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24 Nov 2017 description
report Singapore Red Cross

Singapore, 23 November 2017 - Singapore Red Cross (SRC) today launched a month-long fundraising appeal to aid communities affected by the recent floods in Southeast Asia - notably Typhoon Damrey in Vietnam and the Penang floods early this month.

20 Nov 2017 description

Recognising the need to integrate DRR and CCA into policies and institutions in The Member States, JICA has supported implementation of a project for ‘Strengthening Institutional and Policy Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Integration’.

20 Nov 2017 description

MALAYSIA: Flooding in residential areas

Several areas in this area, hit by flash floods due to continuous rain since early this morning. Water spots include Kampung Serampang Indah, Kampung Gajah Mati, Taman Anggerik, Batu Kikir and Jalan Taman Mahsan.

As the water was about one metre high, the road was impassable to light vehicles.

PHILIPPINES & VIETNAM: Tropical Storm Kirogi (31)

13 Nov 2017 description

VIETNAM

Typhoon Damrey (28)

Significant damage in 14 provinces of south-central Viet Nam was reported, after landfall on 4 November 2017. Official tally estimated 104 deaths, 19 missing with around 4 million people affected.
Coastal communities started debris management & early recovery. AHA Centre received request from Vietnam’s government. DELSA stockpiles were mobilised with in- country team assessing the situation.

MALAYSIA

Heavy Floods (TD 29)

12 Nov 2017 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Cambodia

As of 31 October 2017, a total of 2,884 suspected dengue cases were reported in 2017. The total number of reported dengue cases including dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome was lower than the 3 year-threshold of the same period from 2014-2016 (Figure 1).

China (no update)

08 Nov 2017 description

WMO report highlights impacts on human safety, well-being and environment

6 November 2017 (WMO) - It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ice extent was at or near a record low.

08 Nov 2017 description

Heavy flooding due to continuous downpour and strong winds has forced 7,910 evacuees to remain in several relief centres in Penang and Kedah. In Kedah, 17 relief centres are still operational in 5 districts while Penang being the worst hit has 45 relief centres operational in 3 districts namely Seberang Perai Tengah, Seberah Perai Utara and Timur Laut.

08 Nov 2017 description
  • Tropical Depression TWENTYNINE formed over the Gulf of Thailand on 6 November and moved north-west.

  • Over the next 48 hours, it is forecast to continue moving north-west as a tropical depression. Heavy rain, storm surge and strong winds may affect southern Thailand and southern Myanmar/Burma as well as several areas of north Malaysia and Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India).

06 Nov 2017 description

Un rapport de l'OMM met en évidence les répercussions sur la santé humaine, la qualité de vie et l'environnement

06 Nov 2017 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting Malaysia over the past few days, causing floods and landslides.
    According to media, as of 6 November at 6.00 UTC, at least seven people have been killed in the state of Penang (north-western Malaysia) and 5 500 have been evacuated from the states of Penang and Kedah.

  • Over the next 48 hours, heavy rain could still affect the area due to a low pressure system located over Gulf of Thailand.

05 Nov 2017 description

At least 2,000 people had been evacuated and 80 percent of the state was hit by typhoon-like winds and heavy rain

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Flash floods caused by hours of torrential rain killed at least five people in Malaysia and military forces deployed on Sunday to help rescue thousands of displaced people in the northern state of Penang.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

02 Nov 2017 description

On behalf of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society,the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies would like to thank the Canadian Government for generous contribution to the replenishment of this disaster relief emergency fund (DREF). The unspent balance of CHF 3,241, which was as a result of cancellation of an earlier-planned review and lessons learned workshop, will be returned to the DREF pot.

29 Oct 2017 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Cambodia

As of 17 October 2017, a total of 2,716 suspected dengue cases were reported in 2017. The total number of reported dengue cases including dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome was lower than the 3 year-threshold of the same period from 2014-2016 (Figure 1).

China

28 Oct 2017 description
  • 189.9 M required for 2017

  • 67.0 M contributions received, representing 35% of requirements

  • 122.9 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

27 Oct 2017 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 30 September 2017, there were 1257 people in immigration detention facilities, including 929 in immigration detention on the mainland and 328 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 492 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 20,599 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

The table below reflects figures based on records in Department of Immigration and Border Protection systems.