Solomon Islands + 2 more

Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (29 April - 5 May 2014)

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A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Tokyo at 5:18 a.m. on 5 May 2014. It was centred 160 km under the seabed near Izu Oshima Island, south of Tokyo. No tsunami warning was issued and no major damage has been reported, although 13 people in four prefectures around Tokyo reported receiving minor injuries.



As of 2 May, four weeks after severe flash flooding struck the Solomon Islands, the number of evacuation centres has been consolidated down to five in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province (GP). Funding is needed for on-going food aid distributions.

Household assessments indicate that 369 households in Honiara have been destroyed or damaged, with 15 per cent badly damaged in GP. Assessments on impact to businesses in Honiara indicate an estimated 99 per cent of micro, small and medium enterprises have experienced severe damage. There are increases in diarrhea cases across Honiara and GP as well as increases in the number of cases of influenza-like-illness and malaria in GP only. Both the National Referral Hospital in Honiara and Good Samaritan Hospital in GP are struggling to meet the surge in patient demand. A Humanitarian Action Plan estimates that US$13.9 million is required to meet the needs of affected people over the next three months, with US$11.6 million unmet. Priority areas identified are Health, WASH, Shelter, Protection and Food Security. IFRC has launched an emergency appeal. The UNDAC Team is expected to finalize the assessment of the Goldridge tailings dam this week.

Source: OCHA ROP


A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck deep in the Pacific Ocean, about 528 km south of Suva, Fiji, on 4 May. A second earthquake of magnitude 6.1 was reported about 10 minutes later, further south. The second earthquake was 610 km deep.
No tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.

Source: USGS/Media

Ongoing Emergencies

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

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