Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Bulletin - January - June 2016

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 30 Jun 2016

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least 11 countries across Asia-Pacific experienced severe weather conditions due to El Niño.

  • In February, Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone recorded in the South Pacific, devastated Fiji.

  • In DPR Korea, 18million people are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance – 2016 response plan severely underfunded.

  • Tropical Storm Roanu triggers worst flooding in Sri Lanka in 25 years; preparedness actions mitigated loss of life in Bangladesh.

FIGURES

No. of countries affected by severe weather conditions attributed to El Niño: 11

Probability of a La Niña event: 50%

CERF allocation for Asia-Pacific: 31.6 million (US$)

No. of people targeted for assistance in Myanmar and DPRK: 14 million

FUNDING

351 million requested (US$) for response plans in Myanmar, Fiji and DPR Korea

27% funded

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:
To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.