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Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (14 - 19 August 2013)



Following the passage of Typhoon Utor (Labuyo) across northern Luzon, Philippines, on 12 Aug, the reported number of casualties is now 19 (8 dead, 7 injured, 4 missing). 76 fisherman were accounted for or rescued. Of the more than 380,000 people affected, only 200 remain in evacuation centres while 112,000 are staying at the houses of relatives. 20,000 houses were damaged. Floodwaters have subsided, and the Government is continuing clear-up operations. In China, heavy rains and flooding caused by the typhoon affected 4 million people in Guangdong Province, with 20 people killed and 7 missing. 513,000 people were relocated and 19,000 houses were damaged. The national Government has launched an emergency response to help disaster relief. Sources: NDRRMC Sit Rep 15, 16Aug; OCHASit Rep 2, 15Aug; Xinhua


The worst flooding in decades has hit the provinces of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang in north-eastern China, with 65 reported deaths across the three provinces. In Liaoning, 800,000 people have been affected, 100,000 evacuated and 113,000 hectares of farmland damaged. In Jilin, 760,000 people have been affected, and 1,600 houses collapsed. In Heilongjiang, 15,000 people have been evacuated and 15,000 houses damaged or destroyed. The areas are major grain producers and the autumn harvest is entering its key phase, leading to calls by the national Government to increase flood prevention efforts and improve support for post-disaster agricultural recovery. Source: Xinhua


The Government has warned of torrential rainfall in Metro Manila on 19 Aug, caused by a low pressure area enhanced by the presence of tropical storm Trami (Maring) offshore. Severe flooding is expected; some residents have been evacuated, and schools and offices closed. Sources: NDRRMC Sit Rep 1, 19Aug; OCHAFlash Update, 19Aug

Ongoing Emergencies

Myanmar: Rakhine State. Myanmar: Kachin State.


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