Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (20 - 27 June 2017)
On June 13, Bandarban, Chittagong, Rangamati, Khagrachari and Cox’s Bazaar districts suffered from one of the deadliest landslides in Bangladesh history affecting around 80,000 people. The disaster killed an estimated 160 people, including 115 people in Rangamati alone. Emergency shelter and water, sanitation and hygiene services are key priorities according to initial assessment results. The Humanitarian Coordination Task Team is finalizing an inter-agency response plan.
80,000 people affected
Over the past week, heavy rains in southern China caused severe floods and landslides affecting over 7.3 million people. A massive landslide in Xinmo village (Sichuan province), left at least 10 people dead and nearly 100 people still missing. The Government has deployed rescue teams to the affected areas. Red Cross Emergency Response Teams are also providing relief goods and support to the search and rescue operations. Heavy rainfall is forecasted in the coming days which could trigger additional landslides.
10 people killed
As of 26 June, about 377,000 people have been displaced by conflict between the military and a non-state armed group in Marawi City (Lanao del Sur province). A total of 75 evacuation centres are hosting 16,000 people. As of 24 June, more than 2,100 medical cases were reported from five evacuation centres in Iligan City, including upper respiratory tract infections, skin diseases, acute respiratory illness, hypertension and acute watery diarrhoea, according to the Government’s cluster for public health. To date, total assistance from the Government for the response has exceeded US$2.3 million.
377,000 people displaced
As of 21 June, an estimated 415,600 people have been affected by floods and landslides in 12 districts, of which approximately 30 per cent are children according to UNICEF. A total of 213 deaths have been confirmed and 76 people remain missing. Over 3,000 houses have been destroyed and 21,000 are partially damaged. Just over 3,400 people remain temporarily displaced in 73 safe locations in affected districts.
415,600 people affected
While the southwest districts of Sri Lanka recover from the floods and landslides, almost 850,000 people remain affected by drought in Sri Lanka’s north and east. The lack of rainfall in these areas has prevented the replenishment of irrigation reservoirs, severely impacting the second harvest of the year.
850,000 people affected
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