Whirlwinds in East Java, East and West Nusa Tenggara and Yogyakarta provinces have caused considerable damage to houses and three casualties - one in Lumajang (East Java), one in Sumba (East Nusa Tenggara) and one in Yogyakarta. Over 115 houses in East Java, 85 houses in West Nusa Tenggara and three houses in Yogyakarta were damaged. Local authorities removed debris and provided construction material for home repairs. The Indonesian Red Cross provided relief items to affected families in East Java.1
3 people killed
Snapshot 18-24 February 2015
Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.
In the last week three volunteers of the Myanmar Red Cross have been wounded in two separate attacks when they were evacuating civilians from the town of Laukkai in the Kokang region of northern Shan state. Fighting recently erupted between government forces and rebel factions.
Snapshot 11–17 February 2015
Myanmar: Fighting between the Myanmar army and the MNDAA, an insurgent group in the Kokang area of Shan state, displaced tens of thousands of people. Some fled into central Myanmar, while between 30,000 and 50,000 are thought to have crossed into Nansan, Yunnan province, China.
NATURAL DISASTERS AND CONFLICTS IN ASIA-PACIFIC
FEWER LIVES LOST
In 2014, Asia and the Pacific experienced 126 natural disasters, which affected a total of 85 million people. Significantly, casualties were a quarter of what they were in 2013, with nearly 4,000 people killed by disasters in the region. Floods and landslides were the primary causes of death according to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED).
Snapshot 4–10 February 2015
Guinea: An increase in Ebola case numbers has been reported for the second consecutive week. Resistance to the response remains high in Forecariah, worst affected by the outbreak; though ten prefectures have reported at least one incident of resistance. Clashes between armed forces and the community were reported in Matoto, Conakry.
Shelter Cluster coverage is approximately 60% in Kachin and Northern Shan States.
Churches and private organizations also built shelters. Some people managed to build their own shelter. Due to these reasons, the dispersal of sites and access issues, the total numbers of shelters built is not yet deemed exhaustive and remains work in progress. .
Humanitarian needs persist in Myanmar due to ongoing armed conflict in Kachin and northern Shan States and continuing inter-communal tensions in Rakhine State. 240,000 people remain displaced. Largely as a result of restrictions on their movement and limited access to livelihood opportunities, many of the displaced remain highly dependent on humanitarian assistance. Shelters require reconstruction and items distributed early on in the crisis need replacing.