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Affected countries: Peru
On 14 August, a 5.4 earthquake shook department of Arequipa, killing four people. Some 1,564 families are affected, 1,074 houses are inhabitable and 383 houses have collapsed. National and regional authorities are assisting affected people. The Government declared a 60-day state of emergency for…
Affected countries: Central African Republic
The CAR Government declared a cholera epidemic in the country on 10 August after samples had tested positive for the disease. At least 66 cases have been identified and 16 people have died. The disease was detected in Mourou-Fleuve village, Djoukou sub-province in the central region on 27 July. In…
Affected countries: Philippines
Since 8 August 2016, the southwest monsoon has been affecting Luzon and Western Visayas. As of 22 August, 275,915 families (about 1,263,098 persons) in Regions I, III, Calabarzon, VI, NCR and CAR have been affected. A total of 60 evacuation centres are currently hosting 1,106 families (5,479…
Heavy rain affected several parts of the capital city of Skopje from 6-7 August, causing flash floods. Approximately 93 mm of rain were recorded in the city. As of 8 August, national authorities reported at least 21 people dead 70 injured and 1,000 evacuated throughout the city. The worst affected…
Affected countries: Mali
In Mali, heavy rainfall, which started on 11 July 2016- 23 July 2016 led to extensive flooding. The Gao, Mopti Ségou, and Sikasso regions have been worst affected by the rains and flooding. According to rapid assessments, an estimated 3,098 families have been affected, of which 500 have been made…
Tropical Storm Earl formed Tuesday August 2 in the Caribbean, prompting at least three countries (Belize, Honduras, Mexico) to issue warnings over potentially heavy rains and a big storm surge. (AFP, 2 Aug 2016) In Dominican Republic, due to the passage of a low pressure system, heavy rain and…
Affected countries: Niger
At least 14 people have died in flooding in Niger since June with more than 46,000 left homeless after heavy rains, especially in arid desert regions, the government said[.] The figures update a previous toll given by the United Nations at the end of July, of 11 dead and 30,000 homeless. Most of…
Affected countries: Senegal
On 24 July, high amounts of rainfall (between 100-200mm at various locations) caused heavy flooding in some parts of Senegal. The districts Kaffrine and Kolda have reportedly been the heaviest affected, with Kaolack and Matam also receiving above average rainfall. Throughout Kaffrine district some…
Affected countries: Burkina Faso
In Burkina Faso, heavy rainfall, which started in June and continued until 23 July 2016 has led to widespread flooding across four of the 13 regions in the country. It is estimated that up to 10,260 people have been affected, with 10 injures and four deaths also reported. Initial response and…
Affected countries: South Sudan, Uganda
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: Bangladesh
At least 820,000 people have been affected by the floods in Bangladesh and the situation is deteriorating on a daily basis. Dangerously high river levels have forced thousands of people from their homes. River levels are forecast to continue rising over the next few days. Many families are living…
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: Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Guatemala: As of June 2016, 8 people affected and 43 homes damaged by recent rains: The Civil Defense reported that the overflowing of the San Pedrito River damaged some 40 homes in El Milagro in the municipality of Masagua, department of Escuintla. Another sudden flood in the village of Ojo de…