Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (16 - 22 April 2019)
Unseasonal heavy rains and floods affected a number of regions of Afghanistan as well as Kabul, between 13 and 19 April. As of 22 April, 1,700 people have been affected with 16 people killed, 112 injured, and 250 houses damaged or destroyed due to flash floods.
The floods have also damaged crops and infrastructure, including roads. 1,700 people affected by floods
On 21 April, the Mt. Agung volcano in Karangasem District, Bali Province, erupted with an ash column height of 2,000 meters above sea level. Ash fell in Selat and Bebandem sub-districts. The authorities have established a no-activity zone within a 4 km radius of the crater and are distributing face masks to people in adjacent communities. The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has maintained the volcano at Alert Level 3. Level 4 is the most serious alert.
North-western regions of India have been affected by unseasonal severe weather over the past week, including heavy rainfall, strong winds, and thunderstorms. On the night of 16 April, storms in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra states reportedly killed over 50 people. Damages to property and crops in Gujarat and Rajasthan states were also reported. According to media reports, the Prime Minister’s Office announced that cash payments would be provided to people injured in the storms and to the families of those killed. 50 people killed
An earthquake struck approximately 60 km northwest of Manila late afternoon on Monday 22 April. Reports on the magnitude vary from 5.7 M to 6.3 M. As of the publication of this snapshot, there is no information yet available on impact or casualties