Disasters

Find on the map the ongoing disasters that ReliefWeb is actively monitoring.

2,789 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
Affected countries: Myanmar
Heavy rain affected Sagaing region causing floods and casualties. Local media reported two people dead due to a landslide, 4 000 homes damaged, several bridges damaged and traffic disruptions in the district of Katha, as of 10 June. (ECHO, 10 Jun 2016) Heavy monsoon rains since the beginning of…
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: 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 reported in parts of Somalia have led to flash floods and river flooding in the country. In Puntland, Bari region in Bali Dhiddin district , heavy storms led to destruction of property last night. Eyl station along the coast of Nugaal region also recorded high amount of rainfall (75mm)…
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
A spike in AWD/ cholera cases in southern and central Somalia is of serious concern. Over 8,000 cases have been reported in 2016. Of these, 59 per cent are children under age 5 while 437 deaths were reported. (OCHA, 07 Jun 2016) Humanitarian partners have stepped up response to the outbreak. An…
Affected countries: China
At least five people have been killed and dozens injured by storms raging in southwestern China that blew down a market building in Foshan city, Guangdong province, state media reported on 22 April 2016. Nearly 115,000 people have been affected by the gales, which have hit eight cities since…
Affected countries: Ecuador
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck northern Ecuador at 6:58 pm local time on 16 April 2016. According to the latest report from Ecuador’s National Secretariat for Risk Management (SNDGR), there have been 443 deaths, 4027 injures, 20,503 people have sought shelter in emergency collective centres,…
Affected countries: Yemen
Flash floods caused by heavy rains on 13 and 14 April have inundated a number of districts in seven governorates in Yemen – Al Hudaydah, Amran, Hajjah, Sana'a, Al Mahwit, Aden, and Marib affecting an estimated 4,000 families (24,000 people). While estimations of deaths are still being…
Affected countries: Ethiopia
Localized heavy rains in the past weeks caused torrential flooding in riverine areas in Afar (Megale and Dallol woredas, Zone 2), Amhara (Woldia woreda, North Wollo zone), and Somali (Jijiga) regions. More than 15 people reportedly died, eight people went missing and many more injured. Houses and…
Affected countries: Uganda
On 8 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Uganda notified WHO of an outbreak of Yellow Fever (YF) in Masaka district, south of Kampala. (WHO, 2 May 2016) From the beginning of the outbreak on 9 April 2016 to 8 June 2016, the Ministry of Health of Uganda, has reported 68 suspected cases, of…
Affected countries: Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu
Tropical Disturbance TD15F lies just southwest of Fiji and is moving southeastwards. Tropical Disturbance TD14F near Vanuatu is also moving southeastwards. Active trough associated with both TD14F and TD15F are expected to affect the country till Wednesday(6 April) night.(Govt, 4 Apr 2016)…
Affected countries: Pakistan
Pakistan Meteorological Department has issued the Seasonal Outlook for Spring and Early Summer 2016 which states that “Prevailing oceanic, atmospheric and surface climatic conditions suggest that uncertainties in Pakistan’s weather pattern will persist towards the early Summer till the El Nino…
Affected countries: Serbia
On 7 March, due to heavy rainfalls and flooding threats, an emergency situation has been declared for 14 cities and municipalities in central and western parts of Serbia. As of 8 March, 118 persons were evacuated by fire and rescue units of the Ministry of Interior. Additionally 710 households have…
Affected countries: Niger
414 cases of meningitis, including 33 deaths, have been registered in Niger in January and February 2016. This exceeds significantly the number of cases recorded during the same period in 2015 (95 cases). Most of the cases are registered in the districts of Niamey, Tahoua, Tillabery and Dosso…
Affected countries: Morocco
A cold wave has affected Morocco on Saturday 27 February 2016, caused by a polar air mass flow passing from the North Pole to Europe and North Africa, and has generated westerly winds that has brought extreme and exceptionally low temperatures as per the Communications Department at the National…