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26 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

East Asia and the Pacific is the most disaster-stricken region in the world.

1 In 2016, disasters affected more than 86 million people in the region, compared with 40 million people in 2015.

2 In February 2018, Papua New Guinea was struck by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake which caused devastating landslides and widespread destruction. Some 270,000 people, including 125,000 children, are in need of immediate lifesaving assistance.

29 Aug 2018 description

Highlights and Key Priority

  • Water are seceding in most provinces, however in some area more slowly than expected.

  • National and sub-national authority, the Cambodia Red Cross and International and Local NGOs continue assisting the affected population particularly with food and non-food items (NFI) distributions, and in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene, shelter, health, education and protection.

  • Sizable of families affected in the provinces of Kampong Cham, Prey Veng, Kratie and Tbong Khmom.

22 Aug 2018 description
report Radio Free Asia

More than 1,000 families in northeast Cambodia’s Stung Treng province are facing extreme difficulties after heavy rainfall led a tributary of the Mekong River to flood their commune for the third time in a month, according to residents, who said a controversial hydropower dam was to blame.

Pey Mey, a resident of Sesan district’s Talat commune, told RFA’s Khmer Service on Tuesday that the Sesan River had overflowed its banks for the third time since the end of July, forcing the families from five villages in the commune to evacuate to higher ground.

18 Aug 2018 description

Highlights and Key Priority

  • Water are seceding in most provinces, however in some area more slowly than expected.

  • National and sub-national authority, the Cambodia Red Cross and International and Local NGOs continue assisting the affected population particularly with food and non-food items (NFI) distributions, and in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene, shelter, health, education and protection.

  • Sizable of families affected in the provinces of Kampong Cham, Prey Veng, Kratie and Tbong Khmom.

14 Aug 2018 description

PAKISTAN

As of 6 August, 67 people had been killed, 128 injured and 222 houses damaged due to flooding as a result of heavy rains between 20 June and 5 August. Heavy rains, the overflow of water channels and high winds caused most of the damage to property and loss of life. The greatest number of fatalities have been reported in the Punjab province where 31 people have died, and 71 people have been injured.

CAMBODIA

13 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

Situation Overview:

Due to the monsoon season and heavy rainfall resulting from Tropical Storm SON-TINH passing over Northern, Central and Southern Laos PDR. The storm leading flood flowing from the broke Sepa- Nam Noi in Attapeu Province, Laos PDR causing flooded and affected the downstream to 5 provinces and a city along Mekong river. In addition, there are 6 provinces were affected by flash floods and heavy rain.

08 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

Flood Affected Update:

Due to the monsoon season and heavy rainfall resulting from Tropical Storm SON-TINH passing over Northern, Central and Southern Laos PDR. The storm leading flood flowing from the broke Sepa- Nam Noi in Attapeu Province, Laos PDR causing flooded and affected the downstream to 4 provinces and a city along Mekong river and leading as result of flash flooding in other 4 provinces at the south and 1 at the northwest part of Cambodia.

Key action:

04 Aug 2018 description

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03 Aug 2018 description
report Floodlist

1 AUGUST, 2018 BY RICHARD DAVIES

Overflowing rivers have caused severe flooding in parts of South East Asia over the last few days. Around 8,000 people have evacuated their homes in parts of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

Meanwhile at least 100 people are still missing after a dam collapsed in Laos and over 120,000 people have been displaced by flooding in parts of Myanmar.

Vietnam

03 Aug 2018 description
report European Commission

Bruxelles, le 2 août 2018

L'Asie du Sud-Est se préparant à faire face à la période annuelle des moussons et à ses effets potentiellement dévastateurs, la Commission européenne a débloqué 6 millions d'euros pour des mesures de préparation aux catastrophes dans la région.

Cette enveloppe vient s'ajouter aux 7 millions d'euros annoncés en mai pour aider le Bangladesh à intensifier ses mesures de préparation en vue de la saison des pluies.

03 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

Flood Affected Update:

Due to the monsoon season and heavy rainfall resulting from Tropical Storm SON-TINH passing over Northern, Central and Southern Laos PDR. The storm leading flood flowing from the broke Sepa- Nam Noi in Attapeu Province, Laos PDR causing flooded and affected the downstream to 4 provinces along Sekong and Mekong rivers and leading as result of flash flooding in other 4 provinces at the south and 1 at the north west part of Cambodia.

03 Aug 2018 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Cambodian Red Cross (CRC), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is currently mobilizing its response through its own resources. Based on the ongoing needs assessment, C RC, with the support of IFRC, will determine whether external assistance is required.

The Situation

02 Aug 2018 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 2 August 2018

As Southeast Asia is faced with the yearly monsoon season and its potentially devastating effects, the European Commission has released €6 million for disaster preparedness initiatives in the region.

This funding comes on top of the € 7 million announced in May to support Bangladesh scale up preparedness measures for the rainy season.

01 Aug 2018 description

Red Cross Red Crescent staff and volunteers are responding to a series of disasters happening across the Asia Pacific region. In Southeast Asia, a dam collapse in Lao PDR led to severe flooding, which extending to neighbouring Cambodia, while in Myanmar, heavy seasonal rains have caused flooding in several states and regions.

Laos

01 Aug 2018 description

Flood situation in Stung Treng Province updated on 1 August 2018. Below is the latest data generated, and reported trough PRISM. For more detail about flood located please visit the PRISM-national platform: http://mgo.ms/s/2gjyi

There are 5 Districts flooded (Stoeung Treng, Siem bok, Siem Pang, Sesan, and Thalaborivat).

01 Aug 2018 description

Humanitarian Coordination

On 31th July 2018 the HRF had a meeting to discuss most updated information, key focal point for action in STG (Plan international). The meeting was agreed:

  • Plan International is still providing leadership on the response coordination in Stoeung Treng.

  • UNICEF agreed to provide leadership on the flood preparedness and response coordination for Kratie province - Save The Children agreed to provide leadership on flood preparedness and response coordination for Kampong Cham

30 Jul 2018 description

Regional Summary of Week 30

1) Recorded events in Week 30 are still largely hydro-meteorological in nature due to monsoon low and extending effect of Tropical Storm Son-Tinh, including a collapsed dam in Lao PDR. The effect is extending beyond Lao PDR with floods reported in Stung-Treng Province, Cambodia, and raised flood alert in northern Thailand.