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Affected countries: Costa Rica
Since late June 2015 heavy and constant rains have affected various locations in central and eastern Costa Rica, causing damage and forcing evacuations in the provinces of Limón, Heredia and Cartago. On 27 June 2015, the government of Costa Rica declared a Red Alert for the Costa Rican Caribbean…
Affected countries: South Sudan
On 23 Jun 2015, the Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of cholera in Juba County. Following the declaration, the national cholera taskforce was mandated to initiate concrete interventions for cholera prevention and control. (WHO/Govt, 22 Jun 2015) By 27 Jun, the number of cases had increased…
Affected countries: Georgia
On 7 June 2015 heavy rains and hails caused flooding in the eastern part of Georgia affecting 8,800 people. On 13 Jun, the situation in the country escalated further when repeated heavy rains caused mud flow and flash flooding of the rivers Vere and Mtkvari, seriously affecting different central…
Affected countries: Yemen
Starting in 2000, Yemen faced repeated outbreaks of severe dengue. In 2015, an upsurge was reported after over 1 million people had been internally displaced and health systems had been disrupted. More than 3,000 suspected cases and three deaths were recorded between 27 Mar and 4 Jun. (WHO, 12 Jun…
Affected countries: Bangladesh
Since 24 June, torrential rains have set off flash floods and landslides in the low-lying areas in the south-eastern districts of Cox’ Bazar, Bandarban and Chittagong. The floods drowned hundreds of villages and killed at least 19 people, stranding over 200,000 according to the situation report…
Affected countries: India
Since the last week of July and into early August 2015, heavy rainfall at several places has resulted in extensive flooding and displacement of people. The flooding has thus far claimed around 293 lives across the country, with one million people seeking shelter in relief camps. Over 13.7 million…
Affected countries: Ethiopia
While Ethiopia battles residual needs from the 2015/2016 El Niño-induced drought, below average 2016 autumn rains in the southern and southeastern parts of the country have led to a new drought in lowland pastoralist areas, as well as in pocket areas across the country. As a result, some 5.6…
Affected countries: Somalia
The humanitarian situation in Somalia is rapidly deteriorating and renewed famine is a strong possibility in 2017. Out of 12.3 million Somalis, over half (6.2 million) are acutely food insecure and in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these, nearly 3 million face food security Crisis and…
Early warning signs provide alarming indications of looming significant food supply shortages that are likely to impact on the next marketing season. The rains experienced in late March and early April provided some relief to livestock farmers, but arrived too late for both staple foods and cash…
Affected countries: Pakistan
Unseasonably early rainfall has been affecting parts of Pakistan since late February 2015. On 26 Apr, a severe storm in northwest Pakistan, dubbed a "mini-cyclone", killed 45 people. (DAWN, 28 Apr 2015) Heavy rainfall starting on 3 Jun resulted in flash floods in Khuzdar District,…
Affected countries: Ghana
Torrential rains started on 3 Jun 2015 and continued until the next day, impacting many parts of Ghana's Greater Accra region. The floods resulted in the displacement, loss of over 200 lives and loss of property and livelihoods. Red Cross assessment figures indicated that up to 46,370 people…
A prolonged dry spell from April to early June 2015 in the main growing areas of DPR Korea affected the plantings and yield potential of food crops for the rest of the year. (FAO, 17 Jun 2015) About US$6.3 million was allocated from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to respond to urgent…
Affected countries: Burundi, United Republic of Tanzania
Tanzania On 13 May 2015, 15 cases of acute diarrhoeal disease among Burundian refugees in Tanzania were reportedly negative for cholera. However, on 16 May, two samples from the Nyarugusu camp in Kigoma region tested positive, and the number of acute diarrhoea diseases cases rapidly climbed to…
Between 2-4 May 2015, an unusual phenomenon produced waves two meters above sea level that left behind dozens of victims, evacuees and damage to infrastructure on the Pacific Ocean side of Latin America. The El Salvadoran coast was among the hardest hit, with damage across the entire coastal line…
Affected countries: Tajikistan
Prolonged torrential rains caused a number of floods and mudslides between 11 and 13 May 2015 in Khatlon province and Hoit administrative center of the Rasht valley of Tajikistan. According to the rapid assessment results received from the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense and the…
Affected countries: Central African Republic
On 24 Apr 2015, continuous storms resulted in extensive flooding, destruction of houses and loss of household belongings in several districts of Berbérati in south-western Central African Republic. According to a rapid assessment carried out by the local committee of the Red Cross, 210 households…
Affected countries: Colombia
Flooding, windstorms and landslides affected more than 20,000 people in Colombia in April 2015. The rainy season in the southern and western departments had a particularly strong impact in the Amazonas department near the Peruvian and Brazilian border. In this remote area, where information access…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal
On 25 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with the epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu (OCHA, 26 Apr 2015) toppling office blocks and towers and killing thousands of people. The earthquake also caused extensive casualties and damage in India, China and Bangladesh…
Affected countries: Russian Federation
Between 12-15 April 2015, due to the extremely dry weather, high air temperatures and heavy wind in the territory of Republic of Khakassia located in the South Siberian part of Russia, a massive forest fire covered a large territory of 38 settlements. 30 people were killed and 5,000 affected; about…
Affected countries: Rwanda
On 3 April 2015, heavy rainfall caused flooding and landslides in Nyamasheke and Rubavu districts in Rwanda's Western Province. The Rwanda Red Cross Society estimated that 3,425 people (685 households) had been affected; and were being accommodated in nearby communities after their homes were…