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09 Dec 2009 description
report Irrawaddy

By Wai Moe

Burma is one of the countries worst affected by extreme weather resulting from climate change, according to a new report that assesses the impact of global warming over a period of nearly two decades.

Published by the Berlin-based climate watchdog Germanwatch on Tuesday, the report, the Global Climate Risk Index, says that Bangladesh, Burma and Honduras were the countries most affected by extreme weather events from 1990 to 2008.

The report was launched in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, where the United Nations Climate Change Conference is underway.

In …

23 Sep 2009 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- More than 88,900 people were killed or went missing in natural disasters in China in 2008, and about 470 million people were affected, according to a government report Wednesday.

More than 26.82 million people were relocated and the total direct economic loss was put at 1,175.24 billion yuan (172.16 billion U.S.

24 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

08 Jul 2009 description

GLIDE n=B0 FF-2008-000173-VNM

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

30 Jun 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: The 2009-2010 support programme aims to strengthen the Viet Nam Red Cross society's role as the leading humanitarian organization in Viet Nam.

Programme summary:

12 May 2009 description
report IRIN

BANGKOK, 12 May 2009 (IRIN) - International aid groups have welcomed a decision by the Lao government to allow local NGOs to register and operate as independent entities for the first time.

"This is an important development for the Lao People's Democratic Republic and civil society," UN Resident Coordinator in Laos, Sonam Yangchen Rana, told IRIN from the capital Vientiane.

By November this year Lao citizens will be able to apply to form NGOs after the Decree on Associations was signed by Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh and announced on 11 May.

The decree …

11 May 2009 description
report Xinhua


BEIJING, May 11 (Xinhua) - The Information Office of the State Council, or China's cabinet, published a white paper titled "China's Actions for Disaster Prevention and Reduction" Monday. Following is the full text:

China's Actions for Disaster Prevention and Reduction

Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China

Contents

Foreword

I. Natural Disasters in China

II. Strategic Goals and Tasks for Disaster Reduction

30 Apr 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2008

In brief

Programme purpose: To coordinate and support International Federation (i.e.

30 Apr 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008

In brief

Programme purpose: The support to the Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC) focuses on three main areas:

- Strengthen the VNRC's capacity to continue implementation of sustainable initiatives that reduce losses and effects from disasters.

- VNRC delivers quality health and care programmes and services that address the needs of vulnerable people in Viet Nam.

29 Apr 2009 description

GLIDE no FL-2008-000131-LAO

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

22 Dec 2008 description

People in Bat Xat district in northern mountainous Lao Cai province who were hardest hit by storm Kammuri are expecting a better life as relief packages sourced from the French Red Cross will be given to them from December 20-31. More than 100 tonnes of rice will be provided for 10 communes, including Coc San, Quang Kim, Den Sang, Ngai Thau, Trinh Tuong , Pa Cheo, Den Thang, A Lu, Trung Leng Ho and A Mu Sung. Farmer households will also receive rice and maize seeds and fertilizer for the new crop.

Van Anh

22 Dec 2008 description

People in Bat Xat district in northern mountainous Lao Cai province who were hardest hit by storm Kammuri are expecting a better life as relief packages sourced from the French Red Cross will be given to them from December 20-31. More than 100 tonnes of rice will be provided for 10 communes, including Coc San, Quang Kim, Den Sang, Ngai Thau, Trinh Tuong , Pa Cheo, Den Thang, A Lu, Trung Leng Ho and A Mu Sung. Farmer households will also receive rice and maize seeds and fertilizer for the new crop.

Van Anh

19 Dec 2008 description

GLIDE no. FF-2008-000128-VNM

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

18 Dec 2008 description

This report covers the period 1 July to 31 December 2008

In brief

Programme purpose:

The support to the Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC) focuses on three main areas:

- Strengthened VNRC capacity to continue implementation of sustainable initiatives that reduce losses and effects from disasters

- VNRC delivers quality health and care programmes and services that address the needs of vulnerable people in Viet Nam

- VNRC is strong, relevant and a well-functioning national society that is more effective at all levels, thus providing better service to vulnerable …

11 Dec 2008 description

In brief

Programme purpose: To coordinate and support International Federation (i.e.

28 Nov 2008 description

Vietnam, Nov 28, 2008 - Across Vietnam, incidences of dengue fever have been increasing since the beginning of 2008, with an estimated 78,000 people contracting the mosquito-borne disease, the Xinhua news agency reported the local newspaper Liberty Sai Gon as saying on Tuesday (November 25). It reported that the country has seen 79 deaths from 78,512 dengue fever cases, which is 13 cases higher then the number of cases during the same period last year, according to the ministry's statistics, Xinhua stated.

19 Nov 2008 description

Executive summary

The People's Republic of China, with a population of 1.3 billion people, is by far the most populous country in the world, and has both one of the most dynamic and fastest growing economies, while at the same time very marked disparities in income distribution, health status and other vulnerability indicators.

19 Nov 2008 description

Executive summary

The overall purpose of this 2009-2010 Plan is to coordinate and support International Federation efforts at country and regional level to assist host national societies to scale up their work in line with the Global Agenda. The Southeast Asia regional team based in Bangkok will continue to evolve its role as a part of the new secretariat zonal structure and operating model.

19 Nov 2008 description

Executive summary

This 2009-10 support plan inherits the approaches from the planning for 2008-2009 but scales down some activities so that they are more aligned with the pace of development of the organizational and personnel capacity of Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC) to implement this programme along with other initiatives of in-country partners as well as other national society priorities.

14 Nov 2008 description

Marie-Françoise Borel

Entre le 30 octobre et le 4 novembre, six jours de pluies torrentielles ont provoqué des inondations dramatiques dans plusieurs provinces du nord et du centre du Vietnam.