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23 Jul 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News GIA LAI — Intensifying the protection of forests in the Central Highlands from encroachment by hydro power plants, illegal deforestation and unplanned agricultural development would be the key to preserving water in this drought hit region, experts have said.

Assoc. Prof. Lê Anh Tuấn, an advisor to Việt Nam Rivers Network, said the main supply of natural water in the Central Highlands is rainwater due to its high topography.

22 Jul 2016 description
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.

20 Jul 2016 description

Every year, some 287,000 women die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries, where Handicap International is working to improve the health of women, mothers and children.

Due to a lack of information, problems accessing health centers, and unaffordable medical care, every day nearly 1,600 women and 10,000 newborn infants die as a result of preventable complications.

19 Jul 2016 description

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.

19 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least 11 countries across Asia-Pacific experienced severe weather conditions due to El Niño.

  • In February, Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone recorded in the South Pacific, devastated Fiji.

  • In DPR Korea, 18million people are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance – 2016 response plan severely underfunded.

  • Tropical Storm Roanu triggers worst flooding in Sri Lanka in 25 years; preparedness actions mitigated loss of life in Bangladesh.

18 Jul 2016 description

FAO: Agricultura comercial generó casi el 70 % de la deforestación en América Latina

No es necesario cortar bosques para producir más alimentos, según el informe El estado de los bosques del mundo 2016

18 de julio de 2016, Santiago de Chile - En América Latina, la agricultura comercial es la principal causante de la deforestación, según el nuevo informe de la FAO, El estado de los bosques del mundo 2016 (SOFO, por sus siglas en inglés).

18 Jul 2016 description

Combler le fossé entre la foresterie et l’agriculture en vue d’améliorer la sécurité alimentaire

La FAO appelle à une meilleure coordination entre les deux secteurs afin de mettre en place des systèmes agricoles durables et d’améliorer la gestion des forêts

18 Jul 2016 description

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on tens of millions of people across the globe in 2015 and 2016. East Africa, Southern Africa, Central America, South East Asia and the Pacific Islands, continue to be at risk of extreme weather events, including below-normal rains and flooding. The humanitarian fallout includes increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; increased susceptibility to illnesses, and forced displacement.

18 Jul 2016 description

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

The impacts of El Niño began in Asia-Pacific in mid-2015 and subsequently affected at least 11 countries in the region. Effects have generally comprised of extended dry spells or drought leading to water shortages, prolonged lean seasons and food shortages.

18 Jul 2016 description

Bridging the gap between forestry and agriculture to improve food security

FAO calls for better coordination between the two sectors towards sustainable farming systems and forest management

14 Jul 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

14 Jul 2016 description

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency.

13 Jul 2016 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No Updates)

As of 13 June 2016, there were 154 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is higher than the number of cases reported in same period of the previous four years (2012-2015) (Figure 1).

Malaysia

13 Jul 2016 description

Mr. Le Minh Hung, Governor of the State Bank of Viet Nam and Mr. Achim Fock, the World Bank's Acting Country Director for Viet Nam signed loan agreements for 2 projects “Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods”, of US$ 310 million, and “Can Tho Urban Development and Resilience”, worth of US$250 million.

12 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Un rastro de devastación

El Niño, el grave fenómeno meteorológico de 2015 y 2016, ha llegado a su fin, pero sus devastadoras consecuencias, especialmente sobre los niños, están lejos de terminar. En África oriental y meridional, las zonas más afectadas, hay 26,5 millones de niños que necesitan ayuda, incluyendo a más de 1 millón que precisan este año tratamiento contra la desnutrición grave aguda.
Estas cifras alarmantes podrían incluso aumentar aún más como resultado de las sequías y las enfermedades generadas por este poderoso fenómeno meteorológico.

12 Jul 2016 description

Indonesia

  • A tornado hit the 2 districts of Kuala and Bahorok in Langkat, North Sumatra. 1 died and 48 households were affected.
  • Heavy rains brought about rivers overflowing and flashfloods in Sumber Tangkil, Tirtoyudo subdistricts in Malang, East Java. These damaged dams, river dikes, bridges, water pipes and affected 800 families. Losses were estimated to be about 3 billion.

Myanmar

  • Interminable rains caused flooding in 5 townships each in Rakhine State and Sagaing Region.
12 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

520,000 # of children affected out of 2,000,000 # of people affected

600,000 # hectares of crop damaged

1,750,000 # people lost incomes

52 (18 most affected) # provinces affected out of 64

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

Funding gap: US$37.7 million

UNICEF funds received:
US$4 million

12 Jul 2016 description

This update is issued on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam. It covers the period from 16 June to the 11 July 2016. The next update will be issued as new information becomes available.

Highlights

  • Since January 2016, acute drought and saltwater intrusion has severely affected more than 2 million people in 18 provinces.

  • MARD has officially declared drought conditions to be over in the Mekong Delta, Central Highlands and the South- East region, but still on-going in South-Central Viet Nam.

09 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

El Niño a pris fin, mais ses conséquences sur les enfants sont destinées à empirer alors que maladies et malnutrition continuent à se répandre

Rien qu’en Afrique de l’Est et en Afrique australe, 26,5 millions d’enfants ont besoin d’aide