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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
A flash flood in the Bhotekosi River has swept away at least 38 houses in Tatopani, Nayabasti and Bharabishe area of Sindhupalchok district. Sindhupalchok branch of Nepal Red Cross Society, in support of Sindhupalchok District Disaster Relief Committee (DDRC), dispatched food and non-food items in…
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
The mid-June 2016 seasonal heavy rain caused flash floods affecting over 177,035 people across sixteen states of Sudan. The affected people had houses and latrines destroyed in addition to destruction of schools, health facilities, roads, bridges among other infrastructure. As of 11 October 2016,…
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 state. About 30 people are feared…
Affected countries: Myanmar
Rains since the beginning of June caused flooding in five states and regions of Myanmar. According to the initial reports from the Government Relief and Resettlement Department, at least 26,000 people were affected in Ayeyarwady, Bago and Sagaing regions as well as Chin and Rakhine states. A total…
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, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Several Central American countries have been affected by floods and landslides since June 2016. The situation was compounded by hurricane Otto, which struck Central America at the end of November. In Mexico, several states were affected by floods triggered by heavy rains in August 2016. The…
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 the beginning of the year, a total of 14165 case of AWD and 497 deaths have been reported in different parts of Somalia. Of these 47.7% are female while 57.9% are children below 5 years. [...] there has been a gradual reduction in number of cases from the peak 1,853 cases and 187 deaths (CFR…
Affected countries: Ecuador
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck northern Ecuador at 6:58 pm local time on 16 April 2016.(SNDGR, 19 Apr 2016) The UN, together with humanitarian partners, have launched an appeal for US$72.7 million to assist 350,000 of the most affected persons, for an initial 3-month period. (OCHA, 24 Apr 2016)…