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Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (16 - 22 Sep 2014)

Tropical Storm Fung-Wong in the Philippines wreaked havoc affecting over 800,000 people. Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall in Viet Nam causing massive floods.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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'Polo' se debilita pero mantiene lluvias fuertes en Baja California

La circulación del fenómeno aún favorecerá entrada de humedad hacia el sur de la península, por lo que se esperan lluvias fuertes

(CNNMéxico) — Las lluvias fuertes y el alto oleaje se mantendrán este domingo en Baja California Sur pese a que la tormenta tropical Polo comienza a bajar de intensidad.

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Anuncia Rosario Robles 46 millones de pesos para el Programa de Empleo Temporal en Baja California Sur

Núm. 352 LOS CABOS, B. C. S., a 21 de septiembre de 2014.

  • Informa que se han habilitado los 38 comedores comunitarios para atender a toda la población que lo necesite.

  • El Programa de Empleo Temporal Inmediato dará ingresos a 24,000 familias en la limpieza de sus calles, de sus viviendas, de zonas comerciales y hoteleras.

  • Diconsa ofrecerá en sus 31 tiendas y dos unidades móviles, productos básicos a precios normales, en apoyo de la población.

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Actualización del informe de las dependencias federales y organizaciones civiles en atención al huracán “Odile” para Baja California Sur

Se informa que continúa el trabajo intersecretarial del Gobierno de la República y de las organizaciones civiles en Baja California Sur, región afectada por el huracán “Odile”, para proporcionar los satisfactores básicos a la población. De acuerdo con la instrucción presidencial, las operaciones son coordinadas por el Comité Nacional de Emergencia que preside la Secretaría de Gobernación.

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Declara la Secretaría de Gobernación emergencia para seis Municipios del estado de Sonora

Boletín No. 492 /14

México, D.F., 20 de septiembre de 2014

La Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil de la Secretaría de Gobernación emitió hoy una Declaratoria de Emergencia para los municipios de Opodepe, Cucurpe, Rayón, Bacoachi, Arizpe y Ures del estado de Sonora por la presencia de lluvia severa e inundación pluvial y fluvial ocurrida del 16 al 18 de septiembre de 2014.

Con esta acción se activan los recursos del Fondo para la Atención de Emergencias (FONDEN).

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Sec Roxas, Lacierda in Ilocos Norte today to check on typhoon victims

(UPDATED, 1:13 pm) LAOAG CITY, Sept 22 (PIA) - Interior Secretary Mar Roxas has flown to Ilocos Norte to check on displaced families and widespread damages that Typhoon Mario (international code name: Fung-Wong) caused on the province's agriculture, infrastructure and livelihood.

Roxas was accompanied by Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda who both arrived at the Laoag International Airport shortly before noon today, Monday. They proceeded to the provincial capitol to meet Governor Imee Marcos for a briefing before visiting evacuation centers to distribute relief packs.

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DSWD continues to assist tropical storm Mario evacuees

From the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Tropical storm Mario may now be on its way out of the Philippine area of responsibility, but it left some 189,608 families, or 797,729 persons from nine regions, including Northern Luzon, reeling from its aftermath, as of 4 a.m. today.

Of this, a total of 36,268 families or 161,745 persons are still in 380 evacuation centers.

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Taiwan begins clear-up in aftermath of tropical storm

09/22/2014 06:01 GMT

TAIPEI, September 22, 2014 (AFP) - Taiwanese authorities on Monday started clearing the damage from tropical storm Fung-Wong that pounded the island with torrential downpours and powerful winds over the weekend leaving one dead and four injured.

Fung-Wong scraped the north and south of Taiwan but did not make landfall as had previously been forecast, sparing the island from the full force of the storm.

The torrential rains that left residents knee deep in water Sunday had mostly subsided by Monday, leaving only limited damage in their wake.

