As a result of attacks on security and civilian targets by the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army in Laukkai (Kokang Self-Administered Zone) on 6 March, media sources reported that up to 20,000 people are estimated to have fled across the border into China. At least 30 people, including five civilians, were reportedly killed in the violence. Thousands of migrant workers from other parts of Myanmar have also fled the Laukkai area and are returning home.
20,000 people estimated to have crossed into China
Latest estimates indicate that about 94,000 people remain displaced (either in Bangladesh or within northern Rakhine) as a result of the 9 October attacks and subsequent security operations.
Humanitarian organizations in Bangladesh estimate that over 74,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh since October and remain in the Cox’s Bazaar area.
An estimated 20,000 people remain internally displaced in northern Rakhine.
As of 19 February, over 30,700 people remain displaced in northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) by flooding triggered by a series of weather systems since 8 January. At least 2,100 people are in 18 shelters, while most are staying with relatives and friends. Local authorities and NGOs, with support from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are providing food and other relief items.
258.7 million population (2016 projection) 49.8% Female 50.2% Male
148 million Number of people living in areas prone to a natural disaster
US$3,346 Lower middle income GDP per capita (2015)
As of 17 January, an estimated 644,000 people across eight provinces have been affected by drought and salt water intrusion over the past four months. Batticaloa District in Eastern province is the worst affected with 302,000 people experiencing the effects of drought.
The Government has initiated water trucking in Batticaloa and taken measures to import additional rice in the event the prolonged drought has significant impact on food supplies. The President of Sri Lanka has established a Task Force to coordinate the response.
During 2016 there were 2,342 disaster events, caused 522 deaths, 3.05 million displaced, 69 287 houses damaged and destroyed 2,311 units of public facilities, floods being the most common disasters and landslides the deadliest ones.
On 25 December, Typhoon Nock-Ten (locally known as Nina) made landfall over Catanduanes province as a Category 3 typhoon. As of 27 December, Nock-Ten affected an estimated 112,000 people in four regions (Regions IV-A, IV-B, V and VIII). Before landfall, nearly 430,000 people were pre-emptively evacuated. The Government is leading ongoing relief operations and assessments. To date, no deaths have been confirmed by authorities. The typhoon continues to weaken as it moves further off shore.
112,000 people affected
Local humanitarian organizations estimate up to 15,000 people may have been displaced into China since 20 November, as a result of fighting between armed ethnic groups and the Myanmar Military. A further 2,400 people from northern Shan have been displaced within Myanmar. Needs in Myanmar are mostly being met by local community based organizations with some support from INGOs.
A 6.4M earthquake in Aceh on 7 December resulted in 101 deaths, 670 injuries and displaced more than 83,000 people. This figure includes those who prefer to stay outside their homes due to aftershocks. Nearly 3,000 homes were heavily damaged. A two-week emergency response phase has been declared. A robust Government-led response is underway, supported by in-country HCT members and other partners. The Government does not see a need for international assistance at this time.
101 people killed