Alert level-4 (hazardous eruption imminent) remains in effect over Mayon Volcano located in Albay province, 300 km southeast of Manila. The volcano is showing high levels of continuing unrest, with lava fountains and frequent ash explosions occurring several times a day, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. On 28 January, day-long rainfall caused sediment-laden streamflows in channels draining the volcano edifice, rendering several roads in Albay impassable.
Latest estimates indicate that about 94,000 people remain displaced (either in Bangladesh or within northern Rakhine) as a result of the 9 October attacks and subsequent security operations.
Humanitarian organizations in Bangladesh estimate that over 74,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh since October and remain in the Cox’s Bazaar area.
An estimated 20,000 people remain internally displaced in northern Rakhine.
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As of 27 December (11:40 p.m., Manila time), Typhoon Nock-Ten (locally known as Nina) left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
As of 26 December (5 p.m., Manila time), Typhoon Nock-Ten (locally known as Nina) was located 95 km southwest of Subic in Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h and gusts up to 180 km/h, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the country's weather bureau. It is moving west northwest at 20 km/h.
The United Nations estimates that about 30,000 people have been newly displaced in the northern part of Maungdaw Township in Rakhine State as a result of the armed attacks on Border Guard Police posts on 9 October 2016 and subsequent security operations. In addition to those displaced, large segments of the population in the north of Rakhine State have also been impacted by the recent events and new movement restrictions.
As of 19 October (2 p.m., Manila time), Category 4 Typhoon Haima (locally known as Lawin) has intensified and gained strength. It was located 300 km east of Casiguran, Aurora in Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 225 km/h and gusts of up to 315 km/h according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the country's weather bureau. It is moving west northwest at 24 km/h.
As of 18 October (10 a.m., Manila time), Category 3 Typhoon Haima (locally known as Lawin) was located 950 km east of Daet, Camarines Norte, in Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h and gusts of up to 230 km/h according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the country's weather bureau. It is moving west northwest at 25 km/h.
Update on Kayin State
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake killed three people and damaged buildings, including dozens of pagodas, across central Myanmar late yesterday, 24 August. The epicenter of the quake was 25 kilometres W of Chauk, 59 kilometres NNW of Yenangyaung, 70 kilometres SW of Pakkoku, and 207 kilometres NW of Nay Pyi Daw and the depth was 84 kilometres. The quake was also felt across southern Myanmar and as far away as Bangkok in Thailand and Dhaka in Bangladesh.
Following unseasonably heavy pre-monsoon rains, Pakistan continues to be adversely affected by severe weather events. According to the Provincial Disaster Management Agency of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, heavy rains hit Ursoon village in south-west Chitral district on the evening of 2 July. The resulting flash flood washed away a mosque, an army check post, and numerous houses resulting in the death of 29 people. Of these 29, two were women and seven were children. Forty six houses were either fully or partially damaged, and 13 people remain missing.
According to the Government Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Cyclone Roanu made landfall in Bangladesh on 21 May and has finally dissipated after passing Chin State and Sagaing Region in Myanmar on 21-22 May. The status of the cyclone in Myanmar has now been reduced to “Green”.
Beginning on 15 and 16 May, a low pressure system triggered strong winds and very heavy rain across much of Sri Lanka. As much as 300 mm of rain fell in 24 hours in some locations. This triggered flooding and landslides, including a landslide near Aranayaka division in Kegalle District, which devastated three villages.
The Sri Lanka Disaster Management Centre (DMC) reported today that more than 418,000 people have been affected by extreme weather in 22 districts, with 41 confirmed deaths. The districts of Colombo and Gampaha remain the worst affected.
This is the last OCHA Flash Update on the Kumamoto earthquakes in Japan, unless unforeseen developments occur.
One week on from the first in the series of major earthquakes and aftershocks that have occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture since 14 April, the Government of Japan and supporting non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society, and private sector have reached all of the earthquake-affected prefectures – including the worst-hit communities of Mashiki-machi and Minamiaso-mura – with relief goods and services.
This is the third OCHA Flash Update on the Kumamoto earthquakes in Japan.
This Flash Update focuses on the recent surge in conflict in Kunduz Province. However, it also includes information relating to conflict in Baghlan Province.
This is the second OCHA Flash Update on the Kumamoto earthquakes in Japan.
This is an OCHA Flash Update on the Kumamoto earthquake in Japan.
Unseasonably heavy pre-monsoon rains have affected 53 districts across Pakistan. Since 9 March 2016, 262 people have been killed, and 223 injured, with 56% of the fatalities occurring in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The rains have caused flooding, and landslides and have damaged almost 2,700 houses. Gilgit Baltistan is experiencing food shortages due to landslides on the Karakoram Highway, which remains closed. Most interior district roads remain open and passable, and damage to telecommunication infrastructure was minimal.