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Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (26 August - 1 September 2014)

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BANGLADESH

More than one million people in 17 districts are affected by floods. The Joint Needs Assessment reports that communities across nine of these districts identified the priority sectors as food, sanitation and livelihoods. Humanitarian organizations are complementing relief efforts of the Government. The Directorate general of Health Services deployed over 500 medical teams to tackle a variety of flood related health problems in the affected areas.

1 million people affected

17 flooded districts

SRI LANKA

In August, low rainfall had further aggravated the impact of drought conditions, which is affecting more than 1.8 million people in 16 districts. The Government allocated over US$680,000 to provide drought relief, while the UN Emergency Response Coordinator approved $2 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund for food, drinking water and health. International NGOs and the Red Cross are also responding.

1.8 million people affected

INDIA

Flooding continues in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India where 94 people have been killed. According to a recent report from the Relief Commissioner’s office, as many as 500,000 people in 653 villages in 11 districts are still seriously affected by the floods. Communities are struggling to cope with a lack of food, access to clean water and the destruction of their livelihoods.

500,000 people affected

94 dead

PHILIPPINES

Heavy rainfall on eastern parts of Mindanao, in particular Maguindanao, has resulted in flooding. Overall, nearly 79,000 people have been affected in 11 municipalities of Maguindanao since 25 Aug.
The latest field reports indicate that water levels in several affected municipalities have subsided. Three landslides were reported in North and South Upi on 27 Aug.

79,000 people affected

NEPAL

Heavy rain between 14 and 16 Aug, caused flooding and several landslides in 17 districts throughout the country, of which the four worst-affected districts were Bardiya, Banke, Surkhet and Dang. An assessment of these districts reveals that 29,000 families are affected, of whom 8,600 are displaced. At least 27,000 houses are damaged. Meanwhile, 123 people are confirmed dead, 126 people are still missing and 67 people are injured across the country.
The Government of Nepal is leading the response, including the distribution of food, non-food relief items, shelter and medicines with support from international organizations.

29,000 families affected

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

On 25 Aug, at least five people were killed and one person reported missing after severe flooding in the port city of Busan and nearby regions in South Korea.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Mt. Tavurvur in East New Britain Province erupted on 29 Aug. Heavy and thick ash fall was reported and about 500 people were evacuated. The volcanic activity has since returned to normal and those evacuated have returned home. Nevertheless, some damage to the nearby environment and water sources is reported.

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