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20 Apr 2018 description

By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia

It is imperative that every child, adolescent and pregnant woman in the WHO South-East Asia Region receives the life-saving benefits vaccines provide.

12 Apr 2018 description

Over 140,000 people in 11 countries will benefit; includes emergency humanitarian response in South Sudan

Over 140,000 people in 11 countries will benefit from 13 projects totaling $4 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in March.

12 Apr 2018 description

Executive Summary

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN was established on 8 August 1967. The Member States of the Association are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. ASEAN collectively has a population of over 600 million people with the third largest labour force in the world, and by 2050, ASEAN is expected to rank as the fourth-largest economy in the world. Yet, ASEAN is also the most natural disaster-prone region in the world.

03 Apr 2018 description

To mark International Mine Awareness Day, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announces new support to clear landmines

Published 4 April 2018

The UK will help to save an extra 50,000 vulnerable people from the threat of landmines worldwide, as more children than ever die as a result of these “cruel, indiscriminate killers”, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced today.

01 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


This report is based on in-depth interviews with migrant children and parents, real estate and construction companies, government Ministries, and NGOs. It explores the challenges faced by children living in construction site camps, and suggests solutions that can be scaled to foster social responsibility within Thailand’s construction sector.

15 Mar 2018 description

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia must take a strong stand against ongoing crimes against humanity targeting Rohingya in Myanmar as they meet this weekend, Amnesty International said.

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s State Counsellor and de facto political leader, is expected to attend the ASEAN-Australia Summit, taking place in Sydney on 17-18 March.

28 Feb 2018 description

VIENTIANE – Children with disabilities will be receiving nutritious meals at school thanks to a new partnership in Lao PDR between the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Vientiane Special School for children with hearing and visual impairments.

23 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank

PHONSAVAN, XIENG KHOUANG, February 22, 2018 – Representatives from two provinces with high prevalence of malnutrition agreed on a comprehensive new approach to reduce stunting that will include targeting diversified food production and delivering better health-care, clean water and sanitation facilities, and social safety net programs. 

15 Feb 2018 description

The Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) Minimum Standards for Lao PDR have been developed by Save the Children, the French Red Cross, Oxfam, and CARE in close cooperation with the Lao Government in an effort to integrate the various available modules and work packages into one common reference tool for CBDRM. The Minimum Standard is binding together all necessary requirements, procedures and processes for CBDRM in a user-friendly document, drawing on available international standards, national standards and work done by INGOs and the Lao Government.

15 Feb 2018 description
report European Commission

The European Union will launch today in Geneva, a publication outlining the EU's actions in the field of demining and providing practical information for organisations wishing to apply for EU funding.

14 Feb 2018 description

This book explains the fundamental reason for the establishment of the AHA Centre and how the Centre has evolved through 5 years of experience in carrying out its roles and mandate.

Foreword from the Chair of ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management and AADMER Conference of the Parties, 2016

09 Feb 2018 description

Executive summary


Typhoon Haiyan (Philippine name, ‘Yolanda’), made landfall in the Philippines on 8 November 2013. It is considered to be one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded in world history, based on maximum wind speed, with a wind gust reaching up to 320 km/hour at its peak.

09 Feb 2018 description

ERAT FAQ is a handbook that contains information about the history, deployment mechanism, training and other important information of ASEAN-ERAT. The handbook will be useful to help new ERAT members understand their roles and functions better.

09 Feb 2018 description

The AJDRP (ASEAN Joint Disaster Response Plan) book is the published version of the ASEAN Joint Disaster Response Plan that was endorsed by the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) meeting in Manado, Indonesia, on October 2016. The plan contains multiple large scale disaster scenarios and list of assets that can be mobilised by the member states in the event of large-scale disasters. The goal of the Plan is to provide a common framework to deliver a timely, at-scale and joint response through mobilisation of required assets and capacities.

01 Feb 2018 description


  • On 03 October, WFP Lao PDR welcomed a new McGovern Dole contribution totalling USD27.4 million that will provide daily school meals for nearly 150,000 children, in seven provinces, over four years.

  • WFP supported and participated in the first Lao National Nutrition Technical Symposium; the Minister of Health chaired the opening and closing sessions, which were co-chaired by the US Ambassador and WFP Country Director, respectively.

Operational Updates

31 Jan 2018 description


• Exchange visits of Village Education District Committees commenced in December, as part of the capacity development of villages implementing WFP School Meals Programmes, which will be h anded - over to the Government for inclusion in the National School Feeding model.

• WFP dispatched smoke reducing cook stoves to 48 villages implementing the WFP School Meals Programme.