Temperatures in the Asia-Pacific region can go very high with central India reaching 50oC or more. The Tibetan plateau rarely exceeds 20oC because of its high elevation.
These temperatures are based on average highs over a period of approximately 50 years. Maximum temperatures in the region may therefore be from different months of the year and a temperature in any given location may exceed these maximums.
Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification
The highly referenced climate classification map of Wladimir Köppen was published for the first time in 1900 and updated in its latest version by Rudolf Geiger in 1961.
Climate classification is applied to a broad range of topics in climate and climate change research as well as in physical geography, hydrology, agriculture, biology and educational aspects.
The Human Footprint
Human influence on the earth’s land surface is a global driver of ecological processes on the planet, en par with climatic trends, geological forces and astronomical variations. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University joined together to systematically map and measure the human influence on the earth’s land surface today.
This map shows the average amount of precipitation falling in a year, based on approximately 50 years of data. The figures shown do not therefore represent the amount of precipitation that may occur in any given year.
Using an innovative approach with GIS and remote sensing, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory LandScanTM is the community standard for global population distribution. At approximately 1 km resolution LandScan is the finest resolution global population distribution data available and represents an ambient population (average over 24 hours).
PHILIPPINES - Severe weather
• Strong winds and heavy rains have been affecting northern and central Philippines over several days, due to the Southwest Monsoon enhanced by the Tropical Cyclones CHAN-HOM ("FALCON“) and LINFA ("EGAY").
• As of 14 July (NDRRMC), there are 16 dead and over 8,600 families affected in Luzon and Visayas.
• Over the next 24 h more heavy rain and thunderstorms, and possible consequent flash floods and landslides, may still affect some areas of Luzon.
- CHAN-HOM made landfall in the coast of Zhoushan city, Zhejiang province, on11 July at 8.40 UTC, as a strong Typhoon (max.sustained winds peed at 6.00 UTC was 157km/h).
It subsequently exited into the East China Sea and moved north-east towards DPRK, weakening into a Tropical Storm.
Walikalé (Nord-Kivu), le 09 juillet 2015 : Au cours d’une mission conjointe, le PNUD-RDC et KOICA (Agence coréenne de Coopération internationale) ont visité les réalisations et infrastructures construites par le PNUD-RDC dans le cadre du projet Relèvement communautaire et Consolidation de la paix dans le Nord-Kivu, financé par KOICA, dans les territoires de Walikalé et du Masisi. Le projet s’est terminé le 30 juin 2015. Les populations bénéficient donc à présent, d’un centre de formation professionnelle et d’un marché rural, entièrement fonctionnels.
Elevation and Bathymetry
The region is home to the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest (Sagarmatha in Nepal and Chomolungma in China) at 8,848m, as well as the deepest surveyed point in the oceans,
Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench at 10,911m.
DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA DPR
WFP’s protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO 200310) supporting the food needs of refugees in Iran, which began in mid-2013, pursues two key objectives: (1)
Improved food consumption of vulnerable refugee households; and (2) Increased access to education and human capital development for refugee girls and youths.
WFP targets Afghan and Iraqi refugees living in settlements with general food distribution on a monthly basis and based on their vulnerability.
On 10 Jun, continuous rain triggered landslides in several Village District Committes in Taplejung District. The Nepal Police confirmed 38 deaths, 18 injured and 23 missing. Local media sources report that the death toll may be as high as 53 people. Flash floods and obstructed sections of the Mechi highway has hampered rescue operations.
38 people dead
23 people missing
Heavy rain and strong winds affected several provinces in southern China causing floods and damage. In the city of Wuyishan, northern Fujian, 9cm of rain were observed in 24h on 3 Jun. In Guizhou, a high alert was issued by the local meteorological department due to continuous heavy rainfall. As of 4 Jun at least 25 people died and another 11 are missing in the provinces of Fuijian, Jiangxi,
Hubei, Guizhou, Guangdong, Hunan, and Chongqing. Thousands of people and homes were affected.
25 people dead
Following the 7.8M earthquake which struck on 25 Apr and the 7.3M earthquake on 12 May, a total of 8,659 people are confirmed dead. Some 95,100 people remain displaced. On 2 Jun, the Humanitarian Country Team revised the response strategy requesting $422 million to support an estimated 2.8 million people with humanitarian assistance.
95,100 people displaced
Imminent monsoon rains are expected to further complicate relief efforts by blocking access routes and exposing over 760,000 families with damaged or destroyed homes to heavy rainfall.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Rice production in 2015 is forecast slightly below last year’s level
Cereal imports in 2014/15 are forecast to decline from last year’s record level
Le gouvernement coréen à travers son Agence de coopération internationale (KOICA) a octroyé au ministère de la Santé et de la Lutte contre le SIDA, un appui de 200.000 millions de FCFA pour soutenir la prévention contre la fièvre hémorragique à virus Ebola en Côte d’Ivoire. La convention d’attribution de ce don a été signée le 12 mai au Plateau, par le Représentant résident de l’Agence coréenne KOICA, SEM Sang-Chul Kim et le Directeur de cabinet du ministre de la Santé et de la Lutte contre le SIDA, Pr Abdoul Kader Keita, représentant la ministre Raymonde Goudou Coffie.
1 . The 27 search and rescue officers in the Korea Disaster Rescue Team (KDRT), who were dispatched to Nepal in two batches on April 27 and May 1, respectively, will arrive back home at 23:20, May 8, Korea Standard Time, after 10 days of relief operations in the country.
◦ The search and rescue team carried out search and rescue operations as well as preventive anti-epidemic work mainly in Bhaktapur from April 28 through May 7.
- In addition to the ten search and rescue officers already sent to Nepal, the government of the Republic of Korea decided to send 32 more emergency relief workers to Nepal on May 1, taking into account the reports on the situation on the ground and recommendations of an advance team, dispatched to Nepal on April 27 to assist the country to recover from the recent earthquake.
o The relief team to be dispatched consists of 15 search and rescue officers, 15 medical workers and 2 support personnel. Two rescue dogs will also be sent together.