Timor-Leste Flood Response Flash Update No. 3 (9 April 2021)

  • On 8 April, the Government of Timor-Leste declared a state of calamity in Dili for a period of 30 days and requested for international assistance to the flood response.
  • According to the latest official figures (9 April) from the Secretariat of State for Civil Protection, a total of 2,315 households – or 13,554 people – have been temporarily displaced by the floods. The displaced are in the 40 evacuation facilities across Dili and in the communities.
  • To date, a total of 42 fatalities (including 14 who are still missing and presumed dead) have been recorded.
  • The Government has so far allocated USD 1.451 million from the 2021 State Budget for the flood response.
  • According to the Secretariat of State for Civil Protection, flood recovery support will be required in 12 municipalities. The damages in the 12 affected municipalities – including Oecusse - still need to be assessed.
  • The first meeting of the humanitarian partners was held on 9 April, chaired by the UN Resident Coordinator. Over 80 humanitarian actors were present.
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