HCM CITY – An excessive amount of rubbish and litter is blocking drains and sewers in HCM City, worsening flooding in the rainy season.
Bùi Quang Trường, head of the city’s Urban Drainage Company’s rainwater management system, said that locals were trying to prevent odours from drains by dumping trash or covering trench drains and sewers with wooden sticks, plastic bags and other items.
The multi-sectoral Response Plan targets 818,250 recently displaced people. A total of $117.7m is urgently required, of which approximately $6.99m has already been mobilized by Government and partners, primarily through diverting resources that were originally intended for important response elsewhere in the country.
(Addis Ababa, 22 June 2018): The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners have released a Response Plan to address fresh internal displacement around Gedeo (SNNPR) and West Guji (Oromia) Zones. The Appeal prioritizes life-saving support for over 818,000 men, women and children displaced as a result of inter-communal violence that has escalated since early June 2018.
Interview by Shin Min, Hmay Kyu Zin
Heavy rains poured down in Mawlamyine without interruption starting from the evening of 16 June until the morning of 17 June, causing water flowing into the wards to rapidlt rise to five-and-a-half feet or six feet.
Residents had to be moved to higher ground and given shelter.
The following are interviews with relevant authorities about relief, aid and recovery.
Six people in Phakant Township were killed Friday in landslides after heavy rains inundated the ground and caused a creek to overflow its banks.
The landslides occurred near Pantin Bridge, Maw-wan Ward, beside No. 1 Main road.
The landslides hit the staff quarters on the circular road beside the road to MyoU Pagoda, at the back of staff quarters of the Township Development Affairs Committee and in Mawgalon, Sutaung and Phapyin villages.
Cumulatively 28 415 people have been affected by the Monsoon rains since 11 May 2018. Of these, 17 977 between 9-13 June 2018.
Following the recent heavy rains, the Health Sector stakeholders have been alerted to increased risks of water and vector-borne disease outbreaks.
Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. River Kabul at Nowshera is in low Flood level & all other rivers are flowing at Normal levels. Details at Annex A.
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 655 km East Northeast of Guivan, Eastern Samar (13.0 N, 131.4 E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Luzon.
A. Incident Monitored (TAB A)
At 4:00 AM today, Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Northern Luzon.
Source: PAGASA Weather Forecast
1. Status of Affected Families / Persons
3,599 families or 13,477 persons were affected by the Southwest Monsoon in 30 barangays in Regions I, III, and CAR (see Table 1).
2. Status of Displaced Families / Persons
Inside Evacuation Centers
• On 9 June, monsoon rains commenced, with heavy downpours and high winds that continued through 13 June, amounting to a total of 552 mm of rain; representing 66 per cent of the overall June average rainfall. During this period 17,977 refugees were affected, including 13 refugees injured and one child fatality in Kutupalong.
(Carchi).- La Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos (SGR) a través de la Coordinación Zonal 1 entregó asistencia humanitaria a familias afectadas pon inundación en las comunidades La Florida, parroquia Jacinto Jijón y Caamaño y de Huagrabamba de la parroquia La Concepción, cantón Mira, provincia de Carchi
Los técnicos de la SGR coordinaron la entrega con el personal de la Unidad de Gestión de Riesgos del Gobierno Autónomo Descentralizado del Municipio de Mira. Las familias recibieron kits de dormir, cocineta, tanque de gas y kits de alimentos.
Around 400,000 people have been newly displaced on both sides of the regional borders of Gedeo (SNNP region) and Guji (Oromia region) zones since 1 June (ECHO 19/06/2018). In total, some 700,000 people have been displaced since a new wave of violence between the Gedeo and Guji communities started on 13 April. Insecurity continues to prevent IDPs from returning to their areas of origin (OCHA 14/06/2018; OCHA 22/05/2018; UNICEF 10/05/2018). IDPs are staying in shelters in public buildings and spontaneous IDP sites.
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By Mohamed Beavogui
Agriculture represents tremendous opportunities for African economies. The sector contributed more than $100 billion to Africa’s GDP in 2016. But much of that potential could be realised if there are effective solutions addressing the factors that drive the under-performance trend in the sector.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Heavy rainfall and winds in the districts of Rusizi, Nyamasheke, Huye, Bugesera, Gicumbi, Ngoma, Kirehe, Rubavu and Nyabihu on 17 September 2017, resulted in destruction of houses and community farm lands. The most affected areas were in five districts: Rusizi and Nyamasheke (Western province); Ngoma and Bugesera (Eastern province); and Huye (Southern province).
The Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) was revised to include response to the drought and now calls for $547 million.
In May, flash floods and flooding affected more than 46,000 people across the country.
In provinces like Kandahar, Helmand, Wardak, Paktika, Zabul or Uruzgan up to 85 per cent of all girls are not going to school.
In 2018, more than 320,000 Afghan citizens have returned from Iran, many of them deported by authorities.
HCM CITY — HCM City needs long-term flood-prevention plans that would focus on the most densely populated areas first and limit development in lowland areas, experts said at a meeting held on June 20 in the city.
Huỳnh Lê Khoa of the city’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment said that high tides on the Sài Gòn River had increased significantly during the past 10 years, with the highest level recorded at 1.72 metres. Heavy rainfall of over 100mm has been occurring more frequently in the city.