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29 Mar 2017 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China (No update)

As of 28 February 2017, there were 54 cases of dengue reported in China in 2017. This number is slightly lower than that reported during the same period in 2016 (73 cases) .

Malaysia

29 Mar 2017 description
  • 132.3 M required for 2017
  • 9.7 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirements
  • 122.6 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

27 Mar 2017 description

Presentation by Richard Towle, Representative of UNHCR Malaysia

for the International Conference on Rohingya 2017

Marriot Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia

14 -- 16 March 2017

17 Mar 2017 description

The situation

Since 15 February 2017, there has been a rapid increase in the number of Filipino returnees – from the state of Sabah in Malaysia – arriving in Zamboanga City, Mindanao. While repatriations are common, the sinking of a vessel that was previously used for the same prompted suspension of repatriations in September 2016.

The suspension led to a backlog of approximately 7,000 undocumented Filipino migrants in Sabah.

16 Mar 2017 description

Washington, DC, March 15, 2017 (PAHO / WHO) —Experts on dengue and health professionals from 21 countries are exchanging experiences and best practices in diagnosis of dengue, clinical management of patients and surveillance this week, in a workshop organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Brazilian Ministry of Health and the Singapore Cooperation Program in Brasilia.

14 Mar 2017 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 28 February 2017, there were 54 cases of dengue reported in China in 2017. This number is slightly lower than that reported during the same period in 2016 (73 cases).

Malaysia

10 Mar 2017 description

Key updates

  • Countries, territories and subnational areas reporting vector-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) infections for the first time since 1 February: None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system malformations potentially associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Mexico, Saint Martin

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome cases associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Curaçao, Trinidad and Tobago

09 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • 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.

06 Mar 2017 description

INDONESIA

Flood

  • Flood and landslide hit Lima Puluh Kota District in West Sumatra Province causing six deaths and 250 houses inundated.

  • Five districts in Riau Province also flooded. Nearly 2,500 families were affected.

  • In Jakarta, flood submerged two sub-districts which affected nearly 4,000 people.

Wind

  • Strong wind accompanied by heavy rain has caused damages to 390 houses in Kudus, Central Java Province.

03 Mar 2017 description

Introduction The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 shifts the focus from managing disasters to managing risks. Such a shift requires a better understanding of risk in all its dimensions of hazards, exposure and vulnerability; a disaster risk governance that ensures disaster risk is factored into planning and development at all levels across all sectors as well as in disaster preparedness, rehabilitation, recovery and reconstruction; and cost-benefit analysis to support prioritization of investments in disaster risk reduction (DRR) for long-term resilience.

01 Mar 2017 description

China
As of 31 January 2017, there were 34 cases of dengue reported in China in 2017. This number is a little higher than that reported during the same period in 2016 (28 cases) (Figure 1).

27 Feb 2017 description

Indonesia

  • Strong wind accompanied by heavy rain has affected and damaged 82 houses in Pati District, Central Java Province.

  • Continuous rain has triggered flooding in Jakarta and Bekasi last week. The BPBD Jakarta (disaster management authority), reported that flood inundated Cipinang and Kampung Melayu areas where 1,058 people had to be evacuated due to the situation.

  • Subsequently, flood also occurred in Bekasi District, West Java Province. In this incident, about 5,200 people were reportedly affected.

27 Feb 2017 description

Aid including food, water and commodities donated from Malaysia were distributed yesterday morning throughout Kyeekanpyin, Wabeik, Maungnama, Sanpyapharwutchaung, Nganchaung and Laungdone villages by Rakhine State Minister for Security and Border Affairs Col Htein Linn, officials from Regional, District and Township Administrative Committees, and officials from UN and UNHCR Departments. Rakhine State Minister for Security and Border Affairs Col Htein Linn went on to explain, “The aid we received today was received by the nation and handed over to the Rakhine Region Government.

27 Feb 2017 description
  • 132.3 M required for 2017
  • 4.9 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirements
  • 127.4 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

25 Feb 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world.

This map shows the different transit routes in Southeast Asia. #MissingMigrants

23 Feb 2017 description

At 31 January 2017, there were 1351 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1082 in immigration detention on the mainland and 269 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 568 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 25,252 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

23 Feb 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

Humanitarian aid sent by Malaysia for refugees in Myanmar’s beleaguered Rakhine state arrived in the state capital on Tuesday and will be distributed to both ethnic Rakhine people and Rohingya Muslims in three townships.

Malaysia has delivered hundreds of tons of food and other necessities, including rice, instant noodles, clothing, shoes, and hygiene kits, via the ship Nautical Aliya which arrived in Thilawa Port in Yangon region last week.