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27 Jul 2016 description

VIET NAM

Heavy rain accompanied with strong wind poured Ham Yen, Tuyen Quyen Province. The incident has damaged 46 houses.

INDONESIA

Flood and landslide affected three districts in Banten Province, i.e. Pandeglang, Serang and Cilegon. Based on the BNPB report, the incidents have caused 4 deaths in Pandeglang District and submerged around 2,300 houses. In Banyuwangi District, East Java Province, flood submerged 300 houses.

27 Jul 2016 description

By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia

27 Jul 2016 description

PANDEGLANG - Heavy rain with sea tide triggered flash flood that hit four villages, Teluk, Cigondang, Labuan, Kalang Anyer in Labuan Sub-district and two other villages, Sukajadi and Carita (Kp. Cengkara), in Carita Sub-district on Sunday (24/7) around 9 pm. The heavy rain triggered landslide in hillious area followed flash flood. At the same time sea tide came so that flood with height 50-150 inundated settlement.

26 Jul 2016 description
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Message from the Director

25 Jul 2016 description

CHINA

Since 18 July, continuous heavy rainfall affected several areas of northern, central and eastern China triggering floods and landslides. As of 21 July, around 10.5 million people were affected in eight provinces (including Shanxi, Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Liaoning, Shandong, Henan, and Inner Mongolia). An estimated 337,000 people were temporarily relocated due to floods.

22 Jul 2016 description
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.

20 Jul 2016 description

Indonesia has already made notable strides to develop climate mitigation strategies that ensure the protection of its forests, notably through its high-level support for efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) since 2007.

20 Jul 2016 description

This briefing note outlines the challenges and opportunities for Indonesia to achieve water, energy and food security targets in ways that align with its long term development strategy. A water-energy-food (WEF) nexus approach is used to identify and evaluate synergies and trade-offs across different sector targets. This recognises the interdependency between water, energy and food systems and their reliance on natural resources, in particular forests and peatlands.

20 Jul 2016 description

A series of studies were undertaken in Aceh to explore some the challenges facing the province, as they work towards meeting the goals of the medium-term development plan (RPJMN) without further environmental degradation.

20 Jul 2016 description

CHINA
• Severe weather, including heavy rain, thunderstorms, hail and TC NEPARTAK, has continued to affect several areas of the country over the past month causing more floods and landslides.
• According to national authorities, as of 19 July, the death toll due to the recent floods and landslides, has reached 295 people, 47 are still missing, over 499 200 have been evacuated and over 536 500 buildings have been partially damaged or destroyed in several provinces of the country.

19 Jul 2016 description

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.

19 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least 11 countries across Asia-Pacific experienced severe weather conditions due to El Niño.

  • In February, Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone recorded in the South Pacific, devastated Fiji.

  • In DPR Korea, 18million people are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance – 2016 response plan severely underfunded.

  • Tropical Storm Roanu triggers worst flooding in Sri Lanka in 25 years; preparedness actions mitigated loss of life in Bangladesh.

19 Jul 2016 description

JAKARTA – The National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) continuously conducts efforts to improve community preparedness towards threats of volcanic eruption. One of the efforts is built by BNPB and Local Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Jawa Timur is to install the sign and information board related with volcanic eruption hazard.

19 Jul 2016 description

JAKARTA - Heavy rain had fallen since Thursday (14/7) until Saturday morning triggered rivers overflowed so that flooding occured in Konawe Utara District, Sulawesi Tenggara on Saturday (16/7) at 4 am. Around 12 villages in three sub-districts are inundated with water level 1 - 2,5 meters. Around 735 houses are inundated. 1.354 villagers were evacuated to official resident of Konawe Utara Regent and some schools.

19 Jul 2016 description

KARO - The national and local governments continue to seek durable solutions for Sinabung internally displaced people, especially relocation for those who are still in shelters. The government is targeting the end of 2016, as many as 1,903 IDPs of Sinabung in some shelters in Tanah Karo, Sumatera Utara to immediately settle at the relocation is being prepared by the Government.

19 Jul 2016 description

JAKARTA - Whirlwind hit Kota Binjai, Sumatera Utara on Tuesday (12/7), at 22.00 WIB. Heavy rain and the whirlwind occurred at the same time. Local disaster management agency (BPBD) Binjai reported more than 400 houses damaged. This insident gave impacts in 4 sub-district, while 3 people were injured.

The sub-districts affected are Binjai Barat (Kelurahan Sukaramai, Sukamaju, Limau Sundai, Payaroba, Limau Mungkur, Bandar Senembah), Binjai Kota (Setia, Pekan Binjai, Tangsi), Binjai Timur (Timbang Langkat), Binjai Utara (Jatinegara).

19 Jul 2016 description

JAKARTA - Volcanic activity of Bromo located in Probolinggo, Jawa Timur is increasing compared to the previous condition in the last month. Based on visual monitoring conducted by Mount Bromo Observation Post on Wednesday (13/7), the Volcano Survey Indonesia (PVMBG) reported that weather conditions was bright-cloudy, wind calm, temperature 8-20 °C.

The volcano spewed out white-grey-brown smoke with various thickness and pressure from moderate to strong. Height of the smoke reached 300 up to 1.000 meters from crater. Volcanic ash was distributed by wind to southwest to east.

18 Jul 2016 description

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Increased rainfall has eased the drought situation in most parts of Papua New Guinea, however, severe food and water insecurity persists in remote, isolated and inaccessible areas. Following an inter-agency food security verification exercise, an additional 46,000 people have been assessed as requiring food in Milne Bay province. This brings the current total of people in need of food assistance to 226,000 people. The Government, together with WFP and local churches, are working on a joint plan to respond to needs identified in Milne Bay.

14 Jul 2016 description

Summary

WHO and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.