Asia-Pacific Region 28 May - 3 June, 2013, Natural Disasters and Other Events being monitored by the OCHA Regional Office for the Asia-Pacific

  1. Myanmar - Inter-communal violence displaced approximately 1,400 people in Lashio, Shan state on 29 May. Since then many have returned home, however nearly 440 people remain in two sites as of 2 June. The Gov., private donors and humanitarian agencies are providing assistance.
    Source: OCHA

  2. Bangladesh - The Govt. of Bangladesh has released around US$ 3.8 million to meet the shelter needs of the more than 1 million people affected by Tropical Storm Mahasen. The Early Recovery and Food security clusters are developing livelihoods response plans.
    Source: OCHA, PDC

  3. China - Since 14 May, southern China has been affected by heavy rain which have triggered floods and landslides. 12 Provinces have been affected, the worst being Henan, Hubei and Shandong. The UN reports nearly 2.8 million have been affected and the national authorities have been responding to the needs.
    Source: UN DMT, Media

  4. Myanmar - A seven-point plan, including a preliminary ceasefire was agreed between the Gov. of Myanmar and the Kachin Independence Org.
    Discussions will be held on how to resettle more than 75,000 displaced during two years of fighting.
    Source: UN

  5. China - Estimates of the earthquake which struck Taiwan, Province of China on 2 June range from 6.2 to 6.7M. The latest reports indicate that two people have been killed and 21 injured.
    Source: Gov, PDC, GDACS,

  6. Marshall Islands - On 29 May, the Government issued an Intermediate Response Plan for the drought stricken northern atolls. The the two month plan requires US$ 4.6 million for WASH, Health, Food and logistics needs for the 6,384 people affected.
    Source: OCHA Sitrep No. 3

  7. Papua New Guinea - On 1 Jun, Mt. Bagana erupted, spilling ash on nearby communities. About 500 people have been affected with many suffering from eye infections.
    Source: OCHA, Smithsonian

  8. Philippines - Two 5.6M earthquakes struck central Mindanao on 1 and 2 June. There are reports of minor injuries and damage but the two earthquakes have not resulted in a humanitarian.
    Source: PDC

Precipitation Forecast - The latest forecasts predict above average levels of precipitation across Indonesia. Less than average rainfall is forecasted throughout most of the South Pacific, particularly Nauru. There is also a chance of less than average rainfall in Myanmar, around Yangon.
Source: IRI

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