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Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (20 - 26 May 2014)


There are over 2,500 people remaining in eight evacuation centres in Honiara following the severe April flooding, with the Government now encouraging evacuees to return home. Support is being allocated based on levels of household impact. Extra police and security measures have been recommended following unrest in the capital and disruptions to aid deliveries. Twenty-two schools require immediate rehabilitation, and diarrhoea cases continue to rise, mainly in east and west Guadalcanal Province. A Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) grant totalling US$1.8 million has been approved to support Health, Nutrition and WASH activities. A revision of the Humanitarian Action Plan focusing on early recovery is being overseen by the NDMO and the Ministry of Development, Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC) with the support of OCHA and UNDP.
Source: OCHA Sit Rep No.8

An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude hit the Bay of Bengal on 21 May 2014.
The epicentre was 322km southeast of Bhubaneshwar at a depth of 10km and tremors were felt in many places across India. There are no reports of injuries or damage to property as yet. No tsunami warning was immediately issued.

An earthquake of 5.6 magnitude jolted a county in southwest China on 24 May, affecting 313,000 residents in 15 towns and damaging 9,688 houses. At least 12 people were injured. Quake-hit regions have set up three relocation sites for 8,465 displaced residents. The Yunnan Provincial Civil Affairs Department has sent 1,600 tents, 2,000 quilts and 1,000 folding beds to quake-hit areas.
Source: USGS/Medias

Mt. Merapi is now on alert level 1 (out of 4 levels assigned to indicate volcanic activity levels). PVMBG, the volcanology agency, announced the new alert status on 23 May following the decreasing volcanic activity for the past few weeks.

Ongoing Emergencies
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan
Philippines: Bohol Earthquake
Philippines: Zamboanga
Myanmar: Rakhine State
Myanmar: Kachin State


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