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30 Jun 2016 description

In South Central Vietnam, severe drought has led to serious crop failure, water shortages and suffering, across 14 provinces in this year. Volunteers of Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Vietnam in cooperation with counterparts from Taiwan and Malaysia recently organized a large aid distribution in Ben Tre Province, helping poor residents in their time of need in June.

28 Jun 2016 description

On 14 June 2016, H.E. Mr. Manopchai Vongphakdi, Ambassador of Thailand to Vietnam, together with the representatives of the Thai business sectors in Vietnam, namely Mrs. Jariya Chirathivat, General Director of Central Group (Vietnam), Mr. Choti Keawphet, representative of C.P. Vietnam and Ms. Nattika Kanpawong, representative of Bangkok Bank, has met with H.E. Mr.

27 Jun 2016 description

Experiences in 3 case study areas in Viet Nam, Nepal, and the Philippines indicate that there is an opportunity to leverage existing incentive and/or investment programs to encourage investment in disaster risk reduction.

The rapid growth of urban areas has often resulted in the siting of poorly designed infrastructure and assets in hazard-prone areas, increasing disaster risk.

25 Jun 2016 description
report Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News HCM CITY – The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta suffered losses worth more than VNĐ4.7 trillion (US$215 million) due to the severe and prolonged drought and saltwater intrusion last dry season, the Southwest Region Steering Committee has reported.

More than 221,000ha of rice, 6,500ha of vegetables, and 26,500ha of fruits and industrial trees were affected, the committee said on Tuesday.

Paddy grown on 128,205ha was completely destroyed.

25 Jun 2016 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2016 – The World Bank will help Vietnam strengthen its climate change and green growth agenda with a US$90 million credit for policy reforms aligned with the World Bank Group’s Climate Change Action Plan.

The Climate Change and Green Growth Development Policy Financing, approved today, along with the recently approved Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Project, marks a new phase in World Bank support as Vietnam continues to focus on inclusive green growth while addressing key climate change vulnerabilities.

23 Jun 2016 description

 As of 22 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

23 Jun 2016 description

Over the long term, pressures on food and nutrition security in Asia and the Pacific are likely to intensify due to changing demographic and consumption patterns.

The Asia and the Pacific is one of the world’s most dynamic regions, where rapid transformations make it necessary to rethink strategies for food and nutrition security.

21 Jun 2016 description

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.

20 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In the 18 most affected provinces, the ongoing El Niño-induced drought and saline intrusion emergency has adversely impacted the lives of two million people, including 520,000 children and one million women.

  • The Government-One UN multi-sectoral Joint Emergency Response Plan (ERP) is seeking US$48.5 million. So far 31% of this appeal has been mobilized from various sources.

20 Jun 2016 description

Hanoi, 20 June 2016 – The European Commission is making available € 2 million (roughly 50 billion Vietnam Dong) in humanitarian aid funding to provide emergency relief to communities affected by the ongoing drought and saltwater intrusion which have impacted large parts of Vietnam since the end of 2015.

19 Jun 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

There are over 11,000 asylum seekers in the Asian financial hub, some still uncertain about their fate after waiting for more than 15 years

HONG KONG, June 19 (Reuters) - The number of stateless children born to refugees is growing in Hong Kong, where claims from asylum seekers have more than tripled in the last two years, alarming residents and lawmakers.

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17 Jun 2016 description

Six evidence-based projects in developing world to scale-up with Canadian government help;

CDN$4.1 million matched by partners creates total investment of $8.7 million To date: 100,000+ people reached by Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Mental Health program, 10,000+ treated

In trial, Kenya’s traditional healers and community health workers refer 1,600 to clinics, 500 diagnoses result;

Zimbabwe’s low-cost ‘Friendship Bench’ has powerful impact reducing depression

17 Jun 2016 description

La CTB publie son rapport annuel 2015

17 Jun 2016 description

June 17, 2016 IASC Early Warning, Early Action and Readiness Report for the period June to November 2016. The Report is biannual, with a 6 month horizon. It is the product of a group of Agency analysts. In most cases these individuals work for their respective Emergency Directors. Analysis of preparedness status is provided by OCHA. The Report complements more frequent interaction between RC/HC and the ERC as the IASC system officials accountable for ensuring interagency early action and readiness. This should take place using the IASC Emergency Response Preparedness approach.

17 Jun 2016 description
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17 June 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO)/the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and partners have set out their strategic response to Zika which will place a greater focus on preventing and managing medical complications caused by Zika virus infection. To date, US$121.9 million are necessary to effectively implement the Zika Strategic Response Plan, July 2016 to December 2017.

17 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

“Neither safe nor sound”: Sexual exploitation, trafficking and abuse engulfing the lives of children in the camps of Calais and Dunkirk

LONDON/PARIS, 16 June 2016 – Children experience sexual exploitation, violence and forced labour on a daily basis in the camps of Northern France, according to the findings of Neither Safe Nor Sound.pdf), a new UNICEF France and UNICEF UK study.