United States Donates More than One Million COVID-19 Vaccines to Lao PDR Through the COVAX Facility Press Release Laos U S Agency for International Development
The dam building program has regularly required the displacement and transplanting of inhabitants of villages that are found to obstruct dam construction, the benefits of which "are mainly enjoyed outside of the country", said environmental activists. The BBC reported that as of 2017, Laos had 46 "operational hydroelectric power plants", with 54 more planned. Further, there are 10 dams already built and a similar number, including the one that burst, under construction. The Laos government has stated that by 2025, hydroelectric power will be the country’s primary source of income. Two-thirds of the electricity Laos‘ produces is exported to its neighbours, especially Thailand and China. The ambitions of the Laotian government toward hydroelectric power were well known decades previously.
- In Phase 1, Jai Lao focused on immediate relief for the affected communities through care package distribution.
- Foreign individuals living in Laos also helping to deliver aid by raising money from their food businesses.
- Singapore Armed Forces delivered S$280,000 in flood relief supplies on Thursday evening while officers from SCDF will arrive on Friday.
- One of the largest banks in Laos, Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao, set up a relief donation fund seeking to raise 2 billion kip (US$238,000) for victims of the disaster.
At the G7 Summit, members pledged to help low- and middle-income countries access vaccines by donating doses. Government’s example of making dose donations immediately, with ongoing donations over the coming months. “Ensuring equitable access to vaccines and vaccinating the world’s most vulnerable has been the key priorities for WHO. The United States’ support is very timely as it comes at a time when the country needs it most and will help bring the vaccines to those most in need in hard-to-reach areas,” said Dr. Gao Jun, WHO Officer-in-Charge to Lao PDR. “I am proud to represent the United States Government in providing these lifesaving vaccines to the people of the Lao PDR,” remarked H.E.
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Just to confirm the above account details are correct I made a donation today and it arrived within minutes, please try and help if you can lot’s of tragic pictures emerging on media sites, these people need our help. As i am sure you are aware a huge amount relief will be required to help the poor people of Laos effected by the Dam collapse in the Attapue region. VIENTIANE, LAO PDR —The United States provided $700,000 to Population Services International in support of the Ministry of Health, Department of Communicable Disease Control, Center of Malariology, Parasitology, and Entomology , via the U.S. This grant will support the Strengthening Surveillance to Accelerate Malaria Elimination project under the Impact Malaria Program in Lao PDR, from 2021 to 2023. From trainings on using NASA data to the latest published research, we offer free resources that are open to all.
The supplies were donated by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development and will be used by the Ministry of Health to further prevent and respond to any spread of COVID-19 in Lao PDR. PNPC is a joint venture between several regional power companies, including Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding of Thailand, South Korea’s Korea Western Power, and Laos’ state-run power company. Tropical Storm Son-Tinh – a tropical cyclone that is strongly related to or caused the dam collapse. As of 23 September, 40 people were confirmed dead, at least 98 more were missing and 6,600 others were displaced.
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When we use Earth-observing data to illuminate issues and solve challenges, everyone benefits. Our community works together to harness the power of these data and create worldwide change. Dykstra saw the horrifying footage of death and destruction in what she said is some of the poorest places in Laos. She was concerned money given to the Laos Government would not reach the places and people most in need, so she was working with a trusted, anonymous organisation over there to ensure direct aid, she said.
“Vaccines save lives as progress in childhood immunization over the last decades has shown. Thus, it brings me joy to see the steady progress we are collectively making towards vaccinating the Lao population. Equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines represents the clearest pathway out of this pandemic for all of us, children included. As the virus mutates producing new variants, the need to join hands to defeat it is even greater. Donating doses now is a smart policy that speaks to our collective best interests,” stated Ms. Beate Dastel, UNICEF Representative a.i.
In addition, the Government has said it will donate US$100,000 to kickstart a public fundraising appeal by the Singapore Red Cross. Singapore officials including President Halimah Yacob, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen and Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan have all written letters to their Lao counterparts to express their condolences. The SAF team was made up of officers from the Changi Regional Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Coordination Centre. If you make a donation be sure to put your name in the sender’s message followed by Ride Asia so they can identify the donations, thank you.
TypeDam failureDeaths71Missing98–1100The 2018 Laos dam collapse was the collapse of Saddle Dam D, part of a larger hydroelectric dam system under construction in southeast Laos’s Champasak Province, on 23 July 2018. The dam collapse lead to widespread destruction and homelessness among the local population in neighbouring Attapeu Province. As of 25 September, 40 people were confirmed dead, at least 98 more were missing , and 6,600 others were displaced. In response to the devastating flooding in Laos caused by a dam collapse, Christian Community Credit Union donated $10,000 through a matching donation to Operation Mobilization .