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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.

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.

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.

31 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

  • Tropical storm Son-Tinh has affected many provinces causing heavy rainfall and flooding in Borkeo, Oudomxay, Xayaboury, Luang Prabang, Huaphan, Xiengkhuang, Bolikhamxay. Khammouan, Savannakhet, Xekong and Attapeu. This is the largest flood the country has seen in the past ten years.

  • The report will focus on the most seriously affected areas of Sanamxay District. Attapeu Province.

30 Jul 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Authorities distributed wheat grain to over 25,000 families affected by drought in Badghis province.

  • Humanitarian agencies have supported 47,768 drought-affected people in Herat and Badghis.

  • Health facilities in two provinces remain closed and a midwives training centre was attacked in Jalalabad, Nangarhar.

17,696* New IDPs reported in the past week

52,578 People assisted in the past week

25 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

  • Heavy rainfall over past few days in Attapeu Province has resulted in dangerously high river and dam levels.

  • An incident at the Xepien-Xenamnoy Hydropower dam construction in Attapeu province resulted in flash flooding, with eight villages affected.

    1. Ban Mai
  1. Ban HinLath

  2. Ban ThaSengchan

  3. Ban Thahintai

  4. Ban Sanong

  5. Ban Thae

  6. Ban Phonsa-ath

  7. Ban Nongkhae

23 Jul 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

  • Authorities distributed wheat grain to 100,000 people in four districts of Badghis Province.

  • Cash distribution to 58,000 drought-affected people is underway in Hirat City and Qala-e-Naw.

  • All health facilities in Zabul have been closed, depriving 300,000 people from access to services.

  • In Kunar, 12 members of a mine clearance team of a local NGO were abducted on 18 July.

7,700 New IDPs reported in the past week

16 Jul 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

  • The collapse of a natural dam in Panjsher flooded several villages destroyed more than 150 houses.

  • Some 3,400 people are reportedly displaced to Tirinkot City, due to fighting in Dehrawud district.

  • Members of an armed group force 37 health facilities to close in Zabul Province.

  • A total of 21,000 people in need received humanitarian assistance across the country.

7,700 New IDPs reported in the past week

09 Jul 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

  • Conflict and fighting in five provinces displaced 21,000 people, according to first initial reports.
  • IOM suspended activities at three border crossings due to lack of funding for two weeks.
  • Demonstrations in Faryab and Balkh provinces hampered humanitarian activities.
  • A total of 52,000 people in need received humanitarian assistance across the country.

Key figures of the past week:

09 Jul 2018 description

The armed conflict that continues in northern Myanmar is one of the world’s longest-running civil wars. Millions of people have been affected, including many who here have been displaced by fighting multiple times in their lifetimes. In Kachin, about 100,000 displaced people are in camps as a result of fighting between the Myanmar Military and the Kachin Independence Army. In northern Shan, nearly 10,000 displaced people are in camps. In spite of the needs, humanitarian actors have limited access.