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Laos    Laos   

Laos is a Southeast Asian country traversed by the Mekong River and known for mountainous terrain, French colonial architecture, hill tribe settlements and Buddhist monasteries. Vientiane, the capital, is the site of the That Luang monument, where a reliquary reportedly houses the Buddha’s breastbone, plus the Patuxai war memorial and Talat Sao (Morning Market), a complex jammed with food, clothes and craft stalls. ― Google

CapitalVientiane

Currency: Lao kip

Population: 7.276 million (2020) World Bank

President: Thongloun Sisoulith

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Early August 2023, persistent heavy rain has led to extensive flooding across central and southern regions of Laos. The flooding has damaged numerous farms and houses, affecting thousands of people in these inundated areas. According to information shared by National Disaster Management Committee(NDMC), The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare(MOLSW) on 5th August 2023, mentioned that eight provinces, including Phongsali, Xaignabouly, Vientiane Capital, Champasax, Savannakhet, Khammouan, Bolikhamxai, and Houaphan, were affected by floods. Approximately 8,300 households (equivalent to around 41,500 individuals) in 305 villages and 24 districts across these provinces were impacted. The immediate needs for food and clean drinking water have become urgent priorities. Notably, provinces hit hardest, including Borikhamxay, Khammuan, and Savannakhet, now require boats for rescue and assistance efforts.  

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Humanitarian Impact
  41,500
      Affected Persons
8,300
        Families
    231
          Damaged Homes

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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