Disaster relief

Conflict and natural disasters internally displaced over 30 million in 2017

The International Displacement Monitoring Centre and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) have reported that over 30 million people were...

Asia-Pacific falling behind on SDGs according to latest UN report

A report released last week by the United Nations titled ‘Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2017’ found that the...

Thousands of Rohingya refuges have moved to safer ground ahead of monsoon season

The UN Migration Agency, IOM, have successfully relocated 12,000 Rohingya refugees as monsoon storms have already begun in Cox’s...

The US should prepare for an even worse hurricane season in 2018

New research into predicting the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season suggests this year’s hurricanes may be even worse than they were...

WFP to switch from in-kind food donations to cash transfer in Nepal

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will change the way it distributes food assistance to refugees in Nepal from June...

IFRC launch new ‘game changer’ humanitarian fund

Yesterday, 8th May 2018, marked world Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. To mark the occasion the International Federation of Red Cross...

Japan donates $15.7 million to help upscale UNICEF’s work in Cox’s Bazar

UNICEF is able to scale up its assistance to women and children in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh thanks to a $15.7 million donation...

Cox’s Bazar is getting ready for monsoon season

The refugee camp of Cox’s Bazar is readying itself for the approaching monsoon season with healthcare initiatives and relocation...

Mali set to improve its climate and hazard early warning systems

Mali has launched a new multi-hazard early warning system to strengthen resilience to climate risks and natural hazards. The Climate...

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

Aid & International Development Forum are pleased to open nominations for the Asia Innovator of the Year Award. This competition...

Hunger in the Sahel is a ‘disaster that the world cannot continue to ignore’

Humanitarian relief workers have warned that about 5 million people in the Sahel are suffering from severe hunger and are in urgent...

Water-related disasters require urgent action at all levels

The final outcome of ‘Making Every Drop Count’, a document put together by the High Level Panel on Water has called for...