From 18 to 2 March 2017, thunderstorm and hail hit many provinces in Viet Nam. In Son La Province, storm damaged 383 houses and 150 ha of agriculture areas.
Additionally, storm was also reported to cause impact in Nghe An Province. A total of 94 houses and nearly 200 ha of agriculture areas were affected.
Storm also damaged 84 houses in Trieu Phong District and Dong Ha City in Quang Tri Province.
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI – The average water level of many parts of the Hồng (Red) river has remarkably reduced in recent years, badly affecting agricultural production and the living conditions of residents in the northern lowland and midland areas.
ActionAid is working with poor communities across the world to support them in building their resilience to disasters, climate change and other shocks and stresses. This work is of ever-growing importance, not only because of changing weather patterns and rising temperatures increasing the likelihood of disasters, but also because of growing risks related to violent conflict, human and livestock epidemics, environmental degradation and political and economic crises.
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Forty Red Cross staffers from Việt Nam, the Philippines, Cambodia, and Laos are participating in a three-day training programme on Participatory Multi-disaster Risks Mapping, which began on Tuesday.
The training, jointly organised in Hà Nội by Vietnam Red Cross Society and German Red Cross, presents a new, user-friendly risk mapping method called Quantum Geographic Information system (QGIS) to Red Cross staff actively involved in disaster risk management and training in preparedness and response.
22.03.2017 – Satellites supply data about the condition of approximately 15 million hectares of land under rice cultivation. Insured farmers can access compensation quickly in the event of crop losses.
Washington, DC, March 15, 2017 (PAHO / WHO) —Experts on dengue and health professionals from 21 countries are exchanging experiences and best practices in diagnosis of dengue, clinical management of patients and surveillance this week, in a workshop organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Brazilian Ministry of Health and the Singapore Cooperation Program in Brasilia.
QUẢNG NAM — Military sappers in the Tây Giang District of Quảng Nam Province yesterday found and defused three bombs left from the wars in the communes of Lăng, A Nông and Bhalêê.
An official from the district’s People’s Committee told the Việt Nam News that local residents found 200kg of bombs in a forest after the heavy rains that drenched the region in recent months.
The sappers said the bombs were likely dropped by the US Air Force during the American war in Việt Nam in the late 1960s.
by Mary Catherine Maternowska; Alina Potts; Deborah Fry
520,000 # of children affected out of
2,000,000 # of people affected
600,000 # hectares of damaged crops
1,750,000 # people with lost incomes
52 (18 most affected) # provinces affected out of
Government-One UN Joint Emergency Response Plan 2016
UNICEF funds received: US$4 million
Vienna, Austria, March 14, 2017. Over 15 partner countries stand to benefit from the latest round of financing, totaling nearly US$190m, which was approved at the 158th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). The public sector loans, which total US$106m, will support the following projects/programs:
The [Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF)] has released an infographic that explores infrastructure resilience and access to services in Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on Myanmar.
Here is a selection of the latest evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG):
EDUCATION AND VIOLENCE
Last year’s drought devastated crops and caused serious losses for farmers in the Mekong Delta. This year, authorities are restructuring crops, building dykes and erecting sluices in anticipation of continuing weather disasters.
By Phạm Hoàng Nam
The official attitude of provincial authorities in the Mekong Delta region this year could be deemed “forewarned is forearmed”.
HCM City – Weather experts expect the southern region to experience less drought and salinity and more unseasonal rain during this year’s dry season.
They say that the region is an area affected by the neutral phase, a transit stage between El Nino and La Nina.
Nguyễn Kiệt, head of the Forecasting Office under the Southern Regional Hydrometeorological Centre, said Việt Nam and the southern region in particular have experienced the longest El Nino phenomenon in history, from late 2014 to early 2016.
Countries, territories and subnational areas reporting vector-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) infections for the first time since 1 February: None
Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system malformations potentially associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Mexico, Saint Martin
Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome cases associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Curaçao, Trinidad and Tobago
As of 31 January 2017, there were 34 cases of dengue reported in China in 2017. This number is a little higher than that reported during the same period in 2016 (28 cases) (Figure 1).
At 31 January 2017, there were 1351 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1082 in immigration detention on the mainland and 269 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.
A further 568 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 25,252 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.
HCM CITY — A field hospital will be set up at the 175 Military Hospital in HCM City, possibly in July, to provide medical support in case of epidemics or disasters and to UN peacekeeping operations.
At a meeting held to discuss establishment of the facility yesterday, Major Bùi Đức Thành, its head, said its 70-strong staff have been trained to UN standards and also taught English.
In late June and early July equipment will be handed over to the hospital to prepare for its opening, he added.
HCM CITY — Unseasonable weather in southwestern provinces during the dry season has led to an increase in cases of diarrhoea, dengue fever, and hand, foot and mouth disease, all of which usually occur during the rainy season, according to health experts.
The Cần Thơ Pediatric Hospital in Cần Thơ City has recorded about 12,400 cases of diarrhoea, 500 cases of dengue fever, and 2,400 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease.