Madrid, 29 de marzo de 2017.- Cáritas Española y la agencia EuropeAid de la Comisión Europea han sumado esfuerzos para poner en marcha en Tailandia un ambicioso proyecto de ayuda humanitaria para los refugiados birmanos acogidos desde hace más de tres décadas en 9 campos de refugio temporales repartidos a lo largo de la frontera con Myanmar. El proyecto se ha presentado esta mañana en el Foreign Correspondent’s Club Thailand (FCCT) de Bangkok, durante el acto de inauguración de los proyectos financiados este año por la Unión Europea en Tailandia.
6.8 M required for 2017
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6.8 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation
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- 132.3 M required for 2017
- 9.7 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirements
- 122.6 M funding gap for South East Asia
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CHIANG MAI, 28 March 2017 (NNT) – The Bureau of Royal Rainmaking (BRR) has established an operation center in the north to combat both the persisting drought and haze.
THAILAND, 26th March 2017 (NNT) – Major dams in two provinces hold sufficient water for consumption in their regions throughout the drought season, according to Thai officials.
NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 23 March 2017 (NNT) - Government agencies have offered assistance to farmers in several provinces affected by the drought crisis.
In Nakhon Ratchasima, the Office of Northeastern Royal Rainmaking Operation Center revealed that crops grown on more than 100 rais of farmland in Kham Talayso district have begun to wilt and die after weeks without water. Another round of cloud seeding operation is set to take place in the near future to save the remaining plants in the area.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 March 2017 and includes updates on influenza, Legionnaires' disease and rubella.
WRITER: WASSANA NANUAM
PHITSANULOK - Thailand will ask nearly 70,000 refugees displaced by skirmishes in Myanmar to return home, but only on a voluntary basis. Those ready to make the trip back home will be sent only gradually, 3rd Army chief Lt Gen Vijak Siribansop said Thursday.
Nay Pyi Taw has prepared areas for them and current peace talks with armed ethnic groups in Myanmar look promising, he said.
22.03.2017 – Satellites supply data about the condition of approximately 15 million hectares of land under rice cultivation. Insured farmers can access compensation quickly in the event of crop losses.
5.1 M earthquake shook Taik Kyi. The earthquake has damaged about 40 buildings. 26 people were also reportedly injured.
194 houses were damaged by landslide in South Minahasa, North Sulawesi Province
Flood inundated three subdistricts in Jakarta. Nearly 3,300 people were affected.
Flood affected 430 families in Bekasi, West Java Province. 135 people were evacuated because of the incident.
THAILAND, 18th March 2017 (NNT) – Many provinces are stepping up measures in preparation for the annual drought crisis.
Nong Khai Governor Suchart Noppawan, has undertaken drought-prevention projects in the province including pipeline enlargement, the installation of large-scale water pumping machines, and the construction of water distribution facilities. The governor said the residents and up to 2,000 rai or 790 acres of farmland will benefit from these projects.
Washington, DC, March 15, 2017 (PAHO / WHO) —Experts on dengue and health professionals from 21 countries are exchanging experiences and best practices in diagnosis of dengue, clinical management of patients and surveillance this week, in a workshop organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Brazilian Ministry of Health and the Singapore Cooperation Program in Brasilia.
WHO SEARO Press release 1644
New Delhi, 16 March 2017 - Health Ministers from countries in WHO South-East Asia Region which bear half the global TB burden, and WHO today signed a Call for Action for Ending TB, pledging to scale-up efforts and implement adequately funded, innovative, multisectoral and comprehensive measures to achieve the global target to end the disease by 2030.
The [Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF)] has released an infographic that explores infrastructure resilience and access to services in Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on Myanmar.
Here is a selection of the latest evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG):
EDUCATION AND VIOLENCE
BANGKOK, 13 March 2017 (NNT) – The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Interior has reiterated to all local officials across the nation that they must adhere to water management guidelines during the drought season while also urging farmers to cooperate with the government and desist from planting crops during this period.