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Affected countries: Nigeria
From 4 January to 23 September 2016, a total of 3,905 suspected cases of measles have been reported in four conflict affected states: 846 in Borno, 2,510 in Yobe, 273 in Adamawa and 276 cases in Gombe state. Of these, 129 cases were laboratory confirmed. (Nigeria Health Cluster, 4 Oct 2016)…
As of 1100 EST on 3 October, Category 4 Hurricane Matthew was some 330 km south-east from Kingston (Jamaica) and 440 km south-west from Port-au-Prince (Haiti) in the Caribbean Sea, moving north-west at 9 km/h, with maximum sustained winds of 220 km/h, according to the National Hurricane Center…
Affected countries: Niger
The Ministry of Health, which officially declared the outbreak on 20 September, says 23 people have died from the virus and 60 people have been infected. Nearly all of those infected are pastoralists. There are also reports of significant livestock deaths from the virus, particularly cattle, sheep…
Affected countries: Benin
An initial three cholera cases were reported in So-Ava and an outbreak was declared on 16 August by local government authorities. Reported and verified cases were few in the early weeks and considered manageable by local authorities, but a sharp and heightened spike in the number of confirmed cases…
Affected countries: Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania
An earthquake of 5.9 magnitude hit North West Tanzania on Saturday 10th September, 2016, about 44 km from Bukoba town, on the western shore of Lake Victoria. Based on initial reports, the quake was shallow, occurring at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles). Shallow quakes generally tend to be more…
Affected countries: Senegal
On the nights of September 4 and 5, 2016, a heavy rain accompanied by strong winds caused significant material and human damage with a large number of affected people. In the area of St. Louis, it was estimated that there were about 1,313 affected families; especially in the department of Dagana…
From 29 August to 31 August 2016, heavy rains fell in North Hamgyong Province, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). More than 300mm of rain were reported in just two days, causing flooding of the Tumen River and its branches in this region around the Chinese-DPRK border. (IFRC, 3 Sep…
Following the recent detection of wild poliovirus in Nigeria, Ministers of Health from Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger and Nigeria have declared the polio outbreak in Nigeria as a public health emergency for countries of the Lake Chad basin. The declaration, coming out of the 66th…
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…
Torrential rain from 11 to 12 August has triggered flood and flash flood in the northern provinces of Lao PDR. As reported by the Social Welfare Department (SWD), Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, the flood has submerged several villages in Xayabuly, Oudomxay and Luangprabang Provinces…
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
Heavy rains and flooding caused by the southwest monsoon combined with a low-pressure weather front, forced over 260,000 people to flee their homes in the Philippines last weekend August 13-14. The intense monsoon rains affected six regions of the country, mostly in Luzon, triggering flooding as…
In the afternoon of 6 August 2016, torrential rains caused flash floods in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, severely affecting the populated areas and agricultural regions in Skopje and Tetovo. This led to loss of human lives and great material damage such as destroyed ring-roads,…
Affected countries: Viet Nam
The Tropical Storm Nida affected many areas in the norhtern provinces in Viet Nam. According to the Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, the storm has damaged around 3,600 houses and submerged 500 houses. At least six people died and 19 were missing because of the incident…
Tropical Storm (TS) Earl was expected to make landfall on Belize, on Wednesday, 3 August 2016, and to further develop into a Category 1 Hurricane. (UNCT, 2 Aug 2016) In Dominican Republic, due to the passage of a low pressure system, heavy rain and strong winds have been affecting several parts of…
Affected countries: Burundi
The cholera epidemic hit Kabezi and Muha communes on 27 July 2016. As of 19 August, 100 cases of hospitalization are registered, although 80 people have returned cured. (Croix-Rouge du Burundi, 19 Aug 2016) On 3 August the Ministry of Health declared a cholera epidemic and as of 8 September there…
Affected countries: Niger
On 2 August, the Niger Basin Authority reported that by the end of July, levels of the Gorouol River at Alcongui were the highest in over 50 years. Local authorities and the UN have been delivering food aid for the displaced people, and non-food aid is on its way. The rains are unlikely to ease the…
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: 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…