Showing posts with label displacement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label displacement. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Flash floods impact 500,000 in Somalia, U.N. says

Flash floods throughout Somalia
 Flash floods throughout Somalia have affected as many as 500,000 people and have displaced 175,000 people from their homes, the United Nations says.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Monsoon Rains Kill 12 in Southern India, Displace Thousands

Monsoon Rains India
Thousands of people took refuge in relief camps as torrential monsoon rains flooded parts of southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, killing at least 12 people this week, the government said Saturday.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

260,000 displaced as rainstorms lash central China

More than 260,000 people have been displaced after continuous heavy rain lashed central China's Hunan Province since June 22, said the provincial flood control office Friday.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Death toll in Sri Lanka flooding, mudslides tops 200

As waters recede in Sri Lanka, the country's disaster management agency said Wednesday the death toll from flooding and mudslides has topped more than 200.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Rising sea level a threat to Vietnamese farmers

As sea levels rise, so the salt water is spreading further inland leading to saline intrusion and coastal erosion in Vietnam.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Authorities seek accommodation for evacuees of earthquake-hit central Italy

Authorities were on Thursday looking into accommodation options for residents of earthquake-hit towns in central Italy after thousands of people were forced out of their homes overnight.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Death toll in Philippines from typhoon Haima climbs to 16

Death toll in the Philippines from super typhoon Haima, locally named as Lawin, rose to 16, a senior government official said Saturday.

Monday, September 12, 2016

133 killed, 395 missing, 107K displaced in N. Korean flooding – UN

Severe flooding in North Korea has led to the deaths of 133 people, with 395 reported missing, according to the UN. More than 100,000 have been forced to flee their homes.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

North Korean authorities mobilize population for disaster relief in country’s north

North Korean authorities have called on the population to actively participate in operations on restoring infrastructure in cities that suffered from hurricanes and torrential rains in the north of the country.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Panic as cyclone Megh hits Yemen week after deadly weather

Cyclone Megh, which formed in the Arabian Sea earlier in the week, has hit Yemen's Socotra Island as it travels west towards the mainland.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

UN refugee agency backs plan to boost protection for people fleeing disasters and climate change

UN, 16 October 2015 – The United Nations refugee agency has joined 110 nations to strengthen steps to protect people displaced across borders by disasters and climate change.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Indonesia asks for foreign help to put out forest fires.

Indonesia's president said on Thursday he had asked Singapore, Russia, Malaysia and Japan for help to put out fires that have sent choking smoke drifting across the region for weeks.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Indonesia refuses help offered by Singapore to deal with haze

Indonesian officials clarified that they had enough resources and did not need to call on assistance offered by Singapore to deal with haze at this time during the meeting with Singaporean delegates, said Singapore's Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) on Friday.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

China's race for hydroelectric power

China’s race for hydroelectric power has been going on for over 20 years leading to development plans and to the construction of a 28 dam cascade in the Lancang river.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Indonesia forest fire affects over 75,000 people

The number of hot spot in Indonesia's forest fire scaled up in Riau province of Sumatra, the hardest hit area, on Monday, in part due to fresh acts of burning, as more than 75,000 people are affected, official said on Monday.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Cyclone Komen further burdens thousands of displaced people in western Myanmar (UN agencies)

UN,  4 August 2015 – Sweeping across western Myanmar last week, Cyclone Komen has caused extensive damage in the region, hampering assessment and relief efforts, including to areas where thousands of displaced people are living, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Hundreds dead, millions displaced as monsoon rains heap misery across Asia

Monsoon rains have claimed the lives of hundreds across Asia, authorities said Monday, as rescue workers scrambled to reach remote areas of India, Pakistan and Myanmar in the wake of flash floods and landslides.

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