News stories from Asia and Pacific

29 July 2015

Thousands go hungry as freak cold wave hits Papua

Severe cold wave leaves remote communities in need of food and clean water
Helping remote communities in Papua New Guinea recover after Cyclone Pam
28 July 2015

Helping remote communities in Papua New Guinea recover after Cyclone Pam

Red Cross volunteers work closely with remote island communities to share health advice to help families prevent illness
Pakistan Red Crescent responds to flash floods in Chitral
24 July 2015

Pakistan Red Crescent responds to flash floods in Chitral

Monsoon rains in Pakistan coupled with glacial melting and flash floods have claimed nine lives and affected over 322,000 people in the provinces of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Baluchistan, causing urban flooding in the major cities o
Nepal earthquake – three months on: Thousands remain in need as monsoon closes in
23 July 2015

Nepal earthquake – three months on: Thousands remain in need as monsoon closes in

Ujali Kumari, her mother-in-law Ses Kumari, Ujali’s husband and their four grown-up children, are camping in what used to be a goat shelter next to the remains of the family home near Kalikasthan, in Rasuwa district.
Providing health care and hope in a remote community
22 July 2015

Providing health care and hope in a remote community

There are 27 tiny and remote villages scattered among the mountainsides surrounding Singati, Dolakha, a once-bustling market place left devastated because of its location near the epicenter of the 12 May earthquake.
Red Cross Radio reaches out to isolated communities after torrential rains sweep through Solomon Islands
21 July 2015

Red Cross Radio reaches out to isolated communities after torrential rains sweep through Solomon Islands

Weeks of heavy rain have deluged the Solomon Islands over the last month, affecting an estimated 10,000 people across the country.
Regional disaster experts help after Nepal earthquakes
20 July 2015

Regional disaster experts help after Nepal earthquakes

A large number of Red Cross and Red Crescent regional disaster response team experts from Asia Pacific responded to the devastating April and May 2015 earthquakes in Nepal.
Job opportunities come knocking for young Filipinos
14 July 2015

Job opportunities come knocking for young Filipinos

A Red Cross programme is changing lives through training and enterprise support in the Philippines.
Red Cross provides relief in China’s flood-affected regions
9 July 2015

Red Cross provides relief in China’s flood-affected regions

Severe floods have left over a hundred dead and damaged hundreds of homes and properties.
Red Cross prepares to respond to the drought in DPRK
8 July 2015

Red Cross prepares to respond to the drought in DPRK

The Red Cross will focus on disaster risk reduction, healthcare, water and sanitation and organizational development as drought threatens communities.
Overcoming the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus with the Red Cross
7 July 2015

Overcoming the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus with the Red Cross

Red Cross MERS prevention activities targets vulnerable populations.
Red Cross sends aid for Mt Sinabung
6 July 2015

Red Cross sends aid for Mt Sinabung

Volcanic eruption causes over 10,000 people to flee to safer grounds.
A helping hand: Red Crescent establishes heatstroke treatment centres in Karachi
3 July 2015

A helping hand: Red Crescent establishes heatstroke treatment centres in Karachi

More than a hundred patients treated for heatstroke so far.
Flash floods and deadly landslides leave hundreds of thousands stranded in Bangladesh
3 July 2015

Flash floods and deadly landslides leave hundreds of thousands stranded in Bangladesh

Thousands now face a shortage of food, safe drinking water and are at risk to water-borne diseases
Thousands forced to evacuate as severe floods hit Rakhine State
2 July 2015

Thousands forced to evacuate as severe floods hit Rakhine State

More rain forecasted in the coming days may prolong flooding in the affected ...
Red Cross first on the scene after plane crash in Indonesia
1 July 2015

Red Cross first on the scene after plane crash in Indonesia

Red Cross involved in search-and-rescue and psychosocial support to others affected by the disaster.
Cyclone season arrives early in the Pacific as tropical cyclone Raquel threatens the Solomon Islands
1 July 2015

Cyclone season arrives early in the Pacific as tropical cyclone Raquel threatens the Solomon Islands

Communities warned of potential for thunderstorms, sea swells and coastal flooding.
Treating both physical and emotional trauma following earthquakes in Nepal
30 June 2015

Treating both physical and emotional trauma following earthquakes in Nepal

The efforts of the Japanese and Nepal Red Cross Societies in Melamchi are slowly helping to heal the mental injuries of earthquake survivors.
Lessons from the devastation: President Konoé addresses participants at international donor conference in Nepal
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.

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