Heavy rains in southern China have caused severe floods and landslides, with hundreds of people missing and many homes damaged or ruined.

The IFRC’s Asia Pacific Regional Office works in support of 38 National Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies. Through its Country Cluster Support Teams and Country Offices, it provides coordination, financial  and technical support for disaster operations and longer term development programmes throughout the region.

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The Indonesian Red Cross Society (Palang Merah Indonesia) recently launched a campaign, along with the services, to promote safe travel in Jakarta.

18 June 2017

At least 75 people, most of them women and young children, have been reported dead after landslides triggered by days of severe rain swept down Chittagong Hills, just two weeks after Cyclone Mora battered the same region.

15 June 2017

When Cyclone Mora struck southwest Bangladesh at the end of May, the storm had a particularly devastating impact on the informal settlements in Cox’s Bazar, which are home to displaced people from Myanmar who fled violence in their homes in parts of northern Rakhine.

9 June 2017

Along with several other flood-prone communities, the Thai Red Cross Society has been working closely with the Ban Ton-Wa villagers since January 2017 to support them in becoming more resilient to disasters.

5 June 2017

More than a year after Tropical Cyclone Winston destroyed their classrooms, students at Vunikavikaloa Arya School have a reason to smile again.

31 May 2017


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