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Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (13 - 19 September 2016)



As of 16 September, the Government confirmed 138 people have been killed and another 400 people are still missing as a result of heavy rains and flooding in North Hamgyong Province. The most severely affected areas are Heoryong City, Musan and Yonsa counties. Based on official reports and assessment findings, around 69,000 people remain displaced and at least 140,000 people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
However, as many as 600,000 people have been affected by damage to the water supply system and a lack of access to basic services. The floods destroyed about 18,600 homes and partially damaged an additional 11,400 houses. The national Red Cross, IFRC, UN agencies and NGOs have released in-country relief supplies to support the ongoing response operation.

69,000 people remain displaced


On 14 September, Typhoon Meranti (locally named Ferdie) exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility. As of 17 September, some 2,700 families (10,300 people) have been affected in the provinces of Batanes, Cagayan, and llocos Norte. In Batanes, 292 houses were destroyed and 932 houses partially damaged. Local authorities are continuing to provide aid to families affected by the typhoon.

10,300 people affected


As of 19 September, (09:00, UTC+8), typhoons Meranti and Malakas have affected 2.7 million people across 16 cities and 107 counties in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, and Jiangxi provinces, with 29 deaths and 15 people missing. Level IV emergency responses were launched by the China National Disaster Commission for Disaster Reduction (NCDR) and Ministry of Civil Affairs for Fujian (16 September) and Zhejiang (18 September), with more than 4,100 people in need of immediate assistance.

2.7 million people affected

As of 14:00 (UTC+8), Typhoon Malakas was located approximately 350 km southwest of Sasebo city, Nagasaki Prefecture (Japan) with maximum sustained winds of 111 km/h and gusts of 139 km/h. Malakas continues to move towards Japan at 24 km/h and is expected to make landfall around Kyushu Island on 19 September as a Category 3 typhoon.


UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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