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04 Sep 2015 description

Highlights

  • The pace of general and food inflation in the region in June was estimated at 2.5 and 2.4 percent, respectively.

  • Prices for limes in the Philippines and Thailand fell by 5.3 percent and 53.5 percent, respectively, in June, but rose by 10.6 percent in Sri Lanka. z Prices for fresh vegetables in China have been fluctuating less on the season’s more plentiful supplies, except for tomato and kidney beans.

01 Sep 2015 description

August 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations

Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nepal, Yemen

  • Improved situations

Guinea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka

September 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts

Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen

  • Conflict resolution opportunities

    South Sudan

30 Aug 2015 description

La Havane, Cuba | AFP | 30/08/2015 - 01:02 GMT

par Francisco JARA

La tempête tropicale Erika, qui a fait 20 morts cette semaine sur la petite île de la Dominique, s'est progressivement dissipée samedi au-dessus de Cuba.

Selon le centre cubain de prévisions météorologiques, la tempête a été déclassée au rang de dépression tropicale dans la journée, à la faveur d'un couloir de basse pression sur l'île.

28 Aug 2015 description
report Xinhua

NAY PYI TAW, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Two military aircraft from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) arrived at Myanmar's Nay Pyi Taw International Airport Friday morning with relief supplies to flood victims of the country.

The aid supplies were handed over to the Myanmar side and were received by Lieutenant-General Ye Aung of the Defense Ministry in the presence of Chinese Ambassador Hong Liang.

The supplies include blankets, electric generators and tents to be used by Myanmar flood victims.

27 Aug 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 July 2015, there were 285 cases of dengue reported in China. From 1 July to 31 July 2015, 130 dengue cases were reported. An increase of cases in the month of July is similar to the previous three years.(Figure 1)

Malaysia

25 Aug 2015 description

• GONI passed over the Ishigaki and west of Miyako islands, southern Okinawa prefecture, as a Typhoon on 23 August. On 24 August, at 6.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 158km west of Amami islands and it had max. sust. Winds of 204 km/h.

• Over the next 24h, GONI is forecast to move north-east towards western Kyushu in southern mainland Japan, passing west of the rest of Okinawa prefecture and west of Kagoshima prefecture islands, as well. Its intensity will decrease, but it will remain a Typhoon. It may reach Kyushu on late 24 August.

24 Aug 2015 description

BANGLADESH

A rapid assessment launched after Cyclone Komen reports that a total of 2.6 million people affected, with Sathkia, Chittagong and Noakhali districts the worst affected. Nearly 220,000 households are in need of emergency assistance, the vast majority of whom require immediate food assistance. An estimated US$6.3 million is required to cover the needs and proposals were sent to donors.

2.6 million people affected

MYANMAR

23 Aug 2015 description

SITUATION

• Typhoon GONI weakened as it approached the Babuyan group of islands in the Strait of Luzon. On 21 August, at 6.00 UTC, its centre was located 40km south-east of Babuyan Island and it had maximum sustained wind speed of 185km/h.

22 Aug 2015 description

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Saturday 8/22/2015 - 15:24 GMT

by Joel GUINTO

Ten people were killed while thousands fled to higher ground as powerful typhoon Goni brought torrential rains to the northern Philippines, triggering landslides and floods, officials said Saturday.

Nine people died in Mountain Province and Benguet in the northern highlands after their houses were buried in rocks and mud. A man was killed in nearby Ilocos Norte province after he was hit by a falling tree, the national disaster council said in a report.

21 Aug 2015 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- China's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) has predicated severe waves induced by Typhoon Goni in the East China Sea and South China Sea in the coming days.

The Bashi Channel will see waves with a height of up to 11 meters by noon on Saturday, with waves as high as nine meters forecast for regions east of Taiwan. Waves up to five meters were forecast for the Taiwan Strait and the northeast part of South China Sea.

20 Aug 2015 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Finance announced Wednesday that it has allocated 860 million yuan (136.5 million U.S. dollars) to fight flood and drought.

Of the total, 615 million yuan will be sent to regions hit by typhoons, rainstorms and floods, while the remaining 245 million yuan will go to drought-hit areas.

Flooding has resulted in the deaths of 232 people with 55 people still missing nationwide this year, with southern China reporting the majority of victims, said the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters Tuesday.

19 Aug 2015 description
report Xinhua

XI'AN, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Rescue work was suspended Tuesday to prevent more geological disasters after a landslide in northwest China's Shaanxi Province last week, local authorities said Wednesday.

19 Aug 2015 description

GONI (named “**INENG**” in the Philippines) formed over the northern Pacific Ocean, south-east of Guam, on 14 August. From there, it started moving north-west, intensifying.

19 Aug 2015 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Flooding has resulted in the death of 232 people and left 55 people missing nationwide so far this year, with southern China reporting the majority of victims, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said Tuesday.

About 59.32 million people in 29 provincial regions were affected by flooding and waterlogging as of Monday, causing direct economic losses of 117.6 billion yuan (18.4 billion U.S. dollars), statistics from the headquarters showed.

19 Aug 2015 description
report Xinhua

CHENGDU, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Eight people died and 18 others are missing after heavy rain in southwest China's Sichuan Province since Sunday.

The rain and floods have affected 564,000 people in six cities, and 12,500 people have been relocated, according to figures released by the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters Tuesday.

Six deaths and all of the missing were reported in Xuyong County, Luzhou City. Mudslides on Monday morning destroyed homes and cut off power, telecommunications and roads.

18 Aug 2015 description

1. Executive Summary

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18 Aug 2015 description

Chinese Embassy to Pakistan Charged’ Affairs Mr Zhao Lijian on Monday donated US $ 50000 to Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) for flood victims.

Mr Zhao Lijian handed over the donation cheque to PRCS Secretary General Dr Rizwan Naseer at the PRCS National Headquarters.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Zhao Lijian said that the Chinese Government and people stand with their Pakistani brethrens in this hour of need.

18 Aug 2015 description
report Xinhua

YINCHUAN, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- More than a million people in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region have been affected by drought, said the regional civil affairs department on Monday.

It said about 1.05 million people from 12 counties and districts have been left thirsty by drought that has lingered since May. More than half these people are in need of basic supplies while 450,000 are short of drinking water.

18 Aug 2015 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Almost a million people in parts of Ningxia Hui autonomous region affected by a drought are now assured of access food and drinking water.

The Ministry of Civil Affairs and the China National Commission for Disaster Reduction have sent relief teams to Ningxia, where precipitation in July averaged only 11.1mm, 70 percent less than normal.

High temperatures, lack of rainfall and inadequate water storage have affected 989,000 people and 603,000 are in need of basic supplies. Some 50,000 hectares of crops have been destroyed.