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21 Aug 2017 description

SINGAPORE, 19 August 2017 – More than 140 participants attended the third ASEAN Strategic Policy Dialogue on Disaster Management (SPDDM) held in Singapore yesterday in commemoration of ASEAN’s golden jubilee celebration and the World Humanitarian Day on 19 August. 

21 Aug 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

Writer: Penchan Charoensuthipan

The government is processing more than 770,000 illegal migrant workers who decided to register with the state in their bid to stay in the country, Employment Department director-general Waranon Pitiwan says.

Penalties under the newly-promulgated law on foreign labour employment will be suspended until the law takes effect on Jan 1 when Thailand will adopt a zero tolerance of illegal labour, he said.

20 Aug 2017 description

The U.S. Agency for International Development “Nurture” (USAID Nurture) project, led by Save the Children (SC) is aimed at contributing to a reduction in young child stunting. Over a three-year period, USAID Nurture will be implemented in all villages of six districts of two provinces in the central region of Lao PDR.

20 Aug 2017 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Cambodia

As of 8 August 2017, a total of 1,604 suspected dengue fever cases were reported in 2017. The total number of reported dengue cases including dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome was lower than the 3 year-threshold of the same period from 2014-2016 (Figure 1).

China

18 Aug 2017 description

Heavy rainfall in Lao PDR between 25 July and 5 August has resulted in flooding in several provinces, affecting human life, housing, agriculture and infrastructure.

The most affected Provinces are Oudomxay, Bolikhamxay, Sekong, Attapeu, Saravane, Champasack, Xayyabuly, Vientiane and Khammoun.

Whilst assessments are ongoing, preliminary data indicates that more than 100 000 people have been affected and at least 4 people are reported dead.

18 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

DA NANG, Viet Nam, 14 August 2017 – A newborn baby dies every two minutes in the Western Pacific Region. A major contributor to newborn deaths is the early separation from the mothers after birth. Not only do separated babies not benefit from skin-to-skin contact, they are exposed to hypothermia and hospital-acquired infections. Further, babies are often given infant formula instead of breast milk, which increases the risk of infection, malnutrition and death many fold.

16 Aug 2017 description

This map illustrates the satellite-detected water extent in the District of Khamkeuth in Borikhamxay province, in the central-northern part of Lao People’s Democratic Republic after the tropical storm SONCA-17. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Sentinel-1 satellite image acquired on the 11 August 2017 and detected several area s with potentially standing waters. In the district of Khamkeuth ~ 2,441 ha are likely flooded. Kindly note, the district of Khamkeuth has been partially analyzed due to the image does not cover the full district.

14 Aug 2017 description
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Forward

Education unlocks the potential of young minds, and helps new generations realise their dreams for the future. However, we are facing a global education crisis. Millions of children are out of school, or in school but not learning. We must put education at the top of the agenda.

11 Aug 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the satellite-detected water extent in the Phonhong & Viengkham Districts, Vientiane Province, in the northwestern part of Lao People?s Democratic Republic after the tropical storm SONCA-17. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Sentinel-1 satellite image acquired on the 1 August 2017 and detected several areas with potentially standing waters. In the district of Phonhong 2,045 ha are likely flooded and in the district of Viengkham 1,077 ha. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR-UNOSAT.

11 Aug 2017 description
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08 Aug 2017 description

Foreword

by the EU Ambassador to ASEAN

The EU and ASEAN have a lot in common. Our shared history dates back for centuries and today, together, we represent the most mature and the most promising economies in the world. As we work together to address global challenges through a multilateral approach, we are both committed to regional integration as the most effective way to build stability and to reach prosperity. We are partners for the future.

08 Aug 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

WRITER: PENCHAN CHAROENSUTHIPAN

Around 1 million migrant workers are expected to have registered or taken action to comply with the new migrant labour law by the Monday deadline of the 15-day relaxation period.

At 4.30pm, 680,000 migrant workers from three countries with no documents registered, Labour Ministry permanent secretary ML Puntarik Smiti said.

She added employers could still register them online until midnight.

08 Aug 2017 description

by Olaf Juergensen, Development and Mine Action Specialist, UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub

05 Aug 2017 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Cambodia

As of 25 July 2017, a total of 1,328 suspected dengue fever cases were reported in 2017. The total number of reported dengue cases including dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome was lower than the 3 year-threshold of the same period from 2014-2016 (Figure 1).

China (no updates)

04 Aug 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the satellite-detected water extent in the District of Sanamay, Attapeu Province, in the southwestern part of Lao People's Democratic Republic after the tropical storm SONCA-17. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Sentinel-1 satellite image acquired on the 30 July 2017 and detected several areas with potentially standing waters. In the district of Sanamxay ~5,225 ha are likely flooded.This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR-UNOSAT.

04 Aug 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the satellite-detected water extent in the Champasack, Sukhuma and Pathoomphone Districts, Champasack Province, in the southwestern part of Lao People's Democratic Republic after the tropical storm SONCA-17. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Sentinel-1 satellite image acquired on the 30 July 2017 and detected several areas with potentially standing waters. In the district of Sukhuma 4,334 ha are likely flooded, 5,619 ha in the district of Champasack and 5,854 ha in the district of Pathoomphone mostly affecting the plains along the Mekong river.

04 Aug 2017 description
report UNOSAT

The purpose of this flood rapid assessment is to give a quick overview of the magnitude and severity of the event.