Cyclone Ruano hit as many as 15 Districts in the southern and south-eastern parts of Bangladesh on 21 May 2016. UNFPA staff speak to affected populations about the damage caused by cyclone Ruano in Pathuakali, Bangladesh.Hundreds of thousands of people had to evacuate to cyclone shelters, as they lost their homes, belongings and livelihoods to the storm. Women and girls of reproductive age are included among those hardest hit, many of whom are actually now pregnant and in need of safe childbirth.
- All the major river systems are in falling trend except Ganges.
- The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, the Ganges-Padma and Surma-Kushiyara river may likely to fall in next 24 hours.
Following the floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Roanu, the President of Sri Lanka has established a special Environmental Relief Task Force to manage the impact of the disaster and to facilitate suitable living conditions for the affected people. As of 26 May, over 300,000 people are affected. Authorities confirmed 104 fatalities and over 21,000 people remain displaced. Bilateral assistance from several countries in the region continues to arrive to support the ongoing response.
The Rohingya crisis is a human rights crisis with serious humanitarian consequences. In Myanmar/Burma, the Rohingya have very limited access to basic services and viable livelihood opportunities due to strict movement restrictions. The legal status and the discrimination that these stateless people face must be addressed.
On 26 May 2016, the final of four Roundtable discussions on Compact2025 took place in Malawi with State Vice President Dr Saulosi Klaus Chilima emphasising the need for Malawi to fight hunger and under nutrition. He stated that if it is not addressed, national and global development goals will not be achieved.
All the major river systems are in falling trend.
The water level of all major rivers may likely to fall in next 24 hours.
On 21 May 2016, Tropical Roanu-16 hit Bangladesh, especially south and southeast regions Barisal and Chittagong. Torrential rains accompanied with strong winds have been killed and almost half a million persons evacuated to shelters. Many areas remain flooded with houses heavily affected or destroyed. Due to torrential rains the regions have been affected by landslides.
The present map shows basic topographic features derived from public datasets, refined by means of visual interpretation of pre-event imagery.
On 21 May 2016, Tropical Cyclone ROANU-16 hit Bangladesh, especially south and southeast regions Barisal and Chittagong. Torrential rains accompanied with strong winds have been lashing the coastal areas of S-SE Bangladesh causing heavy damages. As a result, 21 people from six districts have been killed and almost half a million person evacuated to shelters. Many areas remain flooded with houses heavily affected or destroyed. Due to torrential rains the regions have been affected by landslides.
• Heavy rain has been affecting western and centralwestern areas of the country over the past few days causing floods and landslides.
• Media reported at least 100 houses damaged in Valle del Cauca and Antioquia departments.
• Over the next 24 h more heavy rain is forecast for the already affected areas of the country.
IDEAM, NOAA, Local Media
SRI LANKA, INDIA, BANGLADESH, MYANMAR/BURMA
• TC ROANU caused widespread damage and casualties in several countries.
Hundreds of refugees who survived the 2015 boat crisis in South East Asia have been locked up in poor conditions in Malaysia ever since, Amnesty International said, following a visit to the country to investigate the fate of people one year on.
After harrowing footage of desperate refugees and migrants stranded at sea was beamed around the world last May, Malaysia agreed to accept 1,100 people. Almost 400 of those were identified as Rohingya refugees – people fleeing persecution in Myanmar. One year on, the majority of the Rohingya remain in Malaysia’s Belantik detention centre.
All the major river systems are in falling trend.
The water level of the North-Eastern Rivers of the country especially the Surma, Kushiyara & Manu may likely to rise in next 24 hours.
- Following Cyclone Roanu, ECHO field assessments to Chittagong in the South East and Bhola and Barguna in the South indicate a need for urgent humanitarian response. Communities and local Government authorities assess that food, shelter, water and sanitation and non-food items are the immediate priority. Reports also indicate that areas of Cox's Bazar are badly affected by flooding with food, shelter, water and sanitation being identified as urgent needs.
- Breaches in embankments along the coast continue to cause flooding during high tide.
Although Cyclone Roanu killed 30 people in Bangladesh last week, steps taken to reduce the country's risk from disasters saved many more lives.
On the evening of 22 May, Cyclone Roanu hit the coast of Bangladesh. On last count, the cyclone had caused the deaths of around 30 people. Although the loss of 30 lives should be considered too many, the death toll in light of previous climatic disasters makes this a good news story, where successful disaster risk reduction measures have avoided loss and damage.
KEY FINDINGS - SUMMARY
The JNA Field Teams conducted assessments in the 37 most affected Upazilas on the coastal belt. The JNA Phase 1 methodology is based on a questionnaire which JNA team members use to interview local government officials at the Upazila level. This data is then collated with available secondary data to produce key findings and recommendations.
Hundreds of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh are being held in a Malaysian detention centre – despite nominally being freed 12 months ago
Patrick Kingsley Migration correspondent
Hundreds of trafficking victims from Myanmar and Bangladesh remain detained in Malaysia a year after being rescued from near-certain death at sea during the Asian migration crisis.
The Ganges river system is in a rising trend, while the Padma is in a falling state.
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Surma and Kushiyara river systems are in a falling trend.
The water level of the North-Eastern Rivers of the country, especially the Surma and Kushiyara, may likely rise in next 24 hours.
Following Tropical Cyclone Roanu, the Humanitarian Country Task Team meets today in Dhaka to discuss the outcome of the Joint Needs Assessment Phase 1, the results of which are due today.
Two ECHO staff are currently assessing the situation in Chittagong (South East) and in Bhola and Barguna (South).
Initial information coming from the ECHO assessments in Chittagong and based on information from humanitarian partners and the Government authorities is that the sub-districts of Sandip, Banshkhali and Anwara are very seriously affected.
• Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of the country, especially the northern provinces, over the past few days, causing floods and landslides.
• As of 25 May, 1 550 people were displaced and over 520 houses were partially or fully damaged. Media also reported one dead in Santiago.
• Over the next 24 h moderate to locally heavy rain may still affect Dominican Republic, especially the areas already affected.
The Ganges river system is in rising trend, while the Padma is in steady state.
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Surma and Kushiyara river systems are in falling trend.
The water level of the North-Eastern Rivers of the country especially the Surma & Kushiyara may likely to rise in next 24 hours.
Situation: Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) started relief operation on 24 May, 2016. Till now relief items distributed among 891 families out of 3,000 families and safe drinking water distributed among 1,300 families in six most cyclone Roanu affected districts (Chittagong, Laksmipur, Noakhali, Barguna, Bhola and Patuakhali).