News stories from Asia and Pacific

29 July 2016

Millions in South Asia hit by floods and landslides after severe monsoon rains

Heavy monsoon rains have triggered widespread floods across India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Timor-Leste Red Cross appeals for funds to build resilience
25 July 2016

Timor-Leste Red Cross appeals for funds to build resilience

The Timor-Leste Red Cross is appealing for more funds to bring sustainable change to drought-hit communities.
Solomon Islands Red Cross continues its focus on child protection
19 July 2016

Solomon Islands Red Cross continues its focus on child protection

The Red Cross in Solomon Islands plans to mainstream the theme across its programmes to achieve the global minimum standards on child protection in humanitarian action
Red Cross staff and volunteers in Papua New Guinea receive hands-on training to prepare them for future disasters
18 July 2016

Red Cross staff and volunteers in Papua New Guinea receive hands-on training to prepare them for future disasters

More than 58 staff and volunteers received Emergency Response Training to prepare and respond to disasters and emergencies
Red Cross provides relief as heavy rains cause floods and landslides in Southern China
12 July 2016

Red Cross provides relief as heavy rains cause floods and landslides in Southern China

Over 600,000 people affected by severe rains and floods in Southern China
After Typhoon Nepartak – Red Cross volunteers take to the streets
10 July 2016

After Typhoon Nepartak – Red Cross volunteers take to the streets

Typhoon Nepartak leaves a trail of destruction in Taitung city as strong winds overturned cars, ripped up trees and severely damaged buildings
Red Cross prepares for the worst in Taiwan as super typhoon brings heavy rains
8 July 2016

Red Cross prepares for the worst in Taiwan as super typhoon brings heavy rains

Thousands evacuated as heavy rains expected to bring flooding and landslides in eastern Taiwan
A helping hand in times of despair
1 July 2016

A helping hand in times of despair

Red Cross cleans over 2,500 wells following severe floods in Sri Lanka
Red Cross helps victims of China tornado
26 June 2016

Red Cross helps victims of China tornado

More than 8,000 houses destroyed as tornado sweeps through Jiangsu
Growing need for psychosocial support to earthquake victims in Kumamoto
21 June 2016

Growing need for psychosocial support to earthquake victims in Kumamoto

Thousands of evacuees are still in evacuation centres and need assistance from Japanese Red Cross Society and other relief providers
Cyclone Roanu – holding on for life in Bangladesh
20 June 2016

Cyclone Roanu – holding on for life in Bangladesh

Full moon, high tide and Cyclone Roanu triggered deadly tidal surge in the coast of Bangladesh
Technology for health: improving health education through film
14 June 2016

Technology for health: improving health education through film

Remote villages in Myanmar receive educational films and materials to encourage safer health practices
Tailor-made toilets boost morale in cyclone-ravaged Fiji
13 June 2016

Tailor-made toilets boost morale in cyclone-ravaged Fiji

Red Cross volunteers construct new toilets for cyclone-affected villagers in Fiji
Thousands in Bangladesh face a daily struggle for survival in the aftermath of Cyclone Roanu
9 June 2016

Thousands in Bangladesh face a daily struggle for survival in the aftermath of Cyclone Roanu

Without immediate support, thousands of families in the coastal districts of Bangladesh face a grim future ahead
Coping with loss after Sri Lanka's Aranayake landslide disaster
8 June 2016

Coping with loss after Sri Lanka's Aranayake landslide disaster

Thousands remain in temporary shelters after massive landslide tragedy
When aid workers become disaster victims
3 June 2016

When aid workers become disaster victims

Around 30 per cent of Red Cross workers are still unable to return to their homes following two devastating earthquakes that hit Kumamoto Prefecture
Asia Pacific returns to ‘ENSO neutral’ state, La Niña edges onto humanitarian radar
2 June 2016

Asia Pacific returns to ‘ENSO neutral’ state, La Niña edges onto humanitarian radar

Possible rain in the coming months may deal a double-blow for small-holder farmers already dealing with the aftermath of a severe drought
Counting the cost of Cyclone Roanu
31 May 2016

Counting the cost of Cyclone Roanu

Red Crescent volunteers evacuated more than 1,500 people from affected areas and deployed in six districts
Blog - The hidden toll of El Niño in Timor-Leste
27 May 2016

Blog - The hidden toll of El Niño in Timor-Leste

The impacts of El Niño is pushing communities beyond normal coping strategies
Resettlement needs and disease concerns mount as Sri Lanka copes with aftermath of floods and landslides
27 May 2016

Resettlement needs and disease concerns mount as Sri Lanka copes with aftermath of floods and landslides

Red Cross emergency appeal will provide clean water and sanitation along with public awareness and education around maintaining good hygiene.

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