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23 Jan 2017 description

SRI LANKA

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.

06 Jan 2017 description

Typhoon Nock-Ten (known locally as Nina) entered Philippine Area of Responsibility on 23 December 2016 and made its first landfall in Bato, Catanduanes on 25 December 2016 with a maximum sustained winds of 235 km/h and 285 km/h gustiness. It moved on a westerly track and affected fifteen provinces in four regions. More than 2.2 million persons have been affected after eight landfalls before it exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility on the evening of 27 December 2016.

28 Dec 2016 description

Click here for the full Typhoon Nock-Ten infographic.

Situation overview

As of 27 December (11:40 p.m., Manila time), Typhoon Nock-Ten (locally known as Nina) left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

28 Dec 2016 description

Typhoon Nock-Ten (known locally as Nina) entered Philippine Area of Responsibility on 23 December 2016 and made its first landfall in Bato, Catanduanes on 25 December 2016 with a maximum sustained winds of 235 km/h and 285 km/h gustiness. It moved on a westerly track and affected fifteen provinces in four regions. More than 600,000 persons have been affected after eight landfalls before it exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility on the evening of 27 December 2016.

27 Dec 2016 description

PHILIPPINES

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

26 Dec 2016 description

Situation overview

As of 26 December (5 p.m., Manila time), Typhoon Nock-Ten (locally known as Nina) was located 95 km southwest of Subic in Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h and gusts up to 180 km/h, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the country's weather bureau. It is moving west northwest at 20 km/h.

26 Dec 2016 description

Typhoon Nock-Ten (Nina) continues to weaken with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h near the centre and gusts of up to 215 km/h on its fifth landfall in Batangas province. It made its first landfall in the province of Catanduanes with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h on 25 December at 6:30 pm local time. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecasts that Typhoon Nock-Ten will weaken further as it interacts with the landmass and Northeast Monsoon. It will continue to move westward towards South China Sea.

23 Dec 2016 description

Severe Tropical Storm Nock-ten (Nina) has maintained its strength with maximum sustained winds of 105 km/h near the centre and gusts of up to 130 km/h. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecasts that STS Nock-ten will intensify as it traverses the Philippines Sea but will slightly weaken when it makes landfall over the province of Catanduanes in the afternoon or evening of 25 December and will continue to cross Southern Luzon, National Capital Region and Central Luzon.

19 Dec 2016 description

MYANMAR

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.