News stories from Asia and Pacific

12 September 2016

Rescuers struggle to reach flood-hit communities in DPRK as humanitarian needs increase

Floods displace over 100,000 people from their homes
Looking beyond the disaster
9 September 2016

Looking beyond the disaster

What is the long term impact of aid in the Philippines?
River erosion – a silent disaster in Bangladesh
5 September 2016

River erosion – a silent disaster in Bangladesh

Government estimates around 17,000 houses in Bangladesh have been washed away completely due to river erosion
IFRC Secretary General highlights humanitarian ‘challenges and solutions’ during DPRK visit
4 September 2016

IFRC Secretary General highlights humanitarian ‘challenges and solutions’ during DPRK visit

DPRK experiences silent and underfunded chronic humanitarian situation.
Lao Red Cross provides relief to communities affected by flooding and landslides
30 August 2016

Lao Red Cross provides relief to communities affected by flooding and landslides

IFRC releases Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to assist flood-affected communities in Laos PDR
Red Cross works hand in hand with communities to provide safe drinking water
29 August 2016

Red Cross works hand in hand with communities to provide safe drinking water

New water supply facility acts as a model for future infrastructures in local communities
Nepal immunisation drive marks progress in recovery
26 August 2016

Nepal immunisation drive marks progress in recovery

Vaccinations aim to protect infants under two, especially in the 14 districts worst-affected by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal
Adapting to climate change to save Mongolia’s ancient herding culture
25 August 2016

Adapting to climate change to save Mongolia’s ancient herding culture

Red Cross revisits homes of herders in Mongolia to help them better prepare for the next inevitable disaster
Snakes, floods and the struggle for food
23 August 2016

Snakes, floods and the struggle for food

Around 37 percent of the population in Jamalpur district has been affected by the floods
Six months on – a new beginning for victims of tropical Cyclone Winston
22 August 2016

Six months on – a new beginning for victims of tropical Cyclone Winston

The Red Cross plans to repair 2,000 homes and aims to reach 10,000 households with Build Back Safer guidance and messaging over the next six months
Philippine Red Cross responds as monsoon floods cause thousands to evacuate
18 August 2016

Philippine Red Cross responds as monsoon floods cause thousands to evacuate

Heavy rains and flooding forces over 260,000 people to flee their homes in the Philippines last weekend
Blog - The village that’s “Stronger than Winston”.
18 August 2016

Blog - The village that’s “Stronger than Winston”.

Fiji Red Cross Society Disaster Officer, Itu Josaia, recounts his experience while visiting villages and communities recovering from Cyclone Winston
IFRC launches emergency appeal to help thousands in Bangladesh struck by monsoon floods
17 August 2016

IFRC launches emergency appeal to help thousands in Bangladesh struck by monsoon floods

Around 3.7 million people in northern Bangladesh affected by severe floods
Six months after Tropical Cyclone Winston – Red Cross focuses on building back safer communities in Fiji
17 August 2016

Six months after Tropical Cyclone Winston – Red Cross focuses on building back safer communities in Fiji

Villagers receive new houses that can withstand future cyclones
Building better homes and lives for Sri Lanka’s tea estate workers
17 August 2016

Building better homes and lives for Sri Lanka’s tea estate workers

Red Cross is providing a cash grant in phased instalments to help owners rebuild their homes
Monsoon floods threaten Bangladesh communities
8 August 2016

Monsoon floods threaten Bangladesh communities

Monsoon floods in Bangladesh have hit 1.9 million people.
Red Cross steps in as children struggle to cope with impacts of Mongolian Dzud
5 August 2016

Red Cross steps in as children struggle to cope with impacts of Mongolian Dzud

Red Cross plans to equip children with the life skills needed to cope with disaster and build their confidence
Millions in South Asia hit by floods and landslides after severe monsoon rains
29 July 2016

Millions in South Asia hit by floods and landslides after severe monsoon rains

Heavy monsoon rains have triggered widespread floods across India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Timor-Leste Red Cross appeals for funds to build resilience
25 July 2016

Timor-Leste Red Cross appeals for funds to build resilience

The Timor-Leste Red Cross is appealing for more funds to bring sustainable change to drought-hit communities.
Solomon Islands Red Cross continues its focus on child protection
19 July 2016

Solomon Islands Red Cross continues its focus on child protection

The Red Cross in Solomon Islands plans to mainstream the theme across its programmes to achieve the global minimum standards on child protection in humanitarian action

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