Tsunami Awareness day – Join the Wave of Awareness

The Sumatra Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 caused over 230,000 fatalities and 1.7 million people were left homeless in the 14 different countries bordering the ocean. Two years later Japan was hit and although warning and evacuation systems had successfully been put in place it still took lives of more... Read More

€106 Million in Aid for Sudan

Last week Monday the European Commission announced they would be providing Sudan with a €106 million aid package, €46 million in humanitarian assistance and €60 million for development. The support comes after this year’s declaration of famine throughout parts of Sudan. The aid was announced as the EU Commissioner for... Read More

[Infographic] Disaster Preparedness

Infographic by Shiv Raj Sharma of Keys90 From 2005 to 2017, there were 350 weather-related disasters. In the 20 years from 1997 to 2017, flooding made up nearly 50% of natural disasters and resulted in 157,000 deaths around the world. While the unpredictability of natural disasters is often what makes... Read More

[infographic] Disaster Preparedness and Prevention

Disaster preparedness methods and prevention infrastructure have been proven to mitigate the impacts of catastrophes on citizens around the world. As shown in the latest infographic by the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF), every euro spent on disaster prevention efforts is predicted to result in €4 savings that would go... Read More

[Infographic] Economic & Agricultural Impact of Disasters

In 2016, the world suffered $175 billion USD in economic losses as a consequence of natural disasters. As illustrated in the infographic, the Americas and the Asian continent incurred the majority of the absolute loss in the years between 1994 and 2015, each region set back by $870 billion and $709... Read More

Disasters & Climate Change: Impact & Exposure

In the nearly twenty years between 1996 and 2015, there were 7,056 disasters recorded worldwide, which is double the number of disasters that happened during the previous two decades from 1976-1995. According to the infographic by the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF), 91% of these disasters were attributable to... Read More

Disasters & Climate Change: Internally Displaced People and Refugees

The number of forcibly displaced people has grown from 33.9 million persons in 1997 to 65.6 million persons in 2016 due in large part to significant conflicts in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. As shown in the infographic by the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF), 55% of all... Read More

[Infographics] Meeting Education SDGs in Myanmar

Public spending on education has risen by 49% in Myanmar since 2012. However, only half of school-age children complete their education. In the Philippines the percentage of children in primary education drops to 33%, according to the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) infographic on education and infrastructure resilience in... Read More

[Infographic] Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition in Southeast Asia

Agriculture in Southeast Asia is predominantly small-scale yet is a major source of livelihood. According to the AIDF infographic, agriculture accounts for 80% of jobs in Laos, in Bangladesh and Vietnam the figure is approximately 47%. Between 25% and 35% of Myanmar’s GDP is provided by agriculture, which also accounts... Read More

Humanitarian Response and Donor Funding in Myanmar

An estimated $150 million is required to meet the needs of half a million people in Myanmar throughout the year, as identified by the United Nations Humanitarian Response Plan 2017. The requested funding is down from $189.5 million in 2016, which was needed to support one million people, illustrates the... Read More

[Infographics] Disasters and Migration in Southeast Asia

The latest Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) infographics explores the causes and impact of disasters in Southeast Asia. There were 574 disasters reported around the globe and around 108 million people have been affected. The vast majority (92%) of natural disasters are due to global warming. Out of 65.3 million displaced... Read More

Access to energy to pave the way for Myanmar’s development

According to the recent AIDF infographic on infrastructure resilience and access to energy in Southeast Asia, nearly 2 out of 10 people do not have access to electricity in the region. The lowest access to energy across the Southeast Asia region is in Myanmar, where almost 69% of people live... Read More

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