As of 2:00 p.m., 15 September, the eye of Typhoon Mangkhut was located 110 km west-northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, as the storm continues to move west-northwest at 25 km/h with maximum sustained winds decreasing to 170 km/h near the centre and gusts up to 260 km/h, according to the Philippines national weather bureau. The storm is expected to exit the Philippines Area of Responsibility by late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, and increase again in intensity as it approaches southern China.
In an initial report compiled by the Cash Working Group covering the period 2017 to 2018, 11 humanitarian organizations in partnership with 26 local and international organizations have implemented more than PHP 622 million (US$11 million) worth of cash-based interventions for more than 53,000 beneficiaries affected by eight different emergencies in the country.
As of 21 August, one million people remain in relief camps following flooding in Kerala. While flood waters have begun to recede, the situation has designated an L3 level of Disaster under the National Disaster Management Plan. According to the Chief Minister of Kerala, the estimated loss to the state is US$ 2.84 billion. The Indian Prime Minister has announced US$72.8 million in relief support, and the Minister of Home Affairs has announced an additional US$14.3 million.
As of 19 August, the worst flooding since 1924 in Kerala state has caused 361 deaths with 725,000 people displaced to relief camps. More than 233,179 people were evacuated and damage caused by the floods may total over US$2.84 billion. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) sent a total of 59 teams to rescue marooned people, the largest deployment by the NDRF in a single state. Helicopters have been dropping emergency food and water supplies across Kerala, while special trains carrying drinking water and rice have been sent to the state.
From January to July 2018, 24 incidents affected more than 1.2 M people in 244 cities/ municipalities in Mindanao. More than 857,000 people were affected in January 2018 due to tropical depression Urduja and Agaton and tropical storm Vinta. More than 40,000 people were affected in Maguindanao due to armed conflict
On 18 and 19 July, Tropical Storm Son-Tinh caused heavy rains and flooding in 55 districts of 13 provinces across Lao PDR. According to the Government, over 24,000 families are affected by these floods thus far.
In addition to seasonal flooding, an unprecedented flash flood occurred on 23 July in Attapeu Province due to water discharge from the Xepien-Xe Nam Noy Dam. As of 7 August, the Government informed that 13,100 people in Sanamxay are in need of assistance. Displacement has an immense impact on the daily life of over 6,000 people located in at least four evacuation sites.
Heavy rainfalls that hit western and central Japan have caused flooding and landslides. Authorities report, as of 15 July, 210 dead and 22 missing. Hiroshima is the worst affected prefecture, followed by Okayama and Ehime. There are about 4,800 people staying in evacuation shelters in 14 prefectures. The health ministry reports approximately 162,000 households were still without running water on Sunday.
210 people dead
Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) interventions have increasingly been used by humanitarian organisations in Myanmar since Cyclone Nargis in 2008. In 2017, over 340,000 people received some form of cash transfers from humanitarian organisations valued about US$ 10 million. Organisations are increasing preparedness efforts for CTP where feasible, embracing innovations such as mobile money and promoting linkages with the Government’s social protection programmes
Early monsoon rains caused flooding and landslides affecting nearly 46,000 families and killing 24 people. The worst affected provinces are Southern, Western, North-Western and Sabaragamuwa. There is no request for international assistance.