During the last week, heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in many areas of the country. As of 6 December, heavy rains and whirlwinds in Bogor City resulted in the death of one person and damaged 50 houses. BPBD, military, police and TAGANA (volunteers from the Ministry of Social Affairs) provided support to affected people. On the same day, an overflowing river in Kempo sub-district, West Nusa Tenggara Province inundated 120 houses and resulted in five people being injured. As of 8 December, heavy rains caused floods and landslides in Pacitan, East Java Province, and four people have been reported missing. A further four people have reportedly died due to flooding and landslides in Bali. Flooding in Semarang city also inundated 375 households in residential areas close to the river banks. As well as damaging homes and infrastructure, the floods have reportedly caused health problems amongst the affected population.
As of 6 December, more than 73,000 people remain displaced as a result of the Marawi conflict, with individuals staying in various locations including 21 evacuation centers, Sarimanok transfer sites, transitional shelters and with host families. The planned transfer of around 500 IDP families this month to the new Boganga transitory site in Marawi City is still pending. In 2019, DSWD will provide cash to 20,000 IDPs to build livelihood assets, as well as employment assistance to 8,000 families, and seed capital funds to 4,000 beneficiaries under the Bangon Marawi Comprehensive Recovery and Rehabilitation Plan (BMCRRP).
73,000 people remain displaced
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On 8 December, there was heightened volcanic activity on Manam island with eruptions beginning at 1300hrs (PGT) and lasting until approximately 1000hrs on 9 December. The northern half of the island has been impacted by lava flows which affected Bokure, Warisi (Woris) and Kolang, while the north west, in particular Kuluguma, Boda and Baliayau (Baliau), has been affected by ash fall.
Based on local reports, the Kolang community, previously displaced by the last eruption in August 2018, is currently living in informal displacement sites.
Humanitarian partners working in Madang are on standby to support the provincial disaster coordinator and have prepositioned items in Lae to be deployed if a request is forthcoming. The Disaster Management Secretariat will continue to monitor the situation and consult with the National Disaster Centre and local partners.
More than 1,100 people were displaced in Kyaukme, Hsipaw, and Namtu townships in Shan State following armed clashes in Shan State on 2-4 December between armed groups including the Myanmar Military, the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA), the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA). In Namtu Township, up to 28 civilians were forcibly recruited by armed groups for portering and were subsequently released. Over 32,000 people have been temporarily displaced by conflict in Kachin and Shan states since January 2018, representing more than twice the number of people over the same period in 2017.
1,100 civilians displaced
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