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01 Oct 2015 description

On this edition:

  • One ASEAN One Response Roadshow held in Thailand
  • 7th DELSA Project Steering Committee Meeting
  • Up close and personal with Ms Agustina Tnunay on 'The Other Side' and many more
29 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 28 September 2015 - An estimated 500,000 newborn lives have been saved and 100 million women and their newborns protected from the deadly disease, maternal and newborn tetanus, thanks to a ten-year long partnership between Pampers® and UNICEF that helped achieve this milestone.

The partners marked the tenth anniversary of their work today by celebrating the contributions of their joint effort that has helped in the elimination of maternal and newborn tetanus in 17 countries, with the success of the ‘1 Pack = 1 Vaccine’ initiative.

24 Sep 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere


As of 31 August, there were 438 cases of dengue reported in 2015 for China. From 1 to 31 August 2015, 153 dengue cases were reported. Number of cases in the month of August in 2015 has increased, however was lower than the same period of 2014 and 2013.


23 Sep 2015 description

In response to widespread flooding in the northern and north-central provinces of Lao PDR, the U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs are partnering with the International Organization of Migration (IOM) and World Vision to distribute disaster relief supplies to communities in Bolikhamxay province. The disaster relief supply distribution is part of a multi-year “Strengthening Government of Laos Capacity to Manage Humanitarian Emergencies” program funded by the USAID Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA).

21 Sep 2015 description

Makati City, Philippines 21 September 2015 – A new development programme designed to improve the income and food security of 10 million small-scale farmers and rural producers was launched earlier this month at the 37th meeting of the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) in Makati City.

18 Sep 2015 description
report AlertNet

By Alisa Tang

JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 and Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar in 2008, international aid poured into Southeast Asia, but in both disasters the 10-nation regional body ASEAN was conspicuously absent, says disaster expert Arnel Capili.

"Those were very big events that really affected the national governments of member states. The question was, where is ASEAN?" Capili said of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

17 Sep 2015 description

This research brief provides an overview of the impact of project interventions and CARE’s best practices under the GSK ‘20% Reinvestment Initiative’ in Asia. This strategic partnership between CARE and GSK focuses on improving maternal and neonatal child health by improving the quantity and quality of frontline community health workers in the most remote and marginalised communities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Nepal.

16 Sep 2015 description


• Tropical Storm VAMCO reached the coasts of the provinces of Quang Nam (pop. 1.47 million) and Quang Ngai (pop. 1.24 million), central Vietnam, in the afternoon of 14 September (UTC). After the landfall it continued moving west, over Quang Nam province and southern Lao, where it weakened into a Tropical Depression. In the morning of 15 September it started moving over eastern Thailand, weakening into a Low Pressure System.

15 Sep 2015 description

Lao People’s Democratic Republic - Flood affected families in isolated villages in central Lao PDR have received much needed relief supplies from the US Embassy, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and World Vision International Lao PDR, in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare.

Residents of Bolikhamxay Province were inundated by the recent flooding in Paksan and Bolikhan Districts.

14 Sep 2015 description


Heavy rainfall continued in Japan over the past week with floods and landslides affecting the island of Honshu. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued the maximum "Level 5" flood warning on 11 Sep for the Yoshida River in Miyagi Prefecture and for the Mogamioguni River in Yamagata Prefecture.

As of 14 Sep, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency reported 7 people dead, 15 missing and 15,000 houses and buildings damaged. Search and rescue operations are ongoing. More than 4,000 residents remain in evacuation centres.

7 people dead

10 Sep 2015 description
report Viet Nam News

DONG THAP (VNS) — Thirty-five experts from environmental organisations in Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam gathered yesterday to discuss water management and the effects of hydropower dams.

They participated in a one-day seminar held in Dong Thap Province in the Mekong Delta and discussed the impacts that dams built on rivers in the Indochina region have on local communities, including those along the Mekong River.

08 Sep 2015 description
report UN General Assembly


  1. The present report, covering the period from August 2013 to July 2015, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/72, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report on the implementation of that resolution, including on relevant United Nations policies and activities.

08 Sep 2015 description
report The Global Fund

The European Union has been providing support since the Global Fund was created in 2002.

To end 2014, the European Commission has contributed US$1.6 billion (€1.25 billion) to the Global Fund from the common EU budget and the European Development Fund (to which all EU member states contribute) and has pledged to increase this amount to US$ 2.1 billion (€1.62 billion) through 2016. It is the sixth-largest donor to the Global Fund, after the U.S., France, UK, Germany and Japan.

08 Sep 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No Update)

As of 31 July 2015, there were 285 cases of dengue reported in China. From 1 July to 31 July 2015, 130 dengue cases were reported. An increase of cases in the month of July is similar to the previous three years. (Figure 1)


04 Sep 2015 description

Welcome to the first issue of Insight, a new publication series by MAG. Insight aims to share innovation, impact and learning, based on our programmes and policy work across the globe.

In the run-up to September 2015’s First Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Dubrovnik (#1RevCCM #clusterbombs), this opening edition focuses on cluster munitions survey and clearance.

01 Sep 2015 description

On this edition:

  • ASEAN Suports Myanmar Flood relief efforts

  • ACE Programme Second Batch Graduation

  • One ASEAN One Response Roadshow in Manila and many more

31 Aug 2015 description

BANGKOK, August 31, 2015 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today launched “SERVIR-Mekong,” a project to promote the use of satellite imagery to help Asia’s Lower Mekong region better predict and cope with floods and other natural disasters and increase resilience to the negative effects of climate change.

27 Aug 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere


As of 31 July 2015, there were 285 cases of dengue reported in China. From 1 July to 31 July 2015, 130 dengue cases were reported. An increase of cases in the month of July is similar to the previous three years.(Figure 1)


27 Aug 2015 description

“I beg everyone to think. It’s not just one country – we have to think about the whole world. We have to say this to our leaders.”

Benito Velasquez has farmed a modest patch of land in central Bolivia all his life. “Climate change is taking place”, he says. “We have lots of work to do. Maybe in 50 years we can repair what we have destroyed. We have to repair it.”