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20 Nov 2017 description

Recognising the need to integrate DRR and CCA into policies and institutions in The Member States, JICA has supported implementation of a project for ‘Strengthening Institutional and Policy Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Integration’.

19 Nov 2017 description

Countries at Risk

Vietnam (VN), landfall est. 19 Nov 2017

Cambodia (KH), landfall est. 20 Nov 2017

Key Infrastructures at Risk

  • Cam Ranh Int’l Airport / CXR (VN)

  • Van Phong Port (VN)

  • Nha Trang Port (VN)

  • Dong Hai Port (VN)

Characteristics of Risk

  • The affected population is classified as high risk (ASEAN Multi Hazard Risk Index).

19 Nov 2017 description

High undernutrition rates and important disaster risks are common in humanitarian area of operation. Undernutrition causes, either structural or shock related, are complex and require in-depth, contextbased analysis. To foster this necessary analysis, joining nutrition and resilience, Action Against Hunger Cambodia mission has piloted an analysis package built around the notion of nutrition resilience.

18 Nov 2017 description

Countries at Risk
- Vietnam (VN), landfall est. 19 Nov 2017
- Cambodia (KH), landfall est. 20 Nov 2017

Key Infrastructures at Risk
- Nha Trang Int’l Airport / NHA (VN)
- Cam Ranh Int’l Airport / CXR (VN)
- Van Phong Port (VN)
- Nha Trang Port (VN)

16 Nov 2017 description
report WaterAid

Introduction

It is easy to take a toilet for granted – lock the door, do your business, flush when finished, and forget all about it. But for 2.3 billion people worldwide – almost one in three – such a normal part of daily life is out of reach. A lack of decent toilets and clean water causes diarrhoeal diseases that, on average, claim the lives of almost 800 children every day – one every two minutes.

The health impacts of poor sanitation trap people in poverty, making it difficult to get an education or to work to support their families.

16 Nov 2017 description
report APOPO

MOROGORO, Tanzania — The charity famed for its use of specially trained rats in landmine and tuberculosis detection celebrates its 20th anniversary this week.

Harnessing the highly attuned sense of smell in the African giant pouched rat, the international organization APOPO has spent the last two decades training these affectionate rodents in detecting two of the deadliest threats on the planet: landmines and tuberculosis. Each gives off its own unique smell, undetectable to humans, something which the rats are able to quickly sniff out.

15 Nov 2017 description

BONN – A compelling new report about the impact of climate change on global food security has been launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Government of Sweden.

How Climate Change Drives Hunger was unveiled today at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference - known as COP23 - which is being held in Bonn, Germany.

15 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Pascal Laureyn

PHNOM PENH, Nov 14 2017 (IPS) - In Laos, the lush forests are alive with the whines of drills that pierce the air. On the Mekong, a giant concrete wall rises slowly above the trees. The Don Sahong dam is a strong symbol, not only for a power-hungry Asia but also for what critics fear is a disaster in the making.

13 Nov 2017 description
report Caritas

Issue 43 focuses on rural farmers and local communities in northeastern Cambodia. We work with Development and Partnership in Action (DPA) to foster sustainable farming and improve methods of production, processing, storage, transport and marketing.

12 Nov 2017 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Cambodia

As of 31 October 2017, a total of 2,884 suspected dengue cases were reported in 2017. The total number of reported dengue cases including dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome was lower than the 3 year-threshold of the same period from 2014-2016 (Figure 1).

China (no update)

12 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

  • The benchmark US wheat price declined in October mostly because of higher supply prospects while maize quotations firmed due to rain-induced harvest delays. International rice prices strengthened in October, mainly reflecting seasonally tight Japonica and fragrant supplies.

05 Nov 2017 description

Summary

The AHA Centre Disaster Monitoring & Response System (DMRS) has recognized that Typhoon Damrey (28) stopped on 4 November 2017, 19.00 (UTC+7), and damages in provinces in Central-South of Vietnam were sustained.

This is the final update for alert status to Typhoon Damrey (28).

AHA Centre will continue to monitor the emergency response situation on the ground. Updates will be provided should the situation escalate

AHA Centre insight for Tropical Storm Damrey (28)

Vietnam

04 Nov 2017 description

Summary

The AHA Centre Disaster Monitoring & Response System (DMRS) maintained the alert level “WARNING” for Tropical Storm Damrey (TS 28), which has transformed into Typhoon on 4 November 2017, 03.49 (UTC +7).