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Nepal: Nepal: Aid coverage analysis - Areas with no partner presence and high EQ severity (as of 29 Mar 2016)
India, Nepal – Forest fire
• According to media, forest fires have been affecting northern India, especially the state of Uttarakhand, as well as some areas of Nepal over the past couple of months causing casualties and damage.
• Media report at least 18 people dead, of which 11 in Nepal and seven in Uttarakhand state (India), as of 3 May.
India – Severe weather
• Heavy rain and thunderstorms have been reportedly affecting several areas of the country over the past few days causing floods.
• As of 3 May, media reported two people injured, over 1 000 houses damaged and power outages in Nagaland state.
Myanmar/Burma – Severe weather
• Severe weather, including heavy rain and strong winds, has reportedly continued to affect several areas of the country over the past few days causing more casualties and damage.
• Local media reported one person dead, at least three injured and 1 000 homes damaged in Mandalay city as well as several people were left without power in the regions of Yangon and Mandalay, as of 2 May. National authorities also report more than 450 people homeless in the state of Kachin.
Indonesia – Severe weather
• Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of the country over the past week causing floods and landslides.
• National authorities report, as of 3 May, two people dead, three injured and four missing due to a landslide in Lebong district (Bengkulu province) that occurred on 28 April. Search operations are still ongoing. OCHA also reports that over 1 500 houses have been damaged by floods in the provinces of Aceh, Central Sulawesi, Banten and West Java.
Vanuatu – Earthquake
• An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 M at a depth of 5 km hit off the western coast of Malakula island (Melampa province, Vanuatu) on 30 April at 8:35 UTC. The epicentre was located 35 km south-west of the Lakatoro city and 17 km south-west of Travendoua village. USGS PAGER estimates that 2 000 people were exposed to "Strong" shaking. No tsunami threat was posed by this earthquake
• As of 3 May, there have been no reports of damage or injuries.
Yemen – Conflict
• The casualty figures of the Yemen conflict are on the rise. As of 20 April, a total of 6 433 deaths and 30 819 injuries had been recorded at health facilities according to WHO.
• According to UNHCR, Yemeni refugees from O’bock camp in Djibouti have started to return. Since early March a total of 555 refugees have spontaneously returned to Yemen. In addition, a total of 10 424 migrants and asylum-seekers arrived in Yemen during the month of March, mostly Ethiopians. In spite of the conflict, 28 717 new arrivals were registered in Yemen in the first quarter of 2016 while at least 27 people have gone missing at sea.
Syria – Conflict
• Following the increase in violence in Aleppo, 88 international and Syrian NGOs have called on the Governments of USA and Russia, cochairs of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), to help restore the cessation of hostilities that has been increasingly challenged in recent weeks.
• The surge of violence in Aleppo has brought to an end the relative calm that the population had enjoyed since the cessation of hostilities entered into effect in late February. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) at least 253 civilians, including 49 children, have died in shelling, rocket fire and airstrikes in Aleppo since the surge in fighting began in late April.