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27 Jan 2015 description
report Viet Nam News

BEN TRE (VNS) — Soil erosion threatens the livelihood of more than 50 households in southern Ben Tre Province's Bao Thuan Ward. The erosion also threatens crucial infrastructure in Thanh Hai Commune such as roads and bridges.

23 Jan 2015 description

Period covered by this Final Report: 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014 (cumulative narrative and financial report).

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,036,744.

Appeal coverage: 100 per cent

Appeal history:

  • 1 October 2013: CHF 266,261 was advanced from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to initiate distribution and support the assessment.

23 Jan 2015 description
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KIEN GIANG (VNS) — The Government of Viet Nam plans to use sea dykes, trees and a freshwater reservoir to minimise the damage caused by landslides and land erosion in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai headed a government task force that arrived in the province yesterday to carry out an on-site evaluation. After visiting river mouths, sea dykes, fish markets and protective forests near the city of Rach Gia, the task force concluded that the effect of climate change was evident.

13 Jan 2015 description
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KHANH HOA (VNS) — A flood drainage system for the Duong De residential quarter in Nha Trang City has been inundated with problems that have prevented its completion 12 years after it was approved.

Worse still, additional work needed to address some major shortcomings is estimated to cost more than the investment earmarked for the entire project.

The flood drainage system project for the residential quarter in Vinh Hoa District was approved by the Khanh Hoa People's Committee in 2002.

06 Jan 2015 description

Climate change negotiations have put migration, displacement and planned relocation as a direct or indirect result of climate change in the spotlight. The Cancun Agreement in 2010 called for enhanced understanding of human mobility and climate change, and, more recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2014 assessment report acknowledged migration as an effective adaptation strategy in response to both extreme weather events and longer-term climate change.

31 Dec 2014 description

Tectonic Plates and Fault Lines

The region is home to extremes in elevation and the world's most active seismic and volcanic activity. Southwest of India, the Maldives has a maximum height of just 230cm, while far to the north, the Tibetan Plateau averages over 4,500m across its 2.5 million square kilometres and is home to all 14 of the world's peaks above 8,000 metres. The Himalaya were born 70 million years ago when the Arabian Plate collided with the Eurasian plate.

31 Dec 2014 description

Volcanic Explosivity in Asia-Pacific

This map shows the density of volcanic eruptions based on the explosivity index for each eruption and the time period of the eruption. Eruption information is spread to 100km beyond point source to indicate areas that could be affected by volcanic emissions or ground shaking.

31 Dec 2014 description

Flood Risk

Risk assessment for an area exposed to multiple hazards requires solutions to compare the risks. This map was generated by adding the value of mortality to the cumulated risk of cyclones, earthquakes, floods and landslides. Categories of risk based on expected annual losses.

This product was designed by UNEP/GRID Europe for the Global Assessment Report on Risk Reduction (GAR). It was modeled using global data.

Credit: GIS processing UNEP/GRID-Europe. http://preview.grid.unep.ch

31 Dec 2014 description

Earthquake Intensity Risk Zones

This map shows earthquake intensity zones in accordance with the 1956 version of the Modified Mercalli Scale (MM), describing the effects of an earthquake on the surface of the earth and integrating numerous parameters such as ground acceleration, duration of an earthquake, and subsoil effects. It also includes historical earthquake reports.

31 Dec 2014 description

Tropical Storm Risk Zones

This map was derived from the Munich Reinsurance Company's World Map of Natural Hazards and shows tropical storm intensity based on the five wind speeds of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

31 Dec 2014 description

Sixteen years of wildfires in Asia-Pacific

Wild land fires and other biomass fires annually burn a total land area of between 3.5 and 4.5 million km2, equivalent to the surface area of India and Pakistan together, or more than half of Australia. This makes it one of the most spatially prevalent hazards after drought.

29 Dec 2014 description
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Why Leveraging Matters

GFDRR grants by themselves can never be large enough for the investments needed to reduce disaster risk in developing countries. Fortunately, GFDRR does not act alone, working first and foremost with countries, as well as development banks, bilateral donors, and other stakeholders, to help build resilience.

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26 Dec 2014 description
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HA NOI (VNS) – The Japanese government pledged nearly US$700,000 in non-refundable aid to Viet Nam in the 2014 fiscal year, aiming to mitigate natural disaster risks and improve primary education.

The aid agreement was signed on Wednesday in Ha Noi. Of the funding, $214,345 will benefit a project educating schools and coastal communities on natural disaster risks in the central province of Quang Nam.

Six coastal areas will benefit from the project: Hoi An and Tam Ky cities, and Dien Ban, Duy Xuyen, Thang Binh and Nui Thanh provinces.

24 Dec 2014 description
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Over 30 houses were demolished by a two-day flood in central coastal Phu Yen Province's Phu Dong Ward yesterday. Local authorities have helped local residents to overcome the consequences. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuan Trieu

24 Dec 2014 description

Les variétés améliorées doivent aller de pair avec des systèmes agricoles respectueux de l'environnement, conviennent des experts internationaux

19 décembre 2014, Rome – Les systèmes d'exploitation à base de céréales doivent entamer la transition vers l'agriculture durable si l'on veut qu'ils répondent un jour à une demande inégalée de maïs, de riz et de blé. Tel est l'un des messages clés d'une réunion, cette semaine à la FAO, d'un groupe d'éminents experts internationaux.