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Affected countries: Philippines
On 15 Sep 2014, the Philippines raised Alert Level 3 for the Mayon Volcano, indicating that the volcano is exhibiting relatively high unrest and that a hazardous eruption is possible within weeks (Govt, 15 Sep 2014). More than 50,000 people were...
Affected countries: China, Philippines, Viet Nam
Typhoon Kalmaegi (known as Luis in the Philippines) formed on 10 Sep 2014 over the south-western Pacific Ocean. It struck the northeast of the main Philippine island of Luzon on 14 Sep, then moved west across land before heading into the South China Sea the next day. Floods occurred mostly in the...
Affected countries: Cameroon
Starting on 21 Aug 2014, heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in Bibemi Subdivision in Cameroon's North Region. Many villages were swept away by flood waters, with houses and farms destroyed, animals killed and nearly 700 families (about 3,500 people) affected, including more than 270 families...
Affected countries: India
Seasonal monsoon rains starting at the end of June 2014 triggered river overflows in India's north-eastern State of Assam, causing damage and evacuations (ECHO, 26 Jun 2014). Starting in mid-July, flooding in...
Affected countries: Pakistan
Heavy monsoon rains and floods across Pakistan during the first week of September 2014 killed at least 193 people. The rivers Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej, and Jhelum overflowed and brought flash floods, which caused homes to collapse in the Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK)...
Affected countries: Bangladesh
Since 13 Aug 2014, continuous rainfall in north and northeastern Bangladesh, together with the onrush of water from upstream, have caused flash floods in low-lying and densely populated areas. More than 800,000 people have been affected, including 500,000 displaced. As of 25 Aug, humanitarian...
Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 24 Aug 2014, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an Ebola outbreak in the northern Équateur province. As of 27 Aug, 42 suspected cases had been reported, including 13 deaths (five of which were health workers) and six out of eight samples had tested positive...
Affected countries: Ghana
In June 2014, a cholera outbreak was reported in Ghana. As of 18 Aug, 6,018 cases including 47 deaths (case fatality rate of 0.9%) had been reported from 34 districts in five regions. Greater Accra was the most affected region, with 5,558 cases and 45 deaths. As the numbers of cases were increasing...
Affected countries: Niger
Ongoing heavy seasonal rainfall has caused flooding in several parts of Niger in August 2014. As of 21 Aug, more than 36,400 people had been affected according to the Government, and 18 deaths had been reported. Tillabéry was the most affected region, followed by Dosso, Maradi and Tahoua. By this...
Affected countries: Sri Lanka
The northeast monsoon, which supplies water for agriculture across the key paddy producing areas of Sri Lanka, received below average rainfall for consecutive months between September 2013 and March 2014, leading to prolonged drought across most of the country. By April 2014, over 728,000 people...
Affected countries: China
On 3 Aug 2014 an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 at a depth of 12 km hit Longtoushan township in Ludian county in China's southwestern Yunnan province. As of 7 Aug, 615 people had been killed, 3,143 had been injured and 114 people were still missing. 230,000 had been relocated. Rescue teams were...
Affected countries: India, Nepal
Heavy rain caused massive landslides from the hillside in Jure, Mankhaa Village Development Committee of Sindhupalchowk district in Nepal's Central Region on 2 Aug 2014. The landslide created a high artificial dam across the Saptakoshi River, one of the main tributaries of the Koshi River,...
Affected countries: South Sudan
Starting in July 2014, flooding caused by seasonal rainfall started to worsen living conditions in displacement sites in parts of South Sudan. By 31 Jul, large areas of the Bentiu Protection of Civilian Sites in Unity State were under water. (OCHA, 31 Jul...
Affected countries: Cameroon
In late April 2014, three cases of cholera were reported in the Far North region of Cameroon, and involved a Nigerian family who had crossed into Cameroon to receive treatment. Neighbouring Nigeria has seen an increase in cases since...
Affected countries: China, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam
Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) made landfall over Lapu-Lapu in Albay province in the eastern Philippines in the late afternoon of 15 Jul 2014. It crossed the Northern Capital Region area the following morning, impacting the Metro Manila area with strong winds and heavy rain, causing...
Affected countries: Guatemala, Mexico
A 6.9-magnitude quake struck the Pacific coast of Mexico's Chiapas state near the border with Guatemala on 7 Jul 2014, killing three people in Mexico and two in Guatemala. In Mexico, 9,000 houses and several roads were damaged in 15 municipalities. In Guatemala, a state of calamity was declared in...
Affected countries: Sudan
Since late June 2014, seasonal rainfall across many parts of Sudan has been above-average, with some local areas experiencing rainfall surpluses in excess of 100mm within 30 days (NOAA,...
Affected countries: El Salvador
El Salvador is the first country in Central America with a chikungunya outbreak. Several cases appeared in early June 2014 in the municipality of Axutuxtepeque in the Department of San Salvador. Dengue cases have also increased in the country in recent months. On 18 Jun, the Ministry of Health,...
Affected countries: Haiti
The first cases of chikungunya were confirmed in Haiti during the last week of April 2014. The disease was first detected in the Caribbean in December 2013, in St Martin. The Government reported a cumulative total of 39,343 cases between 31 May and 16 Jun 2014 in all 10 departments, with the West...
Affected countries: Sri Lanka
With the arrival of Southwest monsoon, the southern region of Sri Lanka received heavy rainfall with high winds within a short period of time in early June 2014. Kalutara district alone received 378mm of rainfall within six hours on 4 Jun, causing a massive landslide in the area. The floods and...