This report is produced by the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator, in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Office of the Government of Lao PDR. It covers the period to August 29, 2013. Further reports will be issued as the situation requires.
Several provinces in the Northern and Central part of Laos were flooded due to heavy continuous rainfall from June - August, as well as the influence of Typhoone JEBI and Mongkhut.
This report is produced by the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator, in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Office of the Government of Lao PDR. It covers the period to August 23, 2013. Further reports will be issued as the situation requires.
I. Highlights/Key Priorities
• continuous heavy rainfall during June to August and the influences of the JEBI and Mongkhut typhoons that have recently blown to the north of Lao PDR have resulted in many provinces in the Northern and Central part of Laos being flooded
The Government and humanitarian partners continue to respond to the emergency and early recovery needs resulting from the typhoon Ketsana in the five affected southern provinces of Lao PDR.
Cluster Response as of 19 January 2010 Food Security
As of 31 December 2009, WFP had distributed 4,400 tons of rice and canned fish, which is an increase of 2,523 tons from the November distributions.
During the months of January to March 2010 an additional 136,716 people will receive food aid in the four affected provinces.
The INGOs working with WFP to …
- Response activities at the provincial and district levels are on-going. Coordination of response is being done through the cluster mechanism at the national level, while at the provincial level cluster partners are working in liaison with the Provincial Disaster Structures and ministerial departments
- The Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Joint Assessment Report entitled Impact and Needs arising from the September 2009 Ketsana Typhoon, 18 to 24 October 2009 has been finalized and is available on the UN Lao web: