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Dec 02, 2020

SINGAPORE, Dec. 3, 2020 -- Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, has donated more than U$200,000 of cleaning and disinfecting products to organizations across Southeast Asia to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Ecolab has provided its soaps, hand...

Nov 20, 2020

Habitat marks more than 35 million people served since 1976 as it releases its 2020 annual report, noting additional strides in housing advocacy, microfinancing, community reinvestment

Oct 30, 2020

Addressing non-communicable diseases reduces COVID-19 deaths

Berlin, Germany -- ( ASIA TODAY ) -- Today, at the World Health Summit, health ministers from Myanmar and Rwanda presented national strategies and costed action plans to reduce deaths from non-communicable diseases. These strategies and action...

Oct 28, 2020

International and local Students, Innovators, and Startups to Compete in Providing Innovative Solutions for People Working in the Humanitarian Field

Dubai – United Arab Emirates, October 27th 2020: The Dubai Future Council for Humanitarian Aid Initiative in collaboration with the Dubai International...

Oct 11, 2020

A group of students from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) took part in a novel solution to address the water supply problem in a slum area in Myanmar.

Twenty HKU students went on a three-week trip organised by the Department of Civil Engineering in January 2020 under an experiential learning programme...

Oct 09, 2020

The World Food Programme has been awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Problem:

• The world is moving in the wrong direction: hunger is on the rise. 690 million people are hungry and nearly all the world’s major food crises (10 out of 13 of them) are driven by conflict.

• Conflict and...

Oct 06, 2020

For the first time in decades, Afghanistan has an opportunity for peace. The United States agreement to withdraw foreign troops and negotiations between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban set the stage to end the bitter conflict.

Sep 30, 2020

CHENNAI (September 29, 2020) -- ( ASIA TODAY ) -- Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter announced today an equity investment of INR 19 million (US$250,000) in ECOSTP Technologies, a startup that develops sanitation solutions through bioengineering. The investment will enhance ECOSTP’s...

Sep 22, 2020

21 September 2020, Seoul – Leading Korean family influencer Bgeul Bubu, exclusively represented by Gushcloud announces the establishment of their social contribution foundation, ‘Happy Cross’ to support specific causes that the family is passionate about.

Aug 30, 2020

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in June 2020 was faced with the challenging task of delivering urgently needed personnel protective equipment (PPEs) to member countries in Southeast, East, Central, and West Asia, at a time when travel and transport restrictions were at their most severe.

The COVID-19 crisis...

Aug 27, 2020

United Nations ESCAP and Switzerland to partner for disaster relief in Asia and the Pacific

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The Government of Switzerland has pledged USD300,000 in contributions for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Tsunami,...

Aug 11, 2020

MUMBAI (Aug 11, 2020) -- ( ASIA TODAY ) -- In the wake of Cyclone Amphan, which devastated the state of West Bengal leaving hundreds of people and families homeless, Habitat for Humanity India is providing transitional shelters, drinking water and other services for more than 120 families in South 24 Parganas...

Aug 07, 2020

A flight carrying protective masks, ventilators and other essential medical supplies for COVID-19 response, landed in Papua New Guinea on Thursday, marking the start of a humanitarian air service for the Pacific region, Governments and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have announced.

The supplies were...

Jul 23, 2020

PETALING JAYA: The QI Group organised a Blood Donation Drive over the weekend of July 18 & 19 at Sunway Pyramid which attracted a record turnout of 267 donors.

Themed “Save Lives – Donate Now”, the drive was organised by the Staff Social Responsibility committee of the QI Group that works closely with...

Jul 11, 2020

The 2020 Bangladesh monsoon season has begun, which means severe flooding with devastating humanitarian effects. However, this year, tens of thousands of vulnerable families will be better prepared through the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Forecast-based Financing unconditional cash transfers.

Jul 02, 2020

PETALING JAYA, 2nd July 2020 -- ( ASIA TODAY ) -- The QI Group through its direct selling subsidiary QNET and social impact initiative, RYTHM Foundation, has helped vulnerable communities impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in 20 countries around the world,

Since most countries around the world announced...

Jun 26, 2020

BANGKOK, June 26, 2020 -- Thailand's success in containing the spread of COVID-19 has been attributed to many features found in many other countries, such as a robust healthcare system and active public cooperation. But one unique feature in Thailand, that is equally important, if not more, is the work done behind...

Jun 07, 2020

MANILA, Philippines, June 5, 2020 -- Bayani Brew, a social enterprise that helps Filipino farmers via its organically farmed drinks, donated 25,000 pieces of protective masks and almost PhP 400,000 worth of products to frontliners of 20 hospitals in Metro Manila and Bulacan, Philippines.

"We are not a big...

May 15, 2020

Bangkok, Thailand ─ Climate change could push 62 million people into extreme poverty in South Asia. Those who are living on the edge and above the poverty line are also likely to be affected by extreme weather, floods, heatwaves, and other climate-induced hazards. A World Bank study has concluded that, without...

May 11, 2020

May 8, 2020 — The Asia Foundation, in collaboration with the Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Embassy in Thailand, has launched Thailandlearning.org, a new online learning portal for 13 million Thai students and educators impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. With school closure...

Apr 30, 2020

ROME/NEW YORK --( ASIA TODAY )-- As the COVID-19 crisis pushes up levels of hunger among the global poor, the World Food Programme and UNICEF are urging national governments to prevent devastating nutrition and health consequences for the 370 million children missing out on school meals amid school closures.

Apr 30, 2020

FedEx Transports Medical Supplies from China and Supports Work Resumption for Businesses