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Torrential rain from 11 to 12 August has triggered flood and flash flood in the northern provinces of Lao PDR. As reported by the Social Welfare Department (SWD), Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, the flood has submerged several villages in Xayabuly, Oudomxay and Luangprabang Provinces…
In Viet Nam, the worst drought the country has seen in 90 years has been attributed to the El Niño weather event, with 52 out of 63 provinces having been affected by drought. Coupled with the drought's impacts, saltwater intrusion has extended up to 90 km inland in some coastal areas, leaving…
After making landfall as Category 1 Typhoon on 30 Sep 2013 on the central provinces of Viet Nam, Wutip passed over Laos on 1 Oct and then moved to Thailand, where it weakened from a typhoon to a tropical depression, bringing heavy rain to the northern regions of the country. The most affected…
Unusually heavy monsoon rains, exacerbated by tropical storms, caused widespread flooding in more than 60 per cent of the Lao PDR from late June through August 2013. The situation was also exacerbated by passing typhoons Jebi and Monghut, which brought further rainfall to the region. On 16-19…
As of 14 Jun 2013, more than 10,000 cases of dengue and 40 deaths had been recorded in Lao PDR. This is seven times more than the number of cases reported for the same period in 2012. (WHO, 14 Jun 2013) By 9 Aug, the numbers had increased to almost 35,000 cases and 81 deaths, but while the number…
Typhoon "Pedrung" (Nesat) made landfall over the boundary of Aurora, Isabela in Philippines. 635 families, 2,771 persons have been affected. Around 112,000 persons were ordered to evacuate due to fear of floods and landslides. (Govt, 27 Sep 2011) Useful Links NDRRMC Situational Report…
Tropical storm "Juaning"(International name: Nock-ten) makes landfall in Aurora province, Philippines on July 27. Death toll climbs to 20, and affects over 600,000. (NDRRMC Sitrep No.5) Useful Links NDRRMC Situational Report on Tropical Storm "JUANING" NDRRMC Severe Weather…
Heavy downpours brought on by tropical storm Haima, which landed on the coast of south China's Guangdong Province on 23 Jun 2012, affected some 5,100 people and forced the evacuation of 800 (Xinhua, 24 June 2011). Typhoon Haima made landfall in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) on 24-26…
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Since its emergence in April 2009, pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus affected all parts of the world, causing the first influenza pandemic since 1968. Following the observation that 1 or 2 epidemic periods had occurred in most countries and in most WHO Regions, WHO declared on 10 Aug 2010 that…