Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (16 - 22 July 2013)


A 5.9M earthquake struck Gansu Province near Dingxi city in the morning of 22 July, followed by a second 5.6M tremor shortly afterwards, both at shallow depths of only 10km. Initial government reports indicate at least 54 people killed and more than 300 injured; at least 5,600 houses in the province's Zhangxian county are seriously damaged and 380 have collapsed. Source: BBC


Floodwaters continue across India affecting Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Delhi. 38 National Disaster Response Force teams have been deployed by the Government in affected areas. Including the earlier floods in June in Uttarakhand, over 1.25 million people have been affected with more than 1,000 people killed. Source: India National Disaster Management Division Sitrep, 21 July 2013


In Nepal, heavy monsoon rain in the far west has affected more than 5000 families in Kailali district, with 1 death reported. 1800 families were temporarily displaced, with the local government and humanitarian actors providing assistance. Source: Nepal Red Cross Society


Continued severe rainfall in Sichuan Province has caused landslide and flooding, with worst hit areas receiving their total average annual rainfall in just 5 days. As of 15 July, the Provincial Government estimates 3.5 million people affected; of which 58 killed, 175 missing and 300,000 displaced. Significant economic damage has been sustained to crops, houses, roads, power and communications lines, reservoirs and dams. The Provincial Government has deployed its disaster relief response teams. Source: OCHAFlash Update, 18 July 2013


There are now over 27,000 reported cases of dengue fever in all provinces, which has to date caused 73 reported deaths. Provinces in the far northwest, centre and far south of the country are worst affected; the caseload is expected to rise further as the rainy season continues. Source: UN


Continuous heavy rain has triggered flooding in Southeast and South Sulawesi Provinces, which has caused 7 deaths, with 28,000 people affected and 28,000 homes damaged or submerged. Source:AHA Centre Disaster Situation Update, 22 July 2013

Ongoing Emergencies

  • Myanmar: Rakhine State
  • Myanmar: Kachin State
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