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18 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • General inflation in the region continued to slow, falling to 3.7 percent from 3.8 percent, while food price inflation was unchanged.

  • Nominal rice prices rose 7.7 percent in South Asia in October.

  • In Afghanistan retail prices for wheat and wheat flour fell by a respective 2 percent and 4.9 percent in expectation of an above-average harvest.

  • Rice prices in India rose 18 percent year-on-year.

17 Dec 2014 description
report Viet Nam News

HCM CITY (VNS) — Can Tho City will spend VND8 trillion (US$380 million) to build flood prevention systems until 2020, according to Vo Thi Hong Anh, deputy chairwoman of the municipal People's Committee.

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city will build drainage and irrigation systems to prevent flooding in the city's centre, and dredge 175 km of canals in outlying areas to improve drainage capacity from now to 2015.

17 Dec 2014 description
report Viet Nam News

PHU YEN (VNS) — High waves isolated a dozen households in Ro village on Saturday night sweeping away 100m of embankment made from rock and sand bags.

The violent tide flooded the house of Dao Duc Chung, one of the residents of the coastal village, located in Tuy Hoa city's Phu Dong commune in Phu Yen province.

Chung said he and his neighbours were ready to evacuate if the tide got stronger.

The tide also filled Da Dien Port with sand, reducing its depth to 1m.

12 Dec 2014 description
report Radio Free Asia

A U.N. team returned to a province in northeastern Cambodia on Thursday to resume a search for a group of ethnic Montagnards fleeing persecution in Vietnam after the authorities gave an assurance that they could be eligible for refugee status through a screening process.

The team from the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC) and officials from Cambodia’s Interior Ministry arrived in Ratanakiri province to look for and retrieve the 13 Montagnards, evangelical Protestant hill-tribe people who have been hiding in the jungle for six weeks.

12 Dec 2014 description
report Viet Nam News

DA NANG (VNS) — The Central and Central Highlands Flood and Storm Prevention Centre had warned over 35,000 fishing vessels of the impending Storm Hagupit in the coastal provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa and Ninh Thuan as of yesterday.

Hagupit will be the fifth tropical storm to hit the East Sea this year, but it weakened to a tropical low pressure front after making landfall in the south central region last night, according to the latest report yesterday.

11 Dec 2014 description

VGP – The Ministry of National Defence has mobilized over 37,000 military soldiers, 216,000 militiamen, 3,726 vehicles and ten naval ships to assist localities in response to upcoming Hagupit tropical storm.

Earlier, the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control on December 10 held a video-teleconference discussing response measures for the storm which is likely to slam southern provinces from Khanh Hoa to Binh Thuan on December 12.

11 Dec 2014 description

Typhoon Hagupit, which has weakened to a Tropical Storm level, continuously moves westward heading to Viet Nam. The wind speed is about 50 kph. The Government of Viet Nam has made several preparedness measures toward Hagupit, such as anchoring thousand of ships and alerting people living in the prone areas for potential flood, landslide and rough sea. Based on the estimation and projection path, Hagupit's landfall will be on Friday early morning, 12 December 2014, and will dissipate on the evening (local time is UTC+7).

11 Dec 2014 description
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PDC-TS Hagupit Storm Surge
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PDC-TS Hagupit Winds

PDC continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Hagupit (Ruby) as it heads toward southern Vietnam. Attached are three situational awareness screenshot products depicting Estimated Tropical Cyclone Wind Impacts, Still Water Storm Surge and Rainfall for this event, which are also available as layers in DisasterAWARE. If you would like to view these models in real time in DisasterAWARE, please access the Hazard event through the link below and expand the “Default Layers” folder in the product list. You may also search “TAOS” in the “Layers” palette.

11 Dec 2014 description
report Viet Nam News

THUA THIEN – HUE (VNS) — Two primary school students drowned in the flood waters of a river in the central Thua Thien - Hue Province's Phu Loc District yesterday.

Nguyen Thi Tra My, 7, and Nguyen Van Lanh, 8, were cycling to their school when they fell into the river and drowned.

Tran Van Hoa, chairman of Loc Bon commune where the accident happened, said the road is very close to the riverbank and the students fell accidentally into the river.

11 Dec 2014 description

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has announced the disaster map of landslides and flash floods for 10 provinces in Northern region. This is a product of the Government’s Scheme on “Investigation, assessment and zoning of warnings for risk of landslide in mountainous regions of Vietnam” assigned to Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment.

09 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

· In 2014, the monsoon rains were late across most of East Asia, leading to delays in the start of the growing season. Improved rainfall from August onwards, allowed for a good recovery across most of the region.

· Though most countries avoided significant impacts on national aggregate crop production, DPRK suffered from a very poor rainfall season with significant reductions in agricultural production.

· Elsewhere, localised impacts are noted in Pakistan, India, Vietnam, China, Myanmar.

09 Dec 2014 description

New Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction

08 Dec 2014 description
report Viet Nam News

HA NOI (VNS) — East Meets West (EMW), Viet Nam Women's Union (VWU) and other stakeholders in water supply, sanitation and public health met at a conference on Friday to evaluate two years of implementation of the Community Hygiene Output-Based Aid (CHOBA) Programme in 10 provinces.

As many as 74,000 households have benefited from improved sanitation, speakers at the meeting revealed.

05 Dec 2014 description

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

04 Dec 2014 description

Smallholder farmers are more than climate victims – says IFAD report

Lima, Peru – 3 December 2014 - Smallholder farmers in developing countries are more than victims of climate change; they are a vital part of the solution to global warming, according to a report from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

04 Dec 2014 description
report Radio Free Asia

A team from the United Nations refugee agency traveled to northeast Cambodia Wednesday to meet with 13 ethnic Montagnards seeking asylum in the country after fleeing alleged persecution in Vietnam, according to an agency spokesperson and a member of a local rights group.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Vivian Tan told RFA’s Khmer Service that staff from the agency had traveled to Ratanakiri province, where most of the Christian Montagnards have been hiding in the jungle for nearly a month “to try and meet the group.”

03 Dec 2014 description

MALAYSIA

Flood - Flood in several west coast area causing 1death and 436 evacuated

PHILIPPINES

Wind - Tropical Storm Sinlaku affecting more than 46,000 people and 1,362 people evacuated.

VIET NAM

Flood - 155 houses damaged in Central Viet Nam due to Tropical Storm Sinlaku

INDONESIA

Several floods and strong wind occurs in Indonesia causing several impacts to population

Flood - Flood in Aceh, Flood in Sukabumi

03 Dec 2014 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 2 December 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR is deeply concerned at reports that Cambodian police are seeking 13 Montagnards with a view to deporting them to Viet Nam. The individuals are reportedly hiding in a border province in Cambodia's north-east after leaving Viet Nam in recent weeks. The group had indicated that they wish to seek asylum in Cambodia.

01 Dec 2014 description
report Viet Nam News

PHU YEN (VNS) — No human fatalities have been reported, but the roofs of 33 houses in Phu Yen Province were blown off by the Sinlaku storm that hit two central provinces yesterday.

The storm flooded a number of provincial routes, damaged 210 hectares of agricultural crops as well as sections of the Dien sea-dyke, the Phu Yen People's Committee reported.