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29 May 2017 description

Philipines - This week, (22-23/5), the UN Migration Agency, IOM and ten Colombo Process (CP) member States met in Manila, the Philippines, to discuss practical approaches to protecting their nationals abroad during crises.

The CP, which is also known as the Ministerial Consultation on Overseas Employment and Contractual Labour for Countries of Origin in Asia is currently chaired by Nepal. Countries represented at the meeting included Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam.

29 May 2017 description

INDONESIA

Flood

High rainfall intensity has triggered flooding in Bulungan and Nunukan districts, North Kalimantan Province. In Nunukan, flood has submerged 5,037 houses and affected nearly 1,500 families. Meanwhile in Bulungan, 296 people were displaced due to the flood.

Flood also affected Central Kalimantan Province. 730 houses in West Kotawaringin district were submerged so as 420 houses in East Kotawaringin district.

Additionally, 526 families were affected by flood in Langkat, North Sumatra Province.

29 May 2017 description

6.8 M required for 2017

0 contributions received

6.8 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

28 May 2017 description

BANGKOK, 27 May (NNT) - The Prime Minister has instructed the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to integrate all units towards alleviating traffic problems and floods with a focus on lowland areas, urging the public to throw garbage away correctly in order to prevent drains from being clogged up.

26 May 2017 description

Outbreaks of Tilapia lake virus (TiLV) threaten the livelihoods and food security of millions of people dependent on tilapia farming

Highlights

  • Tilapia lake virus (TiLV) poses a great threat to the tilapia sector. Tilapias are farmed globally and are the second most important aquaculture species in terms of volumes produced, providing a key source of affordable animal protein, income to fishfarmers and fishers, and domestic and export earnings.

26 May 2017 description

WHY A REGIONAL FOCUS MODEL?

A key challenge faced by humanitarian agencies is how to ensure that limited available resources are allocated where they are most needed and are efficiently delivered in a principled manner. Decisions to allocate resources must strike a balance between meeting the immediate needs of crisis affected communities and supporting efforts to strengthen resilience and response preparedness to future emergencies.

26 May 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang offered a public apology to Bangkok residents Thursday after they endured one of the worst days of flooding in years.

"I've tried my best and truly understand how badly the people are suffering the consequences of the floods. I apologise for this trouble with no excuses and I am willing to listen to all complaints and criticism," Pol Gen Aswin said.

He was speaking after he spent Thursday morning visiting flood-affected areas in Bangkok, following a seven-hour downpour throughout the city.

23 May 2017 description

SITUATION

  • Heavy rain has been affecting several northern provinces over the past week days causing floods.

  • According to local media, as of 22 May at 7.00 UTC, 2 000 people were evacuated in Uttaradit province and 800 houses were damaged in Kamphaeng Phet.

22 May 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Targeting of Army Medical Facility Horrific, Inexcusable

(New York, May 22, 2017) – The detonation of a pipe bomb at an army-run hospital in Bangkok that also treats civilians is an unjustifiable act of lawlessness, Human Rights Watch said today. The bomb exploded at about 10 a.m. on May 22, 2017, in the dispensary waiting room of Phra Mongkutklao Hospital, injuring at least 24 people – three critically.

22 May 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/300.

Report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization on consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2030

Summary

22 May 2017 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting several northern provinces over the past week, causing floods.

  • According to local media, as of 22 May at 7.00 UTC, 2 000 people were evacuated in Uttaradit province and 800 houses were damaged in the province of Kamphaeng Phet.

  • Over the next 24 h, moderate to locally heavy rain is forecast for the northern and northeast areas of the country. The National Disaster Warning Center has warned the population about the risk of flash floods in the eastern and southern provinces.

22 May 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

Heaviest downpour in 15 years in Sukhothai

The heaviest floods in 15 years have forced the closure of several businesses in the commercial heart of Khiri Mat district in Sukhothai.

Despite the flood, the irrigation agency has dismissed a chance of the country facing a repeat of the 2011 flood crisis.

Shops and businesses in the downtown municipality were closed as floodwaters rose rapidly on Sunday.

22 May 2017 description

THAILAND

High rainfall intensity has caused flood and flashflood in the northern provinces. Seven provinces and 61 villages were affected by flood. In Kamphaeng Pet, the worst affected province, 800 houses were damaged. Meanwhile, 2,000 families in Uttaradit province were urged to evacuate to safer places due to the situation. In total, 853 houses were reportedly affected in province of Kamphaeng Pet, Uttaradit, Chiang Mai, Phitsanulok, Lampang, Loei and Udon Thani.

22 May 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Empty promises to respect rights, restore democracy

(New York) – Thailand’s junta has failed to fulfill pledges to respect human rights and restore democratic rule three years after the military coup, Human Rights Watch said today. The ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), led by Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, has instead prolonged its crackdown on basic rights and freedoms, and devised a quasi-democratic system that the military can manipulate and control.

21 May 2017 description

BANGKOK, 18 May 2017 (NNT) – Health care units in flood-risk areas are to prepare action plans in order to minimize disruptions and ensure serviceability.

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has instructed officials attached to health care units to get readied for flooding as two provincial hospitals and their medical instruments have been reportedly affected by flooding, forcing transfers of some patients to other hospitals.

21 May 2017 description

BANGKOK, 18th May 2017 (NNT) - Several provinces have experienced both damage and blessings following days of heavy rain.

In the northern province of Nan, municipal workers are speeding up the dredging of canals in response to thundershowers that triggered flooding in the city center this week. Water pumps have been installed at inundated areas to quicken the floodwater removal.

19 May 2017 description
  • 70.8 M required for 2017
  • 9.5 M contributions received, representing 13% of requirements
  • 61.3 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

18 May 2017 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting northern provinces of the country over the past few days, causing flash floods.

  • According to local media, as of 18 May at 7.00 UTC, 50 people were evacuated from a hospital in Kamphaeng Phet province and 200 households were flooded in Nam Phi province.

  • Over the next 24 h, heavy to very heavy rain is forecast for northeastern and eastern parts of the country. The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, as of 18 May at 7.00 UTC, warned the population about the risk of flash floods and landslides.