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15 Sep 2014 description

1. Introduction

1.1 Background

In 2011, the World Reconstruction Conference recommended the development of an international best practice Recovery Framework Guide to assist governments and partner agencies in delivering effective and efficient post-disaster recovery programs. In application, the Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF) Guide is intended to complement the government-led Post-disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) process – an assessment method that presents damages and losses in a consolidated report.

08 Jul 2014 description

From 24 to 26 June 2011, Typhoon Haima swept through the northern and central provinces of Lao PDR, causing widespread flooding in four provinces – Bolikhamxay, Xayaboury, Vientiane, and Xiengkhouang. The floods caused extensive damage to people’s livelihoods, property, and to social and physical infrastructure.

12 Nov 2012 description

Lao villagers have a special name for the last months of the rainy season, from August to October: Suang Khaad Khao Kin – the time when there is no more rice. While the new harvest is ripening in the fields, food stocks run low. Also called the ‘lean season’, this time is coming to an end for this year, but for close to 40,000 people in Khammuane province, central Laos, it would have been a lot tougher without help from WFP.

11 Sep 2012 description

VIENTIANE – More than 39,000 people in Khammuane struggling from the long-term impact of tropical storms are now able to bridge the food gap until the next harvest, thanks to a donation of €404,000 (US$502,488) by the European Union's Humanitarian Aid AND Civil Protection department (ECHO) through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in support of a government-led relief effort.

06 Jun 2012 description
report Government of Japan

The Grant Assistance Scheme for Grass-roots Human Security Projects Handing Over Ceremony

30 Apr 2012 description

This reports covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2011

Programme outcome

To coordinate support to host national societies as they scale up their humanitarian work in line with Strategy 2020.

Programme summary

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Southeast Asia secretariat team based in Bangkok: • Supports and guides country office teams in Cambodia/Lao PDR, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Timor-Leste, Thailand, and Viet Nam;

13 Apr 2012 description

GLIDE n° FL-2011-000077-LAO


CHF 329,788 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 18 July 2011 to support the Lao Red Cross (LRC) in delivering immediate assistance to some 5,000 beneficiaries affected by floods.

26 Mar 2012 description

Japan will provide Vietnam with non-refundable assistance worth 600 million JPY (7.2 million USD) to rehabilitate public infrastructure damaged by floods and storms last year in the Mekong delta. An exchange note to this effect was signed in Hanoi on Mar. 21 between Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat and Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Tanizaki Yasuaki. Addressing the signing ceremony, Minister Phat highly appreciated Japan’s assistance to Vietnam and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in particular, in overcoming consequences of natural calamities.

23 Feb 2012 description


  • Paddy rice production of the 2011 main (wet) season estimated at above average but similar to the record level of year before

  • Rice prices have stabilized since November 2010

  • Food insecurity concerns rise due to the adverse impact of floods, especially in central and southern parts of the country

Paddy rice production of the 2011 main season estimated at above average but similar to the record level of year before

20 Feb 2012 description

Food prices climb for the first time since July

A sixth-month downward slide in food prices came to an end in January as the FAO Food Price Index rose for the first time since July 2011. FAO analysts cited poor weather as the possible main factor. The Index stood at 214, a 4 point or 2 percent increase over December. Nonetheless, food prices were still 7 percent below the levels recorded in January 2011. The increase was propelled by rising prices in every commodities group measured by FAO, with oils and fats recording the largest increases.

08 Feb 2012 description
report Lao Red Cross

Lao Red Cross President Dr Snivourast Sramany and his colleagues recently took supplies to nine villages in Champassak province after they lost crops during tropical storms Haima and Nok-Ten last year.

The villages are located in Soukkhouma and Pathoumphone districts.

Thanks to the Singapore Red Cross, rice, food, salt and other essentials worth over 358 million kip were handed over, with representatives from the provincial Red Cross, district authorities and local communities in attendance.

10 Jan 2012 description
report Singapore Red Cross

The Singapore Red Cross donates USD 100,000 to aid the Lao people affected by the recent floods in Laos caused by Typhoons Haima and Nockten. Besides the loss of lives, the floods resulted in widespread damage to transportation, agriculture and irrigation systems. The floods also wiped out much of the crops, including the rice harvest, in the affected areas. The Lao Red Cross will use the donation to provide food and other essential supplies to the farmers and others affected by the floods in the Southern province of Champasak.

04 Jan 2012 description
report Lao Red Cross

Lao Red Cross President Dr Snivourast Sramany last week distributed rice and salt to flood effected communities in Soukhouma and Mounlapamok districts in Champassack province, along with the Lao Red Cross President of Thailand’s Ubon Ratchathani province, Ms Loyphim Saiphan.

According to a press release from the Lao Red Cross in Vientiane, the Lao and Thai Red Cross distributed sticky rice and salt which the two organizations received from branched of Thai and Chinese Red Cross to donate the flood victims in the two districts.

03 Nov 2011 description
report Singapore Red Cross

Singapore, 3 November 2011 – Donors can now give to the “South East Asia Floods Appeal” at more than 2,700 locations, thanks to the partnership of NTUC Fairprice, AXS, DBS/POSB, OCBC and UOB Singapore, with the Singapore Red Cross.

Donors can donate cash in Red Cross tins at NTUC Fairprice outlets and UOB Singapore branches; electronically at AXS stations, DBS/POSB and OCBC ATMs islandwide; or online via DBS, OCBC and UOB internet banking.

28 Oct 2011 description


Flooding and prolonged water logging affects paddy crop of the current main season

Rice prices have stabilized since November 2011 at higher levels than year ago

Food insecurity concerns rise due to the adverse impact of floods, especially in central and southern parts of the country

Flooding and prolonged water logging affects paddy crop of the current main season

21 Oct 2011 description

Localized flooding due to typhoons and heavy rains have affected large numbers of people and caused crop damage particularly in areas of the Mekong river basin

21 Oct 2011 description

Brussels, 21 October 2011 - In response to the typhoons and flooding that are seriously affecting South East Asia, the European Commission has allocated €10 million to support the emergency response and provide relief to between 500,000 and 1 million of people in the flood-hit countries.

20 Oct 2011 description

The government has approved 25 billion kip of funding to repair irrigation systems damaged in recent flooding so that water can be supplied to dry season crops in the coming months.

The irrigation sector requested 170 billion kip in government funding to repair irrigation systems in 11 provinces, Irrigation Department Deputy Director General Mr Nouandeng Rajvong told Vientiane Times yesterday.

The shortfall in funding will need to be made up by provincial budgets and small contributions from farmers.

19 Oct 2011 description
report UN News Service

19 October 2011 – General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser added his voice today to those of other United Nations officials expressing sympathy and concern at the deaths of hundreds of flood victims in Thailand, Cambodia and other South-East Asian countries.

Beyond the death toll, millions of people have been displaced and badly affected, especially in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines and Viet Nam, and Mr. Al-Nasser praised UN agencies and Member States who are offering much needed aid.

19 Oct 2011 description
report UN News Service

18 October 2011 – The United Nations today voiced deep concern over the devastating floods in Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam and offered to assist the affected countries to respond to the disaster that has claimed hundreds of lives and caused heavy damage to property and infrastructure.

Elisabeth Byrs, spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) told reporters in Geneva that a UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team was on standby to deploy in the stricken countries if requested.