This overview document presents 416 safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in Asia between January 2017 and June 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.
Regional Summary of Week 48, and Outlook for Week 49
In Week 48, hydro-meteorological disasters are still dominating. Rainy season had started in the Southern ASEAN Region with heavy rainfall mostly in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam and southern end of Philippines.
Over the past week for geophysical hazards, 5 earthquakes of more than M5.0 were reported in the region. There was also increased activity reported for Mt Mayon, Mt Kanlaon and Mt Anak Krakatau.
HIV incidence in East Asia and the Pacific remains highest among key populations, and the legal, social and cultural barriers they face contribute to the region’s slow progress in improving HIV responses among children, adolescents and pregnant and breastfeeding women. Alongside successes, including the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in Malaysia and Thailand, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programmes remain sub-optimal in some areas.
Regional Summary of Week 47, and Outlook for Week 47
In Week 47, hydro-meteorological disasters are still dominating. As Viet Nam had experienced a Tropical Depression “Toraji” last week and are still responding to the landslides and flooding resulting from the disaster. This week, they are bracing for Tropical Storm “Usagi”. However, pre-emptive evacuations and warnings have been issued to mitigate and reduce the impact of disaster in the same area.
Regional Summary of Week 46, and Outlook for Week 47 and 48
In Week 46, the reported disasters occurred mostly in Central region with tropical depressions forming near the equator near Vietnam and with another forming near the Davao
Tropical Depression 33 “Samuel” is slated to make landfall in Davao Oriental on 20 November afternoon. Moderate to heavy rains which may trigger flooding and landslides may prevail over Caraga Region, Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley beginning 19 November. (PAGASA)
This overview document presents 346 security incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in Asia between January 2017 and March 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).
Regional Summary of Week 37 and Outlook for Week 38
1) In Week 37, monsoon season still prevails with large concerns raised over Super Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) which passed through Philippines and affecting China and Viet Nam.
2) Dry weather continue to persist and became key factor of wild fire in several parts of Indonesia. A drought report was also identified from Sagaing Region, Myanmar.
Clean water dropping activities were prioritized by concered governments.
Regional Summary of Week 36 and Outlook for Week 37
1) In Week 36, several minor-to-moderate disasters occurred in ASEAN countries, with similar characteristics from the previous weeks as a combination of wet condition in the northern part and dry condition in the southern part of ASEAN.
Regional Summary of Week 35 and Outlook for Week 36
1) In Week 35, the AHA Centre observed floods and landslides in the northern part of the ASEAN region (Philippines, Viet Nam, and Myanmar), which is in stark contrast with drought occurrences in southern part of ASEAN.
2) The flood situation in Myanmar was exacerbated due to dam breach in Bago region that forced thousands of people to evacuate.
As of 19 August, the worst flooding since 1924 in Kerala state has caused 361 deaths with 725,000 people displaced to relief camps. More than 233,179 people were evacuated and damage caused by the floods may total over US$2.84 billion. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) sent a total of 59 teams to rescue marooned people, the largest deployment by the NDRF in a single state. Helicopters have been dropping emergency food and water supplies across Kerala, while special trains carrying drinking water and rice have been sent to the state.
Regional Summary of Week 33 and Outlook for Week 34
1) In Week 33, the AHA Centre observed drought reports in southern part of ASEAN region, effect of Tropical Storm (TS) Bebinca, and increased earthquake & volcano activities.
2) Drought events have been reported in several locations of Borneo and Java.
3) TS Bebinca brought torrential rain, and consequently floods and landslides in Viet Nam, Lao PDR, and Thailand. Thousands of people remain displaced due to flooding in effect of southwest monsoon in Philippines (NDRRMC, DSWD).
Regional Summary of Week 32 and Outlook for Week 33
Regional Summary of Week 31 and Outlook for Week 32
1) Throughout Week 31, in total 11 moderate-to-major disasters occurred in ASEAN region, which include four ongoing emergency response operations.
2) AHA Centre is engaging in multiple response scenario to disasters in Lao PDR (Effect of TS SonTinh & collapsed of Xe-Pien & Xe Nam Noyu Dam) and Myanmar Monsoon Floods, with potential emergency response operations to a M 7.0 Earthquake in Indonesia (5 August 2018).
Regional Summary of Week 29 and Outlook for Week 30