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19 Jun 2018 description

IFRC launches report on labour migration and trafficking

Bangkok / Kuala Lumpur, 19 June 2018 – A major new report on labour migration and trafficking will be launched in Bangkok tomorrow. 

18 Jun 2018 description
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By Chayanit Itthipongmaetee, Staff Reporter

BANGKOK — A tiny room is bedroom, living room, kitchen and storage combined. At the end of a stained bedsheet, an old CRT television lies on the floor. Above worn wooden cabinets are three large suitcases piled up to the ceiling. Water bottles, utensils and kitchenware are stacked on a low, plastic table.

18 Jun 2018 description

The People's Committee of Quang Ngai province has just approved Decision No. 490/QD-UBND approving the project "Improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change related impacts in Quang Ngai province" funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

16 Jun 2018 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere


As of 31 May 2018, a total of 960 suspected dengue cases have been reported in Cambodia. In weeks 20 and 21, 2018, there were 131 and 135 new suspected dengue cases respectively. The number of reported dengue cases have increased compared to the previous weeks, above the alert threshold level (Figure 1).

China (no update)

15 Jun 2018 description

Study points to new ways to reduce conflict in fragile states

A major research project by the UK's Stabilisation Unit explores the vital role of political deal-making in reducing violent conflict.

The Elite Bargains and Political Deals research indicates that greater focus on the politics of conflicts, and those who control power and resources on the ground, is crucial to reducing violence.

The Minister for the Middle East and for International Development Alistair Burt said:

14 Jun 2018 description

This publication showcases some of the indigenous and research-derived climate-smart agriculture technologies and practices (CSA T&P) developed and tested in My Loi Climate-Smart Village in Vietnam. Prepared by the World Agroforestry Centre Vietnam, four CSA T&Ps were identified for scaling, such as: orange-based agroforestry system, black pepper home garden, acacia-based agroforestry system, and vermiculture.

13 Jun 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Natural disaster forecasting in Việt Nam will focus on frequent incidents such as typhoons, droughts, landslides and floods from now until 2020, according to a new decision of the Government.

Decision No 705, signed on June 7 by Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng, approved the natural disaster forecasting programme to assess, map and update regions with high risks of catastrophes, especially those occurring on a regular basis, namely typhoons, floods, salinisation, droughts and so forth.

12 Jun 2018 description
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HÀ NỘI — Eight central coastal provinces will continue enjoying assistance in constructing storm- and flood-resilient homes for poor households under Decision No. 48, the Ministry of Construction (MOC) announced.

The MOC said the Green Climate Fund (GCF) would help implement the projects in five provinces – Thanh Hoá, Quảng Bình, Thừa Thiên-Huế, Quảng Nam and Quảng Ngãi – by 2021. For the provinces of Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Trị, and Bình Định, the due date is 2020.

11 Jun 2018 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics


At 26 April 2018, there were 1369 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1065 in immigration detention on the mainland and 304 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.
A further 457 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 17,980 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.
The table below reflects figures based on records in Department of Home Affairs systems.

08 Jun 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in Asia in 2017. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). In 2017, 263 security incidents affecting NGO staff members, programmes and assets were reported. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information.

It is neither a complete count nor representative.

06 Jun 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

YÊN BÁI — Torrential rain between Monday night and early Tuesday morning caused a massive landslide along provincial highway No 174 in northern Yên Bái Province.

The highway is now accessible only to motorists and pedestrians and not heavy vehicles as the landslide damaged the sewage system and a part of the road surface.

The highway is the only road connecting Trạm Tấu District with Nghĩa lộ Town to reach Yên Bái City and other districts in the northern province.

02 Jun 2018 description
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Viet Nam News HCM CITY – Landslides along riverbanks and the coast in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have been increasing as local authorities continue to struggle to find solutions amid a budget shortage.

Last month, more than 10 erosion incidents occurred in the Delta, including in Cà Mau, Hậu Giang and Long An provinces and Cần Thơ City.

In Cần Thơ, a landslide occurred along the Ô Môn River in Ô Môn District on May 21, causing five houses to fall into the river and threaten the safety of dozen of other houses.

30 May 2018 description

Volume 38 of the AHA Centre'ss monthly newsletter is here.

We present you stories of the 9th ASEAN-ERAT induction course, our interview with H.E. Ursula Mueller - the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, and more.

30 May 2018 description

Northern Hemisphere


As of 15 May 2018, a total of 694 suspected dengue cases have been reported in Cambodia. In weeks 18 and 19, there were 81 and 99 new suspected dengue cases, respectively. In weeks 18 and 19, the number of reported dengue cases has increased compared to the previous week, above the alert threshold level (Figure 1).


28 May 2018 description

Regional Summary (Week 21)

1) Most of disasters occurred in Week 21 were hydro-meteorological in nature with floods in Indonesia and Malaysia; strong wind in Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia. In addition, a landslide in Viet Nam was caused by erosion in a river bank and there was an increasing activities with Merapi Volcano in Indonesia.

28 May 2018 description

Inside this newsletter, you will find five original articles from the Bangkok Regional Hub, featuring the work of country office work-flows in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Viet Nam, and the Solomon Islands, highlighting the ways in which UNDP programmes in the region cross-cut gender equality mainstreaming efforts, or ensure women's empowerment to accelerate sustainable development.


  • Religious Leaders Challenge Gendered Misconceptions in Afghanistan

25 May 2018 description

by Jenty Kirsch-Wood, UNDP Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Specialist

When typhoon Damrey ripped through south-central Viet Nam in November 2017, more than 3000 families found themselves homeless. UNDP, with support from the Government of Korea, responded rapidly with a safe-housing reconstruction project targeted towards 300 poor or near poor households that were considered particularly vulnerable.

25 May 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News THỪA THIÊN- HUẾ — Some 73,100 residents in areas affected by typhoon Damrey late last year now have access to fresh water and sanitation.

This has been possible due to a six-month effort by local and international agencies, including UNICEF.

According to a report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the beneficiaries include residents of 20,245 families in 30 communes of the central provinces of Thừa Thiên-Huế, Bình Định and Phú Yên.