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El Niño in the Asia Pacific region



Climate Change stories

In Pictures - El Niño in Viet Nam

In Pictures - El Niño in Viet Nam

Severe drought conditions and sparse rainfall triggered by the El-Niño phenomenon are driving ...

In Pictures - El-Niño and food security in the Philippines

In Pictures - El-Niño and food security in the Philippines

Drought brings poor harvests and the threat of food shortages in the Philippines

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

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 ...

Red Cross appeals for support for drought-hit communities in Timor Leste

Red Cross appeals for support for drought-hit communities in Timor Leste

120,000 people severely affected in Timor Leste as drought continues

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

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

Communities face food shortage as drought and frost continues

Displaced Mongolian herders destined for a life of deprivation in urban slums

Displaced Mongolian herders destined for a life of deprivation in urban slums

Lack of occupational skills in an urban setting are forcing herders to live in extreme ...



Introduction

2015 was the hottest year ever recorded due to El Niño related events. A number of Asia Pacific countries are either enduring or are at-risk from extreme weather condutions, with impacts that include food insecurity, water scarcity, air pollution and environmental degradation. The IFRC is working closely with National Red cross and Red Crescent Societies in the region to respond and prepare for future impacts.

Seasonal Forecasts

The Seasonal forecast is produced by the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and indicate the total amount of rain and snowfall for a particular period.


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