Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (24 - 30 September 2013)
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot, 24-30 September, 2013
PHILIPPINES As of 30 September, the conflict between Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and he Armed Forces of the Philippines which began on 9 September has eased. 178 hostages were released and 72 MNLF members were apprehended and or surrendered. Sporadic skirmishes have slowed down. nevertheless, 101, 801 people remain in 34 evacuation centers in Zamboanga and Basilian. 140 people have been killed.
Source: NDRRMC, OCHA
VIETNAM Typhoon Wutip is expected to make a landfall on the central coast of Viet Nam around Ha Tinh, Quang Tri Provinces on the afternoon of Monday 30 September. It is forecast to cause heavy rainfall and possible flooding in these areas and neighbouring provinces as it moves across Viet Nam into Lao PDR. On 29 September, Viet Nam's Prime Minister and the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control (CCFSC) sent urgent telegraphs instructing central and northern coastal provinces to continue preparedness actions. Offshore vessels have been directed to avoid the storm path and to return, or to take safe haven during the storm period. Source: OCHA
A tropical depression formed in the South China Sea and moved over the land bringing heavy rain to parts of the South East Asia region. In Lao PDR, according to an update on 27 September from the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), 224,176 people (32,356 households) in 740 villages, 34 districts, have been affected in five provinces. In Vietnam, at least 24 people were killed and six are missing when central and southern Viet Nam was hit by heavy rainfall and floods since early last week. Some 7,000 houses were inundated. In Thailand, cumulatively since 17 September, a total 233 districts in 32 provinces have been hit by floods, affecting 2.7 million people with 22 deaths. In Cambodia, heavy rains over the last few weeks have resulted in floods in at least seven provinces throughout the north, and along the Mekong Rive. According to the latest Government figures, 21 deaths have been confirmed. 14,076 households (approximately 70,380 people) have been affected, with 2,508 households (approximately 12,540 people) evacuated.
Source: OCHA, Government sources
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