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- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Myanmar: Floods - Jun 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- South-East Asia: Drought - 2015-2017
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2014
- Myanmar: Floods - Aug 2013
- Tropical Cyclone Mahasen - May 2013
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- "Toxic fear" The situation of children in Rakhine State, Myanmar
- Disaster preparedness for states and regions
- Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (27 December 2017- 2 January 2018)
- Public Health Statistics (2014‐2016)
- Will Rohingya Refugees Start Returning to Myanmar in 2018?
Earthquake with magnitude of 6.6 shook Poso District, Central Sulawesi Province. 25 people were injured and 348 houses were damaged because of the incident.
Heavy rain battered and triggered flooding in Padang City, West Sumatra Province. 285 people were evacuated due to the flood
Flood also affected Province of Gorontalo. 484 houses were damaged and 2,747 people were affected by flood in Gorontalo District. Additionally, 2,000 people were displaced in Bone Bolango District.
5.1 M earthquake shook Taik Kyi. The earthquake has damaged about 40 buildings. 26 people were also reportedly injured.
194 houses were damaged by landslide in South Minahasa, North Sulawesi Province
Flood inundated three subdistricts in Jakarta. Nearly 3,300 people were affected.
Flood affected 430 families in Bekasi, West Java Province. 135 people were evacuated because of the incident.
By Haeril Halim, Apriadi Gunawan and Andi Hajramurni
Despite tough immigration policies introduced by United States President Donald Trump, American representatives in Medan and Makassar have begun to resettle Rohingya Muslim refugees, giving light to the country’s recently eclipsed image as the world’s beacon of democracy, freedom and tolerance.
4,344 Persons of concern in immigration detention facilities
637 Unaccompanied and separated children
3,628 Individual RSD decisions finalized in 2016
1,217 Refugees submitted for resettlement consideration in 2016
1,271 Refugees resettled to third countries in 2016
Population of Concern
A 6.4M earthquake in Aceh on 7 December resulted in 101 deaths, 670 injuries and displaced more than 83,000 people. This figure includes those who prefer to stay outside their homes due to aftershocks. Nearly 3,000 homes were heavily damaged. A two-week emergency response phase has been declared. A robust Government-led response is underway, supported by in-country HCT members and other partners. The Government does not see a need for international assistance at this time.
101 people killed
4,367 Persons of concern in immigration detention facilities
612 Unaccompanied and separated children
2,325 Individual RSD decisions finalized in 2016
893 Refugees submitted for resettlement consideration in 2016
1,000 Refugees resettled to third countries in 2016
Population of Concern
- 1,038 people in Kedah and 102 people in Perak were evacuated because of flooding.
Flood sumberged 51 houses in Quang Binh Province.
- Nearly 500 houses were submerged by flood in Taungdwingyi, Magway.
- About 8,000 families affected by flood in Ayutthaya.
- Flood also happened in seven provinces, submerging 5,118 houses.
Torrential rain has caused flooding in Jakarta. Nearly 33,000 people were affected in the southern and eastern Jakarta .
Flood also occurred in the Aceh Province. In Aceh Jaya, 4,000 houses were inundated with 15,000 people were reportedly affected. Meanwhile, in West Aceh, the flood submerged 2,528 houses and affected nearly 9,500 people
Mt. Sinabung in the North Sumatra Province, has erupted again. The local authority has provided 9 shelters to serve 9,318 evacuees.
- A tornado hit the 2 districts of Kuala and Bahorok in Langkat, North Sumatra. 1 died and 48 households were affected.
- Heavy rains brought about rivers overflowing and flashfloods in Sumber Tangkil, Tirtoyudo subdistricts in Malang, East Java. These damaged dams, river dikes, bridges, water pipes and affected 800 families. Losses were estimated to be about 3 billion.
- Interminable rains caused flooding in 5 townships each in Rakhine State and Sagaing Region.
By Apriadi Gunawan
Sofih Alam can only resign himself to God as he cannot fast during Ramadhan with his family. Sofih is staying with other Rohingya Muslim refugees at the Pelangi Hotel in Medan, North Sumatra, while his wife and child, who are Indonesian nationals, live with his parents-in-law on Jl. Irigasi, Medan.
Sofih is among Myanmar’s Rohingya refugees who are married to Indonesian Muslim women. Since getting married in 2014, Sofih lives separately with his wife, but the ethnically mixed marriage is blessed with a son, aged 8 months.
On 2 June, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck 79 km off the southwestern coast of West Sumatra province at a depth of 72 km.
Authorities reported that the quake damaged a hospital and 912 houses in West Sumatra and Bengkulu provinces.
At least 30 people were injured including some during evacuation. Local governments, the Indonesian Red Cross and NGOs provided assistance to the affected communities.
912 houses damaged
Population of Concern
- 310 persons of concern as of 31 January 2016
Since the arrival of some 1,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in May 2015, spontaneous departures have continued to take place resulting in a current population of 310 individuals.
2,445 Identified people with specific needs*
3,114 Individual RSD interviews conducted*
3,216 Individual RSD decisions finalized*
636 Refugees resettled to third countries*
*Statistical information from 1 Jan 2015 – 29 Feb 2016
Population of Concern
- A total of 13,829 persons of concern (refugees and asylum‐seekers) as of 29 February 2016
Between 19 and 23 Jan, local authorities reported floods in Sumatra (Jambi and South Sumatra provinces), Java (Central Java and East Java provinces), and Sulawesi (South Sulawesi and North Sulawesi provinces). Following torrential rains, landslides killed three people in Kerinci District, Jambi Province on 20 Jan and one person in Manado Regency, North Sulawesi Province on 21 Jan. This flooding inundated at least 4,900 houses. Local authorities have provided emergency assistance.
Four people killed
JAKARTA, 14 December 2015 (IRIN) - Hundreds of Rohingya refugees have vanished from camps in the northern reaches of the Indonesian island of Sumatra in recent months, raising concerns that they are once again turning to dangerous smuggling rings in a bid to reach Malaysia.
Flood waters are receding in the six flood affected districts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, where public transportation service has resumed. The floods affected about 3 million people including 1 million children, damaged over 116,000 houses and 92,000 hectares of farmland, with over 400 fatalities. The government plans to construct 50,000 – 70,000 temporary houses for people rendered homeless. The estimated cost to India’s economy is $3 billion.
1 3 million people affected
116,000 houses damaged
Frequent earthquakes in North Maluku Province from 16 Nov – 4 Dec have damaged nearly 1,600 houses and buildings across 19 villages and displaced over 10,000 people. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) stated the frequent earthquakes were due to increased tectonic activity and was unlikely to trigger a major earthquake. Local authorities, supported by the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) have provided basic assistance to those affected.
10,000 people displaced