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 wind was blowing hot and dry across the small lane nestled between the community hall and a row of shops when villagers from Dolago, Palu, began to arrive to meet with the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia) staff and volunteers, and representatives from a local bank to set up their new bank accounts. This is the first step for communities to receiving an unconditional cash grant amounting to 430 Swiss Francs or 440 US Dollars.

31 January 2020

n the second half of July last year, heavy monsoon rains across Bangladesh, India and Nepal caused disastrous floods that affected the lives of millions of people. In Bangladesh alone, more than 28 districts faced extensive flooding.  More than 7.6 million people lost their houses, farmlands, sources of income, access to clean water, and were exposed to the threat of water-borne diseases. Almost six months after the floods, many people, like Rozina Akter, are still in need of humanitarian assistance.

16 January 2020

The Mongolian disaster and climate legal landscape has taken big steps in the last decade, including revision of Disaster protection law and establishment of disaster risk reduction councils nationwide. The 2017 Disaster protection law and implementing …

15 January 2020

Volunteers and staff from Palang Merah Indonesia are continuing to support flood-affected communities as the country braces for further heavy rains and storms forecast in the coming days and weeks. Flash floods, flooding and landslides have killed 67 p …

7 January 2020

Indonesia has been hit by widespread flooding after days of its most intense rainfall since records began, prompting the evacuation of more than 31,200 people from Jakarta alone Flash flooding and landslides have reportedly killed 16 people, injured 10 …

2 January 2020
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