WHAT IS AN INNOVATION LAB?
The word ‘labs’ is sometimes confl ated with the fashionable nomenclature of innovators, and innovative organizations. For others, the word ‘lab’ may conjure up images of men and women wearing large plastic goggles, and white coats, almost certainly holding test tubes full of colorful – possibly fi zzing – liquid.
Downpours triggered by tropical depression Mujigae are replenishing reservoirs in Chachoengsao but flooding homes and farmland in other provinces, prompting alerts to residents.
Mujigae, which on Sunday developed from a tropical storm into a typhoon before being downgraded yesterday morning, is causing rainfall across the upper parts of the country.
Highlights August 2015
Bangladesh: IOM provided food, non-food-items, health screenings and onward transportation to 494 Bangladeshis. 204 returned under IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) Programme and 290 were repatriated with the assistance of the Government of Bangladesh. This includes 75 unaccompanied minors returning in August.
With the elections in Burma/Myanmar set for November 8, 2015, the political climate was focused on preparations leading up to the polls. The Union Election Commission tried to address some of the issues encountered in 2010 general elections, and competition between and within registered political parties intensified. However, the ongoing repression of rights to peaceful assembly, expression, and association undermines the potential for free and fair elections.
NAN, 04 September 2015, (NNT) - Heavy rain continued to pour in the North and Northeast, increasing Mekong River water levels in Nong Khai and Nakhon Phanom provinces and flooding more than 200 homes in Nan province.
Nan officials distributed drinking water, medicine and leptospirosis vaccines to flood-affected locals in Chiang Klang district. The latest official reports on Thursday showed flood levels were as high 1m. Runoff also damaged more 1,000 rai of farmland.
At least 5,000 refugees and migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh found themselves stranded at sea in May, when the people smugglers and ship crews who had promised to take them to Malaysia abandoned them en masse in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. An additional 1,000 people who were thought to be at sea in May and remain unaccounted for may have unofficially disembarked without the knowledge of authorities.
The village has approximately 110 people and they are the most displaced and most vulnerable group we support. Once again, we were reminded of how difficult it is for residents this widely scattered and displaced community to access basic requirements and towns. People have to walk for 2 days to reach Baan Bang Charoen to attend our medical clinic.
YALA, 31 August 2015, (NNT) - Yala Provincial Administrative Office officials have visited locals affected by storm.
Muang Yala District Chief Preecha Chanakitkamjorn yesterday led a team of military, administrative officials, and village chiefs to visit Ta Sae Sub-district of Muang Yala District, which had been hard hit by a tropical storm earlier; where they distributed survival kits and offered various kinds of assistance to the affected locals. The storm wrecked 74 homes, several schools, hospitals and farmlands.
-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.
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2015/01000
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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.
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.
As of 11 August, Myanmar’s Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) reported that 103 people have died and more than 1,152,490 people are affected by the flood in 12 states and regions in Myanmar.
One million Rohingya in Myanmar and between 300,000 and 500,000 Rohingya in Bangladesh are facing protracted crisis and dire living conditions, with restrictions on basic freedoms, access to healthcare and food assistance.
Rohingya make up the vast majority of the more than 150,000 people who have fled across the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea over the past three years, according to UNHCR estimates.
As of 4 August, Myanmar’s Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) reported 46 deaths and approximately 217,000 people affected by the flood in Sagaing and Magway Regions, and Kachin, Chin, Kayin, Rakhine and Shan States.
On 4 August, the Government of Myanmar has welcomed international assistance.
Water level has receded in several affected areas, but leaving risks to downstream where major river systems flow.
Heavy seasonal rainfall on 14-19 Jul caused flooding in Sagaing Region.
On 23 Jul, the Government's Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) reported that some 70,000 people were affected by the floods in 11 townships, with nine fatalities and over 12,000 houses damaged.
Drought and extreme cold weather since early Jul in remote and inland Papua Province, particularly Lani Jaya and Puncak Jaya Districts, has created acute food insecurity. Eleven people died, including seven children and 20,160 households are reportedly affected.
Local government is providing assistance, including 28 tonnes of food.1
Following days of heavy rain, there was flooding in Aceh Jaya District of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam Province on 15 Jul. Over 7,900 houses were inundated and 25,750 people affected, including almost 2,300 displaced.
On June 19, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency grant aid totaling 3.5 million US dollars (about 432 million yen) via international organizations in response to stranded persons in the Indian Ocean. On June 20, this was announced by Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida in his keynote speech at the High-Level Seminar on Peacebuilding, National Reconciliation and Democratization in Asia.