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28 Aug 2015 description

Cambodia is considered one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to natural disasters. Over the last few years, floods and droughts have affected thousands of Cambodians, particularly small-scale farmers, rural women, and vulnerable groups such as the elderly and people with disabilities. With EU support, ActionAid and local partners are helping vulnerable communities in flood-prone Banteay Meanchey province to be as prepared as possible.

27 Aug 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere


As of 31 July 2015, there were 285 cases of dengue reported in China. From 1 July to 31 July 2015, 130 dengue cases were reported. An increase of cases in the month of July is similar to the previous three years.(Figure 1)


24 Aug 2015 description

This paper examines the agriculture sector reforms and developments in Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, and Viet Nam.

19 Aug 2015 description

-The Government of Myanmar has formed the Recovery Coordination Committee (RRC) on 10 August 2015 chaired by the Union Minister of the Ministry of Construction with 28-members.

  • As of 15 August, the National Natural Disaster Management Committee of Myanmar (NNDMC) reported that 110 people have died and 1,615,335 people were affected by the flood in 13 states and regions.

  • After providing support and assistance for 14 days the AHA Centre In-Country Coordination Team (ICCT) is set to demobilize.

19 Aug 2015 description

Posted by Julie Chung

Along Cambodia’s western border with Thailand lie the remnants of a dense landmine belt, called the K5, which extends for hundreds of kilometers. Many of the mines that comprise the K5 belt were laid during the end of the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1980s. This past January, I visited the K5 and saw firsthand the challenge Cambodia faces in dealing with landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO), two of the country’s tragic legacies of war.

18 Aug 2015 description
South East Asia and the Pacific - version 2
Technical Annex - version 2

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 19 000 000


17 Aug 2015 description

During the 25th ASEAN Summit on 12-13 November 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw, the ASEAN Leaders adopted the Nay Pyi Taw Declaration on the ASEAN Community's Post-2015 Vision together with the Central Elements of the Post- 2015 Vision for 2016-2025. As community building is an evolving process, ASEAN will continue to work towards a region that is internally and externally strong, resilient to regional and global challenges and truly representative of the peoples of the region.

15 Aug 2015 description


  • As of 14 August, the National Natural Disaster Management Committee of Myanmar (NNDMC) reported that 105 people have died and 1,368,867 people are affected by the flood in 13 states and regions.

  • Early recovery works have started in many places. Local authorities with the communities are working together in cleaning debris and repairing public facilities.

  • The ASEAN-Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ASEAN-ERAT) are stationed in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw.

13 Aug 2015 description


  • Myanmar’s Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) reported that 103 people have died and 1,152,490 people are affected by the flood in 13 states and regions.

  • Ngawun River’s water level is still above the danger level. People living along the river are still at risk.

  • Rainfall is still expected to happen in the next two days in northern Myanmar. This may cause the increase of the water level in the dams and major river systems.

12 Aug 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No Update)

As of 30 June 2015, there were 43 cases of dengue reported in China for 2015. Compared with the same reporting period of the previous three years, the number of dengue cases reported in China has increased slightly in 2015 (Figure 1).


10 Aug 2015 description

Cambodia and the wider Southeast Asia region have seen a delay in the onset of rains and below average rainfall for the time of year. Regional forecasts for the season (July-September and October-December), have indicated July to September rainfall to be initially drier than average conditions with indications of a moderately favourable improvement that should hopefully alleviate the impact of the drier than average first part of season.

05 Aug 2015 description

Water is essential to human development and prosperity, but many people still live without reliable access to it. As the number of people in the world increases, water scarcity is forecast to worsen. The Safeguarding the World’s Water report documents USAID’s water sector activities that address key global challenges during fiscal year 2014. The report also shares progress made during the first year of implementing its Water and Development Strategy.

04 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Jorge Alvarez-Sala

SIEM REAP, Cambodia, 4 September 2015 – Yuen Roun is 37 years old, has two children and a big debt that obliged her husband to migrate from Cambodia to Thailand a few weeks ago.

Roun’s family lives in Veal village, Siem Reap province. They are landless farmers so they work as daily labourers for other (poor and nearly poor) neighbours.

03 Aug 2015 description

By Paul Dillon

A year-long media investigation into the brutal treatment of men trafficked into virtual slavery aboard foreign fishing vessels operating in Indonesia generated stark international headlines: