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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, 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

Apr 28, 2020

The UN is working closely with the authorities, civil society and the private sector in Bangladesh, as the south Asian country braces for the COVID-19 pandemic. For the latest in our occasional series of blogs from the UN's network of Resident Coordinators who lead the Organization's Country Teams, here's Mia Seppo...

Apr 28, 2020

Food brings hope for tribal communities who’ve fled by war and face the threat of COVID-19

Apr 27, 2020 --( ASIA TODAY )-- For Khaish Meena, a 65-year-old woman from northwest Pakistan, COVID-19 is yet another obstacle that she needs to confront, like any number of hardships she’s encountered over the...

Apr 20, 2020

SHENZHEN, China, April 20, 2020 -- To ease the strain on medical equipment, EDAN cooperates with the National Health Service (NHS) to install thousands of patient monitors in hospitals in the United Kingdom, including Britain's first coronavirus field hospital NHS Nightingale. Other than the latest batch to the UK...

Apr 19, 2020

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, April 20, 2020 -- Ru9, Vietnam's leading direct-to-consumer sleep startup, is donating 1500 mattresses to hospitals and quarantine centers across Vietnam to support the country in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 16, 2020

The largest global AIDS organization calls on the G20, IMF and World Bank to be generous by allocating increased support and implementing emergency actions to stop COVID-19 and provide vital assistance for developing countries.

Apr 14, 2020

Three people receiving World Food Programme assistance reveal why urgent investment is needed to fend off the pandemic

When Mahfooza heard on the radio about border closures and lockdowns in cities in Afghanistan, her first thought was how she and her family of seven would survive without any stocks of food...

Apr 13, 2020

Restaurant Association of Singapore activates members to turnaround within hours to provide meals for migrant workers in light of rapidly developing situation.

Apr 09, 2020

SINGAPORE, April 9, 2020 -- Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, has pledged to donate neutral spirit - a 96% strength ethyl alcohol used primarily in production of alcohol beverages, in support of efforts in Southeast Asia to tackle the challenge of COVID-19.

Governments and communities in Southeast...

Apr 02, 2020

WFP cash assistance in the Philippines helps communities prepare better and recover quicker

Whether fighting COVID-19 or a natural disaster, emergency preparedness can save lives. Utilised correctly, it can also play a vital role in empowering some of the poorest communities of the world.

For Lourdes...

Mar 16, 2020

XIANGYANG, China, March 16, 2020 -- By February 24, 3,387 health workers in 476 hospitals across China had been infected with the coronavirus and more than 90% of them were in Hubei, a media conference held by the WHO-China Joint Mission on COVID-19 was told.

Mar 13, 2020

BANGKOK, March 13, 2020 -- Huawei has donated its Telemedicine Video Conference Solution to Thailand hospitals and Disease Control Department, to support Thailand people's fight against COVID-19.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul visited...

Mar 09, 2020

SHANGHAI, March 10, 2020 -- HSBC Life Insurance Company Limited ("HSBC Life") has launched an online campaign on WeChat to maximize support for the frontline medical personnel. People can visit HSBC Life official WeChat account and fill the "love bottles". For every received bottle, HSBC Life will donate RMB 50 (...

Mar 07, 2020

HONG KONG, March 6, 2020 -- After a simple and warm donation ceremony, the first batch of 22,000 pieces of medical protection supplies donated by Fosun has officially transferred to Seoul Metropolitan Government. The donation made in the name of Fosun Foundation to support their local anti-epidemic works.

Mar 04, 2020

INEOS Styrolution has sent 20,000 single-use face masks to be distributed to communities across local districts of Foshan and Ningbo, in support of China's response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). These supplies were sourced through INEOS networks within the Asia Pacific region.

SINGAPORE, March 5, 2020 -- On 2...