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19 Jan 2020 description

A new program to enhance regional disaster resilience among the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was officially endorsed on January 17, 2020 by the ASEAN Sectoral body in charge of disaster management known as the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM). The ACDM agreed to support the Regional and National Capacity Development Program, as well as recognized the program as an official cooperative partnership between ASEAN and the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC)—a University of Hawaiʻi applied science, research, and technology center.

16 Jan 2020 description

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: children killed in the ongoing conflict in Rakhine state in Myanmar; increased fighting between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; separatist violence in Thailand and Indonesia; and a deadly demonstration over a land dispute in Vietnam.

16 Jan 2020 description

Weather Patterns, General Behaviors of the Mekong River and Outlook Situation

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15 Jan 2020 description
report BenarNews

Thailand will raise concerns about its current drought during a Mekong River Commission meeting expected next month, the Thai water-resources chief said, as local farmers complained that dams in China were choking the waterway on which millions depend for their livelihoods.

Somkiat Prajamwong, director of Thailand’s Office of Natural Water Resources (ONWR), told BenarNews he had documented complaints from villagers who had suffered economic hardship as a result of the river’s erratic flow.

11 Jan 2020 description

Weather Patterns, General Behaviors of the Mekong River and Outlook Situation

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10 Jan 2020 description

In Southeast Asia, key developments over the past three weeks include: continued fighting between the military and several ethnic armed groups in Myanmar; clashes during the Christmas ceasefire between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; and separatist violence in Thailand and Indonesia.

09 Jan 2020 description
report UN Women

Author: Thao Hoang

When Tran Thi My Linh, a 51-year-old rural woman first said that she would replace her rice fields with lotus fields, she raised many eyebrows. In the little commune of Hoa Dong in Phu Yen province, just south of Viet Nam’s capital, Ha Noi, villagers had planted rice for generations. However, with the changing weather patterns in recent years, millions of people have been affected in Phu Yen and in rural Viet Nam in general and people have started looking for new livelihoods.

04 Jan 2020 description

Weather Patterns, General Behaviors of the Mekong River and Outlook Situation

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22 Dec 2019 description

Introduction

School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) refers to acts or threats of sexual, physical, or psychological violence occurring in and around schools, perpetrated as a result of gender norms and stereotypes and enforced by unequal power dynamics (see figure 1).

22 Dec 2019 description

by Suneetha Kadiyala, Elisabetta Aurino, Cristina Cirillo, C.S. Srinivasan, Giacomo Zanello

Abstract

20 Dec 2019 description

The security environment of South East Asia is making more and more headlines and is increasing cause of concern. While old tensions and conflicts remain, China’s rise as a military power and its claims on the South China Sea not only add a new element of insecurity but also draw other powers into the mix. As this paper documents, states in South East Asia have significantly increased their military spending, their arms acquisitions and their arms inventories over the past decade. This growth has outpaced the global trend and the trends of most other regions.

20 Dec 2019 description

Chai Nat, Thailand – ASEAN’s second satellite warehouse that will serve as the logistics hub for the Mekong subregion will be inaugurated during its operational launching on 13 December 2019 at its location at the DDPM Regional Centre 16, in Chai Nat Province, Thailand.

17 Dec 2019 description

Last week, in Southeast Asia, key developments included: the largest demonstration in Thailand since the 2014 military coup; rallies across Myanmar in support of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; continued clashes between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; a battle between an Islamist armed group and state forces in Indonesia; and region-wide demonstrations on International Human Rights Day.

12 Dec 2019 description

This report was co-authored by Ms Olga Bogdan, Mr McPherlain, C. Chungu and Ms Seulgi Yoon, in the framework of a joint partnership between the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the World Meteorological Organization. It was prepared under the overall guidance, invaluable advice and important contributions of Dr Assia Alexieva (Head of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, WMO), Dr Claire Somerville (Executive Director of the Gender Centre, the Graduate Institute), and with the support of Mr Simon Lobach (Teaching Assistant, the Graduate Institute).

11 Dec 2019 description
report Viet Nam News

CẦN THƠ — ASEAN-member countries have vowed to take immediate action to resolve problems caused by worsening drought in Southeast Asia, especially in Việt Nam’s Mekong Delta region, which is especially susceptible to global warming.

Speaking at a meeting on Tuesday in Cần Thơ, Intani Nur Kusuma, senior officer at the Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Division of the ASEAN Secretariat, said that a declaration on drought would be adopted by leaders at the ASEAN Summit to be held in Việt Nam in November next year.

09 Dec 2019 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY:

Several flooding events are reported within the region due to the continuation of Northeast Monsoon surge which brought wet condition particularly in equatorial region. During the week, Typhoon KAMMURI also have caused strong winds and heavy rainfall in the Philippines which likewise affected several event schedules in the 30th South East Asian (SEA) Games.

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