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23 Feb 2017 description

At 31 January 2017, there were 1351 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1082 in immigration detention on the mainland and 269 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 568 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 25,252 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

23 Feb 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — A field hospital will be set up at the 175 Military Hospital in HCM City, possibly in July, to provide medical support in case of epidemics or disasters and to UN peacekeeping operations.

At a meeting held to discuss establishment of the facility yesterday, Major Bùi Đức Thành, its head, said its 70-strong staff have been trained to UN standards and also taught English.

In late June and early July equipment will be handed over to the hospital to prepare for its opening, he added.

22 Feb 2017 description
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HCM CITY — Unseasonable weather in southwestern provinces during the dry season has led to an increase in cases of diarrhoea, dengue fever, and hand, foot and mouth disease, all of which usually occur during the rainy season, according to health experts.

The Cần Thơ Pediatric Hospital in Cần Thơ City has recorded about 12,400 cases of diarrhoea, 500 cases of dengue fever, and 2,400 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease.

17 Feb 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Deputy Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long on Thursday urged agencies and local authorities in the southern region to take preventive measures against outbreaks of dengue and Zika virus infections.

“The World Health Organisation has issued a warning that Việt Nam is inside the ‘belt’ affected by dengue and Zika. We should take measures to prevent an outbreak this year," he said at a meeting on disease prevention held in HCM City.

16 Feb 2017 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No update)

As of 31 December 2016, there were 2,076 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

14 Feb 2017 description

The year 2016 has been a tough year for Vietnam.

Impoverished by the worst drought and salt water intrusion in more than 90 years that lasted for 24 months since late 2014 affecting 2 million people in 18 provinces (UN Viet Nam, 27th Oct 2016), the long-awaited monsoon rain brought the country into the other extreme: 5 consecutive floods in just 2 months affecting 18 provinces, causing 134 deaths and landing 1 million people in need of recovery assistance. (UN Viet Nam Sit. Report 1, 31st Dec 2016).

13 Feb 2017 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 31 December 2016, there were 1364 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1101 in immigration detention on the mainland and 263 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 566 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 25,810 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

07 Feb 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News HCM CITY— Heavy rains in the southern region that began on Thursday are expected to continue in HCM City and neighbouring provinces over the next few days, according to the Southern Regional Hydro-meteorological Centre.

The torrential rains, occurring during the dry season, began around 4 pm on Thursday in HCM City, lasting until 10:30 pm.

The heaviest rainfall was estimated at 110 millimetres in District 8, followed by Bình Tân District with 78.5 millimetres and District 7 with 76 millimetres.

07 Feb 2017 description
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Viet Nam News ĐỒNG THÁP — The People’s Committee of the Đồng Tháp has approved a VNĐ664 billion ($29.4 million) subproject to improve the drainage capacity and develop sustainable livelihoods for the Đồng Tháp Mười wetland.

The project will be implemented from 2017-20 in some 22,000ha of the area. Eighty-six per cent of the total investment ($25 million) comes from ODA loans from the Government’s budget.

It is part of a project to build integrated climate resilience and ensure sustainable livelihoods for the Mekong Delta.

02 Feb 2017 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past two weeks:

o None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks:

o None

02 Feb 2017 description
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El Nino 2015-2016 - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.
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Disaster associated with El Nino in 1997-1998, 2002-2003 or 2009-2010 - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.

The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughtsfloods and **extreme hot** and **cold weather**.

02 Feb 2017 description
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The event - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.
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The response - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.

Against the backdrop of one the worst drought in history attributed to the El Niño event, a total of 52 out of the 63 provinces (83 percent) of **Viet Nam** have been affected by drought and 18 provinces have declared to be in a State of Emergency as of June 2016.

01 Feb 2017 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No update)

As of 31 December 2016, there were 2,076 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

30 Jan 2017 description

Executive Summary

Brazil, Rwanda, and Vietnam implemented forward-looking policies that led to their improved food security and nutrition. Alongside strong agricultural productivity growth, high profitability, and improved nutrition, these countries attracted private sector investment along the entire food value chain. The presence of strong partnerships contributed to this success.

26 Jan 2017 description

The 2015-2016 El Niño phenomenon has been one of the strongest on record, affecting deeply the lives and livelihoods of more than 60 million people across 40 countries. It has devastated crops and killed livestock, in some cases dried up water-sources in others caused massive flooding, driven up malnutrition rates, increased disease outbreaks and caused significant migration.

26 Jan 2017 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 December 2016, there were 2076 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

23 Jan 2017 description
interactive UNOSAT
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 23 Jan 2017.
22 Jan 2017 description

Tracking hunger and strengthening resilience

An IFPRI-Germany partnership towards sustainable development

JANUARY 20, 2017 JANNA DE LA PAZ

20 Jan 2017 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past two weeks: o Angola

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None