s earthquake survivors
19 April 2016

A 12-month endurance test for Nepal’s earthquake survivors

One year on, survivors still live in small shelters built with salvaged items and materials
Japanese Red Cross deploys additional relief teams to cope with rising humanitarian needs after Kumamoto earthquakes
17 April 2016

Japanese Red Cross deploys additional relief teams to cope with rising humanitarian needs after Kumamoto earthquakes

Two major earthquakes in Kumamoto, Japan, kills 41 and injures thousands
Japanese Red Cross Society at the forefront of Kumamoto earthquake emergency response efforts
15 April 2016

Japanese Red Cross Society at the forefront of Kumamoto earthquake emergency response efforts

Emergency medical teams dispatched to assist earthquake victims
Haiyan Shelter Recovery Programme: A story of hope and resilience
13 April 2016

Haiyan Shelter Recovery Programme: A story of hope and resilience

Shelter recovery programme has reached more than 90 percent of the shelter target
Clean water and sanitation reaches remote villages struck by Cyclone Winston
12 April 2016

Clean water and sanitation reaches remote villages struck by Cyclone Winston

Red Cross plans to bring improved water supply and sanitation to families affected by Cyclone Winston
Mongolia’s herders face a bleak future in the face of livestock losses
11 April 2016

Mongolia’s herders face a bleak future in the face of livestock losses

Vast number of former herders forced to move to urban centres and live in extreme poverty
Planting the seeds for Nepal’s recovery
8 April 2016

Planting the seeds for Nepal’s recovery

Red Cross rolls out flexible community-driven programme to boost the food security and income of more than 5,000 farming families
Displaced Mongolian herders destined for a life of deprivation in urban slums
6 April 2016

Displaced Mongolian herders destined for a life of deprivation in urban slums

Lack of occupational skills in an urban setting are forcing herders to live in extreme deprivation and unhealthy living conditions
Red Cross ready to respond as flash floods strand thousands in Fiji
5 April 2016

Red Cross ready to respond as flash floods strand thousands in Fiji

Floodwater cuts of electricity and displaces more than 1,000 people
Viet Nam’s farmers suffer as El Niño contributes to widespread drought
4 April 2016

Viet Nam’s farmers suffer as El Niño contributes to widespread drought

Water levels are at the lowest recorded in 90 years
Pakistan Red Crescent reunites relatives amidst the tragedy of Lahore bomb blast
31 March 2016

Pakistan Red Crescent reunites relatives amidst the tragedy of Lahore bomb blast

Red Crescent provided first aid and transported the dead and injured to different hospitals in Lahore
Mongolia’s nomads struggle to survive as starvation decimates livestock herds
28 March 2016

Mongolia’s nomads struggle to survive as starvation decimates livestock herds

The province of Uvs has 2.7 million livestock, of which over 54,000 have already perished

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