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23 Apr 2015 description

About this report

This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Regional Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.

22 Apr 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 13 April, there were 66 cases of dengue reported in China for 2015. Compared with the same period of the previous of 2012 to 2014, the number of dengue cases reported in China has increased slightly in 2015 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

22 Apr 2015 description

Local government officials in Quang Nam province trained the community on mitigating disaster risks and “evacuated” more than 250 people with the support of HFH Vietnam

21 Apr 2015 description
report Viet Nam News

HCM CITY (VNS) — Many well-off farmers in Ninh Thuan, one of the provinces in the central region hardest hit by drought, have dug and dredged wells, and donated water to other farmers to help them save their crops and animals.

Nguyen Huu Tri in Ninh Hai District's Nhon Hai Commune, who owns the only well with water in his area, has shared his well water with more than 20 farming households in the Lon Spring area, Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer) newspaper has reported.

21 Apr 2015 description

By South East Asia correspondent Samantha Hawley

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The United Nations refugee agency has revealed a group of Vietnamese asylum seekers had their claims assessed at sea before being returned home by the Australian Navy.

14 Apr 2015 description

VGP - PM Nguyen Tan Dung has asked leaders of the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa to continue synchronous measures to minimize damage caused by ongoing drought.

PM Dung made the statement during a meeting with Khanh Hoa province’s key leaders on realizing socio-economic tasks and local drought prevention.

He asked the leaders to ensure safe water for local residents and minimize damage to agricultural production while suggesting ample water supply for cattle and growing drought-resistant plants.

12 Apr 2015 description
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HAU GIANG (VNS)— Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to a three-year extension of the second phase of a programme to build elevated houses for people in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region affected by floods. Speaking at a conference to review the implementation of the programme in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang yesterday, Dung said that although the second phase had finished this year, there were still more than 8,400 households in need of help.

10 Apr 2015 description

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha received Prof. Dr. Kyoji Sassa and Japan’s landslides research team from the University of Kyoto. At the meeting, the two sides exchanged and shared experience related to the prevention and mitigation of damage caused by the landslide disaster in the context of climate change.

10 Apr 2015 description

At the working meeting with Ninh Thuan provincial People’s Committee on loans of agricultural development and poverty reduction in the context of climate change, World Bank Country Director Victoria Kwakwa said that the province design specific institutions and policies to cope with the impact of climate change in the short, mid-range and long-term.

At present, due to climate change, Ninh Thuan has been facing severe and continuous droughts over the last 20 years. The province is reducing its rice-growing areas and developing high-value crops requiring less water.

09 Apr 2015 description

Ha Noi 7 April 2015 - Almost 2000 of the most vulnerable communes in Viet Nam have developed risk reduction and response plans, Mr Bakhodir Burkhanov, UNDP Deputy Country Director in Viet Nam, told today’s meeting to review the progress of the national community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM) programme. The meeting gathered representatives from 43 provinces, central Government as well as ODA and NGO partners.

06 Apr 2015 description
report Viet Nam News

HA GIANG (VNS) — Some 250,000 people living in the Dong Van Rocky Plateau region in Ha Giang Province have suffered for many years from a lack of water during the dry season.

This plateau stretches across the four districts of Dong Van, Meo Vac, Yen Minh and Quan Ba.

Located in the northern part of Viet Nam at an altitude of 1,000 to 1,600 metres above sea level, Ha Giang is a land of harsh terrain that is frequently affected by drought. For years, it has faced shortages of water during the dry season.

03 Apr 2015 description

Posted by Rose Gottemoeller

April 4 is International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, when we mark the international effort to reduce dangers posed by landmines and explosive remnants of war on men, women and children in post-conflict countries around the world. The United States is proud to be the world’s single largest financial supporter of conventional weapons destruction programs and to partner with the UN on the international effort to address the humanitarian effects of these weapons on civilian populations.

02 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • In China, New Year festivities contributed to price increases above 10 percent for vegetables but pork prices fell slightly on ample supplies.

  • Wheat prices in Afghanistan’s Kabul markets fell sharply in February in response to the lower demand from domestic millers and abundant supply from neighbouring countries.

  • The Philippines has set a target of procuring 190 000 MT of rice from January to June 2015.

30 Mar 2015 description

About this report

This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Offshore Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.

26 Mar 2015 description

Welcome to the first trend report for ACLED Asia. In these periodic publications, the ACLED Asia team will discuss and analyze the real-time conflict event trends that are occurring throughout South and South-East Asia. ACLED Asia will release real-time data for eleven states with various conflict profiles. These states include India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam,
Thailand and Myanmar. See Figure 1. Data for January and February 2015 are now available from the CEPSA website and the ACLED website.

25 Mar 2015 description
report Viet Nam News

HCM CITY (VNS) — Severe drought and the resultant intrusion of seawater tides deep into the Mekong Delta are badly affecting the daily life of people there.

According to the Southern Hydrometeorology Station, saltwater has entered up to 60km in some places — with the highest salinity levels recorded in the provinces of Kien Giang, An Giang and Soc Trang — despite the fact that all dykes in the Long Xuyen quadrangular region remain closed to prevent just this eventuality.

23 Mar 2015 description

This paper reviews the available data on men’s and women’s land rights, identifies what can and cannot be measured by these data, and uses these measures to assess the gaps in the land rights of women and men. Building on the conceptual framework developed in 2014 by Doss et al., we utilize nationally representative individual- and plot-level data from Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Vietnam, and Timor-Leste to calculate five indicators: incidence of ownership by sex; distribution of ownership by sex; and distribution of plots, mean plot size, and distribution of land area, all by sex of owner.

20 Mar 2015 description

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has decided to establish the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, of which the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is the permanent organ. The Central Steering Committee will be headed by Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD).

The committee is established with an aim of coordinating inter-ministries, agencies in organizing and directing the work of natural disaster prevention, control as well as recovery works of consequences of natural disasters.

20 Mar 2015 description

By Major Jacky Ly, Office of Defense Cooperation, U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam | March 19, 2015

QUANG NAM PROVINCE, Vietnam -- Brig. Gen. John O’Neil, U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) Director of Logistics, Engineering, and Security Cooperation, handed over a newly constructed two story extension of a Disaster Management Coordination Center (DMCC) to Mr. Nguyen Chin, Vice Chairman of the Peoples Provincial Committee of Quang Nam province, Vietnam, March 3, 2015.

17 Mar 2015 description

On 16 March 2015, the Viet Nam Red Cross Society, together with the Viet Nam Disaster Management Centre (DMC), organized the workshop to provide inputs for the regulatory guide (circular) o­n the implementation of the national community based disaster risk management (CBDRM) and community awareness raising project (project 1002).