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17 Oct 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 8-14 October 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, rubella, measles, West Nile fever, chikungunya, cholera and plague.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

State, industry predict only short-term fallout

WRITER: APORNRATH PHOONPHONGPHIPHAT

The recent floods across several provinces have inundated business districts and farm areas and will have a short-term impact on the agricultural and food processing sectors, say government and industry officials.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

Writer: Om Jotika Sthira

Locals flood-proof homes, fear disease as officials fail them in Nonthaburi and Bangkok

Residents of flood-prone areas in Bangkok were forced to resort to makeshift measures to secure their homes and possessions last weekend after the city was slammed by violent rainstorms that left cars submerged while mothers pulled infants along streets in inflatable dinghies and zebras waded knee-deep at Safari World.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

Monsoon trough heads to city, PM orders alert

A fresh round of torrential downpours is expected in the lower Central region including Bangkok over the next few days because of a monsoon trough, according to the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD).

For the capital in particular, the TMD forecasts that maximum rainfall over the period could be as high as 60 millimetres, which is the maximum level the capital's water drainage system can accommodate, Thongplew Kongjun, Royal Irrigation Department (RID) deputy director-general, said Monday.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

17 Oct 2017 description
  • 189.9 M required for 2017
  • 63.1 M contributions received, representing 33% of requirements
  • 126.7 M funding gap for South East Asia

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16 Oct 2017 description

Total Assessments 124

Verified Return Villages 63

Refugee Villages of Origin 79

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16 Oct 2017 description

Total Assessments 521

Verified Return Villages 196

Refugee Villages of Origin 315

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16 Oct 2017 description

Total Assessments 138

Verified Return Villages 31

Refugee Villages of Origin 58

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16 Oct 2017 description

Total Assessments 77

Verified Return Villages 38

Refugee Villages of Origin 57

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Total Assessments 173

Verified Return Villages 60

Refugee Villages of Origin 118

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16 Oct 2017 description

Total Assessments 9

Verified Return Villages 4

Refugee Villages of Origin 3

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16 Oct 2017 description

BANGKOK, 13th October 2017 (NNT) – The Ministry of the Interior has ordered 14 provinces of the south and Prachuapkirikan to prepare for flooding and related disasters expected to take place between now and December and has issued a notice to boat owners that waves created by their journeys through the waterways are causing problems for flood hit homes.

16 Oct 2017 description

CHIANG MAI, 13 October 2017 (NNT) – Areas of the north and central region have continued to face flood conditions with runoff hitting 2 districts of Chiang Mai province, damaging a school and severing roadways.

Up to 15 buildings of Panya Den International School in Chiang Mai province have been inundated by flood waters with damages to equipment and supplies estimated at no less than 40 million baht in value.

Chiang Mai Governor Pawin Chamniprasas is leading relief efforts and ordered urgent aid for all impacted with the situation likely to resolve soon.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

Five people have been killed following the runoff and river overflows in nine Central provinces that affected 140,000 people over the past three days, authorities said yesterday.

Heavy rain from Oct 10-13, a result of a depression and discharge from the Chao Phraya Dam, triggered runoff and overflows in Lop Buri, Kamphaeng Phet, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Sawan, Chai Nat, Tak and Phichit.

Chayaphol Thitisak, director-general of the Department of Disaster Prevention & Mitigation (DDPM), said 51,669 households in 32 districts were affected.

16 Oct 2017 description
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BMA sets up special centres for afflicted

People in several Central Plains provinces have begun bearing the brunt of the Chao Phraya River overflow.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) plans to set up operation centres in flood-prone areas so that help can be provided to victims without delay.

Deputy Bangkok governor Jakkapan Phiewngam said officials will be on standby around the clock at the centres.

13 Oct 2017 description
report Mae Tao Clinic

[Mae Sot, 11 October 2017] The Mae Tao Clinic announced today the public launch of its fundraising campaign. The fundraising campaign aims to raise funds for its 2018 operational costs in order to continue its provision of essential health care, education and protection to over 250,000 displaced and vulnerable people from Burma/Myanmar. Since it was founded in 1989, the Mae Tao Clinic has served as a primary health facility along the Thailand-Burma/Myanmar border.

13 Oct 2017 description

HANOI, Oct 13 (Reuters) - At least 54 people died and 39 went missing as destructive floods battered northern and central Vietnam this week, the disaster prevention agency said on Friday.

Vietnam is prone to destructive storms and flooding due to its long coastline. A typhoon wrecked havoc across central provinces just last month.

The floods that hit Vietnam this week starting on Monday are the worst in years, state-run Vietnam Television quoted agriculture minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong as saying.

13 Oct 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

WRITER: CHUDATE SEEHAWONG

CHAI NAT: Villagers from three tambons in Sapphaya district have requested the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) not to increase the volume of released water at night, saying they cannot cope with the resulting flooding.

The Chao Phraya Dam has been forced to increase the rate of water discharge to 2,600 cubic metres per second in response to the rise in the Chao Phraya River's water level on Friday.

13 Oct 2017 description
report Khaosod English

By Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer

BANGKOK - Sandbags were placed Thursday along the northern side of both banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, in an effort to prevent possible floods.

Bangkok Governor Police Gen. Asawin Kwanmuang boarded a boat on Thursday to survey areas along the river in the capital and warned that 430 Bangkok homes in 18 communities outside the dyke may soon be affected by the rising water level flowing down the river from upper provinces.