Alerts

  • 20 August 2019 APAC Alert – Indonesia: Widodo appeals for calm in Papua after riots August 23, 2019 President Joko Widodo appealed for calm and asked for forgiveness from Papuans after protests demanding the release of detained activists turned violent in key cities of West Papua yesterday. “My brothers and sisters in West Papua, I know you are offended and as we belong to one nation, the best thing to do is to ... Read More...
  • 20 August 2019 APAC Alert- (Update) Hong Kong: More mass protests planned this week August 23, 2019 More anti-extradition and pro-democracy demonstrations are in the pipeline this week. The protests will take place across multiple locations and see participation across all age groups including school students. There will be a non-cooperation movement at the Metro Transit Railways (MTR) tomorrow, although the exact locations have not been finalized yet.   On August 22, ... Read More...
  • 19 August 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) Myanmar: H1N1 death toll rises to 96 August 23, 2019 The death toll from seasonal H1N1 influenza virus, also known as swine flu, reached 96 as of August 16. Yangon region registered the highest mortality rate with 66 deaths, accounting two-thirds of total deaths. Twelve deaths were reported in Irrawaddy region while seven deaths in Bago, three deaths in Sagaing and two in Magway regions. ... Read More...
  • 19 August 2019 APAC Alert – India: (Update) North India floods kill 30, flood alerts up in four states August 23, 2019 At least 30 people were killed and dozens reported missing or feared dead as heavy rains struck north India causing widespread flooding, landslides, and damage to roads and buildings. Majority of the damage was reported from the two worst-hit states, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Hundreds were stranded after incessant rainfall triggered landslides, snapped road links, ... Read More...
  • 16 August 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) Hong Kong: More mass protests planned this week August 23, 2019 More pro-democracy mass protests are planned in Hong Kong this week. Another strike across the city is also planned in the coming weeks. The planned protests and strike come after a largely peaceful, 1.7-million-strong rally and march yesterday, the 11th straight weekend of protests since June 9. Protesters marched out from Victoria Park, the designated ... Read More...
  • 16 August 2019 APAC Alert- Taiwan: Torrential rain alerts for southern Taiwan August 23, 2019 The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) this morning issued torrential rain warnings for mountainous areas in Chiayi County and Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan. The forecast suggests accumulated rainfall of 350mm in 24 hours. The bureau also issued extremely heavy rain warnings for low-lying locations in the including Tainan City, Pingtung County and mountainous areas of ... Read More...
  • 16 August 2019 APAC Alert- Myanmar: Intensified clashes seen in Shan and Rakhine states August 23, 2019 Both the Tatmadaw or Myanmar military and three ethnic armed groups belonging to the Northern Alliance have vowed intensified offensives in the Shan and Rakhine states. The adversarial forces made the pledge after the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), Arakan Army (AA) and Myanmar National Development Alliance Army (MNDAA) launched coordinated attacks that killed at ... Read More...
  • 16 August 2019 APAC Alert – (Update) Hong Kong: Huge march planned for August 18 August 23, 2019 The Civil Human Rights Front, organizer of Hong Kong’s million-strong demonstrations in June, has planned another protest on August 18. The protesters plan to march from Victoria Park to Chater Garden. The organization has applied for permission for 300,000 people to participate in the planned demonstration, but the authorities gave it a letter of objection, ... Read More...
  • 15 August 2019 APAC Alert – Japan: Powerful Storm Krosa strikes Japan August 23, 2019 Powerful Storm Krosa lashed Japan this morning, bringing strong winds and heavy rains that prompted warnings of landslide and flooding, and sparked evacuation advisories and disrupted travels at a peak holiday period. People in Japan are returning to major cities following the Obon holiday. Krosa hit the southewestern coast of Japan and is packing wind ... Read More...
  • 15 August 2019 APAC Alert – Myanmar: TNLA attacks military academy August 23, 2019 The rebel Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) attacked a military academy in Mandalay Division early this morning, at 5:30 AM, APAC Assistance’s Myanmar partner, Exera, reported. Initial reports suggested that a civilian was killed and two others were wounded when the ethnic rebels assaulted the Defense Services Technological Academy in Pyin Oo Lwin town. Tatmadaw ... Read More...
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