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28 Aug 2015 description

Despite widespread investments in child poverty reduction, the way in which child poverty is measured presents a narrow and partial picture. Current practice is still biased towards measuring static and single dimensions of child poverty, primarily using monetary indicators as a proxy to capture other areas of deprivation. This limits the understanding of underlying causes that keep children trapped in poverty and what needs to be done to reduce all forms of child poverty.

27 Aug 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 July 2015, there were 285 cases of dengue reported in China. From 1 July to 31 July 2015, 130 dengue cases were reported. An increase of cases in the month of July is similar to the previous three years.(Figure 1)

Malaysia

24 Aug 2015 description

This paper examines the agriculture sector reforms and developments in Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, and Viet Nam.

20 Aug 2015 description
report Viet Nam News

BINH DUONG (VNS) — Two of the dengue fever patients in the southern Binh Duong Province died, the provincial Department of Preventive Medicine Centre said yesterday.

According to the centre, there have been more than 1,100 dengue fever cases in the southern Binh Duong Province since the beginning of this year.

In Thu Dau Mot City itself, more than 230 people were infected by the disease, and one of them died at the end of last month in Phu Cuong Ward, Vietnam News Agency reported.

The second dengue death was in Di An Town's Dong Hoa District.

19 Aug 2015 description
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SON LA (VNS) — Son La Province is asking for funds from the State budget to restore infrastructure destroyed by floods that lasted from late June into early this month.

Chief of the provincial Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Rescue, Lai Van Minh, said it suffered huge losses of life and property but that the provincial budget only had enough for temporary restorations.

18 Aug 2015 description

1. Executive Summary

This project is conducted in response to Global Disaster Preparedness Center’s (GDPC) call of developing a comprehensive understanding of the implications of social media analysis tools for disaster preparedness, focusing on the Asia Pacific region.

18 Aug 2015 description
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HA NOI (VNS) — Serious landslides are occurring in the dyke system along the rivers in the capital of Ha Noi, posing a threat to lives and farm production.

Officials from Ha Noi People's Committee inspected landslides in the districts of Chuong My, My Duc, Thanh Oai, Soc Son and Thuong Tin on Wednesday.

They found that a landslide had dumped many tonnes of soil from one dyke into the Tich River in Xuan Tien Commune in Chuong My District.

Bamboo growing along the bank of Bui River in Hong Phong commune had also been swept away by heavy rains.

18 Aug 2015 description
report Viet Nam News

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ministry of Construction said it would issue a document requiring localities to review the planning and construction of residential areas and infrastructure to minimise the loss of lives and property, and prevent damage from natural disasters.

This move follows inspections done by a working group Deputy Minister of Construction Le Quang Hung led to parts of the northern province of Quang Ninh affected by the recent storms. They assessed the resulting floods' impacts on various construction projects.

18 Aug 2015 description
South East Asia and the Pacific - version 2
Technical Annex - version 2

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 19 000 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

17 Aug 2015 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics
Summary

As at 31 July 2015, there were 2,015 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1,842 in immigration detention on the mainland and 173 in immigration detention on Christmas Island. A further 878 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 28,890 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

17 Aug 2015 description
report Viet Nam News

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ministry of Health will set up five inspection teams to monitor dengue fever conditions throughout the country because of the complicated situation caused by dengue outbreaks.

That information was released by Tran Dac Phu, Director of General Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health on Saturday. Dengue fever outbreaks could continue until the end of the rainy season in October, Phu noted.

17 Aug 2015 description

During the 25th ASEAN Summit on 12-13 November 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw, the ASEAN Leaders adopted the Nay Pyi Taw Declaration on the ASEAN Community's Post-2015 Vision together with the Central Elements of the Post- 2015 Vision for 2016-2025. As community building is an evolving process, ASEAN will continue to work towards a region that is internally and externally strong, resilient to regional and global challenges and truly representative of the peoples of the region.

13 Aug 2015 description

In December 2014, the Obama administration established the Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee/Parole Program, an in-country refugee processing program for minors in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras deemed deserving of humanitarian protection in the United States. An element of the government’s response to the 2014 surge in arrivals at the U.S.-Mexico border of unaccompanied minors from Central America, the CAM program seeks to provide certain minors with a legal, safe alternative to undertaking dangerous, unauthorized journeys to the United States.

13 Aug 2015 description
report Viet Nam News

HA NOI (VNS) — The risk of an outbreak of dengue fever was high in Ha Noi, healthcare officials have warned.

"The number of dengue fever cases is on the rise. In July, 357 cases were reported while in June there were 168 cases, an increase against the same period last year," Nguyen Nhat Cam, director of the city's Health Prevention Centre said yesterday.

The official said it was of concern that the number of cases had increased from month to month. A total of 21 cases were reported in January and 69 cases in May.

12 Aug 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No Update)

As of 30 June 2015, there were 43 cases of dengue reported in China for 2015. Compared with the same reporting period of the previous three years, the number of dengue cases reported in China has increased slightly in 2015 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

12 Aug 2015 description

PAKISTAN

• Heavy rains continued affecting northern Pakistan, causing more floods. As of 10 August (NDMA), there were: 182 dead, 124 injured, more than 12 000 damaged houses and over 1.3 million people affected.

• Over the next 48 h, isolated thunderstorms may still affect some areas of northern, eastern and south-eastern Pakistan.

Sources: NDMA, PMD (1,2), Alhasan Sustem, UN OCHA

INDIA

12 Aug 2015 description
report Viet Nam News

HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has instructed the Ministry of Finance to provide 904 tonnes of rice from the national reserves in relief aid to the central province of Binh Dinh, which is facing a prolonged drought.

The rice will be allocated to 60,287 local residents within a month.

Binh Dinh has not had any heavy rain in the past six months, causing a record drought in the province. — VNS

12 Aug 2015 description
report Viet Nam News

HCM CITY (VNS)— Local districts' ineffective management of dengue-fever preventive activities has contributed to the rise in the number of dengue fever cases in HCM City, the city's Health Prevention Centre said.

At a meeting with the city's Department of Health on Wednesday, Dr Nguyen Tri Dung, the centre's head, said that dengue fever outbreaks had occurred nine weeks earlier than last year. The peak is expected in October.