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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...

Inequality is limiting Asia-Pacific’s development, says António Guterres

The UN Secretary-General has highlighted the need for Asia-Pacific to tackle the significant levels of inequality in order to achieve...

Integrating child health and WaSH policies will increase the effectiveness of aid delivery

New research by WaterAid and PATH has found that combining clean water, decent household toilets and good hygiene with childhood vaccinations...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Drones are delivering healthcare to patients in rural Nepal

Drones are increasingly being used to deliver essential medicines and laboratory samples to and from areas of Nepal. The new technology...

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 their greenhouse gas emissions is lagging behind...

Women hold the key to disaster resilience in Indonesia

Indonesia is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters due to its location in the Pacific Rim of Fire where earthquakes, volcanic...

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 shelters ahead of monsoon season. In total 100,000...

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...

Press release: Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance

Leading Asia Pacific corporations launch consumer-powered movement to end malaria on World Malaria Day A number of Asia’s leading...

How stoves are tackling health, environment and gender equality issues in Lao DPR

The World Bank, in partnership with the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), is replacing over 50,000 charcoal and wood...

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...

Yellow fever to be eliminated from Africa by 2026, hopes UN

The UN has announced an ambitious aim to eliminate yellow fever in Africa by 2026. The plans will involve vaccinating almost 1 billion...

Asia needs to step up the fight against hunger, says FAO Director

Governments in Asia must further their commitment to Zero Hunger by focusing on rural poverty reduction and adapting their agricultural...

World Bank approves $55 million to support renewable energy projects in rural Bangladesh

The World Bank has approved $55 million to grow clean and renewable energy in rural areas of Bangladesh that is cut off from electricity...

IOM, Japan and Bangladesh are working together to bring clean water to Rohingya refugees

The UN Migration Agency (IOM), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Bangladesh’s Department of Public Health...

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...

“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 committing to help provide critical healthcare....

Combining sustainability and profitability in Asia

Across Asia a number of companies are beginning to recognise the power of sustainability in driving profits. Some of Asia’s largest...

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...

DFID steps up support for Rohingya refugees as monsoon season looms

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has increased support to Rohingya refugees ahead of monsoon season. Bangladesh’s...

Technology and innovation are key for Asia’s development

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