News stories from Asia and Pacific

20 April 2015

Communities begin to rebuild after Typhoon Maysak destroyed and damaged homes

An estimated 30,000 people across Micronesia were affected by the disaster
Nowhere to run. Tuvaluans consider their future after Tropical Cyclone Pam
17 April 2015

Nowhere to run. Tuvaluans consider their future after Tropical Cyclone Pam

Cyclone Pam's destructive waves have redrawn the map of Tuvalu, placing communities at risk
Japanese Red Cross Society signs service cooperation agreement with Japanese Coast Guard
17 April 2015

Japanese Red Cross Society signs service cooperation agreement with Japanese Coast Guard

Agreement seeks to provide medical teams and transportation of relief supplies during large-scale disasters
Reaching remote communties with relief after Typhoon Maysak
13 April 2015

Reaching remote communties with relief after Typhoon Maysak

Thousands of homes and crops across Micronesia were left destroyed in the aftermath of Typhoon Maysak
Empress Shôken Fund announces grant recipients for 2015
11 April 2015

Empress Shôken Fund announces grant recipients for 2015

Road safety, violence prevention and education programmes get support from the fund for 2015.
Moving from relief to recovery one month after Cyclone Pam
9 April 2015

Moving from relief to recovery one month after Cyclone Pam

Attention shifts towards meeting longer-term needs one month after Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu
Reconnecting families in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam
7 April 2015

Reconnecting families in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam

Red Cross provides Restoring Family Links programme to reconnect families
State of emergency remains in force as Micronesia reels from aftermath of Typhoon Maysak
6 April 2015

State of emergency remains in force as Micronesia reels from aftermath of Typhoon Maysak

Assessments continue as Micronesia Red Cross responds to the effects of typhoon Maysak.
Myanmar Red Cross Society mourns the death of a volunteer
3 April 2015

Myanmar Red Cross Society mourns the death of a volunteer

Moe Kyaw Than was killed in an attack on a Red Cross convoy
Afghan Red Crescent responds to devastating avalanche across the country
1 April 2015

Afghan Red Crescent responds to devastating avalanche across the country

Recent heavy snowfalls, rain and avalanches took a deadly toll on the lives and properties of the people in 22 provinces of Afghanistan leaving 230 people dead and 35 wounded. Over 6,000 homes were also damaged or destroyed.
Tuvalu: Working together to recover in the wake of Cyclone Pam
1 April 2015

Tuvalu: Working together to recover in the wake of Cyclone Pam

When Tropical Cyclone Pam bore down on the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu, more than 300 people on the country’s three northern islands had to evacuate from their homes when high winds and huge waves hurled sand, boulders and debris across tiny atolls an
The challenges of delivering relief to battered Pacific islands two weeks after Cyclone Pam
27 March 2015

The challenges of delivering relief to battered Pacific islands two weeks after Cyclone Pam

Two weeks have passed since Cyclone Pam and two other tropical storms struck the Pacific, bringing destructive winds, heavy rains and tidal surges which caused widespread devastation affecting well over 100,000 people in Vanuatu and four other Pacific nat
When preparedness saved lives
25 March 2015

When preparedness saved lives

The Red Cross played a key role in issuing early warnings before Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu on March 13.
UN-Habitat and Red Cross to partner on Post-Disaster housing
18 March 2015

UN-Habitat and Red Cross to partner on Post-Disaster housing

UN-Habitat and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that they will work together on promoting adequate shelter and settlements for all, with a focus on people affected by nat
Agreement reached on new global framework for disaster risk reduction
18 March 2015

Agreement reached on new global framework for disaster risk reduction

After 30 hours of negotiations, consensus was finally reached on a new global framework that will guide disaster risk reduction policy and programming for the next 10-15 years.
Regulatory guide for the implementation of the national disaster risk management programme
18 March 2015

Regulatory guide for the implementation of the national disaster risk management programme

Viet Nam Red Cross organizes workshop on the implementation of disaster risk management and community awareness raising project.
The gardens are gone but we have a family to feed
18 March 2015

The gardens are gone but we have a family to feed

Cyclone Pam destroys the crops needed to feed families.
IFRC and UN system to enhance cooperation on community resilience
17 March 2015

IFRC and UN system to enhance cooperation on community resilience

At the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) President Tadateru Konoé and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met to take stock of the collaborative work between their respective
IFRC calls for vulnerable communities to remain centre stage in negotiations on post-2015 disaster risk reduction framework
17 March 2015

IFRC calls for vulnerable communities to remain centre stage in negotiations on post-2015 disaster risk reduction framework

As negotiations continue at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, on key elements of the post-2015 global framework for disaster risk reduction
Cyclone Pam: Howling winds, frightened children
17 March 2015

Cyclone Pam: Howling winds, frightened children

Communities begin to rebuild despite the devastation of Cyclone Pam

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