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Asia-Pacific: Gains Against Poverty, Slow On Maternal Deaths

The Asia-Pacific region has made big gains in reducing poverty, but still has high levels of hunger as well as child and maternal mortality, said a new report released this week.

UNISDR Chief Compares Typhoon Sendong To Japanese Tsunami

UNISDR chief Margareta Wahlström described what she saw in the typhoon-devastated coastal cities of Iligan and Cayagan de Oro to be reminiscent of the 2011 Japan tsunami.

90% Of Natural Disasters In 2011 Took Place In Asia, UN Says

Natural disasters in Asia in 2011 could well prove to be the costliest ever, say experts at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.