News stories from Asia and Pacific

28 January 2015

Republic of Korea steps in with support for Malaysia floods response

Efforts to help flood-affected communities across three states of East Coast Peninsular Malaysia, received a significant boost when the Government of the Republic of Korea donated $100,000 US dollars to relief operations supported by the International Fed
Typhoon-damaged health facilities get a makeover
16 January 2015

Typhoon-damaged health facilities get a makeover

The Philippine Red Cross, with the support of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, is targeting 35 health facilities for rehabilitation as part of the overall Typhoon Haiyan recovery plan
Malaysian Red Crescent Society looks to ‘adopt’ villages following severe floods
16 January 2015

Malaysian Red Crescent Society looks to ‘adopt’ villages following severe floods

Adoption of 9 villages planned to help affected communities rebuild
Red Cross loan saves a family from ruin
14 January 2015

Red Cross loan saves a family from ruin

Livelihoods support project helps families overcome financial burdens
Red Cross volunteers build community resilience in Xianjiang
5 January 2015

Red Cross volunteers build community resilience in Xianjiang

The Red Cross Society of China builds resilience among rural and semi-urban communities against both internal and external risks.
More than 200,000 people displaced by worst flooding in decades
31 December 2014

More than 200,000 people displaced by worst flooding in decades

Worst flooding in decades displaces more than 200,000 people
Red Cross provides health and psychosocial services to grieving family members
31 December 2014

Red Cross provides health and psychosocial services to grieving family members

Indonesian Red Cross provides psychosocial support to grieving families following the crash of flight QZ8501
Managing risks to reach more people with lifesaving services and support in Myanmar
29 December 2014

Managing risks to reach more people with lifesaving services and support in Myanmar

From 9-11 December, the Myanmar Red Cross Society hosted a joint risk management workshop.
Indian fisher-women regaining their livelihoods after the 2004 tsunami
26 December 2014

Indian fisher-women regaining their livelihoods after the 2004 tsunami

Guntu Yerramma has a strong relationship with the sea. Living so close to the shore, she wakes every morning to the sound of the swell crashing onto the beaches.
Earthquake survivors meet during the Kobe Luminaire
26 December 2014

Earthquake survivors meet during the Kobe Luminaire

Earthquake survivors meet during the Kobe Luminaire commemoration event.
Shelter Toolkits Distributed to Earthquake Victims in Ludian
19 December 2014

Shelter Toolkits Distributed to Earthquake Victims in Ludian

Yesterday the affected population in Longtoushan welcomed the first batch of much needed relief containing shelter toolkits for 200 households.
New radio show in Bangladesh puts the Red Crescent in touch with communities
17 December 2014

New radio show in Bangladesh puts the Red Crescent in touch with communities

As a step to improve community communications, the very first live call-in radio programme was launched on 11 December by Bangladesh Red Crescent Society through community radio in the Kurigram district.
Typhoon Hagupit deals double blow to communities struggling to recover from Haiyan
16 December 2014

Typhoon Hagupit deals double blow to communities struggling to recover from Haiyan

Since Typhoon Hagupit struck the Philippines just over a week ago, the Philippine Red Cross has had three rapid response teams on the ground to assess the impact on the worst affected areas, including the easternmost island group of Samar where the typhoo
Picking up the pieces after Typhoon Hagupit leaves the Philippines
10 December 2014

Picking up the pieces after Typhoon Hagupit leaves the Philippines

As Typhoon Hagupit finally exits the Philippines, a picture of the main needs on the ground is emerging.
Flood fears mount as Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines
7 December 2014

Flood fears mount as Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit began its painful path across central Philippines on Saturday, lashing areas along the eastern ...
Maldivian Red Crescent Responds to Malé Water Crisis
7 December 2014

Maldivian Red Crescent Responds to Malé Water Crisis

After a fire broke out inside the Maldives Water and Sewerage Company’s Generator Unit on 4 December, all water supplies in the capital Malé were cut off.
Millions at risk as Typhoon Hagupit threatens the Philippines
5 December 2014

Millions at risk as Typhoon Hagupit threatens the Philippines

Emergency supplies for tens of thousands of families are on standby by to be sent to storm-ravaged areas of the Philippines as Typhoon Hagupit bears down on the country.
Prioritizing health emergency preparedness in Southeast Asia
5 December 2014

Prioritizing health emergency preparedness in Southeast Asia

When a health emergency strikes, time is a critical factor.
Searching for clues and inspiration at the Global Volunteering Forum
2 December 2014

Searching for clues and inspiration at the Global Volunteering Forum

In the lead up to International Volunteer Day 2014, almost 200 Red Cross Red Crescent staff and volunteers from around the world came to Bangkok, Thailand, for the Global Volunteering Forum, The Difference.
IFRC Secretary General visits Fukushima communities to see the vital work of the Japanese Red Cross Society
4 November 2014

IFRC Secretary General visits Fukushima communities to see the vital work of the Japanese Red Cross Society

Community, safety, respect, dignity. These were reoccurring themes discussed by IFRC Secretary General Elhadj As Sy with Japanese Red Cross members, government officials, communities and technical experts in Japan this week.

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