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Tonga: Volcanic eruption and tsunami cuts off country from the wo...

16/01/2022 | Press release

Kuala Lumpur/Suva, 16 January 2022 - The small Pacific Island country of Tonga has been cut off from the rest of the world after an enormous volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami hit the country on Saturday. All communication lines in the count...

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South Asia: Omicron threatens to overwhelm health systems

12/01/2022 | Press release

Kuala Lumpur/Delhi, 12 January 2022: The Omicron variant is fuelling a rapid surge of COVID-19 across South Asia that threatens to overwhelm health systems still reeling from a deadly wave of the Delta variant last year. Countries across South Asi...

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Philippines: Mounting health crisis after super typhoon

06/01/2022 | Press release

Kuala Lumpur/Manila, January 6, 2022 - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warns of a mounting health crisis in the eastern Philippines after Super Typhoon Rai destroyed hospitals and affected more than 7.3 mil...

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"Never before has the need for a localized approach to crises bee...

27/12/2021 | Press release

Geneva, 27 December 2021 - “As we end this year, and on this International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, I would like to pay tribute to the brave and invaluable contributions of frontline responders. For the past two years, they have helped to detect...

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Philippines: International aid vital after typhoon devastation

19/12/2021 | Press release

Kuala Lumpur/Manila, 19 December 2021 - International action is critical for hundreds of thousands of people whose homes and livelihoods have been decimated by Super Typhoon Rai. In response to the devastation caused by the typhoon, the Internatio...

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19/12/2021
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