News stories from Asia and Pacific

1 July 2016

A helping hand in times of despair

Red Cross cleans over 2,500 wells following severe floods in Sri Lanka
Red Cross helps victims of China tornado
26 June 2016

Red Cross helps victims of China tornado

More than 8,000 houses destroyed as tornado sweeps through Jiangsu
Growing need for psychosocial support to earthquake victims in Kumamoto
21 June 2016

Growing need for psychosocial support to earthquake victims in Kumamoto

Thousands of evacuees are still in evacuation centres and need assistance from Japanese Red Cross Society and other relief providers
Cyclone Roanu – holding on for life in Bangladesh
20 June 2016

Cyclone Roanu – holding on for life in Bangladesh

Full moon, high tide and Cyclone Roanu triggered deadly tidal surge in the coast of Bangladesh
Technology for health: improving health education through film
14 June 2016

Technology for health: improving health education through film

Remote villages in Myanmar receive educational films and materials to encourage safer health practices
Tailor-made toilets boost morale in cyclone-ravaged Fiji
13 June 2016

Tailor-made toilets boost morale in cyclone-ravaged Fiji

Red Cross volunteers construct new toilets for cyclone-affected villagers in Fiji
Thousands in Bangladesh face a daily struggle for survival in the aftermath of Cyclone Roanu
9 June 2016

Thousands in Bangladesh face a daily struggle for survival in the aftermath of Cyclone Roanu

Without immediate support, thousands of families in the coastal districts of Bangladesh face a grim future ahead
Coping with loss after Sri Lanka's Aranayake landslide disaster
8 June 2016

Coping with loss after Sri Lanka's Aranayake landslide disaster

Thousands remain in temporary shelters after massive landslide tragedy
When aid workers become disaster victims
3 June 2016

When aid workers become disaster victims

Around 30 per cent of Red Cross workers are still unable to return to their homes following two devastating earthquakes that hit Kumamoto Prefecture
Asia Pacific returns to ‘ENSO neutral’ state, La Niña edges onto humanitarian radar
2 June 2016

Asia Pacific returns to ‘ENSO neutral’ state, La Niña edges onto humanitarian radar

Possible rain in the coming months may deal a double-blow for small-holder farmers already dealing with the aftermath of a severe drought
Counting the cost of Cyclone Roanu
31 May 2016

Counting the cost of Cyclone Roanu

Red Crescent volunteers evacuated more than 1,500 people from affected areas and deployed in six districts
Blog - The hidden toll of El Niño in Timor-Leste
27 May 2016

Blog - The hidden toll of El Niño in Timor-Leste

The impacts of El Niño is pushing communities beyond normal coping strategies
Resettlement needs and disease concerns mount as Sri Lanka copes with aftermath of floods and landslides
27 May 2016

Resettlement needs and disease concerns mount as Sri Lanka copes with aftermath of floods and landslides

Red Cross emergency appeal will provide clean water and sanitation along with public awareness and education around maintaining good hygiene.
100 days on from Tropical Cyclone Winston – Red Cross calls for more support as thousands struggle to recover
24 May 2016

100 days on from Tropical Cyclone Winston – Red Cross calls for more support as thousands struggle to recover

Fiji Red Cross has reached 63,000 people with emergency aid, but says there is still much to do
Kumamoto earthquake evacuees face months of hardship ahead
24 May 2016

Kumamoto earthquake evacuees face months of hardship ahead

Almost 10,000 people still in evacuation centres and many are in serious need of continued support from the Red Cross
Surviving Cyclone Roanu
23 May 2016

Surviving Cyclone Roanu

More than 500,000 people moved to cyclone shelters and places of safety after Red Crescent volunteers issued warnings and helped to evacuate communities living along the coast
Red Cross prepares for further flooding and landslides as Cyclone Roanu bears down on Bangladesh and Myanmar
21 May 2016

Red Cross prepares for further flooding and landslides as Cyclone Roanu bears down on Bangladesh and Myanmar

Cyclone Roanu makes landfall in Bangladesh today and is expected to impact neighbouring Myanmar with heavy rains and flash floods
Red Cross responds as floods and landslides affect half a million people in Sri Lanka
19 May 2016

Red Cross responds as floods and landslides affect half a million people in Sri Lanka

Large areas of Sri Lanka have been deluged by torrential rains, affecting 22 of the countries 26 districts
Red Crescent brings clean water to villagers’ doorsteps in Pakistan
18 May 2016

Red Crescent brings clean water to villagers’ doorsteps in Pakistan

About 2,800 people in targeted villages will receive clean water at their doorsteps
Blog - Tackling Niño in the Land of the Unexpected
18 May 2016

Blog - Tackling Niño in the Land of the Unexpected

Red Cross receives positive feedback from the community and requests for more assistance

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