- It was reported that a fire erupted at Aden's oil refinery on 28 June, due to shelling.The damage and impact on the port operation has to be confirmed.
Limited access continue to impede the humanitarian response operations in Yemen.
Sana’a airport is operational, with UNHAS, Yemeni Airways and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) operating flights from Djibouti to and from Sana’a.Sea transport
This report portrays general reflection of the disasters that took place in May, 2015 and their impacts and associated response and the early recovery efforts undertaken by the Government and other humanitarian actors. The scope of the report allowed NIRAPAD team to review secondary documents regarding emergency response interventions undertaken in Bangladesh, May 2015. Therefore, the report mainly reflects the information available in published documents.
Mexico - Tropical Cyclone BLANCA
• On 5 June, at 9.00 UTC, BLANCA was a Category 2 Hurricane and its centre was located 53km south-west of the closest point along the Mexican coast. Over the next 48h, it is forecast to continue moving north-west. Its intensity will initially increase slightly, but it is expected to start weakening late on 6 June. BLANCA may approach Baja California Sur on 8 June, possibly weakened into a Tropical Storm.
• As of 5 June, NOAA has issued no coastal Warnings or Watches.
On 2 June, UNHCR, UNICEF and WHO warehouses in Niamey were damaged by a massive fire incident. Most stocks mainly intended for immediate use were detroyed.
As a result, the meningitis epidemics vaccines response as well as supplementary feeding programmes during the lean season will be severely affected.
UNHCR’s emergency response in Diffa as well as for the Malian refugees will equally be impacted. According to UNHCR, the loss is estimated at USD 400 000.
May 30 - 2015 MERSHING
A massive fire that broke out at El Doma camp in Mershing locality, South Darfur, has destroyed the full contents of eighteen houses and eight shelters on Thursday.
Camp sheikh Adam Ahmed Eisa told Radio Dabanga that the fire displaced a number of families, and caused a significant damage to their livelihoods.
He added that the fire was the second of it kind in two months, and called upon the humantiarian organisations to speed up their provision of assistance to the affected families.
A boy was injured in a large fire that broke out in Kalma camp for the displaced near Nyala, capital of South Darfur, on Saturday.
Saleh Eisa, Secretary-General of Kalma camp, with more than 160,000 residents one of the largest camps in Darfur, told Radio Dabanga that four-year-old Abdelmajeed Mohamed Abdeljabar sustained burns when the fire broke out at Block 8.
“30 homes were destroyed, and 22 other shelters were partially damaged,” he reported. “Two goats and a donkey burned to death.”
Over 6,000 people and 1,000 units of equipment are involved in stabilizing the wildfire situation in Trans-Baikal Territory. More than 1,300 people and 200 units of specialized equipment are provided by the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations. An interagency emergency operations center continues working in the Emergencies Ministry Main Office to coordinate forces and equipment.
HCM CITY (VNS) — The Binh Thuan People's Committee has asked the Government for funds to upgrade 25 seriously degraded dams so that they can store more water as the central province reels from one of its worst droughts in a long time and dams are rapidly running out of water.
In three major dams — Ta Mon, Song Phan, and Tra Tan – water levels are very low while in many others it is at dead storage level, or below the lowest outlet. These reservoirs serve both agricultural and domestic use.
Overview of Disaster Incidences in April 2015
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
On 2 March 2015, a fire broke out in the densely-populated Parola Compound of Tondo district, Manila, totally destroying some 800 houses and severely damaging 200 more. The Social Welfare Department of Manila City estimated that almost 10,000 households (50,000 people) were affected, with some 5,000 households (25,000 people) seeking accommodation in evacuation centres in the aftermath of the fire.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
By Mark Krutov
MOSCOW -- For about two weeks now, wind-whipped wildfires have been raging across the Siberian region of Khakasia. At least 34 people have been killed and thousands left homeless as the fires have scorched hundreds of thousands of hectares.
Russian authorities say about 5,000 rescue workers are battling the blazes, which are still burning and dangerous in the unpredictable weather.
The President has set the task to urgently identify the resources required to continue eliminating the consequences of fires and restore housing and other infrastructure facilities. All work should be completed by September 1.
Fires in the Siberian Federal District destroyed almost 2,000 homes, with the disaster zone covering 39 populated localities.
Earlier that day Vladimir Putin visited the shelter for fire victims in Khakassia and spoke with the people staying there.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry saved from wildfires over 70 thousand houses in South Siberia, said Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov at the meeting held by Russian president Vladimir Putin in Abakan.
“Thanks to well-timed measures and professional actions of fire and rescue teams and emergency services over 70 thousand houses and infrastructure facilities in South Siberia have been saved from wildfires”, - the Minister said.