After decades of conflict, natural hazards and chronic poverty, Afghanistan is facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. The situation is further fuelled by economic instability.
Bangladesh continues to be a safe haven for almost 1 million Rohingya refugees. They fled brutal repression and wide-ranging discrimination in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and currently live in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar district and on the island of Bhasan Char.
Central Asia is a region made up of 5 republics: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Their inhabitants are exposed to natural hazards, from earthquakes to floods, as well as chronic water shortages.
Iran is hit by multiple emergencies. There has been a significant deterioration of the humanitarian situation due to the worsening Afghan refugee crisis and a socio-economic and environmental crisis.
The already dire humanitarian situation in Myanmar has worsened since the military takeover in 2021. The coup d’état has plunged the country into political, social and economic turmoil, leading to a rapidly escalating civil war.
Nepal is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries due to its location and variable climatic conditions. Climate change and an increasing population further exacerbate the impacts of natural hazards, which each year cause heavy loss of life and property damage.
North Korea suffers from recurrent natural hazards, ranging from extended droughts and severe flooding to occasional typhoons.
Natural hazards such as cyclones, floods, droughts, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions frequently occur in the Pacific region. Pacific island countries (including Papua New Guinea, Fiji Islands, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands and Vanuatu) rank among the world’s worst affected by disasters in terms o
Pakistan is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries. On top of this, it suffers some of the worst food shortages and chronic malnutrition rates in the world.
The Philippines is highly exposed to various natural hazards, including tropical cyclones, active volcanoes, and other climate-related risks.
The Mekong region – consisting of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia – is frequently affected by natural hazards such as floods, droughts, and typhoons.