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16 Oct 2018 description

At 31 July 2018, there were 1345 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1172 in immigration detention on the mainland and 173 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 386 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 17,029 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

15 Oct 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

HCM CITY – Local authorities in the Mekong Delta are taking measures to mitigate the impact of flooding caused by high tides during the annual flood season in the delta.

The delta’s provinces and Cần Thơ City have been severely affected by high tides over the past few days.

In Cần Thơ City, the municipal People’s Committee on Thursday held a meeting with the city’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development about measures to deal with flooding and high tides.

11 Oct 2018 description

BALI, INDONESIA, 11 October 2018 — UNICEF and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) renewed their commitment to fighting poverty and promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Asia and the Pacific, in a memorandum of understanding signed in Bali, Indonesia today.

09 Oct 2018 description

MANILA, 8 OCTOBER 2018 - Palau, Viet Nam, and Wallis and Futuna have eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem, bringing to 11 the number of countries and areas validated since 2000 in the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region.

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Regional Director Dr Shin Young-soo marked the accomplishment by presenting certificates to representatives from Palau, Viet Nam, and Wallis and Futuna during the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, which opened today in Manila, Philippines.

08 Oct 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng instructed the HCM City People’s Committee to handle the planned multi-trillion dong anti-tidal- flooding project.

He wants the Committee to be the State agency to decide the investment of the VNĐ10 trillion (US$450 million) project that aims to control tidal flooding and to cope with climate change within the 750 square km of the city for its 6.5-million population.

06 Oct 2018 description


  • Rice production estimated at average levels in 2018

  • Exports of rice expected to increase in 2018, imports of wheat and maize forecast at above-average levels

  • Prices of rice stabilized in June, but remained at their highest level since early 2012

  • Cyclone causing damage to crops and infrastructure

Rice production estimated at average levels in 2018

04 Oct 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

HA NOI -- The National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting has reported that this year’s winter will come earlier than it has over the last five years. The dry season in the south is less severe while the Central Highlands and south-central region may face drought.

Nguyễn Văn Hưởng, head of the Climate Forecast Office at the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, said that the first northeast monsoon of last year arrived on October 13. In 2016 it came on October 29, in 2015 on October 9, in 2014 on October 4 and in 2013 on September 25.

01 Oct 2018 description
report CARE

The Damrey typhoon in central Vietnam in late 2017 left over 4 million people in need of emergency assistance. Over 134 thousand houses were damaged, of which more than 3,500 were completely destroyed.
Occurring right before the APEC Summit, the disaster drew immediate attention from international media and leaders, resulting in quick responses from the Vietnamese and other governments to a few worst affected provinces.
Despite attracting less media attention, Thua Thien Hue and Quang Nam provinces were also severely affected.

01 Oct 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

BẾN TRE — The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bến Tre has received VNĐ140 billion (US$6.3 million) from the Government to repair two embankments to prevent landslides along rivers and upgrade another on the coast.

The provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said, however, that there are five spots vulnerable to landslides and erosion and require urgent repairs or upgrades.

28 Sep 2018 description

Monkeypox - the United Kingdom ex Nigeria - 2018 Opening date: 12 September 2018 Latest update: 28 September 2018 ÎUpdate of the week On 26 September 2018, the UK reported an additional case of monkeypox. The case was involved in the care of the case in Blackpool Victoria Hospital before monkeypox was diagnosed.

28 Sep 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — More breakthrough solutions are needed to help farmers in the Mekong Delta cope with unpredictably rising water levels, according to experts.

This year, floodwaters caused by heavy rains and water of the Mekong River have been rising at alarming levels, submerging thousands of hectares of rice and crops and causing losses for farmers in Mekong Delta provinces.

The water levels, which are higher than the average over the past decade, are forecast to reach warning Level 2 on the Tiền and Hậu rivers in the next few days.

27 Sep 2018 description
report The Asia Foundation

by Michael Digregorio, Nguyen Tri Thanh and Le Quang Trung

Executive Summary

27 Sep 2018 description

Regional update – Asia and the Pacific Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
Sixty-ninth session
1-5 October 2018

A. Situational context including new developments

27 Sep 2018 description
report The Asia Foundation

By Michael R. DiGregorio

The violent storms that swept over the Philippines, China, and the southeastern U.S. seaboard earlier this month were a harrowing preview of extreme weather events that are likely to become more common as the 21st century unfolds. Cities in the paths of the storms lost power, water, and communications. Transportation networks were blocked. Homes and businesses were destroyed. Many who were affected by the storms may have to abandon their previous lives.

26 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

East Asia and the Pacific is the most disaster-stricken region in the world.

1 In 2016, disasters affected more than 86 million people in the region, compared with 40 million people in 2015.

2 In February 2018, Papua New Guinea was struck by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake which caused devastating landslides and widespread destruction. Some 270,000 people, including 125,000 children, are in need of immediate lifesaving assistance.

25 Sep 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

ĐIỆN BIÊN — Forty families in Tìa Dình C Hamlet in Tìa Dình Commune, the northern province of Điện Biên, are living in fear of landslides as cracks have appeared and expanded in the ground surrounding their homes.

Since September, 2014, the first cracks stretching of hundreds of metres appeared in the hamlet, damaging local residents’ houses and other construction work. As of this month, four houses have collapsed because of the cracks.

24 Sep 2018 description


Identify evidence on approaches to measuring the prevalence of Violence in Schools across low and middle income countries and the data available based on these measurement approaches.

This should consist of:

a) A list of key sources of evidence on how the occurrence and prevalence of violence in schools is measured (with a focus on low to middle income countries).