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ASEAN Weekly Disaster Update, 11 - 17 April 2016

Countries
Indonesia
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AHA Centre
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Indonesia The high rainfall intensity has triggered flooding in many areas in Indonesia. In Sampang, East Java Province, flood submerged 3,000 houses. Another incident of also affecting 2,000 houses in Luwu, South Sulawesi Province. Local news agencies also reported that flood has inundated hundreds of houses in Muara Enim, South Sumatra Province and flashflood occurred in Kerinci, Jambi Province.

Philippines The El-Nino has caused drought in the Philippines. Many areas in Visayas and Mindanao are experiencing water shortage. Based on the UNOCHA report, the drought has affecting 181,700 farmers. Responding to the situation, the Government has conducted several actions that include providing food assistance, releasing cash-for-work programme and supporting the agriculture in the affected areas.