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Several municipalities in Kosovo were affected by strong winds that lasted for 24 hours, followed by heavy snowfall on 6 and 7 Jan 2012. The most affected municipalities are Istog, Kamenica and Peja. (IFRC, 13 Jan 2012). An unusual and exceptional cold wave and heavy snowfall (the worst for the…
Between May and August 2010, several countries in central Europe were hit by flash floods triggered by heavy rains. Poland was the most affected, with floods and landslides in 14 out of 16 regions. (ECHO, 9 Aug 2010) Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania,…
Affected countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine
From northern Europe to the Balkans, weather officials reported temperatures plunging overnight to as low as minus 30 degrees Celsius, while further snowfalls created havoc with rail services and left motorists stranded for hours on icy and snow-covered roads. In Warsaw, police officials said 15…
Affected countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba (The Netherlands), Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Channel Islands, Chile, China, China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region), China - Macau (Special Administrative Region), China - Taiwan Province, Colombia, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana (France), French Polynesia (France), Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe (France), Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man (The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique (France), Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles (The Netherlands), New Caledonia (France), New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, occupied Palestinian territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Qatar, Republic of Korea, Réunion (France), Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, World, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Since its emergence in April 2009, pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus affected all parts of the world, causing the first influenza pandemic since 1968. Following the observation that 1 or 2 epidemic periods had occurred in most countries and in most WHO Regions, WHO declared on 10 Aug 2010 that…
Affected countries: Ukraine
Between 22 and 24 July 2007, a strong storm with gusts of wind ranging from 15 to 20 meters per second and torrential rains hit 14 regions of Ukraine, or 56 per cent of the state territory. Volyn Oblast was the hardest hit region with 6,268 people directly affected by the disaster, and seventeen…
Affected countries: Ukraine
On 31 June, 2006, a weather front moved rapidly into Ukraine from the Balkans causing hurricanes, heavy rains and large hail in several regions. During the three days of heaviest rain (30 June - 2 July), the level of rainfall exceeded the three-month average for the season. A total of 58…
Affected countries: Belarus, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine
Between Jan-Feb 2006, two waves of Arctic anticyclone cold fronts hit the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus. Regional temperatures plummeted to averages of between -25=B0C and -38=B0C. Over 200,000 people (more then 50% of them in Ukraine) in these territories were directly affected…
Affected countries: Hungary, Romania, Ukraine
Starting on 3-4 March 2001, severe floods were caused by heavy rains in the west of Ukraine. Rapidly melting snow and heavy rain caused the Tisa river and its tributaries to rise to record levels IFRC, 26 Feb 2002. Three people were killed IFRC, 29 Mar 2001
Affected countries: Ukraine
Starting on 27 November 2000, a severe ice storm hit northwestern Ukraine. This was followed by a cold wave in December 2001. Twelve regions were affected: Vinnitcka, Odeska, Khmelnitcka, Mykolaivska, Kirovogradska, Cherkaska, Chernivetska, Ternopil’ska, Kyivska, Rivenska, Ghitomirska,…
Affected countries: Ukraine
In November 1998, heavy rains in Western Ukraine flooded more than 100 towns and villages affecting 400,000 people OCHA 8 Nov 1998, claiming the lives of 17 people and the evacuation of 24,340 people. OCHA, 29 Jan 1999
Affected countries: Ukraine
In late December 1993, heavy rains caused widespread floods in six regions of the Trans Carpathians, Ukraine. A total of 108,000 persons were affected in 139 flooded locations OCHA, 19 Jan 1994
Affected countries: Ukraine
In late July 1993, several regions in Ukraine were hit by heavy rains and ensuing floods, with Rivno the worst affected region, and a total death toll of 4 OCHA, 5 Aug 1993