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19 Oct 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

The government has set a deadline for the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) to push massive amounts of runoff from the North out to sea - seven days.

Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chatchai Sarikulya said the move will bring flooded provinces in the Central Plains back to normal within a month.

He said this could be achieved if the Chao Phraya barrage maintains its current release rate of water and the navy uses water-pushing machines to speed up the flow of the river into the Gulf of Thailand.

18 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 22 September, WFP activated a Level 3 Emergency Response as 422,000 people had crossed the border into Bangladesh since violence broke out in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State on 25 August 2017.

  • WFP is providing ongoing assistance to the increasing influx of 509,000 people in the form of rice and micronutrient fortified biscuits, as well as SuperCereal for pregnant and nursing women and children under 5 years.

18 Oct 2017 description
report CCCM Cluster

introduction

What is CCCM? The common aim of the CCCM Cluster is to improve living conditions of displaced persons in humanitarian crises. The sector facilitates assistance and strengthens protection of the displaced and works with beneficiaries to attain durable solutions. Camp management is cross-cutting in nature and applies to all types of communal settings, including planned camps, collective centers, self-settled camps, reception or transit centers, and entails building relations with the host community.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

Viet Nam NewsSocietyFloods wreak havoc on Hà Nội suburbs Update: October, 17/2017 - 10:01 |
HÀ NỘI — The roads to Nam Hài Village in Hà Nội’s suburban district of Chương Mỹ are so flooded that the village has been receiving safe water via canoes sent daily by the district’s High Command. At the edge of the village in Nam Phương Tiến Commune, the water line reaches towards some roofs and treetops.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NÔI — The Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health warned yesterday that flooding and rains in central and northern provinces could trigger disease outbreaks.

According to the department, the heavy rains and floods that hit the country last week arrived at the peak time season for diseases such as dengue fever, malaria, typhoid and the flu.

Garbage and waste overflow, borne along by floodwaters, cause pollution and diseases.

18 Oct 2017 description

BANGKOK, 17th October 2017 (NNT) – The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has warned of heavy rain today in Bangkok with the Chao Phraya River overflowing in several areas.

A community of Nonthaburi province along the Chao Phraya River has reported various impacts from its rising waters with members of the Tha It Mosque community erecting a sand bag barrier to fend off flood waters.

18 Oct 2017 description

NHQ, BDRCS/Oct 17: To support the flood-affected population in the Kurigram District, Bangladesh, BDRCS and ShelterBox has signed a MoU today. BMM Mozharul Huq, ndc, Secretary General, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, Nazmul Azam Khan, Director, Response and representatives from shelterBox Trust was present on the occasion.

17 Oct 2017 description

Early Warnings by Region!

South western: During August at the start of the second season rainfall and planting season, below normal rainfall was received, but the rainfall trend picked up to above normal in September. Therefore, favourable conditions in districts of Kanungu, Kisoro, Kabale, Rukungiri and Ntungamo; and watch conditions in the districts along in the cattle corridor extending to the Western region.

17 Oct 2017 description

A global network of aid agencies has launched four new “innovation labs” in Bangladesh, Jordan, Kenya and the Philippines, aimed at finding fresh ways to help local communities prepare for disasters.

The move by Start Network and CDAC Network is the first of its kind by humanitarian non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as the labs will facilitate locally-created innovations that are driven by client needs, making the labs more locally driven than many other investments into innovation in the sector. The £10 million programme, funded by UK Aid, will end in March 2019.

17 Oct 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Bangladesh, a densely populated country of 165 million, is among the world’s “potential impact hotspots” threatened by “extreme river floods” due to the global rise in temperatures. Since the beginning of August, monsoon rains across the entire country and upstream areas in India and Nepal gradually led to severe flooding.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Trần Hồng Hà on Monday led a team of government officials to meet local officials in areas affected by heavy rains and floods, in order to support recovery efforts.

Thanh Hóa is one of three localities hardest hit by the recent heavy rains and floods, triggered by the tropical low-pressure system last week.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI - The casualty toll in the devastated flood in Việt Nam’s northern and central regions has increased to 73, whilst another 30 remain missing.

The National Search and Rescue Committee and the Ministry of National Defence’s Department of Rescue on Sunday released the latest joint updates on the disaster that struck and left eight provinces in misery five days ago.

17 Oct 2017 description

I. Situation Overview

11 October 2017

At 10:00 PM, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) Northeast of Borongon City, Eastern Samar has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named "ODETTE". It has maximum sustained winds of 45kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 26kph.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 was raised to Cagayan and Isabela

12 October 2017

17 Oct 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

State, industry predict only short-term fallout

WRITER: APORNRATH PHOONPHONGPHIPHAT

The recent floods across several provinces have inundated business districts and farm areas and will have a short-term impact on the agricultural and food processing sectors, say government and industry officials.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

Writer: Om Jotika Sthira

Locals flood-proof homes, fear disease as officials fail them in Nonthaburi and Bangkok

Residents of flood-prone areas in Bangkok were forced to resort to makeshift measures to secure their homes and possessions last weekend after the city was slammed by violent rainstorms that left cars submerged while mothers pulled infants along streets in inflatable dinghies and zebras waded knee-deep at Safari World.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

Monsoon trough heads to city, PM orders alert

A fresh round of torrential downpours is expected in the lower Central region including Bangkok over the next few days because of a monsoon trough, according to the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD).

For the capital in particular, the TMD forecasts that maximum rainfall over the period could be as high as 60 millimetres, which is the maximum level the capital's water drainage system can accommodate, Thongplew Kongjun, Royal Irrigation Department (RID) deputy director-general, said Monday.

16 Oct 2017 description

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Wildlife anthrax in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

  • Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

16 Oct 2017 description
report El Nuevo Diario

Puerto Rico emitió hoy avisos de lluvias torrenciales ante la presencia de una onda tropical en los próximos tres días

El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología (SNM) de Puerto Rico emitió hoy avisos de lluvias torrenciales ante la presencia de una onda tropical en los próximos tres días, que puede agravar la situación en la isla, tras el paso del huracán María hace tres semanas.

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16 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vulnerable populations in six Southern African countries will likely require humanitarian assistance through mid-2018

  • FAW infestations reported in at least eight Southern Africa countries

  • USAID/FFP provides nearly $47 million in additional funding to improve food security throughout the region

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Oct 2017 description

This policy brief, from the CDKN Raising Risk Awareness initiative, identifies the key causes of Chennai’s 2015 extreme rainfall and gives a number of recommendations for building urban resilience in the area.