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Apr 20, 2018

• Habitat Young Leaders Build has grown to be the organization’s largest youth initiative in the Asia-Pacific region supported by more than 8 million people through onsite build activities and social engagement over seven years.
• Since 2012, HYLB has raised over US$ 5.2 million funds to support 25,635...

Mar 13, 2018

Patient-centered approach overcomes resistance

February 2018 — Sirichai* is a construction worker who lives with his wife in Thailand’s Rayong province. In 2013, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) and has undergone multiple courses of treatment since then. At the age of 50, he learned that he had...

Mar 13, 2018

Kuala Lumpur, 8 March 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- In conjunction of World Kidney Day (WKD) 2018, National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia’s (NKF) Open Day took place today at the NKF – BERJAYA Resource Centre.

Mar 13, 2018

MANILA (March 13, 2018) --( ASIA TODAY )-- More than 80 volunteers have arrived in Bago region, central Myanmar, for the Asia Build as part of Habitat for Humanity’s largest youth-focused movement in the Asia-Pacific region. Over at the Pacific Build, volunteers from Australia, New Zealand and the United States...

Mar 12, 2018

Singapore, 10 March 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- As part of its ongoing efforts to demonstrate the importance of first aid in building community resilience, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) today debuted its First Aid Fiesta, held at Ang Mo Kio Central Stage. Graced by Mr Amrin Amin, Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry...

Mar 07, 2018

Dubai --( ASIA TODAY )-- United Arab Emirates, 7 March, 2018: The Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition – DIHAD 2018, a dedicated event for meeting the humanitarian needs of people in the region and around the world, concluded its 15th edition today at the Dubai...

Feb 08, 2018

Canberra, February 6, 2018 — The Asia Foundation will present the 2018 Australasian Aid Conference (AAC) on February 12-14, in partnership with the Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University (ANU). Taking place in Canberra at the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU, the conference keynote...

Jan 16, 2018

SINGAPORE --( ASIA TODAY )-- Mediacorp artiste and Singapore Red Cross ambassador Ya Hui, who plays the iconic “wanton noodles princess” Hong Jin Zhi in popular drama series 118, will be raising funds and awareness for Singapore Red Cross with a special charity event. Putting Jin Zhi’s wanton noodles making skills...

Dec 19, 2017

Seoul, December 19, 2017 — The Asia Foundation today announced a donation from one of Korea’s largest publishing and education companies, YBM, Inc., to expand the Foundation’s Let’s Read! digital libraries initiative. The regional platform brings open-sourced books in local languages to children in underserved...

Nov 30, 2017

Phnom Penh, November 29, 2017 — The Asia Foundation is partnering with Starbucks in Cambodia to launch the “Give Good” Charity Campaign, an initiative that supports the “Let’s Read!” project this holiday season.

Nov 21, 2017

Great inspirational accomplishment achieved by a teams of ZW HR Consulting who successfully cycled on 10th November in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Suzhou and Dalian, in order to raise funds for the company’s elected charity, SOS Children’s Village of China.

Nov 21, 2017

Quezon City, Philippines - The International WeLoveU Foundation in cooperation with the Quezon City Public Library and the Community Realations Office donate appliances and supplies to GRACES Home for the Elderly on November 15, 2017 at two in the afternoon. This donation is to remind the elderly at the facility...

Oct 17, 2017

Quang Ngai, Vietnam, 13 October 2017–Panasonic Corporation donated 1,200 solar lanterns to people in Minh Long, Tra Bong, Son Tay and Bac Tra My districts in Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces. The program is under Panasonic’s “100 Thousand Solar Lantern Project” that aims to donate 100,000 solar lanterns to people...

Oct 14, 2017

• More than SGD$50,000 has been raised to support relief efforts
• Red Cross distributes US$30,000 in relief supplies
• Assessment team dispatched to communities affected by population movement in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - two medical teams to follow

Oct 02, 2017

Manila, 2 October 2017 ─ Habitat for Humanity has assisted over 1,500 families affected by massive floods in South Asia, as part of its emergency relief activities in the last month. In India, it has supported 1,100 families with humanitarian aid kits featuring shelter, household and hygiene items. Meanwhile, in...

Sep 25, 2017

Singapore, 23 September 2017 – Hundreds of representatives from diplomatic missions, local and international enterprises, schools, and volunteers banded together for humanity at the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) International Bazaar 2017, held earlier today at Suntec Convention Centre. Last organised in 2015, the...

Sep 11, 2017

Testing and treatment also combine to save lives

August 2017—The deep green forests of Songkhone district in Laos’s Savannakhet province are attractive to look at, and draw a lot of attention from villagers who forage and hunt between the trees. Long days looking for wild pigs, birds, grasshoppers and bamboo...

Sep 09, 2017

Singapore, 8 September 2017 - Due to the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine, Myanmar, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will launch a public appeal for donations to support the affected communities. In addition to assistance provided recently to Rakhine, SRC will further commit USD $20,000 worth of relief items to be...

Sep 08, 2017

Hong Kong, 7 September 2017 – The 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum solidified its position as a leading event for the development of partnerships and solutions to the current challenges and advancements in shelter issues across Asia-Pacific.

Sep 08, 2017

Social outreach: SRC and DDB turn Instagrammers to Lifesavers with ‘InstaSave’
Public outreach: Red Cross Youth distribute first aid kits to 300 elderly households

Sep 07, 2017

The Asia Foundation enables access to quality books and community-powered translation

Sep 07, 2017

Hong Kong, 7 September 2017 (updated) – At the opening plenary of the 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, keynote speaker Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mrs. Carrie Lam, said: “Hong Kong is not short of land or the options to provide more land. What is lacking is a broad consensus on where...