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)
“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.”
Disaster Management Reference Handbook Series Overview
This paper examines the agriculture sector reforms and developments in Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, and Viet Nam.
Funds Sent To: Lutheran World Federation, LAO PDR
Amount Sent: USD 59,728
Date: 14 August 2015
Details of Response
Emergency: Floods in Luangnamtha Province of Lao, People Democratic Republic (LAO PDR)
Date of Emergency: 3 August 2015
ACT Requesting Member: Lutheran World Federation/Department for World Service
I. NARRATIVE SUMMARY
DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2015/01000
AMOUNT: EUR 19 000 000
0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
Floods and landslides affected over 1.3 million people, including 297,000 households displaced in Jul and Aug, according to Government reports. At least 106 people are confirmed dead. The Government, supported by local organisations, UN and INGOs, continues to lead the response, including clean-up, search and rescue and provision of relief assistance.
1.3 million people affected
During the 25th ASEAN Summit on 12-13 November 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw, the ASEAN Leaders adopted the Nay Pyi Taw Declaration on the ASEAN Community's Post-2015 Vision together with the Central Elements of the Post- 2015 Vision for 2016-2025. As community building is an evolving process, ASEAN will continue to work towards a region that is internally and externally strong, resilient to regional and global challenges and truly representative of the peoples of the region.
China (No Update)
As of 30 June 2015, there were 43 cases of dengue reported in China for 2015. Compared with the same reporting period of the previous three years, the number of dengue cases reported in China has increased slightly in 2015 (Figure 1).
• Heavy rains continued affecting northern Pakistan, causing more floods. As of 10 August (NDMA), there were: 182 dead, 124 injured, more than 12 000 damaged houses and over 1.3 million people affected.
• Over the next 48 h, isolated thunderstorms may still affect some areas of northern, eastern and south-eastern Pakistan.
Sources: NDMA, PMD (1,2), Alhasan Sustem, UN OCHA
Laos - Floods (ECHO, media)
Widespread but localized flooding has affected many rural areas and towns in Bokeo, Borikhamxay, Khammuan, Luang Namtha and Xaysomboun provinces since 2 August. Needs assessments are ongoing. The Government, provincial authorities, donors and private sector are providing emergency aid but thousands of people are still in need of assistance.
On 8 Aug Typhoon Soudelor killed six people in Taiwan, Province of China.
On 9 Aug Souledor hit Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Anhui provinces in mainland China.
Continuous rainfall over the past weeks has caused flooding in many areas, including Houphan, Bolikhamxay, Khammoune and Luangnamtha provinces.
According to the AHA Centre, 47 815 people have been affected and 113 houses damaged. So far, no fatality has been reported.
The Meteorology and Hydrology Department has warned several provinces (especially Bolikhamxay province) to anticipate flooding as the Mekong River is rising rapidly.
The continuous rains since last week have triggered flooding in several provinces in Lao PDR. Flooding have been reported in 118 villages in 12 districts in the Provinces of Houphan, Bolikhamxay, Khammoune and Luangnamtha. The Social Welfare Department, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare reported 7,989 families or 47,815 people have been affected. No death have been reported as a result of the flood. The flood have also caused damage to some 113 houses and disruption to public services and lifelines.
World Vision Lao responding to flooding in central area of the country.
6 August 2015
World Vision is responding to flooding in Bolikhamxay province, distributing food and clean water to more than 6,300 people who have seen water pour into their homes.
The flooding began on Sunday evening, 2 August 2015, after several days of heavy rain. An estimated 10 villages have been affected – with 1,238 households in the flooded area.
WFP’s goal for Lao PDR is eradication of malnutrition and undernourishment, improving overall health, wellbeing and development. A key area of engagement is the reduction and prevention of stunting and malnutrition related anaemia.
By Paul Dillon
A year-long media investigation into the brutal treatment of men trafficked into virtual slavery aboard foreign fishing vessels operating in Indonesia generated stark international headlines:
The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)
Malaria prevention and control is a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and PMI’s strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty. Under the PMI Strategy for 2015–2020, the U.S. Government’s goal is to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity toward the long-term goal of elimination.
China (no update)
As of 30 June, there were 43 cases of dengue reported in China for 2015. Compared with the same period of the previous of 2012 to 2014, the number of dengue cases reported in China has increased slightly in 2015(Figure 1).