Lao PDR/Kuala Lumpur, 25 July 2018 – The recent collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam in Lao's Attepeu province on Monday has caused massive flash floods in nearby towns, affecting nearly 7,000 people in at least 7 areas and displacing more than 1,000. More than 100 houses were damaged following the collapse, forcing people to seek shelter in local government buildings and schools.
New report shows risk of gender-based violence rises after disasters
Kuala Lumpur, 24 July 2018 – More must be done to protect women, men and children from sexual and gender-based violence after disasters, say the authors of a new report written by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Lao Red Cross President Dr Snivourast Sramany and his colleagues recently took supplies to nine villages in Champassak province after they lost crops during tropical storms Haima and Nok-Ten last year.
The villages are located in Soukkhouma and Pathoumphone districts.
Thanks to the Singapore Red Cross, rice, food, salt and other essentials worth over 358 million kip were handed over, with representatives from the provincial Red Cross, district authorities and local communities in attendance.
Lao Red Cross President Dr Snivourast Sramany last week distributed rice and salt to flood effected communities in Soukhouma and Mounlapamok districts in Champassack province, along with the Lao Red Cross President of Thailand’s Ubon Ratchathani province, Ms Loyphim Saiphan.
According to a press release from the Lao Red Cross in Vientiane, the Lao and Thai Red Cross distributed sticky rice and salt which the two organizations received from branched of Thai and Chinese Red Cross to donate the flood victims in the two districts.
Written by Khamla_LRC
Flood-effected residents of five villagers in Nongbok district,Khammuan province had smiles on their faces last week as they received rice, canned fish and detergent from Lao Red Cross(LRC) staff team which led by Dr.Snivourast Sramany, the president of LRC.
The LRC teamed up with the Cambodian Red Cross and government and private organizations in Laos to distribute relief supplies to needy families in the five villages, hoping to give them the heart to carry on their daily lives.
Written by Khamla_LRC
Monday, 19 September 2011 14:27
The Lao Red Cross (LRC) continues to provide food assistant to people in flood-affected areas in Bolikhamxay province from September,8-12. 2011. It is supported by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC)
Written by Sourydeth
The reporter, Branch of BOLIKHAMXAY red cross province : on this last July 2011 the people of 4 villages in 200 homes in BOLIKHAN district, BOLIKHAMXAY province. Who have effected disaster by HAIMA storm on began of July, it damages their many properties and crop field.
The Lao Red Cross (LRC) continues to provide food assistance to people in flood-affected areas in Vientiane province, bringing joy to families in their time of suffering.
From September ,1-3. We, LRC assists 2,500 hungry people from 13 villages in the two districts of Kasy and Vangvieng .We help families who lost their rice crops in the flooding. Each family member received a three-month rice supply of about 45kg and a bag of household items such as soap, detergent and canned fish.
The Lao Red Cross (LRC) on Monday received a donation to assist flood victims in northern Laos.
The Lao Helping Hearts (LHH) group handed over cash of more than 12 million kip, 30 kilograms of rice, 45 boxes of instant noodles, 70 cartons of drinking water, 50 bags of clothes and shoes, and other household items to the LRC for distribution to those affected by recent floods.
LRC representative Mr Chanhom Phianphaivong thanked LHH for organising a fund raising event last weekend to collect donations from the public to help flood victims in the north of Laos.