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Cruz Roja Mexicana distribuyó más de 25 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria a Los Cabos y La Paz en el estado de Baja California sur para ayudar a los pobladores afectados tras el paso del huracán Odile

  • Participaron 40 voluntarios de la institución

  • Se beneficiarán 8 mil 600 personas de Los Cabos y La Paz

México D.F. a 21 de septiembre de 2014.- El presidente Nacional de Cruz Roja Mexicana, Fernando Suinaga Cárdenas, con el apoyo de 40 voluntarios, distribuyeron 20 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria a pobladores de la comunidad Ampliación Vista Hermosa en el municipio de Los Cabos, Baja California Sur.

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MDRRMC Update SitRep No. 8 re Effects of Tropical Storm MARIO (Fung-Wong)

Tropical Storm "MARIO" is about to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and continues to move away from the country.

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Alertan sobre nuevo derrame tóxico en México

Las autoridades mexicanas emitieron una nueva alerta sobre un derrame tóxico en un río desde una mina de cobre administrada por el gigante minero, Grupo México.

Funcionarios del estado norteño de Sonora pidieron a los pobladores que eviten usar el agua del río Bacanuchi, a raíz de quejas sobre la aparición de una mancha anaranjada río arriba.

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Red Cross continues its efforts to help communities affected by Typhoon Mario

Manila, Philippines -- As typhoon Mario (international name Fung Wong) weakens and exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to be in full swing in assessing and responding to the immediate needs of thousands of families in various areas affected by the storm.

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DWIDP Bulletin July 2014, Series XV

Table of Contents

● Events / Activities

● Water Induced Disaster in Tamor River Sub-Basin, East Nepal

● Permeable Structures for River Training Work

● Determination of Reclaimable Land by Implementation of Levee Structure in a Part of Bagamati Basin

● Glimpses of Non-structural Approaches of DWIDP in Disaster Risk Reduction

● River and Flood Risk in Nepal

● El Nino episode and Monsoon Rain in Nepal

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Responding to Hurricane Odile as Polo Approaches

Report
Direct Relief

As Tropical Storm Polo approaches Baja California, Mexico, where residents are still reeling from Hurricane Odile, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team has connected with a number agencies on the ground to assess medical needs and offer assistance.

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Heavy rain lashes east China as tropical storm Fung-Wong approaches

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Xinhua

HANGZHOU, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Heavy rain lashed the coastal areas of east China's Zhejiang Province Sunday as tropical storm Fung-Wong is approaching.

More than 5,000 fish boats from Ningbo City have returned to port, as a typhoon alert was issued at 10 a.m. Sunday. All people working in coastal aquaculture were evacuated while all tourist attractions were temporarily closed.

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MDRRMC Update SitRep No.6 re Effects of Tropical Storm MARIO (Fung-Wong)

Tropical Storm "MARIO" maintained its strength and continues to move closer to southern Taiwan with the following data:

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Tropical Storm Polo skirts Mexico's battered Pacific coast

09/21/2014 00:25 GMT

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2014 (AFP) - Tropical Storm Polo was due Sunday to skirt Mexico's Baja California peninsula, a region still reeling after being leveled several days earlier by Hurricane Odile.

At 0000 GMT Sunday, Polo was passing about 105 miles (170 kilometers) south of Baja California, with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles (75 kilometers) per hour.

Polo was moving toward the northwest at eight miles (13 kilometers) per hour.

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Vanuatu + 10 others
The Pacific - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 19 2014)

Normal to below normal rainfall is evident in many Pacific Island countries with the signs of El Niño development, while measles and chikungunya outbreaks are reported in the region.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Tropical storm Fung-Wong lashes Taiwan, killing one

09/21/2014 10:23 GMT

TAIPEI, September 21, 2014 (AFP) - Tropical storm Fung-Wong on Sunday pounded Taiwan with torrential downpours and powerful winds, killing one person and forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights and ferry services.

A 50-year-old drowned near his home in Peinan, a township in southeastern Taitung county, the Central Emergency Operation Center said, while another man in the county was injured by falling rocks.

The defence ministry has ordered 48,000 soldiers to be on stand-by while fishing boats were advised to seek shelter at ports.

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MDRRMC Update SitRep No.7 re Effects of Tropical Storm MARIO (Fung-Wong)

Tropical Storm "MARIO" has maintained its strength as it continues to over Taiwan with the following data: