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01 Feb 2016 description

By Mandy George, IFRC

Never in her 90 years had Daw Tin Oo witnessed anything like it. “The water came so fast,” she said. “Normally it flows one way and is only two or three feet deep, but this time it came from both directions. I’ve never heard such a noise. It kept rising so fast, and we were afraid. So we fled as fast as we could, leaving everything we had behind. The only things we saved were the clothes on our backs. We lost our home, our possessions and even our village.”

29 Jan 2016 description

Yangon – January 29 2016 - Six months on from the devastating floods that struck Myanmar, around 400,000 people have received emergency assistance and support in their recovery from the Myanmar Red Cross Society and its partners in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

At their peak the floods affected over 9 million people across 12 of Myanmar’s 14 states and regions. The floods temporarily displaced over 1.7 million people and destroyed 15,000 homes as well as more than 840,000 acres of agricultural crops.

27 Jan 2016 description

It is now six months since the severe flooding in 12 of Myanmar’s 14 States and Regions affected approximately 1.7 million of the country’s population. UNFPA reflects on its initial response, lessons learned and the recovery response that is now being rolled out.

26 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 563,500
Total affected children (under 18): 263,200
Total people to be reached in 2016: 276,000
Total children to be reached in 2016: 230,000

2016 programme targets

Nutrition

  • 5,500 children aged 6 to 59 months and 1,500 children aged 5 to 9 years with SAM admitted to therapeutic care

  • 22,500 children aged 6 to 59 months and 10,000 pregnant or lactating women received micronutrient supplementation

26 Jan 2016 description

Burundi: As the security situation continues to deteriorate, the UN Security Council has expressed concern over possible mass atrocities and ethnic violence. Clashes continues in several areas of the country. Burundian refugees in DRC expressed fears over possible cross-border attacks by government forces.

25 Jan 2016 description

Key displacement and population movement in 2015

Boat crisis: Around 30,000 people estimated to have departed from Bangladesh and Myanmar via the Bay of Bengal in 2015. Over 1,000 people rescued o the coast of Myanmar in 2015.

Floods: 1.7 million people temporarily displaced by floods and landslides in June-August 2015.
Most quickly returned. 9,000 people still in evacuation sites at the end of 2015.

25 Jan 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Around 100,000 people were newly displaced in Kachin and Shan states in 2015; about 90 per cent have since returned home.

  • Almost 2,000 people remain displaced following armed conflict in southern Shan.

  • Six months on, humanitarian access to IDPs in the Sumprabum area of Kachin, remains restricted.

  • Cash grants are helping flood affected families in Rakhine recover.

  • Providing reproductive healthcare after the floods.

  • 146 children released from Myanmar army in 2015.

19 Jan 2016 description

Nigeria: An outbreak of Lassa viral haemorrhagic fever was announced in Nigeria on 8 January. At least 140 suspected cases and 30 confirmed cases, including 53 deaths, have been reported in 14 states. The indicated case fatality rate stands at 37.9%.

Gambia: Almost 182,000 people (9% of the population) are severely food insecure after erratic rains caused drought and crop failure. Most affected regions are Upper River, West Coast, and Northern Bank.

18 Jan 2016 description

Situation to Date

In June 2015, drought conditions monitored by satellite showed high water deficits in various parts of the country. Cambodia suffered from a 2015/16 El Niño-induced drought that could rival the devastating effects of the 1997-98 episode.

Cambodia is considered by international institutions a moderate priority country23 among those most-affected by the 2015/16 El Niño. Areas of growing concern are located around the centre of the country and the North West.

Weather Patterns

12 Jan 2016 description

DRC: Violence between Hutu and Nande, in Miriki, Lubero, Nord-Kivu, allegedly over land, has left 17 dead and over 20,000 displaced. The displaced urgently need food and drinking water.

Iraq: In Ramadi and Hawija, Islamic State has stalled civilians’ attempts to escape conflict zones and persecution. People from Hawija must trek for two days across mountainous terrain to reach safety: 60 people were reported to have died on the journey between November 2015 and January 2016.

07 Jan 2016 description

This series of maps shows the concentration of people in are as which appear to have been affected in some way by the 2015 Flood s (July-September).
The MlMU Countrywide Listing of Possible Flood -affected Villages (September 22, 2015) indicates that:

  • 7,104 villages from 3,571 Village Tracts were possibly affected

  • The overall population of village tracts which were possibly affected is 9.5 million people .

  • The actual extent of the flood impact is still being determined .

The MlMU Listing is drawn from:

07 Jan 2016 description

This series of maps shows the concentration of people in areas which appear to have been affected in some way by the 2015 Floods (July-September).

06 Jan 2016 description

In July and August 2015 Myanmar suffered the worst landslides and flooding in recent decades after unusually heavy monsoon rains, and exposure to Cyclone Komen, which passed by the country’s southern coast. More than 9 million people have been affected in 12 of the country’s 14 states and regions, with the loss of homes, livelihoods, crops and food stocks. 

05 Jan 2016 description

Zimbabwe: A poor 2014/2015 harvest coupled with delayed onset of rains this cropping season have left 1.5 million people facing food insecurity from January through March 2016. Government maize stocks are dangerously low and humanitarian food assistance plans underfunded. Over 850,000 people urgently require assistance.

31 Dec 2015 description

This series of maps shows the concentration of people in areas which appear to have been affected in some way by the 2015 Floods (July-September). The MlMU Countrywide Listing of Possible Flood-affected Villages (September 22, 2015) indicates that:

•7,104 villages from 3,571 Village Tracts were possibly affected

•The overall population of these village tracts which were possibly affected is 9.5 million people.

•The actual extent of the flood impact is still being determined.

The MlMU Listing is drawn from :

31 Dec 2015 description

This series of maps shows the concentration of people in areas which appear to have been affected in some way by the 2015 Floods (July-September). The MlMU Countrywide Listing of Possible Flood-affected Villages (September 22, 2015) indicates that:

•7,104 villages from 3,571 Village Tracts were possibly affected

•The overall population of these village tracts which were possibly affected is 9.5 million people.

•The actual extent of the flood impact is still being determined.

The MlMU Listing is drawn from :

31 Dec 2015 description

This series of maps shows the concentration of people in areas which appear to have been affected in some way by the 2015 Floods (July-September). The MlMU Countrywide Listing of Possible Flood-affected Villages (September 22, 2015) indicates that:

•7,104 villages from 3,571 Village Tracts were possibly affected

•The overall population of these village tracts which were possibly affected is 9.5 million people.

•The actual extent of the flood impact is still being determined.

The MlMU Listing is drawn from :

31 Dec 2015 description

This series of maps shows the concentration of people in areas which appear to have been affected in some way by the 2015 Floods (July-September). The MlMU Countrywide Listing of Possible Flood-affected Villages (September 22, 2015) indicates that:

•7,104 villages from 3,571 Village Tracts were possibly affected

•The overall population of these village tracts which were possibly affected is 9.5 million people.

•The actual extent of the flood impact is still being determined.

The MlMU Listing is drawn from :

31 Dec 2015 description

This series of maps shows the concentration of people in areas which appear to have been affected in some way by the 2015 Floods (July-September). The MlMU Countrywide Listing of Possible Flood-affected Villages (September 22, 2015) indicates that:

•7,104 villages from 3,571 Village Tracts were possibly affected

•The overall population of these village tracts which were possibly affected is 9.5 million people.

•The actual extent of the flood impact is still being determined.

The MlMU Listing is drawn from :