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19 Apr 2017 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

A one-month timeframe extension is required due to challenges faced by the Belarus Red Cross with the registration of DREF funds with the Department of Humanitarian Aid and other Belarusian authorities. The one-month extension will allow the National Society to finalize the local public procurement of the emergency shelter, household, food security and livelihood items and replenish the stocks that were used for the relief operation.

24 Jan 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

A sharp cold snap (Cyclone Axel) hit Belarus on 5 January 2017, with heavy snowfalls accompanied by frost and strong winds. Temperatures dropped down to 25‐29 degrees Celsius below zero, and in some places even to minus 31‐34 Celsius degrees.
The country's meteorological service issued an orange weather warning. Invasion of cold arctic air masses from the north of European Russia followed on 6 January.