Relief work is hampered by poor roads and shortages of manpower and farm goods following more flooding.
Meanwhile, others who relocated two years ago say they have yet to receive promised vocational training.
Thousands displaced by flooding meanwhile crowd a tent camp amid health and sanitation concerns.
The Mekong River Commission Secretariat says dam safety standards apply only to projects on the mainstream Mekong, not on the tributaries.
UN Human Rights Committee faults Laos over enforced disappearances, freedom of speech and many other problems
Lao authorities, South Korean dam builder are constructing temporary housing for villagers displaced by July 23 dam burst and flood.
Meanwhile, the death toll from the incident has climbed to 30 as rescue efforts continue.
The country’s prime minister suggests heavy rains and faulty construction are to blame.
The breach at the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydropower project in Champassak leaves at least seven downstream villages submerged.
Compensation was promised by June but has still not been paid, Lao sources say.
Government representatives 'try to change the conversation,' one rights group says.
Their finding differs from that of a recent report by Save the Children which cites a higher figure.
Villagers complain about foul odors from a stream polluted by the factory.
Discovery of the road, bulldozed by smugglers from April to May, ends logging in the Xesap forest for now.
They believe they might not receive fair compensation for losing their homes and farmland to the project.
So far, officials have completed surveys about the project’s impact in only two villages.
The fund would help Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia become more self-sufficient, officials say.