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19 Sep 2017 description

Bangladesh

Affected areas: Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Sylhet divisions

Cause of displacement Disaster:

Figures More than 427,000 new disaster displacements between 12 August and 4 September

Context

15 Sep 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone DOKSURI continued moving west over the South China Sea passing south of Hainan province (China), towards Vietnam. On 14 September at 18.00 UTC, it had max. sustained winds speed of 167 km/h and its centre was located approx. 240 km south-east of the coast of Quang Binh province (North Central Coast, Vietnam).

14 Sep 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone DOKSURI (named MARING in the Philippines) continued moving west over South China Sea, toward Vietnam. On 14 September at 0.00 UTC it had max. sustained winds speed of 120 km/h and its centre was located approx. 350 km south-east of Hainan island (China).

  • Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west, strengthening, and it could pass south of Hainan province (China) in the afternoon of 14 September UTC and it may reach North Central Region (Vietnam) as a Typhoon in the morning of 15 September.

14 Sep 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone TALIM (named LANNIE in the Philippines) continued moving north-west over the East China Sea, strengthening. On 14 September 0.00 UTC its centre was located 750 km southwest of Kyushu island (Japan) and it had max. sustained winds speed of 213 km/h.

14 Sep 2017 description
report Xinhua

HAIKOU, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- South China's Hainan Province has activated an emergency response for approaching Typhoon Doksuri, which is set to skirt pass the province or land on coastal areas between Thursday night and Friday Morning.

Shipping services on the Qiongzhou Strait connecting China's Hainan and Guangdong provinces were suspended Thursday morning. High-speed trains in Hainan will be suspended starting Thursday noon.

As of 8 p.m. Wednesday, more than 65,000 people at sea moved on shore, with over 24,000 fishing boats moored.

13 Sep 2017 description

Natural disasters over the first semester of 2017

During the first semester of 2017, EM-DAT preliminary data shows that 149 disasters occurred in 73 countries. The impact of which resulted in 3,162 deaths, affected more than 80 million people and caused more than US$32.4 billion (A).

The major disasters were floods and landslides occurring in Asia, South America and Africa (B).

12 Sep 2017 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- The meteorological authority Monday warned that flash flooding is likely to follow torrential rain in the northwest and southwest of the country.

Parts of Yunnan Province and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region are likely see flash floods from Monday night to Tuesday night, the China Meteorological Administration said.

Local authorities were told to prepare for mud flows and landslides.

Since June, floods and droughts have hit both north and south China, with some regions severely affected.

05 Sep 2017 description
report Xinhua

GUANGZHOU, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 70,000 people have been evacuated after Mawar, the 16th typhoon this year, made landfall in Guangdong Province on Sunday night.

At least four cities, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Dongguan and Shenzhen, activated red alerts for heavy rainfall, the highest warning level, on Monday.

Zhuhai flood control headquarters ordered all schools to be closed as heavy rain continues to batter the city.

Typhoon Mawar made landfall in the city of Lufeng in Guangdong on Sunday night, bringing heavy downpours to the area.

04 Sep 2017 description
report Xinhua

CHENGDU, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Nine people are dead and one remains missing after torrential rain hit Sichuan and Guizhou provinces in southwest China, authorities said Saturday.

In Sichuan, seven people are dead and another missing after rain triggered flooding and landslides since Friday, provincial civil affairs authorities said in a statement.

Torrential rain has affected 165,000 people in 35 county-level areas, with more than 6,800 residents evacuated, the statement said.

04 Sep 2017 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- China's national weather observatory issued a yellow alert for rainstorms on Monday as heavy rain is expected in most of southern China over the next 24 hours.

From Monday to Tuesday, torrential rain is expected in parts of Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou, Yunnan, and Sichuan provinces as well as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Tibet Autonomous Region, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).

Some regions will receive up to 200 millimeters of precipitation, the NMC said.

04 Sep 2017 description
report Xinhua

GUANGZHOU, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Mawar, the 16th typhoon this year, landed around 9:30 p.m. Sunday in Lufeng under Shanwei city in south China's Guangdong Province, bringing gales of 20 meters per second at its eye, according to local meteorological authorities.

Heavy rain battered the landing areas. Local government said about 2,200 fishing boats had returned to the harbor while more than 15,000 people were relocated to safe places.

03 Sep 2017 description

The National Meteorological Center issued yellow warning of typhoon at 10:00 a.m. on September 1. This year’s 16th typhoon Mawar is expected to make landfall on eastern Guangdong coast September 3. For this reason, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) activated a level three emergency response to Typhoon Mawar at 11:30 a.m. today. It is required that the relevant meteorological sectors attached to CMA enter the emergency position immediately and put corresponding meteorological services in place.

31 Aug 2017 description

FEATURE

Nepal

AFFECTED AREAS

Central, eastern and western regions

CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT

Disaster

FIGURES

More than 391,000 new displacements between 11 and 20 August

Context

31 Aug 2017 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Song Lifang

XINING, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Seven people were killed and two injured in a landslide in northwest China's Qinghai Province Wednesday, local authorities said.

The landslide at around 4:30 a.m. in a village in Machin county in Qinghai's Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture left nine people buried.

As of 2 p.m., all the buried had been found. Seven were confirmed dead, and one was severely injured while another sustained minor injuries, according to the county publicity department.

30 Aug 2017 description
report Xinhua

GUIYANG, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a landslide in southwest China's Guizhou Province on Monday morning rose to 26 on Thursday, with eight people injured and nine still missing, according to local authorities.

Rescue workers continue to search for the missing.

More than 2,800 people, including local police, fire fighters, medical workers and local government staff, along with 110 emergency vehicles, 20 life detectors and eight drones have been involved in the rescue, the rescue headquarters said.

28 Aug 2017 description

Video footage showed large blocks of a mountain collapsing from a great height.

BEIJING, Aug 28 (Reuters) - A landslide caused part of a mountain to collapse on to a remote township in China's remote southwest on Monday, state media said, killing at least two people with 25 missing.

Read more on Reuters

28 Aug 2017 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Mengjie

GUANGZHOU, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Pakhar, the 14th typhoon of the year, landed in south China's Guangdong Province Sunday morning, days after Typhoon Hato made landfall in the province.

Pakhar landed in the coastal areas of the city of Taishan around 9 a.m. and weakened into a severe tropical storm from 10 a.m., according to Guangdong meteorological authorities.

The provincial flood control headquarters said the cities of Shenzhen, Huizhou, Shanwei, Zhuhai, Zhongshan and Jiangmen had seen rainstorms.

27 Aug 2017 description
report Xinhua

Editor: An

KUNMING, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Geological disasters triggered by Typhoon Hato have left three people dead and 13 others missing in southwest China's Yunnan Province, local authorities said Saturday.

As of 10 a.m. Saturday, floods, landslides and mudslides had affected more than 410,000 people in 64 counties, forcing evacuation of nearly 8,400 people and causing the homes of 85 households to collapse, according to the provincial civil affairs department.