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Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (6 - 12 November 2018)



On 29 October, Typhoon Yutu (locally named ‘Rosita’) made landfall in Isabela Province. As of 9 November, there were 11 confirmed dead and over 2,500 houses destroyed. Although this storm was not as strong as was initially feared, it affected many of the same communities which were affected by Typhoon Mangkhut (locally named ‘Ompong’) in September. There were nearly 1,100 Baranguays affected by both storms which caused repeated displacement across six different provinces.

2,500 houses destroyed


As of 3 November, nearly 13,400 registered Afghan refugees were repatriated from Pakistan to Afghanistan in 2018. As of the end of September there were nearly 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Nearly 29,000 undocumented Afghans were also repatriated during the same period.

13,400 refugees repatriated
29,000 undocumented migrants repatriated


The humanitarian response to the effects of the 7.4M earthquake which struck Central Sulawesi province on 28 September is ongoing. As of 6 November, 2,087 are confirmed as dead with another 1,084 still missing. More than 211,000 are displaced across Central Sulawesi, while many others have left the province or are staying with host families. The government-led response continues to cover humanitarian needs while transitioning into the recovery and reconstruction phase. The HCT’s Response Plan, requesting US$ 50.5 million to provide assistance to 191,000 people, is funded at 26 per cent.

On 7 and 9 November, heavy rains triggered floods and landslides in West and North Sumatera provinces. In total, two people were reported killed, 100 households were displaced, nearly 100 houses destroyed, as well as roads and bridges damaged.

2,087 people dead


Tropical Storm Gaja has formed in the Bay of Bengal and is traveling West towards southern India. It is not expected to strengthen into a cyclone, however it is likely to bring heavy rain to much of southern India and Sri Lanka. This will increase the risk of flooding and landslides.


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