News stories from Asia and Pacific

26 June 2015

Lessons from the devastation: President Konoé addresses participants at international donor conference in Nepal

IFRC President Tadateru Konoé has concluded his mission to see the work of the Nepal Red Cross Society following the recent earthquakes.
Community volunteers hold the key to resilient and healthier communities
25 June 2015

Community volunteers hold the key to resilient and healthier communities

There are many different ways to build resilience and prepare communities for future disaster. One way is to improve health indicators.
25 June 2015

"It's surreal, people's homes have gone."

Heavy rains cause severe flooding in some parts of New Zealand.
IFRC President Konoé's visit focuses on a community-led approach to recovery and urges for more funding
24 June 2015

IFRC President Konoé's visit focuses on a community-led approach to recovery and urges for more funding

Just five months after a visit in which he advocated strengthening community preparedness and resilience in Nepal, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) President Tadateru Konoé returned to Kathmandu.
Volunteers learning the skills to help communities in Nepal prepare for the monsoon season
24 June 2015

Volunteers learning the skills to help communities in Nepal prepare for the monsoon season

Thousands of families across the district of Sindhuli are being given Red Cross shelter kits, cash and household items to help them recover from the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May.
Nepal Red Cross Society strengthens shelters with Scouts
19 June 2015

Nepal Red Cross Society strengthens shelters with Scouts

From initial appearances, it seems like you may have stumbled on some idyllic version of summer camp.
Hygiene promotion improves the health of communities in Afghanistan
17 June 2015

Hygiene promotion improves the health of communities in Afghanistan

Community-based health intervention project helps to increase community resilience and reduce the spread of diarrhoeal and malarial diseases.
Shelter needs intensify as the fasting month approaches
16 June 2015

Shelter needs intensify as the fasting month approaches

Red Crescent will provide conditional cash grants to help families rebuild their homes.
Taking care of invisible wounds
15 June 2015

Taking care of invisible wounds

Red Cross continues to provide psychosocial support for communities recovering from the double earthquakes
Red Cross volunteers respond to the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus
13 June 2015

Red Cross volunteers respond to the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus

Around 400 Red Cross volunteers have mobilized to take part in relief activities and distribute emergency supplies to households under quarantine.
Red Cross provides psychosocial support after Hunan ferry accident
12 June 2015

Red Cross provides psychosocial support after Hunan ferry accident

84 Red Cross volunteers and staff took part in search and rescue efforts and full logistics support to rescue teams.
Three months on from Cyclone Pam, every drop of water counts for island communities
11 June 2015

Three months on from Cyclone Pam, every drop of water counts for island communities

Red Cross to work in close partnership with communities to restore and improve local water supply.
Jackie Chan: Kung-Fu warrior, film star… aid worker?
10 June 2015

Jackie Chan: Kung-Fu warrior, film star… aid worker?

You’ve seen him blitzing bad guys and leaping from buildings – now see movie star Jackie Chan in a whole new role.
Communicating with communities - a critical need in the humanitarian response to Nepal's earthquakes
9 June 2015

Communicating with communities - a critical need in the humanitarian response to Nepal's earthquakes

Nepal Red Cross broadcasts radio programmes twice weekly to provide latest updates on the earthquake
Creating a safe environment for Nepal’s children after the earthquake
8 June 2015

Creating a safe environment for Nepal’s children after the earthquake

Red Cross' child-friendly programmes and initiatives are helping affected children cope and rebuild their confidence.
Asia Pacific countries prepare for future disasters
6 June 2015

Asia Pacific countries prepare for future disasters

Disaster simulations provide a good opportunity for authorities to test out disaster response mechanisms.
Getting back to normality as schools reopen in Nepal
3 June 2015

Getting back to normality as schools reopen in Nepal

Red Cross partners with schools and other institutions to teach students about what to do during an earthquake.
Post-conflict shelter programme helps 55,000 people build a brighter future for themselves and their community
2 June 2015

Post-conflict shelter programme helps 55,000 people build a brighter future for themselves and their community

55,000 people rehoused following 30 years of conflict, but Sri Lanka Red Cross Society says more work is needed
Treating Nepal’s wounded after the earthquake
1 June 2015

Treating Nepal’s wounded after the earthquake

Injured patients travel great distances to seek treatment at the Norwegian Red Cross field hospital in Chautara
Cash transfers are helping to rebuild resilient communities in post-Haiyan Philippines
29 May 2015

Cash transfers are helping to rebuild resilient communities in post-Haiyan Philippines

In the space of a year and a half, nearly 150,000 households across the area devastated by Typhoon Haiyan have received relief in the form of cash relief and conditional livelihood support.

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