FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
•2014 rice output is forecast to decrease slightly, but remains just above average
•Cereal exports in 2014 forecast to increase from last year’s high level
•Food insecurity is of concern in parts of the country
Bangkok, Thailand, 13 Nov 2014 -- A global initiative to improve the way agricultural statistics are compiled at country level has taken another step forward in Asia and the Pacific, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced today.
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Writer: Ramon C Bacani
Ramon C Bacani is director of Southeast Asian Ministers of Education – Regional Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO Innotech).
It took 10 days for Raul Basa, principal of Cabalawan Elementary School in Tacloban City, to get to his school after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on Nov 8, 2013. The huge amount of debris left left by the record-breaking typhoon blocked all roads.
BANGKOK, 3 November 2014 (NNT) – The Department of Employment (DOE) says it will need two weeks to complete the registration of 22,000 more migrant workers who could not be registered in time for the October 31 deadline.
VIENTIANE - The U.S. Ambassador to Laos PDR, Daniel Clune, announced today that the U.S. government, through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), would support WFP’s mid-morning snack and lunch programmes in Laos with US$27 million to assist more than 170,000 children over the next three years.
In this Issue
- Supporting Climate Change Adaptation in the Arab States
- Stories from: Sudan
- Project Video: Improving Resilience of the Agriculture Sector to Climate Change Impacts in Lao
- Community-based Coastal Afforestation Project in Bangladesh Receives Award in Global Contest
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This HIP covers the response to natural and man-made disasters as well as disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction and resilience activities in South East Asia and the Pacific.
Natural disaster reports were regularly recorded in the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADInet) www.adinet.ahacentre.org
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Suite à la toute première Réunion de haut niveau du Partenariat mondial pour une coopération efficace au service du développement, au Mexique du 15 au 16 avril 2014, la Direction de la coopération au développement et de l’action humanitaire s’est dotée d’un plan d’action pour l’efficacité du développement pour les années 2014-2016.
Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region
By Denis McClean
GENEVA, October 13, 2014 - A tsunami of 4.5 million tweets rolled out across the world today in support of the 25th International Day for Disaster Reduction as UNISDR and HelpAge International joined forces to launch Charter 14 for Older Persons in Disaster Risk Reduction.
Luang Prabang (ICRC) – Twenty-four experts from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Viet Nam gathered in Luang Prabang today to discuss national policies and best practices that could benefit people injured in accidents involving unexploded ordnance and improve their lives, as well as prevent new victims in the future. The one-day workshop was organized by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
LUANG PRABANG, 9 October 2014 - The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Lao PDR, in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the ASEAN Secretariat, organised a workshop on children and families who are affected by unexploded ordnance (UXO) contamination.
Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacifc Region
As of 3 September 2014 a total of 134 cases of dengue reported in Japan. Local transmision of dengue:
FAO urges continued vigilance to safeguard poultry and livelihoods
22 September 2014, Rome - A recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus in poultry in Southeast Asia known as A(H5N6) represents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored, FAO said today.
Chinese authorities first reported the influenza A(H5N6) virus in poultry in April 2014. Since then, the Lao People's Democratic Republic and Viet Nam have also detected the H5N6 virus in poultry.
TITULARES DE ARTÍCULOS
Una mejor reconstrucción después de un desastre natural tiene relación con la calidad de las nuevas estructuras y también con la participación de las comunidades, especialmente los pobres y vulnerables.
Formular planes de restauración antes de que ocurra una catástrofe puede ayudar a las personas y las comunidades a recuperarse más rápido y proteger los avances en materia de desarrollo.