News stories from Asia and Pacific

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
Red Cross message brings good news after Cyclone Winston
9 May 2016

Red Cross message brings good news after Cyclone Winston

Red Cross message gives opportunity for people to share family news when normal means of communication are disrupted by violence or natural disaster
Restoring resilience and dignity – Philippine Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan shelter recovery programme nears completion
4 May 2016

Restoring resilience and dignity – Philippine Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan shelter recovery programme nears completion

Over 72,000 houses built or repaired since typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines
Psychological first aid helps heal the wounds of Cyclone Winston
3 May 2016

Psychological first aid helps heal the wounds of Cyclone Winston

104 Fiji Red Cross volunteers trained in psychological first aid (PFA) to help communities recover
Red Cross helps flood-prone communities through traditional and modern approaches
29 April 2016

Red Cross helps flood-prone communities through traditional and modern approaches

Community members living near river basin trained in disaster preparedness to strengthen their resilience against future disasters
Elmo and Grover help Fijian children forget about Tropical Cyclone Winston
26 April 2016

Elmo and Grover help Fijian children forget about Tropical Cyclone Winston

Puppeteer Chris Lynch trained a dozen Fiji Red Cross staff and volunteers in puppetry so they can continue to provide psychosocial support to children
One year on, millions are stuck in temporary shelters
25 April 2016

One year on, millions are stuck in temporary shelters

Red Cross and Red Crescent keen to support people to move out of temporary shelters and into permanent housing that protects them and their families
Red Cross prepares as Tropical Cyclone Amos bears down on Samoa
23 April 2016

Red Cross prepares as Tropical Cyclone Amos bears down on Samoa

50 volunteers and staff have been activated and 200 more volunteers are on standby to assist communities as Cyclone Amos edges closer
IFRC President visits Red Cross earthquake relief efforts in Kumamoto
23 April 2016

IFRC President visits Red Cross earthquake relief efforts in Kumamoto

President Konoe commends the Red Cross staff for their contribution to the earthquake relief efforts
Stories of resilience and survival emerge from remote Fijian villages
22 April 2016

Stories of resilience and survival emerge from remote Fijian villages

Fiji Red Cross plans to help 65,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by Cyclone Winston
Japanese Red Cross provides medical and psychosocial aid to thousands of Kumamoto earthquake evacuees
19 April 2016

Japanese Red Cross provides medical and psychosocial aid to thousands of Kumamoto earthquake evacuees

Thousands of evacuees remain in evacuation centers as aftershocks continue
A new clinic for the mountainside community building back after the Nepal earthquake
19 April 2016

A new clinic for the mountainside community building back after the Nepal earthquake

Nepal Red Cross partners with earthquake-affected communities to rehabilitate and equip health facilities
A 12-month endurance test for Nepal’s earthquake survivors
19 April 2016

A 12-month endurance test for Nepal’s earthquake survivors

One year on, survivors still live in small shelters built with salvaged items and materials
Japanese Red Cross deploys additional relief teams to cope with rising humanitarian needs after Kumamoto earthquakes
17 April 2016

Japanese Red Cross deploys additional relief teams to cope with rising humanitarian needs after Kumamoto earthquakes

Two major earthquakes in Kumamoto, Japan, kills 41 and injures thousands

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