As of 23 June, 9 million people have been affected by torrential rainfall across 10 provinces of southern China, with flooding triggering the temporary evacuation of at least 388,000 people. On 21 June, the China National Commission for Disaster Reduction and Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) launched a Level IV emergency response to support areas affected by hailstorm, torrential rainfall and floods in Shanxi, Hunan, Guizhou, Jiangxi, and Hubei provinces and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. However, no request for international assistance has been made.
Also on 23 June, severe weather in the coastal province of Jiangsu spawned a tornado as well as torrential rain and hailstorm. The severe weather caused 98 deaths, with at least 800 people injured and more than 8,000 homes destroyed in Funing County. Local authorities supported by MCA and the Chinese Red Cross have provided food, tents and NFIs to affected communities.
98 people Killed
As of 22 June, 1,000 families (5,100 people or about 22 per cent of the population) in Sultan sa Barongis municipality, Maguindanao province, have been affected by flooding caused by heavy rainfall due to an intertropical convergence. Flooding was also reported in Pikit municipality, Cotabato province which forced some residents to evacuate to higher grounds. Authorities are assessing the impact of the flood.
5,100 people affected
According to the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), flooding and landslides in Central Java province caused 59 deaths, with four people still missing. In Purworejo, the worst affected district, about 350 people remain displaced. Search and rescue operations ended on 24 June. Local authorities continue to provide assistance to the affected communities.
In North Sulawesi province, flooding and landslides also caused five deaths and damaged over 200 houses. An estimated 600 people remain displaced and are being supported by the local government. Rains continue to affect Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan.
59 people killed
Papua New Guinea
While rainfall during the past several weeks is beginning to ease the dry conditions across Papua New Guinea, WFP estimates that some 180,000 people remain food insecure due to the prolonged drought. In support of the Government, partners continue to implement emergency food and nutrition activities. In April, the UN Central Emergency Response Fund provided US$4.7 million for the ongoing El Niño response. Access to remote areas, however, continue be constrained by the terrain and recent flood.
180,000 people in food insecure
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