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Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (16 - 22 September 2014)

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Tropical Storm Fung-Wong (known locally as Mario) was the 13th tropical cyclone to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility on 18 Sep.
According to the NDRRMC, over 872,400 people were affected in 27 provinces of Regions I, II, III, IV-B, V, VII, CAR and NCRD. Of these, over 161,800 people are located in 376 evacuation centres. 11 people are reported dead, 12 injured and two are missing. The Government is leading the response, including search and rescue operations.

Forecasts indicate that TS Fung-Wong will be located outside the Phillipine Area of Responsibility by late 22 Sep.


872,400 people affected

On 15 Sep, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised the alert level of Mayon Volcano from 2 to 3, on a five-level alert system.
Studies indicate that a hazardous eruption is possible within weeks. In response, the Provincial Government of Albay declared a State of Calamity in 46 barangays within the 6 km Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) and the 6 to 8 km Extended High-Risk Zone around the volcano. Mandatory evacuations in the PDZ began on 16 Sep. As of 18 Sep, over 43,800 people have been evacuated by the provincial authorities.
While the Government has not made a formal request for international assistance, local authorities have requested tents which may be used as alternative classrooms and logistics support to transport food and non-food items for the displaced. Humanitarian agencies are coordinating closely with the Office of Civil Defense and the Department of Social Welfare and Development to monitor the situation.

43,800people evacuated


Floods and landslides in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, which started on 2 Sep 2014, have affected almost two million people and killed 280, with floodwaters yet to recede in parts of Srinagar. The Indian Armed Forces have wound down their rescue operation, but continue to provide relief and medical assistance to the region.
A joint rapid needs assessment is underway with the support of dozens of local civil society organizations supporting the government-led response.

3 280 dead

2M families affected

Typhoon Kalmaegi strengthened over the South China Sea and made landfall in Viet Nam on 16 Sep, bringing high winds to parts of the Leizhou Peninsula and Hainan Island.
The Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control reported that over 55,000 people were evacuated from Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Thai Binh and Nam Dinh provinces on 17 Sep.
According to the National Committee for Search and Rescue, 11 deaths and nine injuries were reported due to landslides. Local authorities continue to lead the response.
The system weakened after making landfall and brought heavy rains to Laos as well as southern Guangdong, Guangxi and Yunnan provinces in China on 17 Sep.

29,000 families affected


Five residential areas of Tachileik, on the border between Shan State and northern Thailand, were hit by floods caused by heavy rains on 17 Sep. According to government sources, over 4,600 people were affected and evacuated to temporary sites. Schools in the region are closed until further notice. While the extent of damages have not been fully assessed, many market stalls were reported to be severely damaged.

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