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Conflict and Health volume 13, Article number: 46 (2019)
Mandy George and Estela Oliva
The number of deaths has risen following Tropical Cyclone MITAG's passage on 2-3 October in South Korea.
As of 7 October, media report 13 fatalities, 2 missing people, and 11 injured. Gyeongbuk and Gangwon provinces (eastern South Korea) are the most affected areas. Approximately 1,400 people are sheltering in evacuation camps.
Rain is forecast across South Korea on 7 October.
- The government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) has decided to extend through the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) 300,000 USD in humanitarian assistance to the Republic of the Sudan, which suffered severe damages from floods caused by continued heavy rains throughout August.
° The 300,000-USD assistance is expected to be used in overall relief activities, including providing food and drinking water as well as medicines, and monitoring and responding to disease outbreaks, and thereby contribute to stabilizing livelihoods of …
The government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) will extend 500,000 USD in additional humanitarian assistance to the Republic of Mozambique which has suffered severe damage caused by cyclones that hit the country in March and April, 2019.
The additional aid will be used in a variety of relief activities including the reconstruction of the affected areas such as restoring damaged houses and recovering agricultural lands.
The ROK government will continue to extend humanitarian assistance to countries and their nationals affected by natural disasters.
MITAG passed the southern Korean Peninsula, entering the Sea of Japan as an extra-tropical cyclone. On 4 October at 6.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 65 km east of Yamagata Prefecture (north-western Honshu, Japan), with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h.
According to media reports, 10 people died and 4 are still missing across southern South Korea.
MITAG will continue east-northeast over northern Honshu, with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h.
- Tropical Cyclone MITAG made landfall close to Jindo City (south-western South Korea) on 2 October at 12.00 UTC, with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h (Tropical Storm) and continued moving inland over southern South Korea. On 3 October at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located over the Sea of Japan approximately 40 km east of the coast of Gangwon Province, with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h.
- According to media, six people have died, and four were injured across South Jeolla Province.
Tropical Cyclone MITAG is moving north-east over the East China Sea towards South Korea. On 2 October at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 221 km east-northeast of Shangai (China) and 250 km south-west of Jeju Island (South Korea), with maximum sustained winds of 102 km/h (tropical storm).
MITAG is forecast to continue north-east and to make landfall on 2 October over the south-western coast of South Korea. It will bring heavy rain and strong winds up to 93 km/h.
- Tropical Cyclone MITAG continued north, entering the East China Sea towards the Shangai area. - On 1 October at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 300 km south of Ningbo City (Zhejiang Province, China) and 400 km south of Shangai, with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h.
According to media reports, 12 people have been injured in north-east Taiwan, while 23,000 people were evacuated in Zhejiang and Fujian Provinces (eastern China).
- Tropical Cyclone TAPAH passed over the Japan Sea between northern Kyushu (Japan) and southern South Korea on 22 September as a Tropical Storm. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), on 23 September at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located offshore, approximately 225 km north of Fukui City (Fukui Prefecture, central Honshu).
- According to media, 21 people were injured across Okinawa and Miyazaki Prefectures and regional authorities have issued evacuation advisories for more than 2,000 people.
- Tropical Cyclone TAPAH is moving north-west over the Philippine Sea, strengthening. On 20 September at 0.00 UTC, its centre was 230 km south-east of Miyako Island (Okinawa Prefecture, Japan), with maximum sustained winds of 83 km/h (tropical storm).
- TAPAH will pass east of Miyako Island on 20 September, with maximum sustained winds up to 95 km/h.
El Sr. Seung-ki Shin, Embajador Extraordinario y Plenipotenciario de la República de Corea en Honduras y la Magister Piedad Huerta Arneros, Representante de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS), firman hoy un convenio de cooperación técnica para apoyar los esfuerzos del Gobierno de la República ante la declaratoria de Emergencia Sanitaria por Dengue en Honduras 2019.
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- The government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) will extend 200,000 USD in humanitarian assistance to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, which has been severely affected by Hurricane “Dorian” that occurred from September 1st to 4th.
- As of September 5, Dorian, the strongest hurricane on record to ever have hit the country, resulted in the number of casualties and property damage, including 23 deaths and nearly 60,000 people affected as well as about 13,000 destroyed houses.
- The assistance is expected to contribute to restoring the damages and …
- The government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) will extend 100,000 USD in humanitarian assistance to the Plurinational State of Bolivia, which is being severely affected by wildfire.
- About 1,800 families are affected and 738,000 hectares of forests and grasslands are destroyed by wildfire.
The 100,000-USD assistance from the ROK government will be used by the United Nations Development Programme Office in Bolivia for urgent initial responses, including fire extinguishment.
- 8 deaths have been reported following Tropical Cyclone LINGLING's passage over the Korean Peninsula on 6-7 September.
- In North Korea, national authorities report 5 fatalities and three injured people, while in South Korea three people died in the north-western area of the country, and 33 others have been injured.
- Strong winds and floods caused damage to at least 460 houses and 46,200 hectares of crops in North Korea.