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06 Jan 2012 description
DISASTER EVENTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC IN 2011 Asia and the Pacific continues to live up to its reputation as the world’s most natural-disaster-prone region. The International Disaster Database, EM-DAT, reports 89 natural-disaster events in the region in 2011. In terms of the number of events,...
23 Dec 2011 description
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BANGKOK (AlertNet) – Unusually heavy rains unleashed devastating floods in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam this year, disrupting the lives of some 15 million people and killing around 1,000. Damage to property and infrastructure runs to billions of dollars. Yet none of the countries asked for...
28 Nov 2011 description
Floods, triggered by torrential rain, have ravaged the central region over the weekend, with a countless number of houses and rice crops inundated or destroyed. According to a report from the Central Steering Committee for Storm and Flood Control, average rainfall on Friday and Saturday in central...
22 Nov 2011 description
Rice prices uncertain after Southeast Asian floods International rice prices are uncertain in the wake of flooding that has devastated several nations in Southeast Asia, according to FAO. Despite the loss of a few million tonnes of rice in Thailand because of the floods, FAO has raised its forecast...
10 Nov 2011 description
10 November 2011, Hanoi and Bangkok — The Viet Nam Red Cross is appealing to the international community for 1.1 million Swiss francs to assist 42,000 people who have been affected by the worst floods to affect the country’s Mekong Delta in more than a decade. The main focus of the National...
21 Oct 2011 description
BANGKOK, 21 October 2011 – The floods which have affected eight million people across South East Asia, and which now threaten Bangkok, have underlined shortcomings in disaster risk reduction with many children drowning because they cannot swim, and thousands of workers now unemployed because of...
18 Oct 2011 description
CHF 210,710 is being allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Viet Nam Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 10,000 families (42,000 beneficiaries) for three months. Summary: Inhabitants of the Mekong Delta region in Viet Nam have been...
10 Oct 2011 description
Heavy rains across Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos have resulted in record flood levels in Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta. According to authorities, water levels are at a 10 year high. At least 23 people have been killed, with 30,600 houses flooded and around 14,800 acres of rice crop submerged. An...