Disasters

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Affected countries: Tajikistan
Heavy rains on 11-12 Apr 2014 caused floods and landslides in Vose, Shurobod, and Hamadony districts and in Kulob city in the south of Tajikistan, killing 15 people and affecting 427 families according to preliminary assessments. Six houses were totally destroyed and many others were severely...
Affected countries: United Republic of Tanzania
Heavy rainfall over Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, starting on 11 Apr 2014 caused flooding in all of the city's districts, with Kinondoni being the worst affected. The exact number of people impacted by the disaster is yet to be established; currently the estimated number stands at 20,000...
Affected countries: Chile
A massive wildfire started on 12 Apr 2014 and burned through Chile’s Valparaiso city. The latest reports from the national authorities state that over 800 houses were destroyed and more than 12,000 people have been evacuated from their homes. So far, 12 people have died, according to the reports of...
Affected countries: Kazakhstan
A flash flood triggered by a dam burst on 31 Mar 2014 killed five people and injured nine others in Kazakhstan's northern Karaganda region (oblast). The overflowing water flooded up to 354 houses in Kokpekty village. Some 400 inhabitants were evacuated as the flood water reached as high as 1.5-1.8...
Affected countries: Nicaragua
On 10 Apr 2014, a shallow 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck in Lago de Managua in Nicaragua's León department. Additional earthquakes were registered through 14 Apr. A national red alert remains in place. Two people have been killed, and more than 2,300 houses have been damaged. (...
Affected countries: Solomon Islands
Heavy rain from a tropical depression, which later became Tropical Cyclone Ita, caused severe flooding in the Solomon Islands at the beginning of April 2014. There are 21 people confirmed dead, and over 50,000 people affected. The worst affected area is the capital Honiara after the Mataniko River...
Affected countries: Chile, Ecuador, Peru
On 1 Apr 2014, a 8.2-magnitude earthquake occurred in the shallow depths near the Chilean coast, 95 km Northwest of Iquique. It was the largest in a sequence of earthquakes in northern Chile that started on 1 Jan 2014. A tsunami alert was issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, and later extended to...
Affected countries: Comoros, Madagascar, Mozambique
Tropical Cyclone Hellen passed the Comoros on 29 and 30 Mar 2014, causing damage to houses and infrastructure. In Anjouan, the poorest island in Comoros and the hardest hit, 7,869 people have been displaced, of which 6,142 are being hosted by relatives and 1,727 moved to three camps established at...
In March 2014, a rapidly evolving outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever started in forested areas of south eastern Guinea. As of 25 Mar, 86 suspected cases including 60 deaths had been reported in Guekedou, Macenta and Kissidougou districts. Four health care workers are among the victims. Thirteen...
Affected countries: Fiji
By mid-March 2014, Fiji's Ministry of Health had confirmed 11 deaths and over 10,000 suspected cases in a dengue outbreak, which had started in November 2013. The Australian Government donated AUD 750,000 to the Fiji Government to purchase medical supplies and support a public health awareness...
Affected countries: Pakistan
According to Tharparkar district authorities, 99 children and 67 adults (43 men and 24 women) have reportedly died in Tharparkar since the beginning of 2014 due to a combination of chronic malnutrition, a lack of access to effective health facilities, lower than average rainfall in Chachro, Diplo,...
Affected countries: Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
On 11 Mar 2014, Tropical Cyclone Lusi was located about 30 km west-northwest of Vanuatu's Ambrym island (population 7,275) and 70 km southeast of Malekula island (22,902), and moving 12 km/h in a south-southeast direction. The cyclone strengthened to a Category 2 system in the afternoon with...
Affected countries: Kiribati, Marshall Islands
On 3 Mar 2014, tidal surges during the morning and afternoon high tides caused inundation to communities on low-lying atolls of the Marshal Islands. Waves washed over shorelines, sending water, rubbish and debris across roads and properties. There are no reports of fatalities or serious injuries....
Affected countries: Namibia
Since November 2013, Namibia has been affected by a cholera outbreak, which was initially confined to four northern regions, including hardest-hit Kunene, as well as Omusati, Oshana and Ohangwena. By 10 Feb 2014, 504 cases and 16 deaths had been recorded. The Ministry of Health and Social Services...
Affected countries: Indonesia
Indonesia's Mt. Kelud volcano erupted on 13 Feb 2014, causing volcanic ash to drift across Java. Over the first few days, the eruption affected 201,228 people (58,341 families) from 35 villages in three districts: Blitar, Kediri, and Malang. The Governor of East Java declared a state of emergency...
Affected countries: Burundi
During the night of 9 Feb 2014 torrential rains fell for around 10 hours and caused flooding, mudslides and landslides in five communes of Burundi's capital, Bujumbura. As of 12 Feb two more areas, Kinyinya and Kijaga in Mutumbuzi commune, Bujumbura rural province have been affected. 64 people...
Affected countries: Seychelles
Heavy rains and strong winds starting in the early hours of 24 Jan 2014 and continuing for several days resulted in flooding on the islands of Praslin, La Digue and northern parts of Mahe in the Seychelles. The main damage and effects reported were stagnant flood water in the lowland areas on La...
Affected countries: Zimbabwe
Heavy rains in parts of Zimbabwe in late January and early February 2014 resulted in deaths and displacement of people, coupled with destruction of property. The worst affected areas are Chivi and Masvingo districts in Masvingo province and Tsholotsho district in Matabeleland North. (...
Affected countries: Guinea
Periodic measles outbreaks occur in Guinea with the last outbreak in 2009, which had 4,755 cases with the region of Conakry being most affected. In 2013, there were 215 cases with 54 confirmed as positive. In cases collected in December 2013 and early January 2014, the outbreak crossed the epidemic...
Affected countries: United Republic of Tanzania
During the night of 21 Jan 2014, heavy rains caused flash floods in Dumila/Dakawa area in Tanzania's Morogoro region, which displaced over 10,000 people and destroyed or damaged houses, roads, bridges, public buildings and crops. The majority of the displaced people live on safer/higher open...