News stories from Asia and Pacific

12 February 2016

In times of disasters, citizens and Red Cross Responders turn to radios for help

A few hours before typhoon Melor (local name: Nona) struck Northern Samar, Reynald Fidel, Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Northern Samar chapter administrator, completely lost contact with the National Headquarters in Manila.
Providing winter warmth to Nepal’s earthquake survivors
11 February 2016

Providing winter warmth to Nepal’s earthquake survivors

Red Cross provides cash grants for 53,000 families in Nepal.
Red Cross rescue teams in Taiwan continue search for earthquake survivors
7 February 2016

Red Cross rescue teams in Taiwan continue search for earthquake survivors

Five Red Cross rescue teams support government and military emergency services to search for survivors
Taiwan Red Cross Organisation dispatches rescue and relief teams after 6.4 magnitude earthquake
6 February 2016

Taiwan Red Cross Organisation dispatches rescue and relief teams after 6.4 magnitude earthquake

Earthquake caused damage to buildings in parts of Taiwan, killing five and injuring almost 400 people.
Mushroom magic brings profits for earthquake survivor
5 February 2016

Mushroom magic brings profits for earthquake survivor

Red Cross livelihoods project helps to support small businesses for families affected by the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
Obituary: Olioliga Iosua (Oli), Tuvalu Red Cross Society
1 February 2016

Obituary: Olioliga Iosua (Oli), Tuvalu Red Cross Society

Red Cross and Red Crescent partners paid tribute to Tuvalu Red Cross Society Secretary General, Olioliga Iosua (Oli), who passed away last Friday.
Rebuilding lives in Myanmar, six months after the floods
1 February 2016

Rebuilding lives in Myanmar, six months after the floods

The Red Cross is working to build the resilience of communities in Myanmar to better withstand future crises.
World Disasters Report 2015 launched in Pakistan
22 January 2016

World Disasters Report 2015 launched in Pakistan

Launch event attended by representatives from foreign embassies, humanitarian organizations and Red Cross Red Crescent Movement partners.
Former herders resort to dangerous illegal mining to earn a living
22 January 2016

Former herders resort to dangerous illegal mining to earn a living

Severe winter conditions leave communities to face poverty
Communities face multiple challenges following Typhoon Melor
19 January 2016

Communities face multiple challenges following Typhoon Melor

Students and teachers helped to clear debris left behind by Typhoon Melor
Life after Typhoon Melor: Early recovery focuses on shelter repair
7 January 2016

Life after Typhoon Melor: Early recovery focuses on shelter repair

Red Cross will focus on shelter repairs and cash grants for livelihoods development during the early recovery phase of the operation
Striving to provide protection for overseas domestic workers
5 January 2016

Striving to provide protection for overseas domestic workers

The Indonesian Red Cross has devised programmes to support a growing number of overseas domestic workers.
Powerful earthquake rocks north-east India and beyond
4 January 2016

Powerful earthquake rocks north-east India and beyond

A powerful magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocked remote north-eastern regions of India before dawn today (4 January).
Transforming 21,125 houses to homes
30 December 2015

Transforming 21,125 houses to homes

Red Cross Post Conflict Recovery Programme aims to provide housing and livelihood support to families recovering from 30-year civil war
Communities struggle to build back better nine months after Cyclone Pam
30 December 2015

Communities struggle to build back better nine months after Cyclone Pam

Communities face food and water shortage as El-Nino continues to affect the Pacific
Red Crescent helps villagers prepare for the next flood
29 December 2015

Red Crescent helps villagers prepare for the next flood

Villagers receive boats to be used in future flood situations
Red Cross volunteers assist El-Nino affected communities in Papua New Guinea
28 December 2015

Red Cross volunteers assist El-Nino affected communities in Papua New Guinea

Communities face food shortage as drought and frost continues
Thousands left homeless after Typhoon Melor lashes the Philippines
23 December 2015

Thousands left homeless after Typhoon Melor lashes the Philippines

Typhoon caused 40 deaths and damage to over 168,400 houses
Cash distributions keep Nepal’s earthquake survivors warm through winter
22 December 2015

Cash distributions keep Nepal’s earthquake survivors warm through winter

Red Cross targets 50,000 households before the end of 2015
Caring for the elderly one year after Kelantan floods
21 December 2015

Caring for the elderly one year after Kelantan floods

Elderly community in Kelantan remains vulnerable one year after the floods

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