Between July and August 2011, 59,314 people have been affected by floods. The cumulative number of affected people between April 2010 and June 2011 is more than 4 million (OCHA sitrep No. 40, 8...
Storms and tornadoes in Southern states have caused the death of nearly 200 people. States of emergency have been declared from Alabama to Virginia and the Federal Government has pledged its assistance. (28 Apr 2011, New York Times)
More than 240 families evacuated as volcano Tungurahua shows signs of activity. Response plan has been activated (UN Country Team).
Abundant snowmelt and heavy rains on 9-15 April raised water levels in rivers that flooded 20 settlements in Western Kazakhstan region affecting 9,000 people (IFRC, 19 Apr 2011).
On 8 April 2011, the government of Paraguay reported 7,071 confirmed cases of dengue
and 14,292 suspected ones across the country and launched a contingency plan to fight the outbreak (Source: IFRC).
The first quarter of 2011 has been marked by the prevalence of epidemics: cholera, measles and
meningitis. A total of 2,776 persons have been affected by meningitis with 144 deaths, 2,683 by measles with 14 deaths and around 290 cases of cholera with 14 deaths (...