Land Slide

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04 Aug 2015 description
report Viet Nam News

HA NOI (VNS) — The North Power Corporation under the Electricity of Vietnam said the record torrential rain and floods have affected the power supply to 27 cities and provinces nationwide.

This has left more than 12,000 people without electricity for many days.

In the northern coastal Quang Ninh Province, as many as 39 grid substations have been installed to supply power to the province.

04 Aug 2015 description
report Viet Nam News

QUANG NINH — Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung yesterday urged local authorities of this northern province to resettle its locals who lost their houses to the week-long record floods.

He said the severe damage wreaked by the floods in the province highlighted the weakness of the restructured residential quarters in Ha Long City in particular and the province in general. The minister said his office would offer professional advice to the Construction Department of Quang Ninh Province on how to build these resettlement zones.

04 Aug 2015 description

The Sagaing Division town of Kale, or Kalay, has been arguably the worst hit area by the floods, but water levels are now receding.

At least half the town, which has a population of 400,000, has been underwater for the best part of a week, while transport has been almost completely at a standstill in and out of Kale, as landslides have blocked or destroyed the roads in the surrounding hills.

Thousands of people have been evacuated to shelters.

04 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 29 July–4 August 2015

Pakistan: Flooding has killed 118 people and affected more than 800,000 people in Pakistan. Hundreds of villages have been inundated. Most casualties were recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Myanmar : 46 people have been killed and 156,000–216,000 people are affected by flooding. Sagaing region and Kachin and Shan states have been particularly impacted. Another 350,000 people are estimated affected in Bangladesh and India.

04 Aug 2015 description

Press release | Published: 2015-08-04

‘More than 200 000 people are affected by the floods in Myanmar, and many people have lost their lives. Myanmar has strengthened its disaster risk reduction and preparedness efforts, but the country still needs external help. Norway is providing NOK 10 million to help ensure that the flood victims are given the support and assistance they need,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

04 Aug 2015 description

By Patrick Fuller, IFRC

In recent weeks heavy rains across many areas of Myanmar have caused extensive flooding and landslides. According to the Government, 48 people have died so far and there has been widespread damage to communications, transportation infrastructure and farmland. The situation worsened on 30 July 30 when Cyclone Komen made landfall in neighbouring Bangladesh after sitting off the coast of Western Myanmar for several days. The cyclone brought high winds and further heavy rain to several states and regions in Western and Northern Myanmar.

04 Aug 2015 description

After days of severe rains across swathes of Myanmar in the wake of Cyclone Komen, international medical humanitarian organisation Medicins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is working with local government authorities to provide medical and non-medical aid to thousands of people affected by flooding.

04 Aug 2015 description
report Irrawaddy

RANGOON — Recent flooding in Burma is expected to have a long-term effect on the nation’s farmers as the harvest of beans and pulses will be delayed by several months, an industry association has warned.

Crops ordinarily grown after the year’s rice harvest will not be sown until at least December, delaying export of some of Burma’s most important sources of agricultural income, according to Min Ko Oo, secretary of the Myanmar Pulses, Beans and Sesame Seeds Merchants Association (MPBSSMA).

04 Aug 2015 description

By Patrick Fuller, IFRC

In recent weeks heavy rains across many areas of Myanmar have caused extensive flooding and landslides. According to the Government, 48 people have died so far and there has been widespread damage to communications, transportation infrastructure and farmland. The situation worsened on 30 July 30 when Cyclone Komen made landfall in neighbouring Bangladesh after sitting off the coast of Western Myanmar for several days. The cyclone brought high winds and further heavy rain to several states and regions in Western and Northern Myanmar.

04 Aug 2015 description

Burma said on Tuesday it had appealed for international assistance to help provide food, temporary shelter and clothing for more than 210,000 people affected by widespread flooding following weeks of heavy monsoon rains.

At least 47 people have died in the floods, according to the government.

Burma’s call for international aid stands in sharp contrast to stance taken when it was ruled by generals. The junta had refused outside help in the wake of a devastating cyclone in 2008, when 130,000 people perished in the disaster.

04 Aug 2015 description
report Mizzima News

The Thai government will today offer Myanmar Bt5 million as financial aid as the country struggles with floods, deputy government spokesman Maj-General Weerachon Sukhonthapati-pak said yesterday according to a 4 August report in The Nation.

Myanmar's ambassador to Thailand will also meet government representatives to provide updates on the flood situation and people's needs, so help can be provided accordingly.

A donation centre has also been set up at the Myanmar-Thailand border in Chiang Rai province to facilitate the delivery of help to flood victims.

04 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

  • DROUGHT AND FOOD SECURITY: 807,015 people are affected by drought in Honduras. The Government declared state of emergency for affected municipalities and approved funds in for the implementation of a food assistance program.

  • FLOODS AND RAINS: In Colombia 1,500 families are affected by rains in the Municipality of Puerto Boyaca. In Ecuador heavy rains caused landslides affecting the regions of El Oriente and Sierra Centro.

04 Aug 2015 description

Destacados

  • SEQUÍA e INSEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA: En Honduras la sequía afecta a 807,015 personas. El Gobierno declaró estado de emergencia los municipios afectados y aprobó fondos para ejecutar un programa de asistencia alimentaria.

  • LLUVIAS e INUNDACIONES: En Colombia 1,500 familias resultaron afectadas por el mal tiempo en el Municipio de Puerto Boyacá. En Ecuador se registran deslizamientos por las fuertes precipitaciones que han afectado el Oriente y Sierra centro del país.

04 Aug 2015 description

Cyclone Komen, which swept across western Myanmar states late last week is now known to have caused extensive damage, including to areas that are home to thousands of displaced people. UNHCR and partners are still assessing the impact on the existing displaced populations in Rakhine and Kachin states, with a view to identifying immediate needs and distributing relief. Strong winds, heavy rains and serious flooding continue to hamper assessment and relief efforts in some areas.

04 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict and flooding trigger recurrent displacement in Maguindanao, eroding resources of the poorest and hampering their recovery.

  • UN Special Rapporteur on IDP rights calls for enhanced assistance to conflict-induced IDPs including indigenous peoples in Mindanao.

  • Intensifying El Niño may cause drought and water shortages in parts of the country and trigger erratic behaviour of tropical storms.