- Thailand: Floods - May 2017
- Thailand: Floods - Dec 2016
- South-East Asia: Drought - 2015-2017
- Malaysia: Floods and Landslides - Dec 2014
- Typhoon Rammasun - Jul 2014
- Thailand: Floods - Oct 2013
- Typhoon Wutip - Oct 2013
- Thailand: Floods - Aug 2011
- Tropical Storm Nock-ten - Jul 2011
- Tropical Storm Haima - Jun 2011
The European Union has been at the forefront of the international community’s re-engagement with Myanmar as the country has advanced in making significant reforms and opened up to the world. The EU is firmly committed to supporting Myanmar and its people on its path to democracy, peace and prosperity, thereby also strengthening the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the EU’s natural partner in South-East Asia.
WRITER: ASSAWIN PINITWONG
TAK - The bodies of a young migrant woman and her 3-year-old son reported missing during flooding at two border villages overnight were found after the water receded in Umphang district on Friday.
Flash flooding triggered by heavy downpours ravaged tambon Nong Luang along the Thai-Myanmar border in Umphang district late on Thursday night, inundating Ban Serta and Ban Nong Bua villages. Two people, a woman and child, were reported missing.
THAILAND, 24th September 2017 (NNT) – Ten southern provinces are battling severe floods triggered by heavy thundershowers.
Among the 10 southern provinces, Satun took the biggest hit. Local authorities are evacuating residents in affected communities. According to the latest report, the floodwater was as high as 30 centimeters in the capital district. Sandbags have been stacked up to divert the water away from economic zones.
SATUN, 22nd September 2017 (NNT) – Satun province has been hit by its third and most severe wave of flooding this year with residents put on high alert to possible landslides and runoff.
Days of heavy rain in Satun province’s Ta Pae district have created flooding with waters 30 centimeters deep along many roads. Local administrators have concentrated their efforts on directing traffic to maintain transport systems but have described the flooding as the worst of three waves this year.
The Mekong River Commission monitors the Mekong river daily, including water level, water quality, as well as flood and drought forecasting. Our data affirms that Typhoon Doksuri (Doksuri) is the main contributor to the rising water level in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB).
by Ruji Auethavornpipat
Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 396
Publisher: Washington, DC: East-West Center
Publication Date: September 12, 2017
Ruji Auethavornpipat, Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, explains that “The trafficking of the Rohingya is clearly driven by violent conflicts in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Without tackling this root cause, human trafficking networks may continue to operate in the shadows.”
The cabinet on Tuesday approved in principle the Agriculture Ministry's plan to proceed with a 17.6billion baht flood control canal in Ayutthaya to help limit the impact of massive flooding and economic losses in the central region.
Known as Bang Ban Bang Sai canal, the scheme would involve the construction of a 23km canal from Bang Ban district to Bang Sai district, a two lane road along both sides, sluice gates, and other structures, said assistant government spokesman Col Atisith Chainuvati.
Following the passage of tropical cyclone DOKSURI in Vietnam, media reported that nine people were killed, four people went missing, 112 people were injured and more than 150 000 houses were damaged. The most affected provinces are Ha Tinh and Quang Binh (North Central Coast Region). National authorities reported that in the district of Ky Anh, 80 percent of houses, schools and health stations have been damaged.
In Thailand, DOKSURI affected eight provinces. Hundreds of house have been damaged by the floods and assessments are still ongoing.
Around the world, there are too many refugee children who haven’t just lost their homes, they’re also losing their futures every single day.
More than half of all the refugee children in the world – 3.5 million children – aren’t in school.
Writer: Makkawan Wanakul and Chinnawat Singha
Six schools in Chaiyaphum's Muang district were closed and businesses shut their doors on Monday due to flooding caused by tropical depression Doksuri.
The municipal area was inundated, with low-lying areas under water a metre deep. Many shop owners closed up and took the day off.
With many streets impassable for small vehicles, motorists were advised to avoid the downtown area.
Razlan Rashid and Nani Yusof
Kuala Lumpur and Washington
Echoing comments by the chief Thai negotiator, a MARA Patani spokesman insisted Monday that Barisan Revolusi Nasional rebels were on its negotiating panel in informal peace talks, and these were on-going despite a disagreement last week over a limited ceasefire.
On 18 September 2017, the Foreign Minister of Thailand attended the High-level Meeting on Hurricane Irma co-hosted by the United Nations Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly; the high-level meeting aims to gain high-level political attention to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, secure commitment to support countries and people affected, and highlighting the need for building resilient communities to natural disasters, including those impacted by climate change.
Total Assessments 172
Verified Return Villages 60
Refugee Villages of Origin 117
Total Assessments 9
Verified Return Villages 4
Refugee Villages of Origin 3
Total Assessments 75
Verified Return Villages 36
Refugee Villages of Origin 55
Total Assessments 138
Verified Return Villages 31
Refugee Villages of Origin 58
Total Assessments 517
Verified Return Villages 193
Refugee Villages of Origin 312
Total Assessments 123
Verified Return Villages 62
Refugee Villages of Origin 79
- 6.8 M required for 2017
- 7,164 contributions received, representing less than 1% of requirements
- 6.8 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation
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