In June 2011, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) experienced Typhoon Haima, which caused widespread flooding in four provinces: Bolikhamxay, Xayaboury, Vientiane, and Xiengkhouang. The floods caused extensive damage to people’s livelihoods, property, and to social and physical infrastructure. The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) reported that more than 87,4031 people from 362 villages in 36 districts in those four provinces had been directly affected by the disaster.
The Typhoon Haima Joint Damage, Losses and Needs Assessment (JDLNA) covers the damage and losses in key sectors -including agriculture, housing, transport, education, health as well as industry, commerce, tourism, trade and environment (hydrometeorological services). It assesses the resources needed for recovery, restoring livelihoods, and improving the climate resilience of the affected sectors in the short-, medium- and long-term. This report also highlights some of the government commitments to improve its internal coordination and reporting system for disaster emergency response and preparedness between the line ministries at the central and local levels, as well as to establish the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework for long-term reconstruction and recovery.