News stories from Asia and Pacific

19 August 2014

Specialist teams scale-up efforts to help earthquake survivors in Yunnan, China

The Red Cross Society of China's volunteer have been working to bring shelter and water to communities affected by the Yunnan earthquake.
Nepal:  Thousands displaced by floods and landslides
19 August 2014

Nepal: Thousands displaced by floods and landslides

Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal have caused extensive flooding and several landslides throughout the country.
Viet Nam Red Cross Society  holds partnership meeting with government representatives
14 August 2014

Viet Nam Red Cross Society holds partnership meeting with government representatives

August 13 marks the first of a two-day partnership meeting held by the Viet Nam Red Cross Society.
Red Cross celebrates 100 years in Australia
13 August 2014

Red Cross celebrates 100 years in Australia

Today the Australian Red Cross proudly celebrates the 100 year anniversary of people helping people in Australia, in capital cities and country towns across the nation.
The race to rescue survivors after Yunnan quake in China
7 August 2014

The race to rescue survivors after Yunnan quake in China

Specialist rescue teams from the Red Cross Society of China are still combing through the rubble following Sunday’s earthquake in Yunnan Province
Timor-Leste Red Cross opens the doors of its new headquarters
7 August 2014

Timor-Leste Red Cross opens the doors of its new headquarters

The inauguration of the new Timor-Leste Red Cross headquarters happened just this weekend.
Red Crescent volunteers continue the search for the missing after Bangladesh ferry disaster
6 August 2014

Red Crescent volunteers continue the search for the missing after Bangladesh ferry disaster

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society volunteers rushed to Maowa jetty in Munshiganj district an hour after a ferry capsized within half a kilometre of the river bank of Padma on ...
Red Cross teams struggle to reach China quake survivors
4 August 2014

Red Cross teams struggle to reach China quake survivors

Red Cross Society of China teams have battled to reach survivors of a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck South Western Yunnan province, leaving at least 398 people dead and tens of thousands homeless.
Taiwan Red Cross Organisation helps Kaohsiung blast survivors
1 August 2014

Taiwan Red Cross Organisation helps Kaohsiung blast survivors

The Taiwan Red Cross Organisation (TRCO) rushed to deliver emergency relief to residents evacuated from parts of the southern city of Kaohsiung which was shaken by a series of midnight gas blasts leaving at least 24 people dead and more than 270 ...
Dancing for joy
31 July 2014

Dancing for joy

Florentina is showing off her dance moves in the recently completed Red Cross concrete and timber house she shares with her son in the barangay (village) of Capahuan, Tabontabon, Leyte.
Red Cross volunteers reach out to Palawan tribal communities
23 July 2014

Red Cross volunteers reach out to Palawan tribal communities

The Tagbanwa villagers on the island of Banuang Daan gather excitedly as Philippine Red Cross staff and volunteers arrive by traditional bangka outrigger from the main island of Coron, Palawan, two hours away by boat.
Over 5.5 million people affected by largest typhoon to hit China in 40 years
21 July 2014

Over 5.5 million people affected by largest typhoon to hit China in 40 years

The Red Cross Society of China deployed emergency teams and mobilised relief supplies to help communities battered by Super Typhoon Rammasun, described as the severest storm to hit the country in more than 40 years.
Typhoon Rammasun batters eastern Philippines, but preparedness saved lives
17 July 2014

Typhoon Rammasun batters eastern Philippines, but preparedness saved lives

Tracking across some of the most populous areas of the Philippines in just over 24 hours, Typhoon Rammasun left a trail of destruction in ...
Typhoon Neoguri challenges preparedness and Japanese Red Cross support
11 July 2014

Typhoon Neoguri challenges preparedness and Japanese Red Cross support

As Typhoon Neoguri pushed through Japan’s main island, passing Tokyo, the powerful storm provided a key test for early warning systems, upgraded since the 2011 tsunami, and measures put in place by the Japanese Red Cross Society to support the most vulner
21st Century data collection takes health promotion to vulnerable communities in the Philippines
3 July 2014

21st Century data collection takes health promotion to vulnerable communities in the Philippines

Paperless surveys are a step closer for health teams in the Haiyan recovery operation thanks to mobile data collection methods being implemented by the Philippine Red Cross.
Red Cross and Red Crescent at the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
26 June 2014

Red Cross and Red Crescent at the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

At the 6th conference in Bangkok, more than 25 National Societies joined the official delegation of the IFRC, and were deeply involved in panels and side events providing key contributions from the region.
Philippines: A new beginning from Cash and Coconuts
19 June 2014

Philippines: A new beginning from Cash and Coconuts

Irene Collera, 28, was forced to flee with her husband, Elmer, and six children as Typhoon Haiyan battered down their house and the floodwaters rose.
A united approach is vital for dengue prevention and control
17 June 2014

A united approach is vital for dengue prevention and control

the official beginning of the rainy season has prompted Philippine Government officials to warn the public against complacency about dengue.
Philippines calls for 'focused international effort' to meet climate threats
10 June 2014

Philippines calls for 'focused international effort' to meet climate threats

Opening the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Manila Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines said it is now vital to mount “a focused international effort to address the threats posed by climate change."
Flash floods affect over 100,000 in Western Sri Lanka
4 June 2014

Flash floods affect over 100,000 in Western Sri Lanka

Twenty three people have died following heavy rains and extensive floods in western districts of Sri Lanka. Kalutara, Colombo and Gampaha were worst hit.

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