Disaster relief

Natural disasters could cost Asia $160 billion a year by 2030

The UN has warned of the significant economic damage natural disasters could cause in the Asia Pacific region. In addition, the region...

Flash floods hit Kenya after months of drought

Heavy rain and flooding has caused large scale destruction and displacement in Kenya. The flooding has hit Mandera country and the town...

UK Met Office committed to strengthening Asia’s resilience to climate change

The UK Met Office announced a new programme to strengthen climate change resilience in Asia, working in partnership with the World Bank...

Natural disasters caused $314 billion in 2017, the second most costly year on record

New research by EM-DAT's Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) reveals that a total of 318 natural disasters...

Médecins Sans Frontières open new hospital in Cox’s Bazar as health concerns grow for monsoon season

The hospital, ran by Médecins Sans Frontières, opens as the camp is preparing for its annual monsoon season which has...

‘Green’ coastal protection solutions could prevent damages worth $50 billion in the Gulf of Mexico

New research in the PLOS One peer reviewed journal reveals that nature-based solutions are more cost effective than artificial solutions...

Strong 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria resulted in tens of billions of dollars in damage in 2017. Now, Global Weather Oscillations (GWO)...

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 following a large earthquake in February 2018...

Bhutan’s capital is the latest city to join UNISDR’s ‘Making Cities Resilient’ campaign

Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, is the newest member to join the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) ‘Making...

A new partnership seeks to improve climate services and protect agriculture in Mozambique

The Mozambique National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) is launching a new project in partnership with the Nordic Development Fund (NDF)...

Extreme weather and climate events caused more damage than ever before in 2017

The United Nations weather agency have reported that hurricanes, monsoons, floods and droughts made 2017 the most damaging year ever....

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 importance of freshwater and advocate for the sustainable...