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22 Jan 2018 description

Summary

At 30 November 2017, there were 1301 people in immigration detention facilities, including 988 in immigration detention on the mainland and 313 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 454 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 19,907 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

22 Jan 2018 description

Summary

At 31 December 2017, there were 1285 people in immigration detention facilities, including 958 in immigration detention on the mainland and 327 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 448 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 19,590 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

22 Jan 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News THỪA THIÊN- HUẾ — The lives and crops of residents living near the Bồ River bank in central Thừa Thiên- Huế Province are being threatened by riverbank landslides.

Landslides have occurred along the riverbank dike section in the province’s Quảng Điền District, threatening 1,000ha of land in the villages of Tân Xuân Lai, La Vân Thượng, Niêm Phò and Phước Yên in Quảng Thọ Commune.

19 Jan 2018 description

Drought, earthquakes, floods, typhoons, volcanoes, and civil unrest, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.

19 Jan 2018 description

Feature: Philippines

As many as 790,000 people were displaced between 16 and 28 December in Regions V, VI, VII, VIII, XIII and MIMAROPA due to Tropical Storm Urduja/Kai-Tak which made landfall in the Philippines on 12 December and exited on 19 December. A total of 418,000 people stayed in evacuation centres, while 372,000 people stayed with families and friends. As of 28 December, all evacuees had returned home (DROMIC, 4 Jan 2018).

17 Jan 2018 description

The new article “The evolving local social contract for managing climate and disaster risk in Vietnam” in the journal Disasters examines how local government authorities in Central Vietnam perceive their role in disaster risk reduction. The article finds that extreme climate events, such as floods and storms, can act as critical junctures and contribute to institutional change. This has been the case in Vietnam, where damaging floods and storms have led to improved practices of disaster risk reduction and response among local officials.

06 Jan 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 31 December 2017-6 January 2018 and includes updates on hepatitis A, influenza, MERS, poliomyelitis and salomnellosis.

06 Jan 2018 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Cambodia

As of 26 December 2017, a total of 3,195 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)

04 Jan 2018 description

PHILIPPINES

NDRRMC and DSWD reported that a total of 33,084 persons were affected (7,989 families) with 80 houses destroyed following the TD.

Viet Nam

NCHMF forecasted moderate rainfall in the south and mid central provinces.

03 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Regional Office 2018 Requirements: US$6,312,000

02 Jan 2018 description

PHILIPPINES

  • Public warnings have been released since 30 Dec 2017 for communities living near mountain slopes and low lying areas for possible flash floods or landslides (secondary hazards).

29 Dec 2017 description

Miklos Gaspar, IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication

Improved farming practices, healthier animals and – ultimately – increased food security will be the outcomes of projects supported by a US$ 600 000 grant by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Fund for International Development (OFID) under a partnership with the IAEA signed last week.

29 Dec 2017 description

International Development Secretary announces that Britain will extend its demining work to save lives in Angola, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

In response to the unprecedented generosity of the UK public in supporting the most successful Christmas landmine-clearing appeal ever, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has today (29 December) announced that Britain will extend its demining work to save lives in emergencies in Angola, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

27 Dec 2017 description

PHILIPPINES

  • TS Tembin affected 143,188 families or 673,429 persons in 1,140 barangays. (DSWD, TS Vinta SitRep #13, NDRRMC Sitrep #9).

  • Lanao Del Norte was identified as the hardest hit barangay (refer to map) and is a Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Area (GIDA)

26 Dec 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

Update: December, 26/2017 - 10:00

HÀ NỘI — More than 1.1 million people in 15 provinces and cities in the south of Việt Nam have been evacuated to safety as Typhoon Tembin approaches, with the storm forecast to land in the coastal area from Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu to Cà Mau provinces early today.

The Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Search and Rescue and the Border Guard Command provided information on the storm’s movements to more than 69,000 vehicles.

26 Dec 2017 description
  • 19 southern provinces from Ba Ria- Vung Tau to Ca Mau are on high alert.

  • The damage level could be high due to the region’s population density, large number of tourists and many economic activities.

  • The majority of population living in the riverside and river mouth areas bring high vulnerabilities to these provinces. Approximately 1 000 000 people were told by the authorities to prepare for evacuation, and 70 000 were moved from low-lying areas.

25 Dec 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

Update: December, 25/2017 - 14:19

HÀ NỘI — On Monday morning, a total of more than 1.1 million people in 15 provinces and cities in the south were relocated to safe places before Typhoon Tembin could make land fall.

The Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Search and Rescue and the Border Guard Command provided information of the storm’s movement to more than 69,000 vehicles.

25 Dec 2017 description
  1. AHA Centre Disaster Monitoring & Response System alert level downgraded to “WATCH” as TS Tembin slows down, currently located at 8.1 N, 108.9 E with maximum wind speeds of 93 kph (gusts of 120 kph).

  2. TS Tembin slows down, changed its course, potentially does not make landfall in Viet Nam.
    Projected wind speeds and rainfall may still increase flood risks in southern part of Viet Nam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia (figure above).

  3. Philippines, impact & response (NDRRMC, DSWD)