The ongoing conflict between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar Military has displaced more than 26,000 civilians in Rakhine and Chin states as of 4 April, and a curfew was imposed in an additional five townships in Rakhine State on 2 April. The violence has had a significant impact on civilians including reports of indiscriminate attacks and the use of landmines. Humanitarian partners have estimated that some 95,000 people have been affected by new access restrictions for humanitarian and development organizations imposed on 10 January in rural areas in five townships of Rakhine State.
26,000 civilians displaced
Severe storms struck Bara and Parsa districts last week. 28 people died, nearly 280 people were injured, over 2,400 families were affected and their houses completely or partially destroyed. Humanitarian relief in the form of shelter, NFIs, WASH, health and food were distributed by the Nepalese Red Cross Society, local governments and civil society.
2,400 families affected
On 22 March, fighting between Islamic State Khorasan and the Taliban erupted and displaced nearly 19,700 people (more than 50% of the population) in Chapa Dara district in Kunar province, Eastern Afghanistan.
IDPs have relocated to nearby safer villages, closer to the district center and Dara e Pech area, or to the provincial capital, Asadabad. An estimated 3,000 children have been prevented from going to school. To date nearly 900 people have received food and NFIs from humanitarian organizations.
19,700 people displaced
Heavy rains triggered floods in Bandung District, West Java province. These floods displaced some 101 households in Dayeuhkolot subdistrict.
Mt. Agung on Bali erupted and the Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation maintained the alert level of the volcano at Level III. Level IV is the most serious alert. No activity is permitted 4 km from the crater. Communities who are living and moving around the rivers flowing from Mt. Agung have been reminded to be vigilant of secondary hazards, such as potential lava flows and ash rain which can occur during the rainy season.
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs