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 […]

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Man sought by police over abduction of a 16-year-old boy in Nonthaburi

Police in Thailand’s Nonthaburi province have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man, believed to be a member of a gang which allegedly abducted a 16-year-old boy from a motorcycle repair shop in broad daylight on Friday.   The victim was found unconscious and badly beaten later the same day, dumped on the […]

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Investors shun Thai government plan for development zones in north-eastern provinces

The Thai government’s ambitious plan, announced about seven years ago, to transform some north-eastern provinces bordering the Lao PDR, into economic development zones has not been realised.   So far, not a single investor has shown keen interest in the projects in Nong Khai, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom or Bueng Kan provinces.   For the project […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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