Non-governmental preparedness and response agencies

(country) Disaster and emergency response NGOs

Illegal gold mining pollutes Đắkrông River

Although the Thừa Thiên-Huế Province People’s Committee announced it had cracked down on illegal gold mining along the upper part of the Đắkrông River in A Lưới District, the river water is still polluted, affecting people living downstream. Lao động (Labour) newspaper on Wednesday reported that gold ...

Mekong Delta takes action to prevent drowning incidents

The Mekong Delta has the highest rate of drowning in the country, particularly in Dong Thap province, where the number of deaths due to drowning is 10 times higher compared to that of dengue fever and hand, foot and mouth disease combined. Over the years, though ...

Typhoon Tembin moves from Philippines to Vietnam as death toll rises to 230

Hundreds of thousands of people in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have been evacuated as the region braces for the arrival of Tropical Storm Tembin, which left more than 230 people dead in the Philippines.Keep reading ...

ABC Reporter

Lower Mekong Initiative Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange

The Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) kicked off the Lower Mekong Initiative Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange (LMI DREE) during an opening ceremony in Hue, Vietnam, Dec. 5, 2017.Keep reading ...

The U.S. Army

US Group to boost ASEAN disaster relief capabilities

On November 17, a U.S.based nonprofit inked an agreement with ASEAN to help boost its disaster relief capabilities.As one of the world’s most disaster prone subregions, Southeast Asia has been working on setting up new institutions to strengthen regional capabilities to respond to natural disasters. ...

Government and civil society groups meet for flood aid

Ensuring better coordination was the objective of an August 11 meeting between government officials and civil society groups in Magwe Region. The goal was to strengthen the network of civil society groups to ensure the proper distribution of aid supplies for flood victims while avoiding ...

Flood aid brings relief, but also anger and distrust

Donor aid to villages afflicted by the July-August flooding is just a lucky dip, say angry residents. They blame “sloppy” out-of-town NGOs and ill-equipped local authorities for directing money – sometimes more than once – to some villages while completely neglecting others. Donors themselves say villagers ...

At least 16 killed in Myanmar landslide

Downpours in Myanmar’s Kayah State have triggered a deadly landslide, killing at least 16 people and forcing residents to evacuate Hpasawng township. More are feared to have died in the incident. Ten men and seven women were killed in the landslide, which occurred on the afternoon ...

Flood assessments delayed

The deadline for the publication of detailed flood assessment data has been extended to 14 September due to difficulties accessing parts of the country. Keep reading ...

Satellites to show the way forward for Mekong region

Efficient natural resource management, disaster warning and a reduction in the effects of climate change on the Lower Mekong region will be enhanced thanks to the SERVIR – Mekong project. The SERVIR – Mekong project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented ...

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