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20 Sep 2019 description
report UN News Service

Quarante-et-un pays, dont 31 en Afrique, requièrent toujours une aide extérieure afin de couvrir leurs besoins alimentaires, prévient l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) dans un rapport publié jeudi.

19 Sep 2019 description

FAO report cites 41 countries needing external assistance for food

Dry weather and protracted conflicts are primary drivers

19 September 2019, Rome - Some 41 countries continue to be in need of external assistance for food, with conflicts acting as the primary cause of high levels of food insecurity and adverse weather conditions - particularly rainfall shortages in Africa - acutely affecting food availability and access for millions of people, a quarterly report by the United Nations says.

18 Sep 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator a.i., and heads of UNICEF, OCHA, and UNFPA visited Rakhine State from 19 to 21 August 2019 looking at both older, predominantly Rohingya IDP camps and camps for newly displaced.

• UNICEF has carried out 14 humanitarian assistance missions in Rathedaung and Buthidaung Townships in Rakhine State, reaching a total of 5,569 displaced and host community members, including an estimated 2,200 children.

27 Aug 2019 description
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Highlights

  • Just under 4,500 people remain in evacuation sites, down from a peak of more than 110,000 on 13 August

  • Continued vigilance is advised with the monsoon season ongoing and more heavy rainfall forecast

  • Focus is on the recovery phase once the floodwaters have completely receded

  • Agencies are now engaging in assessments to identify the needs/gaps

Monsoon Floods Update - as of 26 August 2019

16 Aug 2019 description
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97,000 People Displaced

Overview

Floodwaters are receding in many areas across Myanmar, with the number of people sheltering in temporary evacuation sites now below 100,000 people from a peak of more than 110,000 people on 13 August. Mon State is severely affected, with huge tracts of farmland and entire villages submerged as water levels have not yet subsided. Over the next few days, more heavy rainfall is predicted for Mon State, Kayin State, and Taninthayi Region, each one already heavily affected.

14 Aug 2019 description
  • Heavy monsoon rain, floods and landslides continue to affect the country resulting in additional deaths and displacing thousands.

  • According to UN OCHA, at least 80,000 people are displaced and sheltering in 170 evacuation sites across the country. Media report that the number of deaths from the landslide in Paung Township (Mon State) has risen to 61. The mudflow destroyed dozens of houses and displaced 150 people.

  • For the next 24 hours, heavy rainfall is forecast across the country, particularly in the Lower Sagaing Region.

13 Aug 2019 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY:

During week thirty two (32), Southwest Monsoon has strengthened and has brought torrential rainfall over the northern region of ASEAN, resulting to floods and landslides, especially in the Mekong sub-region. Furthermore, the presence of a tropical storm outside the Philippine area of responsibility enhanced monsoon effects in the western part of the country. In addition, low pressure areas resulted to localised tornadoes in several provinces in the Philippines.

HIGHLIGHT:

12 Aug 2019 description
  • Continuous Monsoon rains have resulted in flooding in Ayeyarwady, Bago, Kayin, Mon, and Tanintharyi states in southern Myanmar. Mon and Bago are severely affected with more than 40,000 people evacuated. According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), a rain-induced landslide occurred in a village in Paung Township (Mon State) on Friday. Search and rescue operations have recovered 53 dead bodies, 29 are believed to be still missing.

12 Aug 2019 description

Corrigendum - An earlier version of this update published on 12 August erroneously reported activities by WHO that are part of its contingency plan but have not yet been activated. The text in paragraph four has been corrected to reflect WHO's current activities.

80,000 People Displaced

Overview

11 Aug 2019 description

Myanmar

• Continuous Monsoon rain since the start of the month resulted to flooding in several areas in Southern Myanmar – Ayeyarwady, Bago, Kayin, Mon, and Tanintharyi.

• According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), a rain-induced landslide occurred in a village in Paung Township (Mon State) on Friday. Search & Rescue operations has so far recovered 41 dead bodies, and believed another 41 are still missing. Rescued injured residents are immediately sent to hospitals for medical care.

09 Aug 2019 description

12,000 people displaced in the last two days

105,000 people cumulatively 105,000 displaced since June

Overview

Nearly 12,000 more people were displaced by monsoon flooding in Myanmar over the last two days, bringing the current total number of people sheltering in evacuation sites due to floods to more than 38,000. More than 105,000 people have been displaced by flooding since late June, with people formerly displaced in Kachin, Rakhine and Chin states having already returned home when floodwaters receded.

08 Aug 2019 description

Heavy monsoon rains continue to affect Myanmar, causing widespread floods and displacing thousands of people.

Media report that 5,500 people have been displaced in Mon State, 1,500 in Kayin State and 500 in the Ayeyarwady Region. According to UN OCHA, as of 4 August, the total number of displaced has increased to 89,0000, of which 26,000 in Sagaing, Mandalay, Bago and Magway regions and Kayin State.

Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain is forecast over northern and southern regions of the country.

31 Jul 2019 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December 2018 announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of July, the requirements had reached $26.14 billion. As at the end of July, 141.7 million people are estimated to be in need in 57 countries, a slight decrease of 1.2 million from last month. The plans aim to provide aid to 106.3 million people.

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30 Jul 2019 description

BANGLADESH

Heavy monsoon rains have led to flooding across the country.
According to the Government and the Joint Needs Assessment, 7.3 million people are affected, 119 people killed, and over 300,000 people displaced. Over 580,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, and 2,500 schools are either damaged by floods or being used as evacuation shelters, disrupting classes for up to 400,000 children. The Government is leading response efforts, supported by NGOs, the Red Crescent, and the UN.

MYANMAR

25 Jul 2019 description
  • Monsoon floods continue to affect Myanmar with over 78,000 people having been displaced in eight states and regions.
    State and regional governments, the Department of Disaster Management, the Myanmar Red Cross Society, civil society organizations and private individuals are responding to the immediate needs of those affected or displaced by floods.
    The rivers are currently below their danger levels. However, heavy rainfall is expected across the country over the next couple of days according to the forecast by the Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.

25 Jul 2019 description

OVERVIEW

As a result of torrential monsoon rains mid July, over 25 million people have been affected by flooding in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Myanmar. At least 600 people are known to have died and over half a million people have been displaced with homes, schools and hospitals damaged or destroyed. There is the possibility that the situation could deteriorate further as rains continue in many of the flood-affected areas.