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20 Aug 2018 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s national observatory has renewed an orange alert for heavy rain on Aug 19 and Aug 20.

From Aug 19 to the morning of Aug 20, heavy rain is expected to hit parts of Henan, Hebei, Tianjin, Shandong, and Liaoning, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).

Some areas in Shandong, Hebei, and Liaoning are expected to experience downpours of up to 280 mm within 24 hours, the NMC forecast.

20 Aug 2018 description
report The Kathmandu Post

Aug 19, 2018-A concrete bridge over a local Sandi stream at Barhabise bazaar was swept away on Saturday. The bridge connecting Barhabise and Khursani bazaar was slightly pushed by flood and landslide triggered by Friday night’s incessant rainfall.

Vehicular movement has been disrupted and Tatopani border has been cut off from Barhabise following the incident.

The stream started spilling over after the landslide debris blocked the bridge. According to local Rajendra Sherstha, Panic-stricken people ran to safety after the bridge was swept at around 10 pm last night.

20 Aug 2018 description
report Times of India

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With water starting to recede in some of the flooded parts of Kerala, the Centre has decided to focus on provision of emergency supplies

  • NDRF will concentrate its rescue efforts in the still-affected areas of Thiruvalla, Chengannur, Aluva and Idukki

20 Aug 2018 description
report Times of India

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Met office said heavy showers were not expected in the state in the next five days

  • Health experts warned of a possible rise in cases of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that affects both humans and animals

  • Local bodies will begin inspection of each evacuated home for electrical and structural safety

20 Aug 2018 description
report Times of India

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Home ministry carried out risk assessment of 640 districts in the country

  • study showed the level of resilience to disaster is low and needs “considerable improvement”

  • Most states have not conducted comprehensive state specific assessment of hazards, vulnerabilities and exposures of the changing dynamics and complexities of disasters, report said

20 Aug 2018 description
report Times of India

Highlights

  • In Tamil Nadu, flood alert was sounded for 13 districts, including the Cauvery delta regions, apart from Madurai and Theni

  • Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy conducted an aerial surveyof Somawarpet, Suntikoppa, Mukkodlu, Madapur, Harangi, Siddapura, Kushalnagar and surrounding areas

20 Aug 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The death toll from floods caused by Typhoon Bebinca had increased to 10 as of Saturday, according to the Office of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

Nghệ An Province was hardest hit with six fatalities.

In addition, two people in Sơn La and Thanh Hóa are still missing.

Roads in Sơn La, Yên Bái, Thanh Hóa and Nghệ An provinces have been shut by landslides, while dykes have burst in the provinces of Bắc Giang and Thanh Hóa.

20 Aug 2018 description

Temporary flood relief centres were opened in areas hit by floods between the months of July and August.

After floods hit most of Myanmar in July and August, flood victims were successfully shifted to 376 flood relief centres, and currently 338 of the 376 centres have been closed.

20 Aug 2018 description

Cox's Bazar/Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 20 August 2018 - Ahead of the anniversary of the start of the Rakhine crisis, the world's largest humanitarian network is calling for an urgent political solution to a situation that has forced hundreds of thousands of people into some of the most cramped and dangerously exposed conditions on earth.

19 Aug 2018 description
report Government of India

Posted On: 19 AUG 2018 7:15PM by PIB Delhi

The Cabinet Secretary Shri PK Sinha, during the review meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) today, has directed that focus should now be on provision of emergency supplies of food, water, medicines and restoration of essential services such as power, fuel, telecom and transport links as flood water recedes in Kerala. NCMC met for the fourth time today in four days to coordinate rescue and relief operations among the Defence Forces, NDRF, MHA and other Central Ministries and Kerala Government.

19 Aug 2018 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

  1. This Operations Update details the adjustment of the DREF budget from CHF 287,870 to CHF 417,320 due to increased case load and corresponding response activities.

  2. Since the launch of the original DREF allocation, PRC has been responding with activities for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health, Psychosocial Support (PSS), Non-Food Item (NFI) distributions with the main geographical focus being Pangasinan and Bataan provinces.

19 Aug 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

One year since more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh, WFP continues to provide life saving food assistance through in -kind distributions, e - vouchers, prevention and treatment of malnutrition while continuing essential support to vulnerable members of the host community.

19 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

• In partnership with UNICEF, WFP has started a multiwallet pilot, introducing soaps through WFP’s evouchers.

• WFP urgently requires USD 110 million for a sustained response to meet the needs of the Rohingya refugees and the most vulnerable in the host community.

WFP Response (July)

Food and Nutrition Assistance

19 Aug 2018 description

ABU DHABI,18th August, 2018 (WAM) -- A total of AED10 million has been collected by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation through UAE-based Indian tycoons and businesses for Kerala flood victims, a few hours only after the Foundation had launched its relief campaign in response to the directives of UAE leaders to form a national emergency committee to provide assistance to the flood-striken Indian state.

19 Aug 2018 description

DUBAI, 18th August, 2018 (WAM) -- Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, telephoned the Chief Minister of Indian state of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, and conveyed the condolences on behalf of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; and the people and government of the UAE, to the victims of the floods in …

19 Aug 2018 description
report Bangkok Post

WRITER: RARINTHORN PETCHAROEN

NAN: The Nan River and its tributaries burst their banks, flooding more than 1,000 households in seven districts.

The water levels at the Nan River kept rising and was measured at 8.30 metres at Kadlaeng water station, and 10.10 metres at Ban Pakhwang water station in this northern province.

19 Aug 2018 description
report Direct Relief

The region is reeling from heavy flooding, which has left at least 324 dead.

By Dan Hovey

Unusually heavy monsoon rains over the past 10 days have inundated large areas of the southern Indian state of Kerala. The worst flooding the region has seen in over a century has already killed at least 324 people, and more torrential rain is expected.

19 Aug 2018 description
report Mercy Relief

SINGAPORE, 19 August 2018​– Mercy Relief, Singapore’s leading independent disaster relief agency, will be deploying a disaster response team to the Indian state of Kerala where heavy rains have caused some of the region’s worst flooding in nearly a century. According to Kerala’s chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, at least 300 people have died as a result of the monsoon floods in the past two weeks.

18 Aug 2018 description
report Sphere India

1. Executive Summary

Kerala is experiencing the largest disaster of flood and land slide after 1924.The torrential rain since 10th May in sporadic place in Kerala and continuous rain since August first week accumulate huge rain water in several dams. Finally, 10th August 22 dams were open by the Kerala government. The state government informed, electronic media, print media and public address system to all the house door to door notice regarding release the water. The river basin areas and houses were submerged with released water from the dams.