Disasters

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Affected countries: China
On 3 Aug 2014 an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 at a depth of 12 km hit Longtoushan township in Ludian county in China's southwestern Yunnan province. As of 7 Aug, 615 people had been killed, 3,143 had been injured and 114 people were still missing. 230,000 had been relocated. Rescue teams were...
Affected countries: India, Nepal
Heavy rain caused massive landslides from the hillside in Jure, Mankhaa Village Development Committee of Sindhupalchowk district in Nepal's Central Region on 2 Aug 2014. The landslide created a high artificial dam across the Saptakoshi River, one of the main tributaries of the Koshi River,...
Affected countries: Cameroon
In late April 2014, three cases of cholera were reported in the Far North region of Cameroon, and involved a Nigerian family who had crossed into Cameroon to receive treatment. Neighbouring Nigeria has seen an increase in cases since...
Affected countries: India
Seasonal monsoon rains starting at the end of June 2014 triggered river overflows in India's north-eastern State of Assam, causing damage and evacuations (ECHO, 26 Jun 2014). Starting in mid-July, flooding in...
Affected countries: China, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam
Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) made landfall over Lapu-Lapu in Albay province in the eastern Philippines in the late afternoon of 15 Jul 2014. It crossed the Northern Capital Region area the following morning, impacting the Metro Manila area with strong winds and heavy rain, causing...
Affected countries: Guatemala, Mexico
A 6.9-magnitude quake struck the Pacific coast of Mexico's Chiapas state near the border with Guatemala on 7 Jul 2014, killing three people in Mexico and two in Guatemala. In Mexico, 9,000 houses and several roads were damaged in 15 municipalities. In Guatemala, a state of calamity was declared in...
Affected countries: Sudan
Since late June 2014, seasonal rainfall across many parts of Sudan has been above-average, with some local areas experiencing rainfall surpluses in excess of 100mm within 30 days (NOAA,...
Affected countries: El Salvador
El Salvador is the first country in Central America with a chikungunya outbreak. Several cases appeared in early June 2014 in the municipality of Axutuxtepeque in the Department of San Salvador. Dengue cases have also increased in the country in recent months. On 18 Jun, the Ministry of Health,...
Affected countries: Haiti
The first cases of chikungunya were confirmed in Haiti during the last week of April 2014. The disease was first detected in the Caribbean in December 2013, in St Martin. The Government reported a cumulative total of 39,343 cases between 31 May and 16 Jun 2014 in all 10 departments, with the West...
Affected countries: Sri Lanka
Following flash floods and landslides caused by above average monsoon rains at the beginning of June, the Disaster Management Centre reports that 27 people died and nine people injured while around 104,000 people in eleven districts were affected. A total of 1,364 houses were partially damaged with...
Affected countries: Somalia
Starting in early February 2014, measles outbreaks were confirmed in several regions of Somalia (OCHA, 20 May 2014). In March and April, there were over 1,350 suspected cases – four times...
Affected countries: Russian Federation
Between 29 May and mid-June 2014, 22,545 persons were evacuated due to severe floods occurring in 25 municipalities within the Republics of Khakassia, Altai, Tuva and the Altai Territory, in Siberia as well as in the Republic of Adygeya in North Caucasus of Russia. According to the national...
Affected countries: Paraguay
Heavy rainfall over Paraguay starting in May 2014 caused rivers to overflow, resulting in serious flooding. As of 12 Jun, almost 160,000 people were affected, most of them in Ñeembucú, Asunción, Presidente Hayes, and Alto Paraguay. Three departments (Alto Paraguay, Presidente Hayes, and Ñeembucú)...
Affected countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia
Continuous, heavy rainfall in mid-May 2014 resulted in extensive flooding in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. In Serbia, the floods affected some 1.6 million people and resulted in 51 casualties, of which 23 were due to drowning. Around 32,000 people were evacuated from their homes The...
Affected countries: South Sudan
On 15 May 2014, South Sudan's Ministry of Health declared a cholera outbreak in Juba, Central Equatoria State, after 18 suspected cholera cases and one death had been reported (Govt, 15 May 2014...
Affected countries: Afghanistan
As at 31 Mar 2014, 11 provinces (nine in northern Afghanistan) had received rainfall between 19 per cent and 55 per cent of their long-term average. Heavy rainfall resulting in flash floods on 24/25 Apr impacted 10 provinces of northern Afghanistan. Across the provinces flood waters have destroyed...
Affected countries: Tajikistan
Already vulnerable communities in rural areas of Tajikistan were subjected to a series of floods, mudflows and mudslides between 11 Apr and mid-May 2014 (OCHA, 30 Jun...
Affected countries: Peru
The Ubinas volcano in southern Peru started showing activity in September 2013 with explosions and ash emissions. On 14 Apr 2014, a state of emergency was declared for a duration of 60 days, after ash had reached an area of 40km around the volcano, affecting the health and livelihoods of nearby...
Affected countries: United Republic of Tanzania
On 21 Jan 2014, heavy rains caused flash floods in the Dumila/Dakawa area in Tanzania's Morogoro region, which displaced over 10,000 people and destroyed or damaged houses, roads, bridges, public buildings and crops. In mid-April, extensive rainfall over Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city,...
Affected countries: Chile
A massive wildfire started on 12 Apr 2014 and burned through Chile’s Valparaiso city. Over 800 houses were destroyed and more than 12,000 people were evacuated from their homes. Twelve people were killed according to the reports of the mayor of Valparaiso city. The city experienced massive power...