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17 Aug 2017 description

EDITOR’S NOTE

Greetings fellow ASEANers!

The ”One ASEAN, One Response” vision, which has been shared amongst the ASEAN Community since 2015, is a comprehensive effort coordinated by the AHA Centre to help ASEAN Member States (AMS) respond to disasters as one and to establish mechanisms that reduce disaster-related losses.

15 Aug 2017 description

SATUN, 14 August 2017 (NNT) – The Satun Provincial Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation is rushing assistance to the southern resort island of Koh Lipe as many residents have been impacted by floods.

10 Aug 2017 description

NONTHABURI, 9 August 2017 (NNT) – The Ministry of Commerce has launched a caravan of trucks to hand out relief items to flood victims in five provinces.

Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn presided over the dispatching ceremony for the relief caravan arranged by the Department of Internal Trade to be delivered to flood victims in Sakon Nakhon, Roi-et, Maha Sarakham, Kalasin, and Nakhon Panom.

The aid campaign will be extended to other flooded provinces in near future, he said.

09 Aug 2017 description
report Thai Red Cross

Since July 2017, the northeast region of Thailand has been affected and inundated by monsoons. Based on reports updated on 1 August 2017 from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, in total 43 provinces, 221 districts, 938 sub-districts and 5,366 villages and 1 community have been affected. Thirteen dead have been reported.

07 Aug 2017 description

JAPAN

Typhoon Noru has weakened to a Category 1 cyclone as it moves across western Japan. As of 7 August, two deaths were reported. In western Japan, an estimated 15,000 people were provided with temporary evacuation advisories as of the morning of 7 August. As the system moves slowly towards the main island of Honshu, authorities warn of a heightened risk of landslides, flooding and storm surges in the coming days.

CHINA

27 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Monsoon-related flooding temporarily displaces at least 91,000 people

  • Tropical Cyclone Mora affects approximately 150,000 people in May

  • Insecurity in Kachin, Rakhine, and Shan drives sporadic displacement, limits humanitarian access

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Jul 2017 description
  • Total Assessments 9

  • Verified Return Villages 4

  • Refugee Villages of Origin 3

Background Information

13 Jul 2017 description
  • Total Assessments 163

  • Verified Return Villages 56

  • Refugee Villages of Origin 110

Background Information

13 Jul 2017 description
  • Total Assessments: 75

  • Verified Return Villages: 36

  • Refugee Villages of Origin: 55 .

Background Information

13 Jul 2017 description
  • Total Assessments 134

  • Verified Return Villages 30

  • Refugee Villages of Origin 58

Background Information

Since June 2013, UNHCR has been piloting a system to assess spontaneous returns in the Southeast of Myanmar, a process that may start in the absence of an organized Voluntary Repatriation operation.