Heavy rains and flash flooding caused the collapse of the Xe Namoy Xe Pian Dam in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province of Lao PDR on the night of July 23rd, affecting over 6,000 people with over 100 missing (as of 26 July 2018)
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) hosted a technical session on “Reducing Disaster Risks in Business Continuity” at the Global Inclusive Disaster Management Conference (GIDMC) held in New Delhi on 10-11 July 2018.
ADPC and delegates from the Government of Nepal signed a MoU to strengthen current and future efforts in enhancing Nepal’s resilience against disasters. ADPC has supported the government in the past and discussed future collaboration including the 14th meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC) to be jointly organized with Nepal at the end of the year.
A total of 80 Mongolian journalists have gained technical knowledge and learned practical skills on integrating disaster preparedness and mitigation into their beats through a media training organized by NEMA of Mongolia, ADPC and the ThaiPBS. The workshops successfully prepare journalists to tell newsworthy stories on how communities are building resilience against disasters in Mongolia.
A total of 21 participants completed the 3rd Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE) Course held at Guwahati, Assam State, India. Under the HOPE South Asia Project being implemented with support from USAID-OFDA, ADPC is offering HOPE Courses to medical practitioners in South Asia to enhance the casualty management capacity of selected public hospitals.
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