||On October 27, an intensified conflict occurred between the ethnic armed groups known as the Three Brotherhood Alliance's “Operation 1027” and the Myanmar Armed Forces (MAF) in the north of Myanmar's Shan State, targeting the Chinese border town of Kokang. Another armed conflict escalated in seven townships in Rakhine State and Chin on November 16. Clashes are ongoing in five states/regions, out of seven in Myanmar, namely Northern Shan, Rakhine, Southern Chin, Sagaing, and Kayah. Martial law has been imposed on additional townships in multiple states and the main forms of transportation between Sittwe and Yangon are closed.
||GDACS - Medium humanitarian impact, magnitude 6.7M tsunami generates 0m
||GDACS - Medium humanitarian impact, magnitude 5.7M
||According to the National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting, on November 14, the area from Southern Quang Tri to Khanh Hoa had moderate rain, heavy rain, and in some places very heavy rain and thunderstorms.
Particularly, the area from Thua Thien Hue to Quang Ngai had heavy to very heavy rain, within 12 hours, in many places over 200mm such as Thuong Quang (Thua Thien Hue) 528mm, Hoa Ninh (Da Nang City) 302mm, Que Phuoc (Quang Nam) ) 207mm
||Cambodia experienced a severe meteorological storm over several days. It resulted in one fatality due to a lightning strike in Banteay Ampil district, with additional injuries and home damages in various areas, including Pursat and Battambang provinces. The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology attributed these weather events to Typhoon Surigae.
||An emergency situation unfolded due to heavy rainfall and the filling of the O kon Trom Dam in Kampong Speu province, resulting in the evacuation of 45 families. These families had established their residences within the dams boundaries and were forced to seek refuge in emergency shelters.
||The collapse claimed the lives of at least 38 construction workers when the housing structure gave way early Saturday morning, and an additional 24 individuals sustained injuries. Sihanoukville, known for its port and resort developments, has witnessed a surge in vestment in recent years, particularly in sectors such as casinos, tourism, and property. The incident raised significant concerns regarding construction standards and safety in the region.
||In Cambodia, media reports indicated 11 fatalities resulting from lightning strikes and flash floods in Battambang, Preach Sihanouk, and Koh Kong Provinces. Approximately 1,825 houses were inundated, leading to the evacuation of nearly 1,000 people
||According to reports from the Cambodia Humanitarian Respone Forum (CHF), starting from September 1st, widespread flooding in Cambodia has had a devastating impact. An estimated 85,482 households across 74 districts in 14 provinces have been affected. The most severely affected provinces include Kampong Thom with 29,122 households affected, Battambang with 18,786 households affected, Banteay Meanchey with 10,547 households affected, and Pursat with 9,510 households affected.
The flooding has caused extensive damage with 33,165 homes, 29 health centers, 280 schools, 1.600 km of rural roads, and 152,386 hectares of agricultural land affected. These events have had a significant impact on the affected communities and their livelihood.
||The drought was ongoing since June of the previous year and affected the majority of Cambodia provinces. Both water and food shortages was reported. Rain arrived in June 2016
||Storm / Lightning/Thunderstorms
||On March 22, 2013, a tragic technological incident occurred within the confines of the Mae Surin refugee camp, located in the northern Thai province of Mae Hong Son. The calamity took the form of a devastating fire, inflicting substantial damage and loss.
Regrettably, the fire resulted in the loss of 42 lives, and it left a trail of destruction in its wake. Approximately 100 shelters within the Mae Surin refugee camp were consumed by the relentless flames. It is worth noting that this camp primarily served as a refuge for ethnic Karen refugees from neighboring Myanmar, who had fled the conflict between guerrilla forces and government troops.
The fire's impact was profound, not only in terms of human lives lost but also in terms of the displacement and suffering experienced by the vulnerable refugees who called this camp their temporary home. This tragic event underscores the importance of fire safety and disaster preparedness in refugee and displaced persons' settlements.
||Up to October 2023, there was a 100.5% increase in the number of dengue cases with 96,443 cases cumulatively, compared to
only 48,109 dengue cases recorded in 2022. Malaysia reported roughly 64,078 dengue fever cases nationwide in 2022, 26,365
cases in 2021, and 90,304 cases in 2020. In terms of fatalities, a total of 73 dengue-related deaths due to dengue fever
complications were recorded cumulatively as of 22 October 2023, compared to 29 deaths during the same period in 2022. Daily
cases were recorded averaging above 300 cases in October 2023. Currently, there are 73 dengue hotspot localities nationwide,
with Selangor state having the highest number of dengue hotspots (51) while other states are in the single digits. The Petaling and
Hulu Langat districts in Selangor record the highest number of cases. In terms of sub-districts, the top 3 sub-districts affected are
all in Petaling; with 4-digit cumulative cases in Petaling (5,570), Damansara (4,930), and Sungai Buloh (4,160).
According to MoH, there will be a surge in dengue fever cases by the year-end based on the trend over the last decade. This
pattern typically reaches its peak every four to five years and is believed to be due to changing dominant serotypes in a particular
area, with the last reported peak occurring in 2019.
||Prolonged heavy rain caused many localities in Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, to experience landslides and local flooding. At a school, a fence about 20 meters long collapsed on a car, causing damage.
||Technology transport accident - road
||On July 23, 2013, a tragic incident unfolded in central Thailand, marked by a catastrophic road accident involving technology transport. A double-decker coach collided with a truck, resulting in a devastating chain of events.
Nineteen lives were tragically lost in this horrific collision, and an additional 23 individuals suffered injuries as a consequence of the accident. The collision was so severe that it led to a subsequent fire, engulfing the scene in flames.
While specific details regarding the total monetary damages incurred are not available, the human toll and the gravity of this technology transport accident were undeniable. It stands as a somber reminder of the importance of road safety and vigilant transportation practices.
||On December 27th, 2013, a devastating technology transport accident occurred on the roads of Phetchabun province in northeast Thailand. This tragic incident involved a bus that tragically veered off the road and plunged into a deep ravine.
The repercussions of this horrifying accident were profound, resulting in the loss of at least 29 lives and leaving four individuals with severe injuries. The exact details of the accident and the extent of property damage are not provided, but the human toll underscores the urgency of road safety measures in the region. This tragic event serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of ensuring safe and responsible transportation practices.
||In the summer of 2013, on the 31st of July, a devastating riverine flood wreaked havoc in the Mae Sot district of Tak province. This natural disaster, characterized by its torrential nature, resulted in considerable losses. Mae Sot, a town situated along the border with Myanmar, found itself in the throes of this catastrophic event. Nearby, across the border, the Myanmar town of Myawaddy also bore the brunt of the disaster, leading to the evacuation of approximately 7,000 residents. The flooding's genesis was attributed to the deliberate opening of floodgates upstream from these two towns, compounding the already dire situation.
||61 people died, nearly 3.500.000 people affected, total damage (USD) 605.518
||Between September 1st and 8th, 2014, a significant riverine flood event occurred in various provinces in Northern Thailand, including Sukhothai and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. According to ADINET (with an August 31st reference), this natural disaster was primarily characterized as a riverine flood, resulting from relentless heavy rainfall.
During this calamity, a total of 10 fatalities were reported across the affected regions. The impact was widespread, affecting approximately 15.000, with particular emphasis on the Chaiyaphum, Nakhom Sawan, Nan, Sukothai, and Tak provinces.
The heavy rainfall led to severe consequences, including damage to agricultural fields. Approximately 15,000 people were directly affected by the flood, with 17,479 hectares of agricultural land suffering damage. Among these, 3,000 hectares specifically pertained to rice fields, resulting in substantial losses.