SITTWE, Myanmar (Aug. 4, 2015) — Myanmar’s government on Tuesday, August 4, admitted its “weak” response to massive floods had hampered evacuation efforts, as rain-battered Asian nations counted the rising cost of this year’s monsoon.
YANGON, Myanmar (Aug. 3, 2015) — The toll from flash floods and landslides in Myanmar caused by days of torrential rain is likely to rise, the UN warned Sunday, August 2, as monsoon downpours heaped misery on thousands across the region.
July 3, 2015 — Two months after the catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, the government and development partners including the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are now publishing the definitive report on the tremor’s impact.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (June 25, 2015) — Nepal’s prime minister pledged Thursday, June 25, to ensure that all aid would reach quake victims, seeking to allay fears over corruption and red tape as he appealed for funds at a meeting of international donors in Kathmandu.
BEIJING, China (June 16, 2015) — The world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, moved 3 centimeters (1.2 inches) to the southwest because of the Nepal earthquake that devastated the country in April, Chinese state media reported Tuesday, June 16.