Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)1.90 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.2.00 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.1.50 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.2.40 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.1.0No constraintsExtreme constraints
Tropical Cyclone PODUL and Tropical Depression KAJIKI hit Laos on 29 August and 2 September causing flooding across six out of 18 provinces. Champassak province in the southwest has been worst hit. Preliminary estimates suggest that floods affected some 661,000 people and displaced 40,000 people as of 12 September. At least 18 people have been killed. ?
Roads and bridges are heavily damaged hampering humanitarian access to some of the affected areas. Authorities are reportedly lacking boats and helicopters to reach people in flood inundated areas. ? Floodwaters affected over 600 schools and 46 health centres. With over 274,700 hectares of farmland lost and nearly 575,000 livestock affected, people are likely to need food security and livelihood assistance. ?
Laos’ rainy season typically lasts from May to October. This year, the start of the rainy season was delayed following a prolonged drought affecting the Mekong river region. Drought conditions are thought to have worsened the floods. ?
No recent significant humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.