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05 Feb 2016 description

A cold wave affected mountainous areas of Lao PDR and of the North and Central parts of Vietnam, between 24 and 26 January, killing thousands of cattle. Assessments are on-going to determine the extent of the damage on crops and its humanitarian impact on vulnerable farmers in the most affected areas.

04 Feb 2016 description

A regional tsunami warning exercise involving sixteen* countries of the Pacific is currently taking place from 1 to 5 February to provide participants with the opportunity to test and give feedback on the Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory Center (NWPTAC) enhanced forecasting products.

02 Feb 2016 description

On this Edition

  • AHA Centre Emergency Response Organisation Exercise
  • Annual Disaster Report
  • INSIGHT
  • Steps for Continuous Improvement in
  • Emergency Operations at AHA Centre
01 Feb 2016 description

A set of briefs on gender and climate change that highlights how CIFOR and partner organizations are addressing current and emerging policy issues, with insights and recommendations based on experience.

Gender and climate change Evidence and experience

01 Feb 2016 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the fourth quarter of 2015 (October to December). The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

• During Q4-2015, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by a further 15.2 percent year-on-year because of abundant supplies and sluggish demand. The index returned to the level seen before the food price crisis of 2007-08.

29 Jan 2016 description

Jan 2016

Background and purpose

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has as its **Strategic Objective 5** to “Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises”. In support of its national counterparts, FAO aims to address the current and future needs of vulnerable people affected by the 2015‒2016 El Niño event.

29 Jan 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

HANOI (VNS) — The number of farm animals killed in the record-low cold snap since last week rocketed to more than 8,900 – 11 times the figure released two days earlier, agriculture officials said on Wednesday.

Mountainous Son La Province replaced Quang Ninh Province in the previous report to become the hardest-hit locality with 2,756 animals frozen to death. This accounted for 38 per cent of the total.

ADVERTISING

28 Jan 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region Northern Hemisphere

China (no updates)
As of 31 December, there were 3,884 cases of dengue reported in 2015 for China, with majority of the cases being reported during September and October. From 1 to 31 December 2015, 62 dengue cases were reported with no associated deaths. The number of cases in the month of December decreased sevenfold compared to the number reported in the previous month (n=470) and lower than the number of cases reported in December 2014 (n=180) (Figure 1).

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

27 Jan 2016 description

Vietnam will be one of the eight Asian countries in collaboration with Japan's Hokkaido and Tohoku Universities to launch a group of miniature satellites which will monitor weather patterns and storms across Asia.

26 Jan 2016 description

Issuance of thematic resolutions with a series of solutions, focusing on flood prevention in wet season and freshwater supply, salinity intrusion prevention in dry season are measures that Can Tho responds to climate change.

Will Can Tho sink under water?

20 Jan 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

NINH THUAN (VNS) — The Viet Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) today handed over four kindergartens and two community houses as study halls and storm and flood shelters to authorities in the southern Ninh Thuan Province.

The facilities were built as part of a US$100,000 project funded by Coca-Cola Viet Nam, under the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent's disaster-resistant house model.

16 Jan 2016 description

NEW YORK, 15 January, 2016 – More than 12 million children in over 46 countries have better schools, teachers and learning materials, thanks to a 13-year partnership between the IKEA Foundation, Save the Children and UNICEF.

14 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

General inflation in the region was estimated at 2.3 percent, and food price inflation at 2.6 percent in November compared to one year ago.

  • In China, prices for fresh vegetables rose as unusually cold weather in November hampered transport and disrupted supplies to markets.

  • In Indonesia, drought conditions linked to El Niño over large parts of the country resulted in major delays in planting of the main season crops.

14 Jan 2016 description

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 December, there were 3,884 cases of dengue reported in 2015 for China, with majority of the cases being reported during September and October. From 1 to 31 December 2015, 62 dengue cases were reported with no associated deaths. The number of cases in the month of December decreased sevenfold compared to the number reported in the previous month (n=470) and lower than the number of cases reported in December 2014 (n=180) (Figure 1).

Malaysia (no update)

13 Jan 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

BINH DINH (VNS) — Nha Trang Pasteur Institute has officially announced four more fatalities in the central province of Binh Dinh since late last December due to dengue fever.

Southern Binh Dinh Province General Hospital's paediatrics faculty was designed to hold 100 sick beds however the current number of patients was up to 300, with one third dengue-fever cases.

12 Jan 2016 description

Summary

At 30 December 2015, there were 1792 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1,647 in immigration detention on the mainland and 145 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 603 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 28,919 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

11 Jan 2016 description

INDONESIA

Flood

http://adinet.ahacentre.org/reports/view/797
Flooding in Pandrah and Jeunib subdistrict, Bireun, Aceh Province was caused by heavy rains. At least 27 houses were submerged and about 234 has. of paddy fields were inundated.

http://adinet.ahacentre.org/reports /view/799
Flooding in West Kotawaringin, Central Kalimantan Province affected 600 families and inundated 596 houses.