Project raises minority people's resilience against natural disaster

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Project raises minority people's resilience against natural disaster

Ethnic minority people in the northern provinces of Lai Chau and Son La will learn to prepare for natural disasters in an US$1.8 million project launched last week by the Viet Nam Red Cross.

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Ten years after the Indian Ocean tsunami: walking the last mile together on early warning

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Ten years after the Indian Ocean tsunami: walking the last mile together on early warning

On 26 December 2004, the world experienced one of the deadliest natural disasters ever recorded. A 9.1 magnitude earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, triggered a massive tsunami that directly affected fourteen countries in Asia and Africa. The tectonic shifting of plates and the widespread impact of the resulting waves, led to 230,000 deaths and massive human suffering.

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US, France help Vietnam in community-based risk management

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VOV News English 3 day(s) ago

The Red Cross Societies of the US, France and Vietnam have reached a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on launching a project on community-based management of disaster risks in Vietnam’s north-western ethnic minority regions.

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US, France help Vietnam in community-based risk management

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VietnamPlus English 4 day(s) ago

The Red Cross Societies of the US, France and Vietnam have reached a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on launching a project on community-based management of disaster risks in Vietnam’s north-western ethnic minority regions.

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MoF recommends fee, levy changes

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VietNam News English 4 day(s) ago

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) proposed to omit or adjust 22 fees and four levies in the draft of the Law of Fees and Levies.

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WB launches new anti-flooding project in Mekong Delta’s biggest city

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WB launches new anti-flooding project in Mekong Delta’s biggest city

The World Bank (WB) has launched CityStrength Diagnostic, a new methodology the organization developed with the support of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho to help the city expand in a more sustainable way.

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Hue students learn about climate change

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Students at 235 primary schools in central Thua Thien – Hue Province will learn about climate change and its impacts as part of an educational programme run by UNESCO in Viet Nam and the Ministry of Education and Training.

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Indonesia rescuers use earth-movers in landslide rescue as toll rises to 24

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Indonesian rescuers on Sunday used heavy-lifting equipment for the first time to clear roads leading to the site of a landslide that destroyed a village and killed at least 24 people, officials said, with scores still missing.

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12 dead, nearly 100 missing in Indonesian landslide: official

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12 dead, nearly 100 missing in Indonesian landslide: official

A landslide triggered by torrential downpours has killed at least 12 people and left nearly 100 others missing on Indonesia's main island of Java, an official said Saturday.

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Protecting mangroves can lower disaster risks, offer cash: experts

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Protecting mangroves can lower disaster risks, offer cash: experts

Better protecting the world's fast-disappearing mangroves could have big economic, social and environmental benefits, experts said at the U.N. climate talks in Lima this week.

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ASEAN offers assistance to Hagupit-hit Philippines

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ASEAN offers assistance to Hagupit-hit Philippines

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is willing to support the Philippines, which was freshly hit by giant typhoon Hagupit, in rebuilding efforts.

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Thua Thien-Hue opens disaster centre

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue officially opened a natural disaster prevention centre yesterday.

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Thua Thien-Hue puts calamity prevention centre into use

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Thua Thien-Hue puts calamity prevention centre into use

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue officially put into operation a natural disaster prevention centre on December 9.

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Thua Thien-Hue puts calamity prevention centre into use

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Thua Thien-Hue puts calamity prevention centre into use

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue officially put into operation a natural disaster prevention centre on December 9.

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At least 2 killed as Typhoon Hagupit sweeps through Philippines

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At least 2 killed as Typhoon Hagupit sweeps through Philippines

The typhoon roared into remote fishing communities on Samar island on Saturday night (Dec 6) with wind gusts of 210kph. The wind strength at landfall made Hagupit the most powerful storm to hit the Philippines this year, exceeding a typhoon in July that killed more than 100 people.

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