- Natural Disasters and Conflicts in Asia-Pacific
- Funding Trends
- Preparedness Activities in Asia-Pacific
- WHS Regional Consultation for N&SE Asia
- El Niño in Asia-Pacific
- Communications with Communities
- Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination
NATURAL DISASTERS AND CONFLICTS IN ASIA-PACIFIC
RISING NUMBER OF STORMS
The humanitarian system needs to change and improve. But for this to happen, humanitarians need to look beyond their systems and processes. They need to seek inspiration in new technologies and partners. They need to innovate.
There are 10 confirmed fatalities and 2 people missing after TC Lusi (Cat 2) affected Vanuatu between 10 and 13 Mar. Six people have serious injuries and an estimated 20,000 people affected to varying degrees across Torba, Sanma, Penama, Malampa and Shefa Province. Initial reports indicate 38 houses damaged with 112 people displaced, and three classrooms and two churches destroyed. Many coastal and low lying communities were flooded and ground-water sources contaminated.
Natural Disasters in Asia-Pacific 2013
Regional Humanitarian Partnerships Forum 2013
Partnering with Regional Organizations
NATURAL DISASTERS IN ASIA-PACIFIC 2013
(Bangkok/Geneva, 15 November 2013): The United Nations has called for more attention to developing innovative and ground breaking strategies for governments to better prepare themselves during natural and man-made disasters.
PHILIPPINES, VIETNAM, CAMBODIA, LAO PDR and THAILAND
A number of storms are active in the NW Pacific and South China Sea.
Cyclone Krosa swept over the northern tip of the Philippines causing power outages in several provinces and causing the evacuation of about 380 people. The storm is now south of Hong Kong and is forecasted to turn sharply southward and hit central-southern Vietnam as a Tropical Depression on 5 Nov.
Typhoon Nari affected over 740,000 people, killed 13 and displaced 96,000 people in the northern Philippines. More than 440,000 homes were damaged. The Government is responding and a clean-up operation is underway. There is no request for international assistance.
Source: NDRRMC Sitrep No. 8
PHILIPPINES Fighting has ended between a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Government forces. However, clearing operations continue in areas where unexploded ordinance (UXOs) remain. In Zamboanga, an estimated 120,000 people are displaced of which 52% are living inside evacuation centres. Seasonal flooding has knocked down temporary shelters worsening the living conditions of IDPs.
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot, 24-30 September, 2013
PHILIPPINES As of 30 September, the conflict between Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and he Armed Forces of the Philippines which began on 9 September has eased. 178 hostages were released and 72 MNLF members were apprehended and or surrendered. Sporadic skirmishes have slowed down. nevertheless, 101, 801 people remain in 34 evacuation centers in Zamboanga and Basilian. 140 people have been killed.
Source: NDRRMC, OCHA