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06 Dec 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China (No update)
As of 31 October 2016, there were 1,840 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1).

05 Dec 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

BÌNH ĐỊNH — Flooding due to heavy torrential rainfall has taken the lives of 13 people across the central region over the weekend amid fears of more rain this week.

The Centre of Flood and Storm Prevention in the Central and Central Highlands regions reported yesterday that six people from Bình Định Province were killed in the flooding, while the neighbouring Quảng Ngãi and Quảng Nam provinces lost four and three people, respectively.

02 Dec 2016 description
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Viet Nam News QUẢNG NGÃI — Torrential rainfall measuring 100-200mm in Quảng Ngãi and Bình Định provinces has flooded nearly 1,000 houses and over 3,000ha of sowed rice and raised river levels.

A report yesterday by the Centre of Flood and Storm Prevention in the Central and Central Highlands regions said Bình Định was the most damaged locale by storm Tokage, with over 2,200 cubic metres of soil and 2.2kms of dyke and irrigated channels eroded and damaged.

01 Dec 2016 description
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HCM CITY – Fifty-one flood-prevention projects worth a total of more than VNĐ2 trillion (US$87.94 million) will be implemented next year in HCM City, the Steering Centre of Urban Flood Control Programme has said.

The city expects to resolve 12 flood-prone spots at Ung Văn Khiêm, Mai Xuân Thưởng, Hậu Giang, Lê Quang Sung, Cao Văn Lầu, Hồng Bàng, Ba Vân, Lâm Thành Phương, Mai Hắc Đế, Lương Văn Can, Gò Dưa and Tân Hương streets.

01 Dec 2016 description

MANILA, 1 December 2016 - On World AIDS Day, the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific calls on Member States to accelerate efforts to end AIDS by 2030. By providing for HIV prevention, testing, and treatment to all to reach the 2030 goal, countries will be making a smart investment that will avert AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections, especially among children.

29 Nov 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has approved a plan to draw over VNĐ115 billion (US$5 million) from the State budget to assist 10 localities in dealing with the aftermath of storm Dianmu and the floods this year.

The storm was the third tropical storm hitting the East Sea this year in August, killing nine people, leaving two missing and injuring 15 others, besides causing heavy damage worth millions of dollars in the localities.

29 Nov 2016 description
report Germanwatch

Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2015 and 1996 to 2015

29 Nov 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 October 2016, there were 1,840 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

25 Nov 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — HCM City authorities are being urged to develop a master plan for flood control as new flood-prone areas have emerged and flooding has re-occurred in others.

Hoàng Minh Trí, deputy head of the Institute for Development Studies, said the city has allocated funds to develop water drainage systems and waste water treatment. Though some of the solutions stopped flooding, some areas in the city face flooding again, he said.

He said the city must reassess previous solutions, discover shortcomings, and come up with a master plan for flood control.

23 Nov 2016 description

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (23 November 2016) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $117 million loan to the Governments of Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Myanmar and Viet Nam to enhance responses to emerging infectious diseases and the management of other major public health threats. The Lao PDR government is also receiving $8 million in grant assistance.

23 Nov 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NAM — Landslides in coastal areas of Tam Hải Island Commune, Núi Thành District, in the central province of Quảng Nam have become increasingly serious recently, according to local authorities.

Earlier, Hamlet No. 3 in Bình Trung Village had been populated by 70 households, but now, most of them have moved to other safer places and left their old houses behind.

Võ Minh Công, 71, a local resident, said Hamlet No. 3 was close to the Trường Giang estuary, so landslides had become a common occurrence in recent years.

21 Nov 2016 description

I/ The situation

Affected by the low tropical pressure and the the North-West moonsoon, from 19:00pm of October 12 till 19:00pm of October 15, 2016 torential rain has occured in central provinces of Vietnam, from Nghe An to Thua Thien Hue. The average rainfall was reported at 100-200mm in Thua Thien Hue and Quang Tri o­n October 13 and 14th and around 200-500mm in Quang Binh and Ha Tinh o­n October 14th and 15th. Nghe An province has the highest rainfall o­n October 15, from 100 – 250 mm o­n the average.

21 Nov 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

ĐẮK LẮK — Nearly two weeks have passed since the particularly devastating heavy downpour and the floods that followed in the Central Highlands.

Hundreds of households in Đắk Lắk Province, however, still remain on edge since the floodwaters have put their pepper fields in jeopardy.

Nguyễn Văn Sáu, a farmer in Quỳnh Ngọc 1 Village, Ea Na Commune, Krông Ana District, stared grimly at his 2.5ha fields, which consisted of some 1,800 pepper and 1,700 coffee plants.

18 Nov 2016 description

To Walk the Earth in Safety 2016: U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 17, 2016

18 Nov 2016 description

17 November 2016, Hanoi / Bangkok - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched an emergency appeal for 1.4 million Swiss francs (USD 1.4 million, Euros 1.3 million) to support the Viet Nam Red Cross Society in delivering emergency assistance to over 30,000 people affected by severe flood that have struck the country.

18 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Ha Noi, 18 November, 2016 – For the first time in 40 years, UNICEF and the Viet Nam Red Cross have signed a partnership agreement of a total value of VND 3 billion (approx. USD 125,000) to improve drinking water safety and hygiene practices among 30,000 of the most vulnerable people, including 10,000 school children and 15,000 women in six provinces affected by drought and salt water intrusion (Ben Tre, Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan, Soc Trang, Kon Tum and Gia Lai).

17 Nov 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

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 week:

o Argentina and Guadeloupe

 Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None