Disasters and emergency response

Disaster preparedness and emergency response policy and administration

Villages inundated as heavy rain lashes provinces

Thousands of people in many provinces are suffering from flash floods after heavy rain in recent days has inundated their communities in Xayaboury, Bokeo, Xieng Khuang and Vientiane provinces. Xayaboury district has been the hardest hit and more than 10 villages are affected. Roads, water ...

Siladda Souliyong

Japan, UNICEF Strengthen Disaster Resilience, Preparedness of Flood-Affected Areas in Attapeu

(KPL)-The Ambassador of Japan to Laos Keizo Takewaka, and UNICEF Representative Pia Rebello Britto visited Sanamxay district, Attapeu on Nov 12, to observe UNICEF-supported interventions to promote the sustainable recovery of flood-affected areas and strengthen community-based disaster resilience and preparedness.Keep reading. ...


Xayaboury earthquake damage estimated at 2 billion kip

Damage to property in Hongsa and Xaysathan districts of Xayaboury province has been estimated at over 2 billion kip after at least 300 families were affected by an earthquake last week.Director of the province’s Labour and Social Welfare Department, Mr Nouphone Xaypanyachith, said two earthquakes ...

Phomphong Laoin

Laos attempts to rebuild flood victims’ lives amid budget constraints

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government estimates that about 3 trillion kip is needed to repair the damage caused by recent flooding and to restore flood-hit communities to normal.The impacts of disasters are a major challenge for Laos in working towards poverty eradication, with many ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos creates fund to cope with climate change

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has established a new fund designed to strengthen Laos’ capacity to address and cope with climate change threats.According to the Prime Ministerial Decree on Climate Change, which was published in the Lao National Gazette on October 17, the fund ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Saravan prepares new crop to replace harvest lost to floods

Farmers in 50 villages of Khongxedon district, Saravan province, are preparing to plant over 3,000 hectares of dry season rice after they lost a large amount of the wet season rice crop in the recent floods.The Deputy Governor of Khongxedon district, Mr Khamfeua Khounnisai, said ...

Phomphong Laoin

Khammuan road repair bill estimated at 33 billion kip

Khammuan province: Authorities in this flood-stricken area say at least 33 billion kip is needed to repair damaged roads in five districts.Director of the province’s Public Works and Transport Department, Mr Phitsamai Khongsadath, told media “We expect to need a budget of over 33 billion ...

Phomphong Laoin

Flood-hit communities receive more relief supplies

Savannakhet province: Government officials led by Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone on Wednesday delivered emergency supplies worth over 161 million kip to communities in Xonbouly district that suffered in the recent floods.Dr Sonexay, who is Chairman of the National Ad Hoc Committee in charge ...

Phomphong Laoin

Khammuan authorities monitoring food prices in flood-hit areas

Khammuan province: Provincial authorities are monitoring and regulating the price of consumer goods, especially rice and meat, amid shortages caused by flooding in six districts.Khammuan was one of several provinces devastated by floods after tropical depression Podul brought torrential rain at the end of August ...

Phomphong Laoin

Khammuan steps up flood recovery effort, calls for crop seeds

Khammuan province: Authorities in the province’s flood-hit Yommalath district are providing affected families with rice, drinking water and other essential supplies, but stress that crop seeds are the most urgent need.The Deputy Governor of Yommalath district, Mr Khounsy Saengdala, told visiting media on Monday that ...

Phomphong Laoin

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