25 November 2013
A series of five major storm events during the summer-monsoon season of 2013 caused flooding in 12 out of 17 provinces (52 out 145 districts) across the Lao PDR and affected a total of 395,000 people. Flooding is not unusual at this time of the year but the individual flood events were caused by different weather systems which occurred in different locations at different points in time (starting in July and ending in October 2013), and hit with varying levels of severity. In the South the flood water levels were high for up to 6 days inundating the rice crops that were almost ready to be harvested. Although many fields appear lush green the rice crops are often completely damaged because of the long time under water.
30 June 2011
A follow-up assessment was carried out by WFP in cooperation with CARE Laos and World Vision in late January 2011. The main objective was to identify the number of people in need of food assistance after the recent shocks such as the poor rainfall and flash floods during the year 2010.
14 May 2010
The rapid assessment identified urgent needs for Food for Relief (FFR) assistance in Bokeo, and in a limited number of villages in the east of Houaphan.
14 May 2010
This reports main objective is to evaluate developments in the food security context of Ketsana-affected provinces in southern Laos that have occurred between November 2009 - March 2010.
30 November 2009
The World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with partners undertook an Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) in northern Lao. The assessment was in response to continued rodent infestation, drought and floods and several requests made by local government.
31 October 2009
This assessment was jointly undertaken by the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and IASC’s Joint Assessment Taskforce in close collaboration with the Department of Statistics (DOS) to review the extent and impact of the floods.
27 March 2009
In late 2008, WFP received reports identifying 2008 as a particularly bad year. Requests for assistance came in for over 500 villages with 250,000 people potentially affected. The Vientiane Times reported the rat outbreak to be the worst in over 20 years.
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