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Dramatic video of devastating floods in Peru

A bus passenger in Otuzco captures the moment when a rush of water comes raging down close to the vehicle.

Vietnam to form $300 mln fund to protect coffee, rice production

Concessional loans from the World Bank will help support these key export products. 

Heavy rain damages rice crops in southern Vietnam

Mekong Delta provinces, which just recovered from a historic drought a year ago, is bracing for more unfavorable weather.
February 08, 2017 | 05:19 pm GMT+7

Vietnam gov't says needs $1 billion to counter effects of El Nino

The country lost $673 million during its most severe drought in almost a century.
November 16, 2016 | 12:23 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese farmers indignant as Mekong Delta prays for flood waters to arrive

Chinese hydropower dams on the Mekong River are taking a heavy toll on people living downstream. 
August 15, 2016 | 05:53 pm GMT+7

Drought and fish deaths drown Vietnam’s seafood exports

Processing factories are floundering to find something to process.
August 04, 2016 | 05:04 pm GMT+7

Dengue fever continues to ravage Vietnam

Cases of dengue fever are rapidly increasing, with 14 deaths reported so far this year.
July 27, 2016 | 01:59 pm GMT+7

World must stop next El Nino harming development: U.N. envoy

Governments have been too slow to respond to droughts and floods linked to the El Nino.
July 09, 2016 | 03:33 pm GMT+7

El Nino drought leaves millions hungry and in need of drinking water in Vietnam

An El Niño-induced drought in Vietnam has left one million people in urgent need of food assistance and two million people lacking access to drinking water, Europe’s humanitarian ...
June 21, 2016 | 10:12 am GMT+7

Drought killing Vietnamese shrimp hits seafood exports

Vietnam exports about $7 billion worth of seafood each year, mostly from waters off its southern coast, and the industry has started to feel the impact of the worst drought and ...
June 13, 2016 | 07:37 pm GMT+7

Hot weather likely behind the massive lobster die-off in southern Vietnam

Lobster farmers in the south-central province of Phu Yen are suffering huge financial losses following a recent massive lobster die-off.
June 13, 2016 | 06:10 pm GMT+7

Japan offers $2.5 mln in emergency aid to help Vietnam combat drought

The Japanese government has pledged a $2.5 million grant to support Vietnam’s fight against the worst drought and salinity it has experienced in almost a century.
May 31, 2016 | 07:06 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's 2016 drought-hit rice output to fall 1.5 percent: government official

Vietnam's rice output is likely to fall this year for the first time since 2005 following the worst drought in 90 years, but the decline will be limited as farmers expand their ...
May 31, 2016 | 11:44 am GMT+7

Shrimp farmers going broke due to severe drought

Vietnam is struggling against the worst drought and salinity in almost a century, and the historic natural disaster has taken a heavy toll on the southernmost province of Ca Mau, ...
May 27, 2016 | 06:20 pm GMT+7

Mekong Delta farmers welcome rains after months of drought

Local farmers in 13 Mekong Delta districts have returned to their crops now that rain has bought much-needed relief from the drought.
May 27, 2016 | 05:40 pm GMT+7