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Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (23 - 29 June 2015)

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CHINA

Heavy rains across eastern China's Anhui and Jiangsu provinces since 25 Jun have caused flooding, including in Nanjing and Changzhou where some 65,000 people have been affected by flooding with 10,000 people evacuated and more than 410 million yuan (US$ 66 million) in damages reported. In Anhui Province, more than 1.25 million people have been affected by the flooding, with nearly 11,000 people evacuated, and 820 million yuan in damages. Some 2,000 houses have been severely damaged, as well as more than 100,000 hectares of farmland. Swelling rivers and reservoirs led officials to issue a flood alert, with media reporting on 28 Jun that an overflowing reservoir left one person dead and five others missing in Anhui province.

21,000 people evacuated

In south-eastern China, Typhoon Kujira affected 193,000 people in Hainan Province as torrential rain damaged crops and caused economic losses

DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Drought conditions persist in the key agricultural provinces of the country.
A joint Government-international community assessment reports impact to agricultural production, decreased quality and drying up of water resources and an increase in waterborne diseases.

BANGLADESH

Flooding is reported in Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban, and Chittagong in south-eastern Bangladesh. The worst affected areas are Lama and Naikhongchhari upazilas in Bandarban. 19 people died and an estimated 200,000 people are affected. The Government is providing financial assistance and rice to affected families. The Health cluster, led by WHO, is closely monitoring the situation and local medical teams in affected areas have been activated.

INDIA

Unusually heavy monsoon rains since 19 Jun caused flooding in parts of Gujarat State in western India.
More than 10,000 people in Amreli, Rajkot and Surat districts were evacuated to higher ground, including 100 people who were airlifted from parts of Amreli district.
Thousands of houses were reportedly damaged or destroyed. The National Disaster Response Force, District Emergency Operation Centres and other concerned agencies have been deployed to flood affected areas. State officials announced compensation and relief packages for affected families will be distributed over the coming week.
Neighbouring communities and local non-governmental organizations are providing relief goods, including food, water and medicines, to affected communities.

10,000 people evacuated

MYANMAR

Heavy rains over the past week across Rakhine State have led to localized flooding in various parts of the state, with Buthidaung and Thandwe townships the most affected. The local authorities, Myanmar Red Cross and local civil society organizations are providing assistance to those evacuated, including food and water. To date, there has been no official request for assistance, however, UN agencies and international NGOs have reviewed their emergency stocks and stand ready to support if needed. Latest reports indicate that the flood waters are receding in many places.

INDONESIA

Mt Sinabung continues to spew hot ash and lava, as its alert status remains at level four. Nearly 6,200 people from seven villages have been prohibited from returning to their homes since June and are located in temporary shelters. The Government has rented houses and agricultural land for them and is beginning the relocation process.

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