Tropical Cyclone Luban - Oct 2018Ongoing
The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm over westcentral Arabian Sea moved northwestwards with a speed of 07kmph during past six hours and lay centered at 1430 hrs IST 10th October 2018 over westcentral Arabian Sea, near latitude 14.4°N and longitude 58.7°E, about 570 km east-southeast of Salalah (Oman), 550 km eastnortheast of Socotra Islands (Yemen) and 730 km east-southeast of Al-Ghaidah (Yemen). (RSMC/India Meteorological Dept, 10 Oct 2018)
Thousands of people have been displaced by Tropical Cyclone “Luban” that made landfall on the coast of Yemen on 14 October. Three people are confirmed dead, 14 missing and more than 100 injured according to the Al Maharah Emergency Operations Room. The cyclone lost strength and has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression as of 15 October. In the last three days, several districts have been flooded following heavy rains, causing a significant number of houses to collapse...Initial needs assessments by Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) teams indicate that more than 3,000 households have been displaced. This includes 650 households in Al Masilah district, 210 in Sayhut, 200 in Qishn, 250 in Huswain and 2,000 in Al Ghaydah. The number of displaced persons is expected to increase in the coming days when the situation allows more comprehensive and coordinated rapid needs assessments in various affected areas. (OCHA, 17 Oct 2018)
Most read reports
- Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia, 1 November - 4 December 2018 [EN/SO]
- Yemen: Cyclone Luban Flash Update #1 (15 October 2018) [EN/AR]
- Yemen - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019
- Yemen: Cyclone Luban Flash Update #3 (21 October 2018) [EN/AR]
- UNFPA rushes emergency supplies for cyclone-affected South-east Yemen
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Over 4.2 million people will need assistance in 2019.
Lughaye, six months after Cyclone Sagar.
IDP woman attains self-reliance.
Sustained humanitarian funding leads to reduced needs.
Deyr season records poor rains
Seasonal rains have underperformed so far
The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. Twentytwo million people, 75 per cent ofthe entire population, require some form of humanitarian assistance and protection, including 8.4 million Yemenis who do not know where their next meal will come from.
22.2M People in need
2M Internally Displaced Persons (IDP)
89% of IDPs displaced for more than a year
1M IDP returnees
236K IDPs were assisted through the Al-Hudaydah response
280K refugees and asylum seekers
$198.7M requested in 2018
$131.5M received as of 23 October 2018
Heightened insecurity in Al Hudaydah continues to result in civilian casualties, constrain humanitarian access, and threaten infrastructure
More than 20 million Yemenis relied on negative coping strategies to feed their households in October
USAID partners provide assistance to address food insecurity, including critical health, nutrition, and WASH services
Out of the belief in the national and humanitarian duty towards our fellow citizens in Al-Mahara Governorate affected by the Cyclone Luban, inflicting human and material damage at all levels and the civilian suffering of displacement and daily hardships in access to basic services such as food and shelter.
From 1 June to 23 October, DTM found reports of over 88,805 Households (HH), or an estimated 532,830 Individuals, displaced due to conflict or natural disaster.
- 74,468 HH due to the Al Hudaydah conflict
- 13,348 HH due to conflict, mostly in Hajjah, from early-October
- 989 HH due to Cyclone Luban from mid-October
Methods and Limitations:
MUKALLA, 27th October 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, today re-opened a number of roads in seven villages surrounding the city of Al Mukalla in Yemen.
The roads were either closed or damaged following Cyclone Luban which recently hit the Yemeni Governorate of Hadramaut and isolated the villages, inhabited by around 3,000 people.
The ERC shovel trucks cleared the debris from the asphalt roads after the heavy rain and floods and levelled the dirt roads linking the villages.
- Ongoing insecurity in Al Hudaydah limits humanitarian access, results in civilian casualties and infrastructure damage
- Deteriorating economic conditions contribute to worsening household vulnerability, civil unrest in Aden
- Tropical Cyclone Luban makes landfall in southeastern Yemen, results in at least three deaths
Thousands of people have been displaced by Tropical Cyclone “Luban” that made landfall on the coast of Yemen on 14 October. Three people are confirmed dead, 14 missing and more than 100 injured according to the Al Maharah Emergency Operations Room.
The cyclone lost strength and has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression as of 15 October. In the last three days, several districts have been flooded following heavy rains, causing a significant number of houses to collapse.
- The passage of Tropical cyclone LUBAN from 8 to 14 October has caused flooding in the coastal district of Al Maharah Governorate in Yemen and in several areas of the border with Oman.
- According to media reports, as of 17 October, three people died, 33 are injured and 2 000 families were affected in Al-Maharah (Yemen).
- Over the next 24 hours, moderate to locally heavy rain over south-west Yemen and the coastal governorates may continue to affect the country, including the areas already flooded.
The Deyr 2018 rainy season started in some parts of the country during the last week of September and is yet to start in some parts of the country especially in the southern regions. Following the passage of Tropical Strom LUBAN, that made a landfall in Yemen on 14 October 2018, parts of the northern coastal areas of Puntland received light to moderate rains in the last two days. While LUBAN was a threat to the shipping line of Puntland, no damage has been associated with the storm inland of the country.
Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding since the beginning of October, affecting over 64,560 people in La Guajira department with the majority in Uribia municipality.
More than 90% of the population is indigenous and live in informal settlements. Flooding has led to crop damage and restricted access to food.
Waterborne disease are likely to spread as basic hygiene facilities are disrupted.
Urgent food, shelter and WASH needs have been reported.
Sana’a, 15 October 2018 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund is dispatching emergency supplies to assist communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Luban that hit Socotra island and coastal areas of south-east Yemen on Sunday.
In the last 24 hours, nearly 500 families were displaced to schools and other settlements due to Cyclone Luban. These numbers are expected to increase as meteorologists predict torrential rains and possible flooding and landslides.
Cyclone Luban approaches southern Arabian Peninsula
Le cyclone Luban s’approche du sud de la péninsule Arabique
India Meteorological Department
Earth System Science Organisation (Ministry of Earth Sciences)
BULLETIN NO.: 36 (BOB 08/2018) and BULLETIN NO. : 46 (ARB 04/2018)
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