Afghanistan presents large-scale humanitarian needs prompted by displacement and a severe food crisis.
Bangladesh continues to be a safe haven for almost 1 million Rohingya refugees.
Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the 5 republics that make up Central Asia, are particularly exposed to natural hazards such as landslides, avalanches, floods, earthquakes, droughts and melting glaciers.
Iran, one of the most disaster-prone countries worldwide. It suffers frequent earthquakes, droughts, floods, landslides and major storms, which take a heavy toll on its people and infrastructure.
The already dire humanitarian situation in Myanmar has worsened since the military takeover in 2021.
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 (DPRK)
North Korea suffers from recurrent natural hazards, ranging from extended droughts and severe flooding to occasional typhoons.
Natural hazards, ranging from cyclones to floods, droughts, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions frequently occur in the Pacific region.
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 due to the high frequency of tropical cyclones, active volcanoes, and other climate-related risks.
Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos
The Mekong region – consisting of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia – is frequently affected by natural hazards such as floods, droughts, and typhoons.