Lao Red Cross Conducts Needs Assessment for Recovery Phase of Attapeu Emergency Operation | 15-25 March 2019 | Attapeu, Lao PDR

 

A primary assessment was done by the Lao Red Cross team for 1,936 households in 12 villages (Khokkong, Thaouan, Donmuang, Donbok, Pindong, Tamoryord, Hinlath, Hadoudomsay, Sompoy, Hadyao, Tangao and Hinsombat) under Samamsay district. The assessment narrowed down the number of target beneficiaries for shelter repairment which are 321 households from 10 villages (Thaouan, Donmuang, Donbok, Pindong, Tamoryord, hadoudomsay, Sompoy, Hadyao, Tangao and Hinsombat ).

In addition, the assessment also identified 384 households which will need either latrine construction (217 households) or latrine repair (167 households). TCurrently, the assessment team is summarising the data to determine the livelihoods support needed. The data validation process is also ongoing to select the final list of beneficiaries.

Download the full assessment report here to see the steps taken during the assessment and the specific needs of the 12 villages.

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Lao Red Cross Reviews Effectiveness of Attapeu Flash Floods Emergency Response Operation | 14 March 2019 | Attapeu, Lao PDR

Lao Red Cross (LRC) has conducted an internal lesson learned workshop during a planning meeting in Attapeu on 14 March 2019.

Participants: 17 persons, from headquarters and Attapeu Chapter including the leads from the Disaster Management, Health, International Relations, Finance, and Administrations departments.

Objective: To discuss what went well, challenges and recommendations consolidated from the beginning of the operation until the end of the emergency phase.

Outcome: The workshop allowed participants to discuss and review about the operation. The participants were divided into two groups, each had representatives from both headquarters and chapter.

Group 1’s discussion:

What went well:

* LRC HQ established a flood response committee

* Good support from partners

* Strong Communication with different sectors

* Received Fund and budget from society and others

Challenges:

* No previous experience to face such kind of disaster (this is the first-time floods happened due to dam collapse in Laos)

* Poor road condition and difficult to access.

* Not enough vehicles and rescue equipment

* Unclear communication between HQ and Provincial level

* Lack of skilled and experienced HR

* There are some gaps on the operation

Recommendations:

* Should have a clear plan and strategy to implement activities.

* Build capacity to all staffs who focus on emergency response.

* Support operation equipment

* Build a strong relationship with partners and other stakeholders

* Support allowance to staffs and volunteers who work so hard for the operation.

Group 2’s discussion:

What went well:

* All staffs have responsibilities on their own work

* There is some discussion and planning among the team

* Good communication with other partners

* There is teamwork within the organization

* Received relief items and equipment

* Good support from partners (IFRC, German Red Cross, Swiss Red Cross, Thai Red Cross Society, etc)

Challenges:

* Road condition is poor and difficult to access.

* Most of the staff has no experiences in emergency response

* There was no emergency plan of action (Fund, People, equipment…)

* Uncleared communication system

* Shortage of rescue equipment and vehicle

* Lack of preparation for flood response

Recommendations:

* Emergency response plan needs to exist

* Trained volunteer should be in place in each area/chapter so that they can respond immediately

* LRC should create a volunteer system under Red Cross chapter

* Should have enough rescue equipment and vehicles

* Capacity building for staff and volunteers about Disaster Management/ Disaster Risk Reduction/Disaster Response Management

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Indonesian Red Cross mobilizes 39 personnel to carry out evacuation from burning vessel in North Jakarta


Ships carrying hundreds of passengers who were having a vacation on Zahro Express in Tidung Island scorched entirely due to burning at sea on Sunday morning of 1 January 2017. “Indonesian Red Cross mobilized 39 personnel of the emergency response team and 10 ambulances to evacuate the passengers on Zahro”, said Oktariadi, Head of Service of IRC of Jakarta province.

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Indonesian Red Cross deploys emergency teams to Bima for flash floods


A series of flash floods that hit Bima municipality and Bima regency, both in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) have displaced over 100,000 local residents and have paralyzed economic activity in the region, the local authorities said. NTB Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said the flash floods, which swept through the region on Wednesday and Friday following hours of heavy rainfall, had inundated 33 sub-districts, home to a total of 105,000 people.

Arifin M. Hadi, Head of Disaster Management Division of the Indonesian Red Cross added that as many as 250 hygiene kits, 250 tarpaulins, 250 blankets and one rubber boat and additional assistance were sent to the Bima to be given to affected residents of Bima. “Until now, Indonesian Red Cross is still in the service of the distribution of aid, cleaning up public facilities, providing service kitchen and has distributed 50,000 liters of clean water,” he explained.

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Framework for Disaster Management and Emergency Response in Thailand – ASEAN Regional Forum Disaster Relief Exercise (ARF DiRex)

Framework for Disaster Management and Emergency Response in Thailand – ASEAN Regional Forum Disaster Relief Exercise (ARF DiRex)

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