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16 Jan 2019 description

Last week in South and Southeast Asia, reported fatalities from political violence increased slightly, while instances of targeted civilian violence sharply declined as part of a visible trend since the last week of December 2018. Key developments included ongoing militant violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan, a significant eruption of labour demonstrations in India and Bangladesh, as well as demonstrations in Thailand over a likely delay in the upcoming February elections.

15 Jan 2019 description
report Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NGÃI – People in a small village in central Quảng Ngãi Province are very familiar with dealing with floods that sweep through their houses from the Vệ River.

Located near the river, the village floods at least three times per year. Each time, much of the property of the residents, including basic furniture, is lost.

However, the Government’s programme to help impoverished households build flood-resistant houses has changed the lives of the villagers.

08 Jan 2019 description

At the start of 2019, there was a slight decline in the overall levels of political violence and protest in South and Southeast Asia from late 2018. Still, the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019 was marked by large-scale political violence during the Bangladesh general elections, a significant increase in battles between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army in Myanmar, and a spate of bombings in southern Thailand tied to the separatist conflict.

05 Jan 2019 description
report Voice of America

Phil Mercer

SYDNEY — Two of Australia’s nine high-security immigration detention centers are being closed in what the government says is a vindication of its tough border protection policies.

Ministers say the facilities are no longer needed because they have stopped asylum-seekers, who often risk their lives on unseaworthy vessels, from trying to reach Australia by sea.

But the network of detention centers also has a troubled history, including escapes and hunger strikes.

September riots

04 Jan 2019 description

Executive Summary

Over the last 30 years, Vietnam has made great improvement on their economy and infrastructure. In 1986, Vietnam initiated and launched new economic and political reform policies collectively known as Doi Moi. The changes rapidly increased economic growth, which in turn developed and transformed Vietnam from a poor nation, to a lower middleincome country.

03 Jan 2019 description

Asian cities are particularly vulnerable to risks associated with natural disasters. While they are exposed to various types of natural hazards, flooding and other water-related disasters pose particularly significant risks and undermine long-term economic growth, especially in coastal cities. Managing such natural disaster risks is an essential component of urban policies in fast-growing Southeast Asian cities, especially as the impacts of climate change worsen.

03 Jan 2019 description
  • Tropical storm PABUK continued west-north-west towards southern Thailand strengthening. On 3 January at 0.00 UTC, its center was located approx. 250 km north-east of Kuala Terengganu (Terengganu State, Malaysia) and 650 km south-east of Nakhon Si Thammarat (Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Thailand) with maximum sustained winds of 74 km/h.

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue north-west, strengthening, and could make landfall as a tropical storm in southern Thailand on the morning of 4 January.

03 Jan 2019 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Projects to prepare for natural disasters and respond to climate change will be further enhanced this year, according to instructions from the National Committee for Natural Calamity Prevention.

03 Jan 2019 description

On 7th and 8th of December 2018, the No.1 emulation group of the North West provinces and Hai Phong city held a briefing and summarizing conference of the Red Cross activities in 2018. The total value of activities of all levels reached above VND 222 billion, supporting 472,585 turns of disadvantaged people, policy families, and disadvantaged people in society.

02 Jan 2019 description
  • Tropical storm Pabuk is heading west-northwest towards southern Thailand strengthening and is expected to make landfall in Thailand on Friday evening.

  • Strong winds with maximum speed of 65 km/h and heavy rain will affect Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand.

  • High amounts of rainfall are expected to affect southern Thailand, where flash flooding and landslides are possible. Southern Myanmar and Vietnam will be affected by heavy rain and possible flooding.

29 Dec 2018 description
report CBM

Providing Education to Persons with Disabilities - Case Studies

CBM is launching its book on Inclusive Education at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires on 29 November 2018. To mark this event, we have compiled a list of case studies highlighting the important of inclusive education.

Special school transformation in Burkina Faso

28 Dec 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Lower water levels in reservoirs and barren farmland can be easily seen in many parts of the south-central and Central Highlands region even though it is the rainy season, reports the Nông Thôn Ngày Nay (Countryside Today) newspaper.

The National Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control last month warned that the El Nino phenomenon is expected to appear from November to the early months of 2019, with the potential to cause severe drought.

26 Dec 2018 description

ONE ASEAN ONE RESPONSE FOR CENTRAL SULAWESI

“The tsunami caught everyone in a state of panic. I was near the beach, and everything happened so fast” recalls Misfar, a resident of Palu after a series of disaster events rocked Central Sulawesi on Friday evening the 28th of September, 2018.

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MONTHLY DISASTER REVIEW AND OUTLOOK

NOVEMBER | DISASTER MONITORING & ANALYSIS (DMA) UNIT AHA CENTRE

23 Dec 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Natural disasters have killed 218 people and caused a total loss of VNĐ20 trillion (US$860 million) to the country this year.

Although the number of fatalities and damage was much lower than both in 2016 and 2017, natural disasters have still caused serious destruction to the country this year.

Nguyễn Xuân Cường, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development cum head of the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disasters Prevention and Control, made the statement at a meeting yesterday.

23 Dec 2018 description

At 30 November 2018, there were 1327 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1327 in immigration detention on the mainland and in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 599 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 16,007 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

21 Dec 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, commends the Vietnamese Government for providing nationality rights to 139 people in Quang Tri, Quang Binh and Ha Tinh Province, some of whom have been stateless for up to 20 years.
The group are among 1,804 people from minority ethnic groups living in mountainous border areas between Vietnam and Lao People’s Democratic Republic who are set to receive Vietnamese nationality certificates over the next six months.

19 Dec 2018 description

At 31 October 2018, there were 1366 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1366 in immigration detention on the mainland and no people in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 485 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 16,216 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

19 Dec 2018 description

At 30 September 2018, there were 1305 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1270 in immigration detention on the mainland and 35 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 444 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 16,481 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

19 Dec 2018 description

Stockpiles of excess, poorly-secured, or otherwise at-risk conventional weapons continue to pose a challenge to peace and prosperity worldwide. In the wrong hands, SA/LW fuel political instability and violence, while more advanced conventional weapons, such as MANPADS, pose a serious threat to international security. Aging munitions stockpiles may also explode without warning, devastating nearby population centers. Meanwhile, landmines and ERW, including cluster munition remnants, artillery shells, and mortars, continue to kill and maim people even after conflicts end.