||Since 19 April, strong winds, hail
and heavy rains have affected over
40 townships across Mandalay
and Sagaing regions and Shan, Kachin
and Chin states. Over 1,100 houses
were destroyed and 11,600 houses
damaged. As of 25 April, authorities
confirmed 14 deaths and 18 people
injured due to the severe weather
conditions - these figures are expected
to change as more information becomes
available. In Kachin, strong winds
destroyed internally displaced persons
(IDP) shelter and camp structures.
||On 5 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Viet Nam notified WHO of 2 confirmed cases of locally-acquired Zika virus infection.These are the first autochthonous cases of Zika virus infection detected in Viet Nam in 2016. The risk of a global spread of Zika virus to areas where the competent vectors, the Aedes mosquitoes, are present is significant given the wide geographical distribution of these mosquitoes in various regions of the world.
||A 6.9-magnitude quake hit northern Myanmar on 13 April.
||The wildfire that started on 26 March 2016 has already ruined more than 400 hectares of habitat in the Mt. Apo Natural Park (MANP) mostly on its grasslands.
||Over 1.2 million people are in need of food assistance in Indonesia as a drought-related food crisis has been affecting most of the country since August 2015. El Niño meant that the rainy season did not start in December as expected: after a short period of average rain in the first days of January, rainfall returned to well below-average in February.
||Severe drought has impacted all provinces in the Mekong Delta, Southern Central and Central highland regions since the end of 2015. 39 out of Viet Nam's 63 provinces have requested support from central government to cope with the most severe El Nino / drought in 90 years. Currently 10 provinces have declared drought emergencies.
||Indonesia's western province of Riau has declared a state of emergency over forest and land fires blazing on the island of Sumatra.
||After an alarming drop in the water inflow at Zamboanga City's main reservoir, the city has tightened its water rationing, which is now also affecting about 16,100 internally displaced people (IDPs) distributed over 12 transition sites.
||Between 19 and 23 Jan, local authorities reported floods in Sumatra (Jambi and South Sumatra provinces), Java (Central Java and East Java provinces), and Sulawesi (South Sulawesi and North Sulawesi provinces). Following torrential rains, landslides killed three people in Kerinci District, Jambi Province on 20 Jan and one person in Manado Regency, North Sulawesi Province on 21 Jan. This flooding inundated at least 4,900 houses. Local authorities have provided emergency assistance.
||A tropical depression, locally named "Onyok", is heading for the southern island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines, as people in northern farming regions battle floods from deadly Typhoon Melor.
||A strong tropical storm barreled toward the Philippines on 13 December 2015, threatening the disaster-prone nation's east coast with giant waves, flooding and landslides, civil defence officials warned. Forecasters said Tropical Storm Melor could strengthen into a full-fledged typhoon by 14 December 2015 when it is expected to strike the central island of Samar.
||TC MUJIGAE, known in the Philippines as KABAYAN, formed over the Philippine Sea late on 30 September and started moving towards central Luzon, strengthening into a Tropical Storm. Heavy rains and strong winds affected several areas of Luzon on 1-2 October. Media reported floods, landslides and power cuts in the provinces of Aurora, Nueva Ecija and Pangasinan. One person died (27 missing) in the Philippines.
||Forest and land fires which occurred in some of the islands of Borneo (Kalimantan) and Sumatra resulted in a very dense haze, with conditions on the round getting more and more serious. The Centre for Health Crisis of Ministry of Health (CHC/MOH) reported that the forest fire which caused this haze started on 1 March 2015 in Riau Province. By now the affected area spread into six other provinces, four in kalimantan (West, East, South and Central Kalimantan) and three in Sumatra Island (Jambi, Riau and South Sumatera). In the last few weeks, the haze has also affected neighbouring countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. The intensification of this disaster is the consequence of El Nino in the region, with severe droughts and significant delay of the rainy season, therefore preventing the effect of the rain on forest fires.
BMKG (National Meteorological, Climatology and Geophysics Agency) recorded the number of hotspots as 1,200 points spread in Sumatra and Borneo (where Kalimantan region is located). On the island of Sumatra, there are 771 hotspots spread across several provinces, including Bengkulu (33 points), Jambi (99 points), Bangka Belitung (41 points), Lampung (42 points), Riau (28 points), West Sumatra (8 points), and South Sumatra with 530 points. On the island of Borneo, 429 hot spots are spread across four provinces, namely West Kalimantan (154 points), South Kalimantan (65 points), Central Kalimantan (74 points), and 136 points in East Kalimantan.
||In the afternoon of 14 October 2015, Typhoon Koppu (known locally as "Lando") entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility. As of 17 October 2015, total of 72 families, or 219 people, have been pre-emptively evacuated in the Province of Isabela (Govt, 17 Oct 2015).
||Two people were killed while thousands were evacuated as powerful typhoon Goni approached the Philippines and Taiwan on Friday, authorities said. In the Philippine highland town of Itogon, two construction workers died after a landslide buried their roadside tent in rocks and mud. Close to 400 people in flood-prone towns were moved to shelters.
||Continuous rains since early Aug triggered flooding in 118 villages in 12 districts in Houphan, Bolikhamxay, Khammoune and Luangnamtha provinces. As of 6 Aug, the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare reported over 47,800 people affected.
||Several areas in the North, North East and South of Thailand have reportedly been flooded by overflowing rivers after several days of rainfall. In Nakhon Phanom, more than 3,000 homes and 30,000 rai of rice paddies have been inundated in Sri Songkram district after the Songkram River overflowed the embankment and flooded surrounding areas. Residents were forced out of their homes, and had to take refuge on the street.
||At least 14 people have been killed in the worst flooding for 40 years in Vietnam's northern Quang Ninh province.
||Torrential rains have triggered flooding in Kachin State and Sagaing Region. The Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) reported 57,101 people were affected in Sagaing with 2,116 people affected in Kachin.
||Typoon LINFA (named EGAY in the Philippines) crossed northern Luzon over 4-5 July and exited into the South China Sea. On 6 July, at 6.00 UTC, it was a Tropical Storm and its centre was 165km north-west of Ilocos Norte province. Heavy rain and strong winds affected several areas of Luzon, causing floods, landslides and power cuts and forcing evacuations (over 8,700 evacuees, as of 6 July).