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Sulawesi inundated with rain just a month after fatal earthquake and tsunami

A month after an earthquake and tsunami devastated Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island,...

Bangladesh receives assistance from the World Bank to finance new project

The World Bank administered a $240 million financing agreement to the Bangladesh government...

World’s strongest storm this year makes landfall in Southeast Asia

Over the weekend, Typhoon Mangkhut made its way through the Philippines to mainland...

Typhoon Mangkhut makes it way towards Southeast Asia

After rain inundated India and Typhoon Jebi ravaged Japan, millions of people in Southeast...

Strongest typhoon in 25 years makes landfall in western Japan

With heavy rains and reported wind speeds of up to 172km/h, Typhoon Jebi is the strongest...

Following the worst flood in centuries, Kerala threatened with epidemic of ‘rat fever’

Torrential rains have led to the worst flood Kerala, India has seen in a century....

Floods in Myanmar forced more than 100,000 people to flee their homes

Government officials in Myanmar said on Monday that the monsoon flood killed at least...

Cox’s Bazar is getting ready for monsoon season

The refugee camp of Cox’s Bazar is readying itself for the approaching monsoon...

Nominations are now open for the Asia Innovator of the Year Award 2018!

Aid & International Development Forum are pleased to open nominations for the...

Aid to help low income countries overcome climate change is ‘inadequate’, says Oxfam

A recent report by Oxfam has found that aid to low income countries to help them reduce...

IOM is training Rohingya refugees on how to improve their shelter ahead of monsoon season

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has trained over 40,000 Rohingya on how to upgrade their...

As global cases of malaria rise, what new methods can be used to prevent its spread?

Malaria experts are warning of a resurgence in the disease as global cases are no...

Health concerns grow in Papua New Guinea following earthquake and aftershocks

WHO has raised concerns about the potential for disease earthquakes in Papua New Guinea...

“No single agency can meet the massive health needs” of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, says WHO

Healthcare is a key priority for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, with numerous agencies...

Combining sustainability and profitability in Asia

Across Asia a number of companies are beginning to recognise the power of sustainability...

World Water Day – What Threat Does Water Pose to Asia?

March 22nd 2018 marks the 25th Annual World Water Day which aims to highlight the...

DFID steps up support for Rohingya refugees as monsoon season looms

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has increased support...

Technology and innovation are key for Asia’s development

The challenges of development are complex, inter-connected, fast changing and unprecedented....

Investment in sustainable water management is critical for Vietnam

Vietnam is facing a water crisis driven by environmental damage, climate change and...

Natural disasters in Asia caused $48 billion worth of agricultural losses in 2017

A report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) revealed that between 2005...

Linking local production and refugee nutrition is key to ‘maintain harmony’ in Cox’s Bazar

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has distributed seeds and agricultural...

Japan signs $5.2 million agreement with UNDP to support six Pacific nations

Last week the government of Japan signed a USD$5.2 million agreement with the United...

Disaster resilience and post disaster recovery in Asia

The latest report by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the...

Vietnam to construct 4,000 storm proof homes to protect against climate change

A new partnership between the UN and the Government of Vietnam will see storm proof...

Resilience to climate change in Asia-Pacific depends on gender equality, says UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme have highlighted that for the Asia-Pacific...

APEC accelerates early warning systems after the record breaking disasters of 2017

APEC member economies are fast-tracking the development of digital safeguards in the...

Energy efficiency is a top priority for Vietnam

The World Bank and Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade have announced...

Sri Lanka is hopeful a new pumping station will protect against flooding

At the start of 2018 work began in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to construct a large pumping...

World Bank announces new climate resilience plans to benefit 25 million in India

The World Bank has announced a $420 million project to increase climate resilience...

A new project puts women at the forefront of climate resilience in Bangladesh

The Green Climate Fund has approved a US$25 million grant to support Bangladesh’s...

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