Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Bulletin - January - June 2016
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.
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$)
No. of people targeted for assistance in Myanmar and DPRK: 14 million
351 million requested (US$) for response plans in Myanmar, Fiji and DPR Korea