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25 Jul 2017 description
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Sonca-17 is a tropical storm that affected the north-central coast of Vietnam. This storm originated on 17 July 2017 in the South China Sea (northwest Pacific) at a speed of about 28 km/h. On 25 July 2017, tropical storm Sonca-17 made landfall on the Quang Tri Province, Vietnam and it is expected to move a few hours later towards the Khammouan Province, Lao PDR with a maximum sustainable wind speed of 55 km/h. The tropical storm is soon expected to dissipate on land.

25 Jul 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone SONCA is moving west-northwest over the South China Sea, towards central-northern Vietnam, slightly strengthening but remaining a Tropical Storm.
  • Heavy rain and strong winds could affect central and northern Vietnam, Lao PDR and north-eastern Thailand on 25-27 July.
25 Jul 2017 description

Introduction

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25 Jul 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone SONCA is moving west-northwest over the South China Sea, toward central-northern Vietnam, as a Tropical Storm. It may pass south of Hainan island on 24 July morning (UTC) as a Tropical Storm.

  • Heavy rain may affect several areas of southern China, northern and central Vietnam.

  • In addition, heavy rain could still affect southern China over the next 24 hours, due to Tropical Cyclone ROKE.

24 Jul 2017 description

SITUATION

• Tropical Cyclone SONCA is moving west-northwest over the South China Sea, toward central-northern Vietnam, as a Tropical Storm. On 24 July at 6.00 (UTC) its center was located 200 km south-east of Sanya city (Hainan, China) and it had maximum sustained winds of approx. 74 km/h.

24 Jul 2017 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY

  • Affected People: 160,210 (est.)

  • Displaced People: 1,300 (est.)

THAILAND

  • High rainfall intensity has triggered flooding in the northeast provinces. The flood has inundated 9,940 houses in Ayutthaya and 1,000 rai (160 ha) of farmland in Nakhon Phanom Province.

INDONESIA

24 Jul 2017 description
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Viet Nam News CẦN THƠ — Scientists are compiling a crop structure map for the Mekong Delta to counter growing climate change impact in the region known as the country’s food granary.

The plan will determine which crops would be cultivated and on what scale based on annual weather and natural disaster predictions, said Nguyễn Hồng Sơn head of the Department of Cultivation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

24 Jul 2017 description
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Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng ordered relevant agencies to conscientiously maintain the dyke system and supervise flood developments in the Hồng (Red) River basin multi-reservoir operation.

The direction was made at a meeting held by the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disasters Prevention and Control yesterday morning.

Dũng asked authorised agencies to consider opening the second floodgate in Sơn La Reservoir in the coming days if the situation calls for.

21 Jul 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone EIGHT-17, formed over South China Sea on 21 July and started moving north-northwest as a Tropical Depression toward Hainan province (China). On 21 July at 0.00 (UTC) its center was located 579 km south-east of Sanya city and it had maximum sustained winds of approx 56 km/h (Tropical Depression).
  • Over the next 48 h, it is forecast to continue moving north-northwest, reaching Hainan on 22 July possibly as a Tropical Storm. Heavy rain may affect several areas of southern China and northern Vietnam.
18 Jul 2017 description

The lack of good migration data has long been recognized as an obstacle to understanding migration and developing an evidence-base for policy [1]. GMDAC MigFacts bring together the available migration data on a variety of themes that are highly relevant to global policy-makers and processes, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

18 Jul 2017 description
  • 33%of international migrants are from G20 countries

  • 50% of international migrants reside in G20 countries

  • 122 million migrants live in G20 countries, representing 2.6% of the total population

17 Jul 2017 description
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Talas-17 is a category 1 tropical cyclone that affected the north-central coast of Vietnam and Lao PDR. This cyclone originated on 14 July 2017 in the South China Sea (northwest Pacific) at a speed of about 37 km/h. On 16 June 2017, tropical cyclone Talas-17 made landfall on the Hà T?nh Province, Vietnam and moved a few hours later towards the Bolikhamxai Province, Lao PDR with a maximum sustainable wind speed of 93 km/h.

17 Jul 2017 description

BANGLADESH

Monsoon rains have triggered flooding across 11 districts in northeastern Bangladesh, affecting at least 1.3 million people as of 16 July. NGO partners report that vast areas of Moulvibazar and Sylhet remain under water affecting agricultural livelihoods. The Government has released cash grants and distributed food to the affected districts.

PHILIPPINES

17 Jul 2017 description
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Prolonged rains over the past week and resultant flooding have inflicted losses of VNĐ 41 billion (US$1.8 million) in several northern provinces, according to Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

14 Jul 2017 description

HANOI, July 14 (Reuters) - At least 14 people, including a family of four, have been killed in floods brought on by constant heavy rain in northern Vietnam over the past week, and more rain is expected, a government agency said on Friday.

One person was missing in Thai Nguyen province, while almost 500 houses and more than 1,400 hectares of rice crops were destroyed in nine provinces, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said in a report.

14 Jul 2017 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (14 July 2017) — Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to a report produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

13 Jul 2017 description

Vietnam Red Cross Headquarters has decided to provide initial support for mountainous provinces in the Northern of Vietnam, including Ha Giang, Hoa Binh, Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Son La, Thai Nguyen, Dien Bien, in order to help affected families to overcome the consequences of land erosion and fllash floods, as the result of the torrential and prolonged rains recently. 17 families losing their family member or having houses collapsed or swept away will receive VND 3 million each case.