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Cultural factors determine disaster risk interpretation

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VietNam News English 3 day(s) ago 1 related news

The 2014 World Disaster Report was released in Ha Noi yesterday, focusing on culture and risks in relation to disaster prevention and advocating solutions that will address often-neglected factors and related human behaviour.

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World Disaster Report focuses on culture and risk

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VietNam News English 4 day(s) ago 1 duplicate news 1 related news

World Disaster Report focuses on culture and risk

The Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC), in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, today released the 2014 World Disaster Report.

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Northern province steps up efforts to reduce disaster risk

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

The northern province of Nam Dinh has been implementing a number of measures as part of a mangrove plantation and disaster risk reduction (MP/DRR) programme in recent years, helping local residents respond more actively to climate change.

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Typhoon Fung-Wong leaves 10 dead, 7 injured in Philippines

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VietnamPlus English 3 week(s) ago 1 related news

Typhoon Fung-Wong leaves 10 dead, 7 injured in Philippines

The Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported on September 21 that typhoon Fung-Wong killed ten people and injured seven others.

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Norway supports disaster risk reduction effort

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Báo điện tử CP English 1 month(s) ago

VGP - More than 100,000 people, including government officials, Red Cross staff, volunteers and local residents in 34 disaster-prone communes of Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Lao Cai provinces have been equipped with knowledge, skills and facilities for disaster prevention and response.

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Norway helps boost disaster resilience

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

About 100,000 people in 34 disaster-prone communes in Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Lao Cai provinces are equipped with the knowledge, skills and facilities required for disaster prevention and response.

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Over 1.2 million people benefit from disaster risk reduction project

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

More than 1.2 million people in 34 communes in the provinces of Lao Cai, Binh Dinh and Phu Yen have benefitted from a Norwegian-funded disaster risk reduction project over the past five years.

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Mekong provinces discuss climate change strategies

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Mekong provinces discuss climate change strategies

Participants discussed ways to integrate climate change response and disaster risk reduction into socio-economic development at a two-day workshop that wrapped up on Friday in the Mekong Delta's Tien Giang Province.

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Workshop focusses on climate change responses

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

Workshop focusses on climate change responses

A workshop was held in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on September 4-5 to discuss methods to combine climate change response and disaster risk alleviation efforts with socio-economic development planning.

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Asian conference on disaster risk reduction opens in Bangkok

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VietnamPlus English 4 month(s) ago

As many as 2,500 representatives from governmental and private agencies and organisation responsible for disaster management in 63 countries in the Asia-Pacific region are gathering in Bangkok for the sixth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Save the Children donates rainwater harvesting systems in Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

Save the Children have donated 240 rainwater harvesting systems to poor families in 12 communes of Dong Thap Provinces under a project funded by HSBC.

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Norwegian NGOs meet in Binh Dinh

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VietnamPlus English 5 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

A meeting of Norwegian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) took place in the central province of Binh Dinh on May 21, reviewing the implementation of Norway-funded projects in Vietnam.

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Vietnamese children trained to deal with natural disasters

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago 1 related news

Vietnamese children trained to deal with natural disasters

Children in Tien Giang Province’s Cai Lay District learning how to swim. Photo courtesy of Save the Children.

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Over 12,000 children in Vietnam flood areas trained with life-saving skills

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 6 month(s) ago 1 related news

Over 12,000 children in Vietnam flood areas trained with life-saving skills

Over 12,000 grade-schoolers have been given training and life-saving equipment as part of the Disaster Risk Reduction project carried out in the two flood-prone provinces of Dong Thap and Tien Giang in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam in 2013-14.

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