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21 Jun 2017 description

Feature

Philippines

Affected areas Mindanao island (Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Misamis Oriental provinces)

Cause of displacement Disaster, Conflict

Figures As many as 182,000 new disaster displacements between 5 and 26 May; At least 100,000 new conflict displacements between 23 and 31 May

Context

20 Jun 2017 description
  • At least five more people have died in fresh landslides, raising the death toll to 164. Many more are injured, in need of life saving assistance or still missing. More than 6 000 people are taking refuge in 42 shelters.

  • The rain has also caused severe flooding in low-lying areas, with significant damage to road and communications infrastructure. Some remote communities remain cut off since 13 June.

17 Jun 2017 description

Facts & Figures

  • One of the most natural disasterprone countries in the world

  • The highest population density in the world: 1 237.51 persons/km2

  • The country hosts a large number of Rohingya refugees* coming from Myanmar

Key messages

16 Jun 2017 description
  • The recent landslides in south-eastern Bangladesh are the most deadly in the country’s recent history, with the death toll currently at 158. Many more are injured and in need of life saving assistance. The Rangamati hill district, which borders Mizoram and Tripura (India), was the worst hit with at least 20 landslides. More than 1 million people live in these districts on hill slopes that are extremely vulnerable to landslides.

15 Jun 2017 description

June 15, 2017: Renewed mudslides in south-eastern Bangladesh have claimed additional lives and further damage to homes and infrastructure. Collapsing hillsides and heavy flooding are now estimated to have killed over 150 people across five districts. Rescue and recovery teams continue to face challenging conditions, and the risk of additional landslides remains high. Road and communication networks between the cities of Chittagong, Rangamati and Bandarban remain cut off due to flooding and debris.

14 Jun 2017 description

by Reuters
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 11:00 GMT

Many people are still missing and the death toll could rise further as rescuers search for bodies

  • Death toll rising as rescuers recover more bodies

  • Bangladesh likely to see more rains in next 24 hrs

  • India offers help to Bangladesh with rescue efforts (Updates death toll; adds fresh landslides, paragraph 4; weather forecast in paragraph 9)

By Ruma Paul and Zarir Hussain

14 Jun 2017 description

SITUATION

• Heavy rain in Bangladesh over the past few days have led to several landslides in the Chittagong Division.

• Local media, as of 14 June, reported that landslides have caused 142 deaths.

• In addition to mudslides, the rains caused severe flooding in low lying areas, causing significant damage to road and communication infrastructure. Remote communities in Bandarban, Chittagong and Rangamati districts have been cut off and remain without water, electricity, and food supplies.

14 Jun 2017 description
report NIRAPAD

Overview of Landslides, June 2017

Depression originated at northwest Bay of Bengal and adjacent areas causes extreme rainfall in the coastal regions on June 12, 2017 and triggered massive landslides in three districts of southeast Bangladesh i.e. Rangamati, Bandarban and Chittagong. About 132 people including several rescuer (officers and members of the army) have been killed by this landslides in these three districts. Scores more were hurt and many remained missing. Rescue operations were delayed due to bad weather, but were continuing with difficulties.

14 Jun 2017 description

June 14, 2017: Deadly mudslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains yesterday in southeastern Bangladesh are estimated to have so far claimed 135 lives. This disaster occurred just two weeks after Cyclone Mora killed 9 people and caused significant damage across the region. In addition to mudslides, the rains caused severe flooding in low-lying areas, causing significant damage to road and communication infrastructure. Remote communities in Bandarban, Chittagong and Rangamati districts have been cut off and remain without water, electricity, and food supplies.

13 Jun 2017 description

Death toll can go up as rescuers search for bodies

DHAKA, June 13 (Reuters) - At least 94 people were killed in Bangladesh on Tuesday when landslides triggered by heavy rain buried hillside homes, officials said.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

13 Jun 2017 description

Dhaka/Kuala Lumpur, 13 June 2017 – Southeast Bangladesh is reeling from the effects of the monsoon season as days of severe rains have triggered landslides in the Chittagong Hills, reportedly killing more than 40 people and leaving dozens missing.