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21 Dec 2018 description
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Suara Komunitas – Community Voices. This bulletin is a product of the Community Engagement Working Group in Palu. It brings together the feedback, questions and concerns of people who have been affected by the Central Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami.

14 Nov 2018 description

Summary

  • With the rainy season coming to an end, the disaster damages and losses can be expected to have stabilized. There has been no recent update of Government figures. 2,382 villages, 126,736 families, 616,145 people are reported as affected. 1,779 Houses are destroyed and 514 damaged. 90,000 ha of paddy fields and 11,000 ha of other plantations have been destroyed, and 630 km of roads and 47 bridges have been damaged.

30 Oct 2018 description

Situation Overview

Typhoon Yutu (locally known as Rosita) made landfall Tuesday 30 October at 4 a.m. local time in Dinapigue, Isabela. As of 2 p.m., the typhoon exited the western seaboard province of La Union in the Ilocos region.

29 Oct 2018 description

Situation Overview

As of 29 October (2 p.m., Manila time), Typhoon Yutu (locally named Rosita) has slightly weakened, with the eye located approximately 355 km east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora. It is now moving west southwest at 15 km/h, with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the centre and gusts up to 185 km/h.

19 Oct 2018 description

Summary

  • According to Government figures as of 15 October, which are similar to the ones reported in the last Information Bulletin of 5 October, 2,382 villages, 126,736 families and 616,145 people are reported to be affected by the floods.
    A total of 16,739 people remains evacuated from their villages. 1,779 Houses are reported as destroyed and 514 as damaged. 90,000 ha of paddy fields and 11,000 ha of other plantations have been destroyed, and 630 km of roads and 47 bridges have been damaged.

05 Oct 2018 description

Summary

  • 133,405 households and 648,605 individuals have been affected by the flooding resulting from tropical storms Sontinh and Bebinca and the sustained rainfalls, according to the latest Government reports. A total of 16,739 people have been evacuated from their villages. With the rainy season expected to continue into November, these numbers could increase. It is expected that the emergency response will be ongoing until the rainy season has ended. At the same time, the early recovery phase has started.

27 Sep 2018 description
  • More than 725,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh since the armed attacks and subsequent security operations in August 2017 which prompted the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.

  • Up to 600,000 Rohingya remaining in Rakhine State continue to face serious hardships and are in need of humanitarian assistance due to displacement, restrictions on their freedom of movement, limited access to essential services, and other deprivations (this includes all those still in Rakhine, including displaced people in camps).

20 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

• Some 120,000 people have newly displaced from rural areas of Badghis to Qala-e-Naw during the reporting period.

• The number of people displaced due to the drought is currently more than 250,000 in the Western Region.

• Assistance is being provided in the displacement sites in Badghis and Hirat provinces and efforts are ongoing to scale up assistance in rural areas of origin.

• Around 190,000 people have been reached with safe drinking water in areas of origin and of displacement in Hirat and Badghis provinces.

07 Sep 2018 description

Summary

  • Two tropical storms and sustained heavy rainfalls during July, August and September 2018 have affected 16 out of 17 provinces as well as the capital, including an estimated 90 districts, 1,800 villages and 107,000 households to date. Around 18,000 people have been evacuated from their villages, and 1,658 houses have collapsed. The most affected provinces are Attapeu, Khammouane, Savannakhet and Champasak.

31 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

  • The number of people displaced due to the drought has surpassed 150,000 in August in the Western Region. Most of them are located in informal sites in Hirat and Qala-e-Naw cities.

  • Some 311,000 people received food, cash or livelihood assistance in Badghis, Ghor, Hirat, Jawzjan,
    Faryab and Kandahar provinces in August.

  • Water trucking reached 34,000 people in rural areas of Badghis Province and more than 100,000 residents of informal sites in Hirat and Qala-e-Naw.

23 Aug 2018 description

This report is produced by the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator Lao PDR in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The next report may be issued in two weeks’ time on Thursday 6 September 2018.

Highlights

  • Last week tropical storm Bebinca hit the North of Laos causing the Mekong’s water level to rise.
    Human impact was minimal. However, forecast seasonal rains will continue to hinder access to camps. Some areas remain accessible only by helicopter. Damaged bridges are being repaired and/or replaced.

17 Aug 2018 description

This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator Lao PDR in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The next report is expected to be issued on Thursday 23 August 2018.

Highlights

  • The Sekaman hydro-power plant in Attapeu has released water today as river levels are rising due to continuous rain in the area.

09 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

• The water level is receding in most affected areas, but road access remains difficult due to floods and mud. Some areas are accessible only by helicopter.

• Based on the Government’s information, 13 villages have been affected, five are considered severely affected. The Government has declared the affected area a National Disaster Zone.

• About 2,100 people in the Ban Bok camp and the three camps accessible only by air require additional support.

07 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

  • Tropical Storm Son-Tinh caused heavy rains in 13 provinces and unprecedented flash floods in Sanamxay District in Attapeu Province. The water level is receding slowly, but road access remains difficult.

  • Based on the Government’s information, 13 villages have been affected, five are considered severely affected. The Government has declared the affected area as a National Disaster Zone.

  • Current identified needs are water, health, food, shelter and psychosocial support.

07 Aug 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Drought forced approximately 14,000 people from their homes to the cities of Kunduz and Qala-eNaw, according to initial reports.

  • Humanitarian agencies provided assistance to 90,000 people in need in the past week.

  • In Jalalabad, aid workers and civilians were killed in two separate attacks within the past week.

Countrywide conflict displacement

02 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

  • Tropical storm Son-Tinh affected several provinces, the most severe being Sanamxay District in Attapeu Province.

  • Based on the Government’s information, 13 villages have been affected, out of which six are considered severely affected. The Government has declared the affected area as a National Disaster Area.

  • The water level in the affected district is going down slowly but roads are still very muddy and difficult to access.

31 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

• Tropical storm Son-Tinh has affected several provinces, the most severe being Sanamxay District. Attapeu Province. This is the largest flood the country has seen in the past ten years.

• Staff from several UN agencies participated in the initial rapid response with government staff and is finalizing their response plans.

• The UN activated five clusters, namely WASH, Health, Food Security and Nutrition, Shelter and Logistics. The clusters met to draft a detailed matrix showing needs, response and gaps.

31 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

• Tropical storm Son-Tinh has affected several provinces, the most severe being Sanamxay District. Attapeu Province. This is the largest flood the country has seen in the past ten years.

• Response activities have begun with staff from several UN agencies joining government staff for rapid assessment teams on the scope of the disaster.

• The initial rapid assessment started on 26 July, clusters are using some of the report from the field for planning and finalizing their response plan and to confirm caseloads.