Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (14 - 20 October 2014)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 20 Oct 2014


The death toll from Tropical Cyclone Hudhud, which struck Andhra Pradesh and Odisha states on 12 Oct, stands at 45 with around 920,000 people affected. More than 135,000 people are taking shelter in 223 relief camps whilst authorities are providing food to 685,000 people. Over 41,200 houses and buildings were damaged and 450,000 acres of agricultural land inundated. Total damage costs are estimated between US$9.7 - $11 billion, making it the most costly cyclone to have ever hit India.

45 people dead

920,000 people affected


On 14 Oct, a severe snowstorm caused deadly avalanches along Nepal's Annapurna circuit. Forty people are reported dead and another 40 people remain missing. The Government has rescued almost 500 people, including 292 foreigners. The National Emergency Operations Centre is coordinating the rescue operation.

40 people dead

40 people missing


China is facing its worst outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever in two decades, which is thought to have been exacerbated by the large number of people travelling over the week-long holiday celebrating China's National Day.

On 17 Oct, South China's Guangdong Province reported 1,047 new cases of dengue fever, bringing the total number of cases to over 36,800 with 2,482 people hospitalised. Guangzhou, the provincial capital, was the hardest-hit city with the disease being detected in 20 out of 21 prefectures. Six people have died in Guangdong to date - five in Guangzhou and one in adjacent Foshan City.

6 people dead

1,047 new cases of dengue fever


Cyclone Vongfong brought torrential rain and damaging winds to Honshu and parts of Hokkaido on 13-14 Oct.

Despite weakening as it crossed Japan, media reports at least 75 people injured and one killed as the cyclone brought high wind gusts and torrential downpours.

1 person dead

75 people injured

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