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04 Sep 2015 description
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DONG NAI (VNS) — Over 3,500 cases of dengue fever, including three deaths, have been reported in the southern province of Dong Nai since early this year.

According to the director of the provincial Department of Health, Cao Trong Nguong, dengue had been reported in all 11 districts in the locality, with the largest number of dengue infections in Bien Hoa City.

About 300 new cases are being reported each week in the province, overloading local hospitals.

02 Sep 2015 description

La FAO y el PNUD unen fuerzas en una iniciativa financiada por Alemania para dar prioridad a la agricultura en la planificación ante las variaciones del clima

1 de septiembre de 2015, Roma/Bangkok - Un nuevo programa de las Naciones Unidas financiado por Alemania apoyará a ocho países en desarrollo para que renueven y fortalezcan sus estrategias de adaptación frente al cambio climático.

01 Sep 2015 description

L'initiative est financée par l'Allemagne

1er septembre 2015, Rome/Bangkok – Un nouveau programme des Nations Unies financé par l'Allemagne aidera huit pays en développement à réorganiser et à renforcer leurs stratégies d'adaptation au changement climatique.

01 Sep 2015 description

FAO and UNDP join forces under German-funded initiative to raise profile of agriculture in climate change planning

1 September 2015, Rome/Bangkok - A new UN programme funded by Germany will help eight developing countries revamp and strengthen their adaptation responses to climate change.

01 Sep 2015 description
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HA NOI - The Ha Noi Sewerage and Drainage Company has prepared a plan to prevent possible flooding of Ha Noi's streets during National Day on September 2.

The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting has said heavy rain might hit the northern region, with some areas receiving 200mm to 300mm, or even 400mm, of rain.

The centre said there would be possible thunderstorms with rain in Ha Noi on Wednesday that might cause flooding in some streets of the city.

01 Sep 2015 description
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QUANG NGAI (VNS) – Deteriorating reservoirs are one of the greatest concerns of residents of the central region during the monsoon season.

Due to insufficient funds being available for the upgrade and maintenance work, many localities can only set short-term plans to ensure the safety of irrigation systems in the monsoon season.

01 Sep 2015 description
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HA NOI (VNS) — Heavy rain will continue to batter the northern region till September 2.

The northern mountainous provinces of Dien Bien, Hoa Binh and Lang Son received 100mm, 120mm and 110mm of rain, respectively, on August 29 and 30.

It has been forecast that heavy rain, strong waves and winds will hit the island districts of Bach Long Vi, Co To, Van Don and Cat Hai, with the winds having a force level of seven to eight.

31 Aug 2015 description

Joint effort to strengthen national policies and capacity building in eight countries – Director-General meets Swedish partners

31 August 2015, Stockholm/Rome – FAO and the Swedish-based development cooperation organization We Effect have agreed to work together to strengthen small-scale forest and farm producers’ organizations in developing countries so they can access land and markets and improve the livelihoods of their members.

31 Aug 2015 description

BANGKOK, August 31, 2015 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today launched “SERVIR-Mekong,” a project to promote the use of satellite imagery to help Asia’s Lower Mekong region better predict and cope with floods and other natural disasters and increase resilience to the negative effects of climate change.

28 Aug 2015 description

Despite widespread investments in child poverty reduction, the way in which child poverty is measured presents a narrow and partial picture. Current practice is still biased towards measuring static and single dimensions of child poverty, primarily using monetary indicators as a proxy to capture other areas of deprivation. This limits the understanding of underlying causes that keep children trapped in poverty and what needs to be done to reduce all forms of child poverty.

27 Aug 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 July 2015, there were 285 cases of dengue reported in China. From 1 July to 31 July 2015, 130 dengue cases were reported. An increase of cases in the month of July is similar to the previous three years.(Figure 1)

Malaysia

24 Aug 2015 description

This paper examines the agriculture sector reforms and developments in Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, and Viet Nam.

20 Aug 2015 description
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BINH DUONG (VNS) — Two of the dengue fever patients in the southern Binh Duong Province died, the provincial Department of Preventive Medicine Centre said yesterday.

According to the centre, there have been more than 1,100 dengue fever cases in the southern Binh Duong Province since the beginning of this year.

In Thu Dau Mot City itself, more than 230 people were infected by the disease, and one of them died at the end of last month in Phu Cuong Ward, Vietnam News Agency reported.

The second dengue death was in Di An Town's Dong Hoa District.

19 Aug 2015 description
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SON LA (VNS) — Son La Province is asking for funds from the State budget to restore infrastructure destroyed by floods that lasted from late June into early this month.

Chief of the provincial Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Rescue, Lai Van Minh, said it suffered huge losses of life and property but that the provincial budget only had enough for temporary restorations.

18 Aug 2015 description

1. Executive Summary

This project is conducted in response to Global Disaster Preparedness Center’s (GDPC) call of developing a comprehensive understanding of the implications of social media analysis tools for disaster preparedness, focusing on the Asia Pacific region.

18 Aug 2015 description
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HA NOI (VNS) — Serious landslides are occurring in the dyke system along the rivers in the capital of Ha Noi, posing a threat to lives and farm production.

Officials from Ha Noi People's Committee inspected landslides in the districts of Chuong My, My Duc, Thanh Oai, Soc Son and Thuong Tin on Wednesday.

They found that a landslide had dumped many tonnes of soil from one dyke into the Tich River in Xuan Tien Commune in Chuong My District.

Bamboo growing along the bank of Bui River in Hong Phong commune had also been swept away by heavy rains.

18 Aug 2015 description
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HA NOI (VNS) — The Ministry of Construction said it would issue a document requiring localities to review the planning and construction of residential areas and infrastructure to minimise the loss of lives and property, and prevent damage from natural disasters.

This move follows inspections done by a working group Deputy Minister of Construction Le Quang Hung led to parts of the northern province of Quang Ninh affected by the recent storms. They assessed the resulting floods' impacts on various construction projects.