Fri, 07 Dec 2018 01:00
From dream to nightmare: ‘Little Messi’ forced to flee for his life
Murtaza Ahmadi moved the world with his love for footballer Lionel Messi in 2016. His dream of meeting the Argentinian came true, but now the seven-year-old boy is living a nightmare as one of thousands of Afghans displaced by war.
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:03
From dream to nightmare: Afghan 'Little Messi' forced to flee
Kabul - Murtaza Ahmadi moved the world with his love for footballer Lionel Messi in 2016. His dream of meeting the Argentinian came true, but now the seven-year-old boy is living a nightmare as one of thousands of Afghans displaced by war.
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 12:00
1,470 Filipino workers displaced in Al Khobar to receive assistance
MANILA - About 1,470 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were displaced after their employer locked them out of their workplace in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, will be receiving assistance from the Philippine government, said the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Thu, 30 Aug 2018 12:16
Dam collapse in Central Myanmar displaces 63,000 people
More than 63,000 people in south-central Myanmar’s Bago region were forced to evacuate their homes in 85 villages on Wednesday as water cascaded from a collapsed spillway in the Swa Chaung Dam.
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:00
SPECIAL REPORT: Don’t make dam business solely about profits, say advocates
Last month’s dam collapse at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower project in Laos’ Attapeu province has so far claimed 35 lives, with 99 missing and thousands displaced.
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 01:00
Flash floods kill 37 in India's tourist hotspot Kerala
Flash floods in Kerala have killed 37 people and displaced around 36,000, Indian officials said Saturday, after heavy monsoons led to landslides and overflowing reservoirs across the southern state.
Sat, 11 Aug 2018 13:39
Death toll from Indonesia quake tops 380
An earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has killed 387 people, authorities said Saturday, adding hundreds of thousands of displaced people were still short of clean water, food and medicine nearly a week on.
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 08:51
Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 164
The death toll from a devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen above 160, an official said Thursday, as authorities urgently appealed for medicine, food and clean water for some 156,000 people displaced by the disaster.
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 09:53
Thousands displaced in Cambodia by flooding of Mekong
Nearly 1,000 families residing in provinces along the Mekong River had been evacuated to safe areas as of Tuesday, while 1,133 houses in Kratie province had been inundated, according to provincial authorities.
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 01:00
Thousands flee as dam breaks in Laos
THOUSANDS OF people have been displaced from their homes and an unknown number killed in Laos’ southern Attapeu province following the collapse of part of a hydroelectric dam under construction following heavy rains.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:39
Record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide: UN
A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said on Tuesday.
Tue, 15 May 2018 13:38
Fleeing conflict, elephants help Myanmar villagers to safety
Mahouts and their elephants help sick, young and elderly villagers displaced by conflict cross a chest-deep river in Myanmar's remote Kachin state, where thousands of people recently completed a trek through dense jungle to safety.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:02
UN concerned as Thailand blocks launch of report on Karen crisis
THE UNITED Nations human rights body on Wednesday was alarmed by a move by Thai authorities to block the launch of a report revealing the humanitarian crisis in neighbouring Myanmar’s Karen state.
Sat, 02 Dec 2017 01:00
Displaced farmer’s fresh start sees resort thrive at dam
UPHEAVAL arising from the construction of a dam in Surat Thani province prompted a business idea from a farmer who was paid out to move from the area.
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:34
Rohingya repatriation to begin in 2 months, Bangladesh-Myanmar inks deal
Bangladesh and Myanmar finally signed an 'instrument' on Rohingya repatriation on Thursday with no ending deadline amid high hopes that the forcibly displaced Rohingyas will start returning to their homeland within the next two months.