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Affected countries: South Sudan
South Sudan’s Minister of Health advised partners to treat the recent rise in suspected cholera cases as a cholera outbreak, and respond accordingly. UNICEF’s Cholera Task Force is fully operational, and measures are being taken to enhance water, sanitation, and hygiene – over 100,000 liters…
Affected countries: Nepal
Landslides triggered by heavy rains killed 11 people in western Nepal on 5 July 2016...An overnight downpour sent mud and stones hurtling down the slopes of the hilly district of Pyuthan, burying two houses in two different villages around dawn. Another three people lost their lives in Gorkha…
Affected countries: Liberia
From 29 June 2016, Upper and Lower Margibi County in Liberia experienced widespread flooding, which affected more than 15,000 people (15,431) in 49 communities. (IFRC, 12 Jul 2016) As of July 11, more than 1,300 people have been affected by recent torrential rains that destroyed their houses in…
Affected countries: Sudan
Heavy rains and flash floods in Singa, the capital of Sennar State have destroyed 1,160 houses and damaged another 1,320 homes, according to the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS). One public building and 36 latrines were destroyed, while another public building and 50 latrines were damaged,…
Affected countries: Myanmar
Heavy rain affected Sagaing region causing floods and casualties. Local media reported two people dead due to a landslide, 4 000 homes damaged, several bridges damaged and traffic disruptions in the district of Katha, as of 10 June. (ECHO, 10 Jun 2016) Heavy monsoon rains since the beginning of…
Affected countries: India
The Southwest Monsoon hit Kerala on 8 June, marking the official commencement of rainy season in the country, with heavy rains leaving one dead in the state. (Gov't of India, 9 Jun 2016) Monsoon rains on 1 July triggered landslides in parts of Uttarakhand. About 30 people have been feared…
Affected countries: China
In June 2016, severe weather, including heavy rain, thunderstorms and hail, affected the central and southern areas of the country, causing casualties and damage. According to national authorities, five people have died, one has gone missing, 11 have been injured, over 3 600 people have been…
Affected countries: Russian Federation
In the period between 4 and 10 June 2016, heavy rains caused severe disasters in the Republic of Dagestan, the Republic of North Ossetia and the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation in Northern Caucasus. The Russian Red Cross will focus on addressing the food and non-food needs, as well as…
Affected countries: Pakistan
Heavy rainfall and deadly windstorms hit Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore and other parts of the country on 1 June, claiming at least 15 lives and injuring 173 people. (Alhasan Systems, 6 Jun 2016) Heavy rain also affected the city of Quetta (Balochistan province) on 27 June, causing…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka
On 15 May 2016, Sri Lanka was hit by a severe tropical storm that caused widespread flooding and landslides in 22 districts out 25 districts in the country, destroying homes and submerging entire villages. At least 104 people are known to have died following this disaster; 99 people are still…
Affected countries: Sri Lanka
On 15 May 2016 Sri Lanka was hit by a severe tropical storm that caused widespread flooding and landslides in 22 districts out 25 districts in the country, destroying homes and submerging entire villages. At least 104 people are known to have died following this disaster; 99 people are still…
Affected countries: Indonesia
Between 10 to 13 May, floods and flash floods occurred in the provinces of South, West and Central Kalimantan, Bengkulu and Gorontalo. The incidents flooded 3,550 houses for several days. In Kotabaru District (South Kalimantan), flash floods killed three people with one still missing. The monsoon…
Affected countries: Tajikistan
The 9 May 2016 mudflows that killed at least four people in Sughd Province continued throughout 11-12 May and affected an additional eight districts countrywide. The most affected districts as a result of mudflows over the period of 9-12 May remain Panjekent (Sughd Province) and Rudaki (Direct…
Affected countries: Haiti
Traditionally, a small and moderate rainy season affects the country between April and June. However this year, the amount of rain received during the last three weeks corresponds to almost half of the annual precipitation when the cyclonic season has not started yet (June to November). The weak…
Affected countries: Somalia
Heavy rains in parts of Somalia and Ethiopian highlands led to flooding in southern and central Somalia. Belet Weyne town is the most affected with over 70,000 people displaced. Of these, 36,000 people are in Ceel Jaale settlement alone, while others moved to other neighbouring villages. (OCHA, 7…
Affected countries: Kenya
The Kenya Meteorological department (KMD) released an early warning on 25th April 2016, warning of heavy rains and storm surges (80% probability) that were expected to affect different parts of the country in the immediate period. (Kenya Red Cross, 30 Apr 2016) Heavy rainfall has been observed in…
Affected countries: Somalia
Since January 2016, more than 10,000 cases of AWD/cholera have been reported in southern and central Somalia. The number of reported cases of AWD/cholera in the first half of 2016 alone is 140 per cent higher than those reported for the whole of 2015. Based on information and data from previous…
Affected countries: Ecuador
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck northern Ecuador at 6:58 pm local time on 16 April 2016. According to the latest report from Ecuador’s National Secretariat for Risk Management (SNDGR), there have been 443 deaths, 4027 injures, 20,503 people have sought shelter in emergency collective centres,…
Affected countries: Yemen
Flash floods caused by heavy rains on 13 and 14 April have inundated a number of districts in seven governorates in Yemen – Al Hudaydah, Amran, Hajjah, Sana'a, Al Mahwit, Aden, and Marib affecting an estimated 4,000 families (24,000 people). While estimations of deaths are still being…
Affected countries: Ethiopia
Torrential rains and corresponding flash floods since late March have left at least 236,890 people displaced. This year’s belg rains, though late in onset, were heavier than usual both in terms of intensity and geographic coverage. Additionally, the floods are happening on the back of nearly 18…