Increased rainfall across Hispaniola due to tropical storm activity
Africa Weather Hazards
Widespread, heavy rainfall over the past few weeks has caused flooding over local areas of West Africa. Heavy rain is forecast to continue during the next week, elevating flooding risks over many already saturated areas.
Significant rainfall is forecast to continue over eastern Chad and western Sudan, heightening risks for localized flooding and potential waterborne disease outbreaks.
Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015
Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.
1. Executive Summary
A. SITUATION IN ASSAM
Due to continuous heavy rainfall in Assam, the water in the rivers has crossed danger level at Brahmaputra at Nematighat (Jorhat), Tezpur (Sonitpur), Dhubri, Jia Bharali at N.T. Road Xing (Sonitpur), Puthimari at N.T. Road Xing (Kamrup), Manas at NH road Xing (Barpeta), Sankosh at Golokganj (Dhubri) and Kushiyara at karimganj (Karimganj). Flood situation has affected 19 districts. As per IMD weather warning, there will be heavy rainfall at isolated places on today (i.e. 22.08.15), 25.08.15 and 26.08.15
Incessant rain for more than a week in the hills and plains, and the ever rising of the water level of Sengvai River in the State of Manipur has been the cause of concern for communities, especially in Chandel and Thoubal Districts that were badly affected.
From the 9 Districts that State of Manipur has, 5 are located in the hills and 4 in the valley. The recent flood and landslide affected mainly 6 districts and approximately more than 155 villages only in Chandel district.
The field assessment carried out in the affected villages found that:
Over 200 people dead and around 10 million people affected in West Bengal, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Manipur and Odisha.
According to media reports, the number of deaths and people affected is the highest in the state of West Bengal. As per Disaster Management Department (DMD) officials the death toll caused in the flood affected areas of West Bengal has increased to 125.
Cuba – Drought
• Lack of rain from May to June has affected 68% of the country (11 provinces).
• Authorities refer to the current drought as the worst in the last 115 years. In Guantanamo, water usually used for agriculture is now used for human consumption.
Snapshot 12 August –18 August 2015
Yemen: The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. 1.4 million people have become displaced since conflict escalated in March – a 12% increase since early July. Fuel shortages and access issues continue to affect provision of health services. 23% of Yemen’s health facilities are either partially funtional or non-functional.
- Monsoon rains continue to cause severe flooding across Burma
- Floodwaters move southward, resulting in new displacement in Ayeyarwady and Bago regions
- USAID provides $4.5 million to support relief efforts
The overall objective of this NCA is to provide a greater level of understanding regarding the possible causes of child undernutrition in the operational ACF-India area of Khaknar block, Bhuranpur district, Madhya Pradesh. In Burhanpur District, ACF is working closely with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) at district and village level.
Snapshot 5-11 August 2015
Burkina Faso: Heavy floods in Ouagadougou, Kadiogo province, and Bobo-Dioulasso, Houet province, in early August affected around 19,780 people. Significant damage to houses and food stocks were reported. Additional flooding in the north could bring the total number of affected to 122,000. More than 1.5 million people are facing Stressed or Crisis food security outcomes in Burkina Faso, especially in the Sahel region in the north.
More than 16,000 of the most vulnerable people in flood-hit areas of India and Pakistan will get help such as food, water and shelter following a grant of £158,000 to Christian Aid from the UK’s Start Fund.
“These new and additional funds will allow our Christian Aid and local partners in Pakistan and India to reach thousands of already poor women, men and children who have lost almost everything,” said Ram Kishan, Christian Aid’s Regional Emergency Manager for South Asia.
On 8 Aug Typhoon Soudelor killed six people in Taiwan, Province of China.
On 9 Aug Souledor hit Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Anhui provinces in mainland China.
Islamic Relief is to provide vital aid to those hit by devastating flash flooding in countries in South East Asia.
Weeks of torrential monsoon rains in the aftermath of cyclone Komen have triggered deadly floods and landslides in many countries. Hundreds of people have lost their lives and millions more have been displaced.
Islamic Relief’s immediate emergency response will focus on India and Myanmar, two of the worst affected countries.
Kalay, 6 Aug — To supply relief aids to flood victims in Kalay region, cargo aircraft C-130 of India air force led by Wing Commander Gopi Mohan arrived at Kalay airport Thursday afternoon.
Major General Min Naung, Commander of North-West Command, welcomed the Indian team while Sagaing region minister for transport U Aung Zaw Oo and party accepted relief aid.
For the first time the Indian aircraft carried 180 sacks of rice, 59 boxes of medicine and instant noodle.
El Niño is historically associated with lower rainfall amounts in the Asia-Pacific region; its impact is difficult to predict. Drought and floods are concurrently occurring in many countries in the region, however the effects of drought are expected to prevail and are likely to be heavier than expected.