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Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (25 November - 1 December 2014)

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PHILIPPINES

On 26 Nov a low pressure area developed into Tropical Depression Sinlaku. As of 30 Nov almost 47,000 people were affected in Regions IV-V, VI, VII, X, XI and CARAGA of which almost 1,400 are in 12 evacuation centres. A total of four people were reported dead, two injured and eight missing. Almost 3,000 houses were damaged of which almost 330 were totally destroyed and 2,660 were partially damaged. Local authorities are responding with national support.

4 deaths

79,500 people affected

Tropical Depression Twenty Two is developing in the West Pacific Ocean. Twenty Two is approximately 2,000 kms from the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and projected to continue west-north west with maximum wind speeds of 185 km/h. The Philippine Atmospheric, geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration forecasts indicate a possibility of intensifying into a tropical cyclone within 24 - 48 hours and entering PAR by Thu, 4 Dec. According to PAGASA, an average of one to two cyclones enter PAR during Dec, with a high probability of landfall in Visayas and Mindanao.

CHINA

A yellow alert for heavy snow in China's north east provinces was issued by the National Meteorological Center (NMC) on Sun 31 Nov. The NMC forecast heavy snow will freeze Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces in early Dec with some regions experiencing blizzards. The NMC advised residents to stay indoors. China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe weather, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

INDONESIA

Flooding has continued across Indonesia affecting Aceh, Banten, Central Sulawesi, West Java and West Sumatra Provinces. Floods affected over 23,160 people, killing one person, temporarily displacing 200 people and inundating over 5,800 houses. A total of 17 landslides also occurred across North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Central Java, West Java and East Kalimantan Provinces, killing four people and damaging 44 houses. The local response authorities, BPBDs, responded to the floods and landslides, providing logistical and evacuation support and food assistance. The BPBDs are also working with affected communities to repair homes.

5 deaths

23,100 people affected

VIET NAM

Following heavy rainfall in the Philippines, Tropical Depression Sinlaku strengthened over the open waters of the South China Seas bringing flooding, rainfall, strong winds and a threat of landslides to the east-coast provinces of Binh Dinh and Phu Yen. Preliminary reports indicate damage to almost 4,000 hectares of agricultural crops, around 100 houses are completely destroyed and 55 houses partially damaged. No deaths were reported. Over 1,500 households were evacuated and since returned to their homes. Sinlaku has weakened as it moves over central Viet Nam and into eastern Cambodia.

100 houses destroyed

1,500 households evacuated

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