Disaster Displacement in Asia and the Pacific

Most of the disaster displacement recorded globally has taken place in the Asia and Pacific region. An estimated 225.3 million internal displacements—or forced movements—were recorded during 2010−2021. Large-scale storms and floods, droughts, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions keep displacing millions of people every year across this vast region that is home to most of the […]

NHSO ensures continued medical care for “gold card” patients after ending contracts with 9 private hospitals

Thailand’s National Health Security Office (NHSO) has made available primary medical care facilities, to provide services to patients under the “gold card” system, after the office decided to terminate its contracts with Bangkok’s nine private hospitals, effective October 1st.   The hospitals are Mahesak, Bang Na General 1, Navaminthra, Petcharavej, Kluaynamthai, Phaet Panya, Bangmod, Kluaynamthai […]

Thailand calls for faith in the multilateral system

At the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Thailand will call for faith in the multilateral system as the centre of the global development agenda, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman.   Tanee Sangrat said that Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai will lead the Thai delegation to take part in the ongoing UNGA in […]

BMA to propose a tunnel project to drain water from eastern suburbs

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will propose, to National Water Command Centre at its meeting tomorrow (Monday), a project to build a 19km tunnel to drain water from the eastern part of Bangkok into the sea via Samut Prakan.   Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt said today that water in Bangkok’s eastern suburbs, which is currently […]

Strong earthquake hits southeastern Taiwan, 146 injured

TAIPEI, A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the sparsely populated southeastern part of Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s weather bureau said, derailing train carriages, causing a convenience store to collapse and trapping hundreds on mountain roads.   The weather bureau said the epicentre was in Taitung county, and followed a 6.4 magnitude temblor on Saturday evening […]