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23 Feb 2018 description

13 February 2018, Quang Ngai, Viet Nam – The Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have handed over storm-resilient houses to households in the province of Quang Ngai. Thirty-seven houses have been built so far, with more than 300 houses to be built in 2018.

22 Feb 2018 description

In 2017, millions of people across Asia were once again affected by devastating natural disasters including floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. Over the course of the last year, 54 million people were affected by flooding alone, leaving many without homes, possessions and livelihoods. In addition, many parts of the region suffered from drought, resulting in severe food and water shortages.

2017 Year in Review

19 Feb 2018 description

Regional Summary (Week 07)

Most disasters recorded were hydro-meteorological in nature, due to intense rainfall in Indonesia and TS Sanba (Basyang) in Philippines. Concern on Mount Mayon (Philippines) continued, while Mount Agung (Indonesia) erupted again despite alert level being lowered. All disasters are within the capacity of respective ASEAN Member States.

18 Feb 2018 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.

  • In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

16 Feb 2018 description

Summary

At 31 January 2018, there were 1287 people in immigration detention facilities, including 953 in immigration detention on the mainland and 334 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 447 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 19,129 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

15 Feb 2018 description

PHILIPPINES

14 Feb 2018 description

This book explains the fundamental reason for the establishment of the AHA Centre and how the Centre has evolved through 5 years of experience in carrying out its roles and mandate.

Foreword from the Chair of ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management and AADMER Conference of the Parties, 2016

14 Feb 2018 description

PHILIPPINES

  • Latest weather bulletin on Sanba (Basyang) report that the storm has degraded into a Tropical Depression and is moving towards Southern Palawan.

  • Sea travel is best avoided given the storm surge over the seaboards of NorthernLuzon and Palawan, eastern seaboards of Central Luzon and of Visayas, and the eastern and western seaboards of Southern Luzon.

12 Feb 2018 description

Regional Summary for Week 06 (5-11 Feb) & Outlook for Week 07 (12-18 Feb)

  1. Week 06 was dominated by hydro-meteorological disasters, including floods and landslides in Malaysia,
    Indonesia and Philippines. All disasters were within the capacity of government agencies of ASEAN member states. Approximately 974,316 people in ASEAN region were affected.

  2. Alert Status for Mount Agung (Bali, Indonesia) reduced to Alert Level III (Watch) from 10 Feb 2018, with mandatory exclusion zone reduced to 4 km radius (BNPB; PVMBG).

09 Feb 2018 description

Executive summary

Introduction

Typhoon Haiyan (Philippine name, ‘Yolanda’), made landfall in the Philippines on 8 November 2013. It is considered to be one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded in world history, based on maximum wind speed, with a wind gust reaching up to 320 km/hour at its peak.

09 Feb 2018 description

ERAT FAQ is a handbook that contains information about the history, deployment mechanism, training and other important information of ASEAN-ERAT. The handbook will be useful to help new ERAT members understand their roles and functions better.

09 Feb 2018 description

The AJDRP (ASEAN Joint Disaster Response Plan) book is the published version of the ASEAN Joint Disaster Response Plan that was endorsed by the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) meeting in Manado, Indonesia, on October 2016. The plan contains multiple large scale disaster scenarios and list of assets that can be mobilised by the member states in the event of large-scale disasters. The goal of the Plan is to provide a common framework to deliver a timely, at-scale and joint response through mobilisation of required assets and capacities.

07 Feb 2018 description

Ninh Thuan, 19 January 2018 – Nearly 1,100 students in Truong Van Ly secondary school in Ninh Thuan province in Vietnam practiced a safe evacuation drill today, to prepare for emergencies such as tsunamis, floods, cyclones etc. Prior the drill, the school assessed its disaster risk and developed emergency procedures to respond to natural hazards. All teachers and students completed tsunami awareness and first aid training.

Preparing for emergencies is becoming increasingly important as the country is experiencing more extreme weather.

30 Jan 2018 description

Mobile phones are being harnessed to bring vital health information to ethnic minority women in Vietnam. Isolated from mainstream maternal and childcare services by geography, language, education, and poverty, these women experience much higher mortality rates than the majority Kinh population.

29 Jan 2018 description

The World Bank in Vietnam (WB) has just launched a disaster recovery project in some central provinces. The project has been implemented from 2017 to 2021 in Ha Tinh, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Ninh Thuan, with a total investment of $118 million to build infrastructure, public irrigation transport and raise awareness in coping with natural disasters.

28 Jan 2018 description
report European Union

Ho Chi Minh City, 26/01/2018 - 10:05, UNIQUE ID: 180126_4

A Seminar, discussing the final results of two scientific studies on coastal erosion in two provinces: Ca Mau and Tien Giang in the Mekong Delta took place today at the Southern Institute of Water Resources Research (SIWRR) in Ho Chi Minh City. The studies have been conducted under the support by the European Union (EU) and organised by the Agence Francaise de Developpement to Viet Nam in implementing its commitments at COP 21.