Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugee Crisis

15 Sep 2017

On the morning of Friday the 25 August 2017, the state of Rakhine in Myanmar, conflict broke out disproportionately affecting the minority Rohingya community as a result of operations of the Myanmar military and other non state actors in response to attacks on three border posts on the border of Myanmar and Bangladesh allegedly by […]

Myanmar: Rakhine Conflict

13 Sep 2017

During the night of Friday, 25 August 2017, the state of Rakhine in Myanmar, was attacked by armed groups. The Arakhine Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) claimed responsibility for the attacks in three northern townships of Rakhine. The Government has officially declared ARSA a terrorist organization which gives the state authorities wide powers of arrest and detention of those […]

Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti: Hurricane Irma

11 Sep 2017

As of 6 September 2017, Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 295 km/hour, it has significantly strengthened to become one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic. To date, it has passed over Barbuda, Saint Barthelemy, Anguilla, Saint Marten, British and US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican […]

India: Floods in Bihar state

18 Aug 2017

Since Monday ,14 August 2017, 14 districts of Bihar state in India, were experiencing heavy rainfall.  The unprecedented rainfall and consequent floods in Nepal and Himalayan catchment areas during the last three days exacerbated a bad situation and resulted in severe flooding in the 14 districts of Bihar. Rivers such as the Mahananda, Gandak and […]

Iraq: Returnees and Residents of Mosul

17 Aug 2017

The first half of 2017 has marked an important period in the Iraq crisis that has been ongoing since 2014. On 17 October 2016, Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) engaged in operations to recapture the city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). East Mosul has been under ISF control since […]

Bangladesh: Floods in Northern region

16 Aug 2017

In the afternoon of Tuesday the 15th August 2017 severe floods were caused due to incessant rains in 20 districts in the northern part of Bangladesh. According to National Health Crises Management Centre (NHCMC) of Director General of Health Service (DGHS) control room on 14th August 2017, the death toll has risen to 89[1] and […]

Sierra Leone: Floods in Freetown

16 Aug 2017

On the evening of the 14th August, mudslides triggered by three days of heavy rains poured in and around the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown. The most severe mudslides occurred in the coastal suburb of Racecourse on the city’s eastern edge, as well as in Regent and Lumley where thousands of makeshift settlements are home […]

Nepal: Floods in Southern Plains

16 Aug 2017

On the morning of Sunday the 13 August 2017, the 18 districts in the southern plains in Nepal, were struck by floods due to continuous torrential rainfall. The Nepal government has reported 115 deaths, 38 missing, and approximately 6 million people being directly affected by the floods. Land in the southern plains are heavily populated […]

China: 7. 0 Earthquake in Sichuan Province

10 Aug 2017

In the evening of Tuesday the 8 August 2017, the province of Sichuan in China, was hit by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake, killing 19 people and injuring 343.[1]The epicentre of the tremor was in Ngawa prefecture, largely populated by ethnic Tibetans, many of whom are nomadic herders. It was also close to the Jiuzhaigou nature reserve, a popular tourist area and, it is the peak of the summer school holiday tourist season in China.

India: Floods in Southern Odisha

21 Jul 2017

The state of Odisha has been witnessing heavy to very heavy rains since 16 July 2017. These heavy rains have triggered flash floods in parts of Rayagada, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur and Malkangiri districts of the state of Odisha in India. Swollen rivers have become a cause for concern in the state. While the Thuamul-Rampur area of […]

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