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Affected countries: Myanmar
Over the past several days, increasing heavy rains have caused severe flooding in the western state of Rakhine, Myanmar, destroying nearly 200 homes and causing serious damage to another hundred across four townships. During the first few days of the flooding, around 1,500 people were evacuated,…
Affected countries: Solomon Islands
Concerns are mounting as tropical cyclone Raquel continues to bear down on the Solomon Islands, with coastal communities already facing heavy rains and gale force winds. An official tropical cyclone watch was announced by the countries’ Meteorological Service at 7.30 am on 1 July and communities…
Affected countries: South Sudan
At the beginning of the rainy season in South Sudan, eight suspected and one confirmed cholera case were reported in Juba between 22 May and 4 Jun 2015, seven of which were in Juba Protection of Civilians (PoC) site. (UNICEF, 4 Jun 2015) Suspected cases of cholera continue to be reported in Juba…
Affected countries: Georgia
On 7 June 2015 heavy rains and hails caused flooding in the eastern part of Georgia affecting 8,800 people. On 13 Jun, the situation in the country escalated further when repeated heavy rains caused mud flow and flash flooding of the rivers Vere and Mtkvari, seriously affecting different central…
Affected countries: Yemen
Starting in 2000, Yemen faced repeated outbreaks of severe dengue. In 2015, an upsurge was reported after over 1 million people had been internally displaced and health systems had been disrupted. More than 3,000 suspected cases and three deaths were recorded between 27 Mar and 4 Jun. However,…
Affected countries: Ghana
Torrential rains started on 3 Jun 2015 and continued until the next day, impacting many parts of Ghana's Greater Accra region. The floods resulted in the displacement, loss of over 200 lives and loss of property and livelihoods. Red Cross assessment figures indicated that up to 46,370 people…
A prolonged dry spell from April to early June 2015 in main growing areas of DPR Korea affected plantings and yield potential of the 2015 food crops. More rains are urgently needed to avoid a significant decrease in 2015 cereal production. Should drought conditions persist, the food security…
Affected countries: Burundi, United Republic of Tanzania
On 13 May 2015, 15 cases of acute diarrhoeal disease among Burundian refugees in Tanzania were reportedly negative for cholera. However, on 16 May, two samples from the Nyarugusu camp in Kigoma region tested positive, and the number of acute diarrhoea diseases cases rapidly climbed to over 1,000…
Between 2-4 May 2015, an unusual phenomenon produced waves two meters above sea level that left behind dozens of victims, evacuees and damage to infrastructure on the Pacific Ocean side of Latin America. The El Salvadoran coast was among the hardest hit, with damage across the entire coastal line…
Affected countries: Tajikistan
Prolonged torrential rains caused a number of floods and mudslides between 11 and 13 May 2015 in Khatlon province and Hoit administrative center of the Rasht valley of Tajikistan. According to the rapid assessment results received from the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense and the…
Affected countries: Central African Republic
On 24 Apr 2015, continuous storms resulted in extensive flooding, destruction of houses and loss of household belongings in several districts of Berbérati in south-western Central African Republic. According to a rapid assessment carried out by the local committee of the Red Cross, 210 households…
Affected countries: Colombia
Flooding, windstorms and landslides affected more than 20,000 people in Colombia in April 2015. The rainy season in the southern and western departments had a particularly strong impact in the Amazonas department near the Peruvian and Brazilian border. In this remote area, where information access…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal
A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck 77 kilometres (48 miles) northwest of Nepal's capital Kathmandu at 0611 GMT on 25 Apr 2015, toppling office blocks and towers and killing thousands of people. More than two dozen people were also reported killed in neighbouring India, China and…
Affected countries: Russian Federation
Between 12-15 April 2015, due to the extremely dry weather, high air temperatures and heavy wind in the territory of Republic of Khakassia located in the South Siberian part of Russia, a massive forest fire covered a large territory of 38 settlements. 30 people were killed and 5,000 affected; about…
Affected countries: Rwanda
On 3 April 2015, heavy rainfall caused flooding and landslides in Nyamasheke and Rubavu districts in Rwanda's Western Province. The Rwanda Red Cross Society estimated that 3,425 people (685 households) had been affected; and were being accommodated in nearby communities after their homes were…
Affected countries: Kazakhstan
A sudden rise of temperature in central and eastern Kazakhstan resulted in the fast melting of snow that caused floods on 8-9 Apr 2015. A state of emergency was declared in the regions of Akmola, Karaganda and Pavlodar, situated in the eastern and northern parts of Kazakhstan. The floods destroyed…
Affected countries: Somalia
Somalia's seasonal Gu rains started in April 2015 in most southern and central regions and in late March in northern parts of the country, causing localized flooding which had displaced 16,000 people by 25 May. In Lower and Middle Shabelle regions, the floods were caused by high water levels in…
Affected countries: Haiti
Heavy rainfall over the weekend of 4-5 Apr 2015 affected almost 9,000 families in Haiti: 8,413 families in the West department (89 per cent in Cité Soleil and 8 per cent in Tabarre) and 449 families in Grande Anse. Six people died in flooding in Port-au-Prince, including five children. A total of…
Affected countries: Paraguay
On 4 Apr 2015, a severe storm hit several towns in the department of Concepción in northern Paraguay, affecting houses, crops and farm animals. Authorities estimate that 5,000 people were affected and have begun the response by providing roofing material, food and medical attention. OCHA is…
Affected countries: Niger
Niger's Ministry of Public Health officially declared measles and meningitis outbreaks on 1 Apr 2015 (OCHA, 14 Apr 2015). As of 18 Apr, the meningitis outbreak had affected all regions except Diffa, with 905 cases recorded since the beginning of the year and a fatality rate of 9,39 per cent…