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The Asia-Pacific is one of the world’s most disaster-prone regions with millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance every year. The situation is made complex by major and increasing impacts of climate change.


The Asia-Pacific remains one of the world’s most disaster-prone regions, with frequent natural disasters such as earthquakes, droughts, tsunamis, floods, landslides, tropical storms, and volcanoes affecting millions of people every year. Many countries in the region are vulnerable to extreme weather events resulting from climate change.

Risks and vulnerabilities are higher than ever due to a multitude of factors, such as continued population growth, migration to urban areas, growing inequalities and exclusion, increased exposure to urban mega-disasters and pandemics, chronic conflicts including terrorism and a continuing influx of refugees and IDPs to Asia.  

The ongoing conflicts and regime change in some countries in the region has further exacerbated the existing situation, increasing the need for humanitarian support and strengthening staff capacities due to massive brain-drain in several countries.

Our activities in the region

The HLA Asia Regional Centre has supported three major humanitarian responses in 2022: Afghanistan, Myanmar and Pakistan.

The Centre currently provides face-to-face and online trainings for humanitarians in Nepal, Bhutan, Cambodia, and Bangladesh.

Topics include Education in Emergencies, Safeguarding, Child Protection in Emergencies, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, Psychological First Aid and Gender Based Violence.

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