The 2017 Asia Pacific Disaster Law Snapshot looks at the benefits of having a good disaster law, provides an overview of the ongoing and completed work of the Disaster Law Programme in Asia Pacific, and lists the resources and tools available.
Nepal witnessed a devastating earthquake on 25th April 2015 that claimed the lives of more than 8,000 people. Hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless and amongst them were high numbers of women, children and older persons, people with disabilities and minorities.
As part of the 2016 OIAI audit plan, a follow-up audit was scheduled to review the implementation status of these audit recommendations. This follow-up audit was performed in September 2016 in the IFRC office in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are responding to a large wave of population movement, nearly 380,000 people fleeing from the Rakhine State of neighbouring Myanmar.
This guideline will show the necessity of sensible information provided during disaster as well as encourage GOs and NGOs to conduct live/phone-in programs.
The guide aims to enhance knowledge and capacity of the volunteers regarding communication with community in implementing disaster emergency response and recovery activities.
Torrential rains – the worst to hit Nepal in 15 years – have caused massive flooding and landslides across 31 districts of Nepal since 11 August, killing more than a hundred people.
Since 12 August, heavy monsoon rains have devastated the riverine region of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. As a result, Bangladesh’s major river networks have overflowed, causing intense flooding in more than half of the country and affecting 7.4 million people.
In the aftermath of the devastating Tropical Cyclone Mora, the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and the IFRC wish to support 50,000 of the most vulnerable affected people with water, sanitation and hygiene promotion; shelter, food security; livelihoods, and disaster risk reduction including early warnings.
Sri Lanka Red Cross Society, supported by the IFRC, is responding to a major flooding disaster that has affected over 650,000 people in 15 districts across the country. Since the onset of the disaster, Red Cross volunteers have been providing assistance including first aid, safe drinking water, and emergency sanitation.