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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Written by: Musfarayani, IFRC, as told by Indonesian Red Cross psychosocial support volunteer, Thia  It’s drizzling in Maluku, Indonesia, where communities have recently been affected by an earthquake, but that doesn’t affect the cheerful mood of child …

4 November 2019

One year ago, on 28 September 2018, the Indonesian island of Sulawesi was hit by a triple disaster that killed more than 4,300 people and displaced 173,000.

17 September 2019

Nurjahan, together with her children, 10-year-old Mohammod Yunus (left), nine-year-old Norjuna and eight-year-old Mohammod Shofiq, live in a mega camp where  hundreds of thousands of people face rain, strong winds, landslides, and flooding. Two years ago, they walked for 15 days before crossing the Naf River by boat to find safety in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

27 August 2019

In August 2017, violence in Rakhine, Myanmar, resulted in over 700,000 people fleeing to Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh. Two years on, families continue to live in makeshift shelters in crowded camps.

20 August 2019

Extremely heavy rains in mid-July caused severe flooding in the Indian states of Assam and Bihar. The floods affected more than 14 million people, displaced over a million and destroyed a vast amount of farmland. Whole houses were submerged and entire villages were cut off.

13 August 2019
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