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Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (4 - 10 November 2014)



As of 5 Nov 2014, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) reported that search and rescue teams have recovered 10 bodies at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla estate. The DMC reported 1,875 people affected, five people injured and 28 people still missing.

Following the advice of the Ministry of Disaster Management, a joint rapid needs assessment, originally planned for 5 and 6 Nov, did not take place. A secondary data and desk review is currently underway in Colombo with enhanced coordination and information management capacity. UNDP is preparing to fund a longer term multi-agency assessment of new evacuation sites being created across the district and potential landslide areas.

*10 people dead

1,875 people affected*


A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea's New Britain island on 7 Nov. There were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warnings issued.


On 7 Nov in Kampung Raja, Pekan Ringlet and the Bertam Valley in Cameron Highlands following prolonged torrential rain. Five people were killed and over 200 people were evacuated to nearby villages due to rising water levels of a river.

A 40-member rescue team comprising firemen and members of the armed forces continues to carry out search and rescue operations. The Special Disaster Committee, chaired by the Prime Minister, will meet on 10 Nov to discuss the occurrence of mudflows and landslides in the Cameron Highlands.

*5 people dead

200 people evacuated*


Continued flooding occurred from 1–3 Nov in Aceh, northern Sumatra. In Aceh Barat Daya over 46,100 people are affected and almost 6,900 people are affected in Aceh Jaya. The floods have inundated almost 3,650 houses in Aceh Selatan and over 6,600 houses in Nagan Raya District. The Governor of Aceh declared a provincial flooding emergency and the national Government is dispatching Rp. 1.2 billion (equivalent to US$99,000) to support the provincial government in the emergency response.

*53,000 people affected

10,250 houses inundated*


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