Myanmar: Relocations must continue ahead of Cyclone Mahasen, urges UN
15 May, 2013
As the people and Government of Myanmar brace themselves for Cyclone Mahasen, the Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar, Mr. Ashok Nigam, has called for the prompt relocation of everyone who will be affected.
“People who will be severely affected by the cyclone need to be urgently...
Bangladesh and Myanmar prepare for Tropical Cyclone
14 May, 2013
Governments and aid agencies have activated disaster response mechanisms in Bangladesh and Myanmar ahead of the expected landfall early Friday (17 May) of Tropical Cyclone Mahasen.
"Mahasen could be life threatening for millions of people in Bangladesh, Myanmar and India," warned...
Aid Worker Diary: Solomon Islands Earthquake and Tsunami
1 April, 2013
On 6 February 2013, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake set off a small but powerful tsunami that sent 1.5-metre waves roaring inland on Santa Cruz Island, a remote area in the Solomon Islands archipelago of the Pacific. Nearly 40 per cent of the houses on the island were either damaged or destroyed...
Myanmar: Leaders need to step up publicly and defuse the tension, urges John Ging
28 March, 2013
Operations Director John Ging expressed alarm today over continued inter-communal tensions in Myanmar, calling the security situation in Rakhine State “very tense and difficult.”
“There is serious intimidation of aid workers,” said Mr. Ging briefing the press...
Philippines: Meeting people’s needs must not fall off the international agenda, urges John Ging
27 March, 2013
OCHA Operations Director John Ging concluded his first visit to the Philippines on Monday, urging the international community to step up their efforts to help the Government meet the needs of people affected by Typhoon Bopha. The typhoon, which was the deadliest storm anywhere in the world in...