13,100 people affected in Sanamxay District
6,000 people evacuated to emergency shelters
13,100 people targeted in Sanamxay district
$5.6M requested (millions)
• Provide life-saving assistance to people affected by the flash floods and re-establish basic services.
• Support the restoration of livelihoods and self-reliance.
Tropical Storm Son-Tinh caused heavy rains in 13 provinces and unprecedented flash floods in Sanamxay District in Attapeu Province. The water level is receding slowly, but road access remains difficult.
Based on the Government’s information, 13 villages have been affected, five are considered severely affected. The Government has declared the affected area as a National Disaster Zone.
Current identified needs are water, health, food, shelter and psychosocial support.
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
1 January – 30 June 2018 863,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance (2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview - HNO), including
319,000 children in need of humanitarian assistance (37% of total people in need, 2018 HNO)
UNICEF Myanmar HAC Appeal 2018 US$ 31,780,000
Funds Received 2018 US$ 8,018,629
This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI).
KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS
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.
• Since the start of the demonstrations associated with the “Great March of Return” on 30th March, 135 people have been killed, including 17 children in Gaza. More than 15,501 people were injured, 8,221 (53%) of them hospitalized. According to MoH, 2,947 children were injured, comprising 19% of total injures as of 30 June, 2018.
• 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.
Situation in Numbers
# of children affected
# of people affected
Outside Syria Over 2.5 million
# of registered Syria refugee children
Over 5.6 million
# of registered Syrian refugees
(UNHCR, 17 July 2018)
UNICEF Appeal 2018 US$ 1.287 Billion
US$ 720.9 Million
• In June, the security situation in Al Hudaydah deteriorated as clashes erupted, leading to the displacement of more than 121,000 people. UNICEF continues to express its concern around child protection and the safety of civilians.
• In 2018, UNICEF supported nearly 695,000 IDPs (326,500 children) with access to safe water in 174 formal and informal camps, collective centres, and noncamp locations in twelve out of Iraq’s 18 governorates.
• Between January and June 2018, UNICEF and partners provided psychosocial support services (PSS) to 96,054 children (46,088 girls). A total of 4,390 IDP children (1,945 girls) accessed specialised protection assistance including case management, legal assistance, and family tracing services.
• 62,927 children were immunized against measles by the Ministry of Health (MoH), with support from UNICEF.
• UNICEF supported the Government of the State of Eritrea (GoSE) to reach 18,914 acutely malnourished children under 5, treating 4,518 for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 14,396 for moderate acute malnutrition (MAM).
• Training on Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) counselling was provided to more than 235 health workers and 620 community volunteers.
Este informe es elaborado por OCHA con apoyo de UMAIC, con información del Grupo Temático de Protección (GTP) Norte de Santander, Puesto de Mando Unificado Catatumbo (PMU), Defensoría del Pueblo Regional Norte de Santander y Ocaña, Personerías y fuentes locales
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: