Two tropical storms and sustained heavy rainfall during July, August and September 2018 have affected the entire country, including an estimated 2,400 villages and 132,000 households. 3,616 households have been evacuated, and 55 people reportedly died. Approximately 150 km of national and provincial roads, as well as 133 km of district and 350 km of rural roads and 47 bridges have been damaged.
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.
The Sekaman hydro-power plant in Attapeu has released water today as river levels are rising due to continuous rain in the area.
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.
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.
• 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.
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