Myanmar: Revised Response Plan aims to help tens of thousands
21 November, 2012
5 November 2012: Children stand in Thea Chaung camp. Credit: UNOCHA/ Nicole Lawrence
Funding request increased after October clashes.
The western state of Rakhine, Myanmar is nestled between the border with Bangladesh and the Rakhine Mountains. Inter-communal violence in Rakhine in June and October led...
Asia Pacific: A Guide for disaster managers
16 November, 2012
Disaster management is evolving in Asia and the Pacific. Governments in the region are making it clear that they want the response to emergencies within their borders to be led by them, with greater assistance from neighbouring countries. For the United Nations and its humanitarian organizations, such as...
Asia Pacific: Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities
6 November, 2012
Asia Pacific is the world’s most disaster-prone region and one of the world’s fastest-growing digital landscapes. So it is no surprise that social media and information communications technology (ICT) have become major tools for circulating information in disaster situations in the Asia–...
Thailand: Learning to cope with major disasters
25 September, 2012
Residents of Bangkok’s outer suburbs prepare sandbags to protect their homes during the height of the floods in 2011. Credit: OCHA ROAP
After disastrous floods in 2011, Thailand prepares for this year’s rainy season.
Thailand, located in one of the world’s most disaster-prone regions, faces heavy...
The Philippines: Resilience through preparedness
24 September, 2012
Melanie with her two children at a day care centre used as evacuation centre, Barangay Cross, Glan, Sarangani, 14 June 2012. Credit: OCHA/Melindi Malang
The humanitarian community supports the Government’s and local communities’ efforts in emergency preparedness in the disaster-prone country.