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Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (16 - 22 October 2018)

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On 21 October 2018, heavy rains triggered flashfloods in Sigi District, Central Sulawesi Province. These floods occur in the midst of the emergency response to the earthquake, tsunami and liquefaction, and where 220,000 people remain displaced. As of 19 October, more than 2,100 people have died and 680 remain missing following the earthquake, tsunami and liquefaction. An estimated 680,000 houses have been damaged, including many that have been destroyed.

The Ministry of Public Works and Housing is planning collective temporary shelters for 14,400 families whose homes have been wiped out. Consultations with the Ministry have started in how humanitarian partners will provide transitional shelter solutions for the remaining population until government reconstruction stimulus funds are distributed. Humanitarian partners have also provided 5,000 families with emergency shelter kits.

2,100 people dead

220,000 people displaced


As a result of the conflict in Marawi, more than 73,000 people are still displaced. The recent rise in numbers is due to an increase in homebased IDPs in Region X.
Twenty-one evacuation centres are scheduled to be closed by local authorities at the end of the year. This includes the Sarimanok temporary shelters in Marawi City. The IDPs will be transferred to shelters that are scheduled to be completed by December 2018.2 73,000 people remain displaced


An accidental fire broke out on the night of 18 October in the Ohn Taw Chay camp for displaced people in Sittwe, Rakhine State. Six people have reportedly died and 15 long houses were destroyed, leaving more than 800 people without shelter. The Government and humanitarian partners have provided affected people with tarpaulins, food, health assistance, hygiene kits, and other relief items. Over-crowding has been cited as a factor on a number of fires in the camps in central Rakhine State in recent years.

Six people dead


Tropical Depression Yutu formed just north of Micronesia. It will strengthen as it moves northwest towards the Northern Mariana Islands. It is forecasted to pass through the channel betweeh Saipan and Anatahan islands on Wednesday, 24 October. At the time, the storm will be either a category 2 or 3 cyclone.

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