Non-governmental preparedness and response agencies

Disaster and emergency response funding

Five provinces receive funds to fight saltwater intrusion

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has allocated 800 million VND (nearly 34,000 USD) to five provinces which have declared an emergency due to saltwater intrusion. The money comes from the ministry’s Vietnam Environmental Protection Fund. The provinces are Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Kien Giang and Ca ...

Mekong communities urged to organise emergency plans

A COMMUNITIES-LED emergency response plan is being advocated to cope with water hazards and dam disasters on the entire Mekong River Basin, as climate change magnifies the threats of water disasters posed by dams. Local Thai people in seven northeastern provinces along Mekong River gathered ...

Japan partners with ASEAN countries on disaster insurance

Japan will work with Southeast Asian nations like Laos and Myanmar to provide immediate financing after natural disasters so that recovery funds can be quickly distributed. Keep reading   ...

Nikkei staff writers

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

Overview of 2016 natural disasters

More than 130 people died and nearly 300 were injured in accidents caused by natural disasters across the country this year, according to a government official. Keo Vy, the cabinet chief and a spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management, told Khmer Times yesterday ...

Floods hit central provinces

Torrential rainfall measuring 100-200mm in Quảng Ngãi and Bình Định provinces has flooded nearly 1,000 houses and over 3,000ha of sowed rice and raised river levels. A report on December 1 by the Centre of Flood and Storm Prevention in the Central and Central Highlands regions said ...

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. ...

China sets aside $30 million for weather modification program

China has allocated $29.76 million to spend on its weather modification program as part of efforts to combat drought and reduce the impact of natural disasters, the finance ministry said on 14 July, as state media reported flooding this year caused at least 237 deaths. The ...

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