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29 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

  • None - Mosquito-borne Zika infections acquired by travelers returning from the Maldives were reported by Germany and Spain in the past week. Prior Zika cases were reported in January 2016.

27 Sep 2016 description
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Southeast Asia has a complex history of migration within and outside the region, linked to uneven economic development and income disparity, demographic and social change, urbanization, transnational and civil conflict, and persecution. Migration flows within the region are often driven by mixed motivations, and many such movements are unregulated or unauthorized.

23 Sep 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains, which started pouring on 11 August 2016 and continued to 20 August 2016, have caused flooding in five provinces of Lao People’s Republic. Initially, rains affected the provinces of Luang Prabang, Oudomxay, Saravan and Sayabouri on 11 to 18 August. As conditions began to improve, a week later there followed more rains fuelled by effects of Tropical Strom Dianmu, mainly affecting the province of Xiangkhouang.

22 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
o Saint Kitts and Nevis

21 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
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520,000
#\ of children affected out of
2,000,000
#\ of people affected
600,000
#\ Hectares of crop damaged
1,750,000
#\ people lost incomes
52 (18 most affected)
#\ provinces affected out of
64

Government-One UN Joint Emergency Response Plan 2016*
US$48.5 million
UN funds received:
$12.0 million

21 Sep 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 August 2016, there were 850 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is higher than that reported during the same period in 2015.

19 Sep 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • While the 2015-2016 El Niño weather event is now over, humanitarian needs continue to grow, and are not expected to peak until early 2017 as food security continues to deteriorate in many regions. WFP, working closely with partners on the ground, is rapidly scaling up life-saving operations for communities reeling from the catastrophic effects of El Niño.

15 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries in the Western Pacific Region have been reporting new cases as seen in Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia.

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

14 Sep 2016 description

Facts & Figures

EU humanitarian assistance

Cambodia: €14.6 million to assist victims of natural disasters since 2009

Lao PDR: €17 million in response to natural disasters since 1998

Vietnam: €26.6 million in response to natural disasters since 1994

Disaster preparedness

€31.7 million for disaster preparedness in the three Mekong countries since 1995, including €1.6 million in 2016-2017

Key messages

13 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP joined the Ministry of Health and other UN agencies in a campaign to raise awareness on the importance of exclusive breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week.

  • Partnership agreements with GIZ and Big Brother Mouse have been signed, for implementation of hygiene and literacy activities, respectively, in schools under WFP’s school meals programme.

Operational Updates

08 Sep 2016 description

Key Updates

Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Malaysia, which previously reported Zika infections in 2014, has reported new mosquito-borne Zika virus infections in the past week

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

08 Sep 2016 description

Colombo, 8 September 2016 – One in seven people globally is a migrant, refugee or an internally displaced person. With countries across South-East Asia Region host to large migrant populations, WHO today called for focused attention to address their health needs.

07 Sep 2016 description

SG/SM/18036-ENV/DEV/1703

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the launch of Sustainable Development Goal 18 for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, in Vientiane, today:

It is a great pleasure to be here with you to launch this unique initiative.

06 Sep 2016 description

Key Messages

  • Livelihoods in Lao PDR are diverse owing to a complex topography and the flows of the Mekong River basin. Over 40 unique livelihood groups exist in the country, each with a unique resilience profile.

  • The livelihoods with greatest climate resilience are those with sufficient access to financial capital (and wealth) and land, those which are highly diversified, and those which do not rely on rainfed agriculture. Focusing on activities linked to these characteristics will enhance community resilience.

06 Sep 2016 description
map UNOSAT

Analysis with Sentinel-1 Acquired 2 August 2016 and Sentinel-1 Data Acquired 23 August 2013

06 Sep 2016 description

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

September 06, 2016

06 Sep 2016 description

INDONESIA

Landslide

Widespread landslides affected 386 families, damaged hectares of ricefields and hundreds of infrastructures in the District of Sukabumi, West Java.'

Flood

Heavy rains brought about floods and flashfloods in several districts in the East Java Province of Trenggalek. These incidents affected 19,964 people, damaged 4,991 houses, and 48 hectares of agricultural land.

LAO PDR

Flood

06 Sep 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China (No updates)

As of 31 July 2016, there were 237 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than the number of cases reported in the same period of the previous four years (2012-2015)

05 Sep 2016 description
map UNOSAT

Precipitation Accumulation GPM Derived Data (IMERG Real TIme), acquired from 08 August to 25 August 2016

30 Aug 2016 description

By Kate Jean Smith, IFRC

Lao Red Cross is responding to landslides and flooding that has occurred across northern Lao PDR over the past weeks.

Earlier this month, heavy rains started pouring down in the provinces of Luangprabang, Oudomsay, Salavan and Sayyabuly.

As conditions began to improve a week later, more rains arrived, fueled by effects of Tropical Storm Dianmu. This time the province of Xiengkhuang suffered the brunt of the rainfall.