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30 Sep 2013 description
report IRIN

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three diverse environments
  • Development and disasters
  • Thin coping capacity
  • Coordination is the key

BAN HOUYTHAO, 30 September 2013 (IRIN) - The frequent but low-impact disasters in Laos, home to just 6.1 million inhabitants, are seldom in the limelight compared with neighbouring flood-prone Thailand to the west, cyclone-hit Myanmar in the northwest, and earthquake-susceptible China to the north.