On 18 Dec the President declared a State of National Calamity to hasten the rescue, recovery, relief and rehabilitation in response to Typhoon Melor (Nona). As of 21 Dec, the NDRRMC reported 41 deaths, 24 injured and 5 missing. International aid agencies are providing targeted humanitarian assistance and mobilising in-country resources to support the Government's relief operations. 41people dead
Tropical Depression Onyok weakened into a low pressure system when it made landfall over eastern Mindanao on 18 Dec. Over 3,300 families (15,700 people) were preemptively evacuated in Regions X, XI and Caraga. As of 20 Dec, about 2,500 families (10,700 people) are staying in 47 evacuation centres in four provinces of Caraga Region.
No casualties have been reported so far. 2,500families evacuated
Armed clashes between Government forces and Abu Sayyaf in Sulu province, intensified during the week of 14 Dec and caused the displacement of hundreds of families in Basilan. According to local media reports, 18 people were killed and 20 wounded 1
On 20 Dec, a landslide hit Hengtaiyu Industrial Park in Shenzhen city,
Guangdong Province, resulting in at least 91 missing with 33 buildings buried.
As of 20 Dec, 14 people were rescued and more than 900 residents were evacuated.
The landslide was caused by heavy rainfall in which an artificial mound at a dumpsite in the industrial park, used for piling soil and construction waste collapsed. Authorities are investigating.
Floods and landslides affected many provinces across Indonesia over the past week. Thousands of houses in the provinces of Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Riau, Jambi and Bengkulu were inundated for several days. More than 3,000 houses in West and Central Java were also flooded due to overflowing rivers on 14-16 Dec.
Four people were killed and six others injured due to a landslide in West Nusa Tenggara on 19 Dec. Other landsides claimed one person in West Java and another one in Central Java. Dozens of houses were damaged in West Java,
Central Java, and Yogyakarta. Local authorities have responded, providing basic relief assistance to those affected.3
Six people killed by landslides
Thousands of houses damaged
Fiji’s Western Division remains the most severely El Niño affected part of the country with 50,000 people targeted with water deliveries. The Food Security Cluster is currently conducting assessments but is warning of likely vegetable shortages in the first quarter of 2016 if current conditions continue. The cluster estimates there’s been a combined 45% crop production loss due to inadequate rainfall and field abandonment. The Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) has reduced its use of hydro-power to conserve water and is now providing 70 per cent of its required energy from other sources, primary expensive diesel generators.
50,000 people receiving water deliveries
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