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Affected countries: Madagascar
Tropical storm Chedza made landfall over Madagascar on 16 Jan 2015 and weakened into a tropical depression as it crossed the island. According to preliminary information, 13 people have been killed, 51,341 affected and 9,412 displaced by Tropical Storm Chedza. The western region of Menabe was…
Affected countries: Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Heavy seasonal rainfall starting in December 2014 has caused flooding in Southern Africa. As of 16 Jan 2015, 135,000 people had been affected in Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar and Zimbabwe. (OCHA, 16 Jan 2015) In Malawi, the floods caused extensive damage to crops, livestock and infrastructure…
Winter storm Huda (called Zeina in Lebanon) started sweeping across the Middle East on 6 Jan 2015, bringing heavy snow and rainfall, high winds and freezing temperatures to tens of thousands of refugees living in camps and makeshift shelters across the region. In Lebanon, the Red Cross estimated…
Affected countries: Philippines
Tropical Storm Jangmi, locally named Seniang, made landfall on the Philippines' main southern island of Mindanao on 29 Dec 2014 and then crossed to the central islands, causing floods and landslides. The storm weakened into a low pressure area on 31 Dec and excited the Philippines on 2 Jan…
Affected countries: Malaysia, Thailand
Heavy seasonal rains and strong winds have affected most parts of Malaysia since mid-December 2014 and are expected to continue until early January 2015. The rains caused severe flooding in the East Coast – Terengganu, Pahang, and Kelantan states. In addition to the three most affected states,…
On 28 December 2014, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was hit by heavy snowfalls that resulted in snow drifts, two meters high in some places, limiting the movement of all types of vehicles on many highways and mountain corridors, cutting the communication with a number of mountain…
Affected countries: Maldives
On 4 Dec 2014, a fire broke out in the Maldives Water and Sewerage (MWSC) Company Generator Unit in the capital Malé, causing severe damage to the unit and forcing MWSC – the sole provider of clean desalinated water in the capital – had to suspend all water supply. The Government declared a…
Affected countries: Sri Lanka
By 5 Jan 2015, an estimated 1.1 million people had been affected by floods, landslides and high winds since 19 Dec 2014 in 22 of 25 districts; 39 deaths had been reported. More than 30,000 people were staying in 230 safety centres in 17 districts. Over 6,400 houses were reportedly destroyed and an…
Affected countries: Palau, Philippines, Viet Nam
Typhoon Hagupit (known locally as Ruby) made its first landfall in the Philippines' Eastern Samar province as a category 2 at 9:15 p.m. on 6 Dec 2014 (Manila time) with maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h and gusts of up to 210 km/h. The storm made a second landfall in the morning of 7 Dec in…
Affected countries: Morocco
Heavy rainfall starting on 21 Nov 2014 has caused widespread flooding in Morocco. As of 28 Nov, 117,000 people were affected and 36 deaths had been reported. At least 140 houses built of adobe were destroyed and 100 roads were cut off. (IFRC, 28 Nov 2014) Further rainfall between 28-30 Nov caused…
Affected countries: Cabo Verde
A volcano eruption in Fogo Island, Cabo Verde, began on 23 Nov 2014, affecting the people living in Chã das Caldeiras, the volcano crater area. An estimated 1,000 people have been evacuated from the area, of which 838 have been relocated in temporary accommodation centres and in houses built in…
Affected countries: Haiti
Heavy rainfall starting at the beginning of November 2014 caused flooding and landslides in Northern Haiti, killing 17 people. More than 15,000 houses were flooded, 90 were destroyed and 800 were severely damaged. Over 6,500 people were temporarily housed in emergency shelters. The floods also…
Affected countries: Indonesia
From 1-3 Nov 2014 continued flooding occurred in Aceh, northern Sumatra. In Aceh Barat Daya more than 46,100 people were affected and about 6,900 people were affected in Aceh Jaya. The floods inundated almost 3,650 houses in Aceh Selatan and more than 6,600 houses in Nagan Raya District. The…
Affected countries: Colombia
According to Colombia's Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies, a second rainy season started at the end of September 2014. In October, more than 52,000 people were affected and 24 were killed by events associated with increased rainfalls, such as floods, landslides and…
Affected countries: Niger
Starting in September 2014, cholera cases began to increase drastically in southern Niger. Of 1,365 cases reported between the beginning of the year and 7 Oct, 739 were reported in September. Tahoua region was the most affected, with 776 cases as of 7 Oct, followed by neighboring Maradi with 353…
Affected countries: Somalia
Starting in October 2014, heavy rains in south-central Somalia and in upper parts of the Shabelle basin in the Somali-Ethiopian border, have caused flooding along both the Shabelle and Juba Rivers. The worst-hit areas are along the Shabelle River: Beledweyne in Hiraan region, and in the Middle…
Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
In October 2014, an assessment carried out by authorities identified six municipalities in Bolivia's eastern Santa Cruz department impacted by drought. An estimated 10,236 families are affected (about 51,180 people) as well as 20,344 hectares - 90 per cent of which is corn crops. So far, 12…
Affected countries: Ethiopia
Heavy rains starting in September 2014 caused flooding in Ethiopia's Afar, SNNP and Somali regions (OCHA, 20 Oct 2014). By 28 Oct, some 72,680 people had been affected and more than 50,000 people had been displaced, having partially or totally lost their homes and livelihoods. The forecasted…
Affected countries: India
On 12 Oct 2014, Tropical Cyclone Hudhud made landfall on India's coast of Andhra Pradesh, near the city of Visakhapatnam, as a category 3 storm. Visakhapatnam was heavily damaged, including the airport, a number of buildings, electrical and telecommunications supplies and roads. Similarly,…
Affected countries: China - Taiwan Province, Philippines
Tropical Storm Fung-Wong (known as Mario in the Philippines) made landfall on 19 Sep 2014 morning, over the northern tip of Cagayan Province of the Philippines' Luzon Island. Its effects enhanced heavy rains that brought flooding in low lying areas of Luzon, including Metro Manila and the…