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28 Sep 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News, HCM CITY — The need to accelerate flood-prevention projects has become more urgent than ever as HCM City mobilised workers and pumps to remove water from flooded streets following a historic downpour on Monday evening that inundated the city.

Traffic was thrown completely out of gear on many major streets as people hurried home after work during the three-hour downpour.

Many motorbikes broke down and others were stuck for very long in the gridlock caused by the flooding.

27 Sep 2016 description
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Southeast Asia has a complex history of migration within and outside the region, linked to uneven economic development and income disparity, demographic and social change, urbanization, transnational and civil conflict, and persecution. Migration flows within the region are often driven by mixed motivations, and many such movements are unregulated or unauthorized.

26 Sep 2016 description


  • 1,038 people in Kedah and 102 people in Perak were evacuated because of flooding.


Flood sumberged 51 houses in Quang Binh Province.


  • Nearly 500 houses were submerged by flood in Taungdwingyi, Magway.


  • About 8,000 families affected by flood in Ayutthaya.
  • Flood also happened in seven provinces, submerging 5,118 houses.


22 Sep 2016 description


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

22 Sep 2016 description


  • The high intensity of rainfall has trigerred widespread flooding in Central Java Province.
22 Sep 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

THỪA THIÊN - HUẾ —Rains from noon until the late afternoon turned Thua Thien-Hue Province’s Huế City into a river.

Almost all roads in the city were flooded, affecting the lives of locals. Schools and kindergartens were shut, forcing parents to leave work early to pick up their children before the floods worsened.

Heavy rains continued to pour water down on the streets, causing chaos as many people rushed home. Many foreign visitors were stuck in bars and restaurants in the city because of the flooding.

21 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
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#\ of children affected out of
#\ of people affected
#\ Hectares of crop damaged
#\ people lost incomes
52 (18 most affected)
#\ provinces affected out of

Government-One UN Joint Emergency Response Plan 2016*
US$48.5 million
UN funds received:
$12.0 million

21 Sep 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere


As of 31 August 2016, there were 850 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is higher than that reported during the same period in 2015.

21 Sep 2016 description


The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.

19 Sep 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • While the 2015-2016 El Niño weather event is now over, humanitarian needs continue to grow, and are not expected to peak until early 2017 as food security continues to deteriorate in many regions. WFP, working closely with partners on the ground, is rapidly scaling up life-saving operations for communities reeling from the catastrophic effects of El Niño.

19 Sep 2016 description
infographic UN Country Team in Viet Nam


65.6% funding gap

19 Sep 2016 description

This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Viet Nam. It covers the period from 30 July to 16 September 2016. The next report will be issued as new information becomes available.


  • Recently, rains have also started in South-Central Viet Nam, but overall rainfall remains below annual averages in all three affected regions.

  • The most recent Government La Niña forecast is at 50-60% likelihood, starting from autumn, with low to moderate intensity.

15 Sep 2016 description


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

o None

 Countries in the Western Pacific Region have been reporting new cases as seen in Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia.

 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 None

15 Sep 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The threat of landslides, particularly during the rainy and stormy seasons has concerned residents who live along the west bank of the Hồng (Red) River in Hà Nội.

Early this month, a riverside house in Bạch Đằng Ward, Hoàn Kiếm District collapsed because of a landslide. About ten nearby houses are also vulnerable to collapse and cracks appeared on roads there.

Nguyễn Văn Bình, owner of the collapsed house, said that his family had lived there for a decade.

14 Sep 2016 description

Facts & Figures

EU humanitarian assistance

Cambodia: €14.6 million to assist victims of natural disasters since 2009

Lao PDR: €17 million in response to natural disasters since 1998

Vietnam: €26.6 million in response to natural disasters since 1994

Disaster preparedness

€31.7 million for disaster preparedness in the three Mekong countries since 1995, including €1.6 million in 2016-2017

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14 Sep 2016 description


TC MERANTI: On 13 September at 06.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 317 km east of Batan island (Batanes islands, Philippines) and 500 km south-east of the eastern coast of Taiwan and had max. sustained wind speed of 296 km/h (Typhoon).

• Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west maintaining its intensity.
Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect areas along its path. It may move near or over the Batanes islands on 13 September afternoon (UTC), possibly as a very intense Typhoon.

14 Sep 2016 description

Executive summary

Background to the project The aim of this paper is to start a conversation about how we can answer the question: What is a rights-based alternative to the current model of third country processing in Nauru and Papua New Guinea?

The Commission has endeavoured to identify options for responding to flight by sea which are consistent with Australia’s international human rights obligations.

13 Sep 2016 description


• Tropical Cyclone EIGHTEEN formed over the north-western Pacific Ocean approx. 50 km south of Guam (USA), on 11 September. On 12 September at 6.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 315 km west of Guam and it had max. sustained wind speed of 74 km/h (Tropical Depression).

• Over the next 24 h it is forecast to move north-west over open waters, strengthening.

Sources: GDACS, JTWC, Guam NOAA, Local Media.


12 Sep 2016 description
  • A new Tropical Cyclone named "NINETEEN" formed over the South China Sea on 12 September. At 0.00 UTC of the same date its centre was located approx. 410 km south-east of Quang Ngai province (central Vietnam) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 56 km/h (Tropical Depression).
  • Over the next 24 h it is forecast to move north-west strengthening. It may make landfall over the province of Quang Ngai on 12 September evening, possibly as a Tropical Storm. Heavy rain and strong winds may affect the central and southern provinces of the country.