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16 Aug 2017 description
report Theirworld

The worst rains in 15 years have affected hundreds of thousands of people - with schools closed down and used to shelter those made homeless.

For a country still recovering from the effects of the 2015 earthquake, this week's floods in Nepal have been devastating.

The worst rains in 15 years caused flooding across huge areas that killed at least 115, left dozens missing and affected hundreds of thousands of people.

The total death toll from flooding in recent days across Nepal, India and Bangladesh is almost 250, with millions displaced.

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Highlights
- Food Security situation in Tajikistan has steadily exacerbated in the past four years with the highest prevalence of food insecurity observed in May 2017. Households in this monitoring period are also marked with the highest percentage of food expenditure.
- While the food insecurity gap between male and female headed households has narrowed, the food insecurity level for both groups is the highest since 2014.
- Increased use of food consumption-based coping strategy may indicate a deterioration of food security in Tajikistan.

16 Aug 2017 description

August 16, 2017: An estimated 1.7 million people in 20 districts of Bangladesh have been affected by flooding (1); the second round of monsoon floods to hit the country this year. As of 14 August, 89 people are known to have died, including at least 14 people in the last 24 hours (2).

According to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), 1,330 shelters in flood-affected areas are currently sheltering more than 322,000 people.

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Executive Summary

State Inter Agency Group West Bengal and Department of Disaster Management, Government of West Bengal has conducted a Joint Rapid Need Assessment in the six worst flood affected districts of Southern Bengal.

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General Overview of current flood and landslide

(Information bulletin 2, Source : NRCS Disaster Management Department)

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  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels except; River Indus at Kalabagh, Taunsa, Guddu & Sukkur are at Low Flood Level. Details at Annex A.

  2. Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD. No significant rainfall reported in last 24 hours. PMD forecast for next 24 hours predicts mainly dry weather in most parts of the Country. However, isolated thunderstorms / rains expected over Gilgit Baltistan & Kashmir Details at Annex B.

16 Aug 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Health (MoH) has requested health departments in the northern mountainous provinces to carry out works related to health and safety for patients in flood-prone areas.

Owing to heavy rainfall, and the susceptibility of northern provinces to landslides and flash floods, the ministry has asked local health departments to be prepared to respond to the situation.

16 Aug 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News HCM CITY – A landslide along the Tiền River in Đồng Tháp Province’s Hồng Ngự District on Sunday night caused a coffee shop and 2,400 square metres of land to sink into the river.

The erosion of the 100metre stretch of land threatens the safety of nine houses situated nearby.

Long Thạnh hamlet authorities immediately helped the nine households move their stuff to safer places.

Three of them have been properly relocated while the rest is awaiting approval from authorities in nearby communes.

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report Xinhua

Editor: Mengjie

NANNING, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Six people have died and one remains missing following days of torrential rain in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, civil affairs authorities said Tuesday.

The casualties were reported in Rongshui and Rongan counties where continued rain since Saturday has triggered landslides and house collapses, the region's civil affairs department said in a statement.

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, over 4,000 residents had been evacuated due to flooding in 15 counties and districts, the statement said.

15 Aug 2017 description
report Save the Children

On 15 May 2016 Cyclone Roanu struck Sri Lanka, causing severe flooding and numerous landslides, the destruction of houses and loss of productive assets. This report reflects the views and voices of children affected by the disaster, collected by means of a consultation conducted in December 2016 with 878 children in 16 divisions of the country.