Floods update. Authorities from the Ministry inspect municipalities affected by the Rio Acre flooding. National Integration will send 17,000 Emergency care kits, tents and mineral water, in addition technical crews to assist in the recovery of the cities. (os.: DEFENSA CIVIL); (mc.: EFE); (mc.: LAPRENSA).
Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Thursday 3/5/2015 - 00:01 GMT
More heavy rain triggered thousands of evacuations and flooding across five Argentine provinces on Wednesday, with at least one person dead and another missing.
A 78-year-old man was crushed to death by his falling house roof in the northern province of Santiago del Estero, where 1,000 people were evacuated, the local civil defense office told AFP.
MARIUPOL, Ukraine, March 4 (UNHCR) – The old woman wipes away tears. "It hurts," she says, "It hurts to be driven from your home at 81. I lived there all my life. Seven generations of my family have lived there."
Larissa Riabseva no longer lives in Shyrokyno, a small town in Ukraine, on the coast of the Azov Sea. Once there were 1,000 people there. Now six are left.
The December 2014 Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) shows that 79,397 individuals are still living in 105 IDP sites. 5,939 displaced families living in 21 camps are considered at risk of forced evictions (low and high risks). 41,045 people living in 26 camps are considered to be particularly at high risk of flooding. As on December 2014, an estimated 15,515 households or 62,637 IDP individuals were not targeted by any return or relocation programs.
In February 2015, Yarmouk and its surrounding areas continue to experience high levels of armed violence, which prevented distribution of humanitarian assistance by UNRWA. The Agency has not been able to complete a successful distribution since 6 December 2014. In addition, UNRWA has been unable to operate its temporary health point or provide residents with clean water and basic non-food items. The Agency continues to advocate for full, safe and uninterrupted access to Yarmouk and other areas that remain hard to reach or fully inaccessible.
As of the 3 March, the Ministers Cabinet Council have lifted the red alert to institutional orange alert in view of perceived improvement of weather conditions, and will however continue to provide the required assistance to affected populations;
The Government will continue to monitor the weather conditions as the forecast from 3 to 8 March indicates moderate to heavy rainfall in the country (with local storms) as well as in upstream countries (Malawi and Zambia), which may reach 100 mm to 200 mm;
CHILE – Volcanic eruption
• The Villarrica volcano, located in southern Chile (Region of La Araucania ), erupted in the early hours of March, at around.(local time ), spewing ash and lava. According to media, at least 385 people had been evacuated as a preventive measure and a red alert was declared by the authorities.
Please see latest information on the humanitarian situation in Salah al-Din Governorate.
An estimated 4,000 families have been displaced to Samarra District from Daur District, Tikret, and elsewhere in Salah al-Din Governorate, following recent fighting between the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
On Monday, ISF launched a large-scale military operation to recapture Tikret from ISIL, which has held the provincial capital since June 2014.
The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS)/Al-Qadisiyah branch distributed relief and medical assistance to the displaced families in the governorate, in which the branch has distributed assistance and first aid kit for more than (316) families in a various areas at the governorate. As well as to distribute blankets for more than (484) to displaced people.
4 March 2015, Lilongwe – Following two months of constant rains, and with further rains forecast, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is ramping up its efforts to assist more than 46,000 people affected by the worst flooding Malawi has experienced in years.
In August 2013 the Kurdistan Region–Iraq (KR-I) received a large influx of Syrian refugees resulting in the establishment and expansion of camps across 3 governorates. The refugee population was well received by the KR-I and provided with residency cards in stages, allowing them access employment.
The refugee population either integrated into the host communities, where they were close to family networks and work opportunities, or settled in camps.
As the crisis in Syria is about to enter its fifth year, humanitarian needs have increased dramatically with 12.2 million people now in need of humanitarian assistance, including 7.6 million internally displaced people. The volatile security situation, including attacks on UN staff and property, limited access to affected populations in hard-to-reach areas, declining funding levels and huge population displacement have made operating in Syria extremely difficult and challenging.
Emergency Relief Distribution
In the past two weeks, IOM distributed 11,000 non-food item (NFI) kits across 13 governorates, providing life-saving assistance to over 66,000 beneficiaries.
(Erbil, 4 March 2015): Humanitarian partners are delivering life-saving assistance to thousands of families in Samarra District following clashes in Salah al-Din Governorate.
The assistance includes three convoys of water and sanitation supplies dispatched by UNICEF including one sent yesterday for 24,000 people. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, is sending a convoy today from Baghdad of non-food items for 500 families.
ABU DHABI, 3rd March 2015 (WAM) --- The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has distributed more humanitarian aid to thousands of Iraqi refugees who recenly fled the violence to Iraq's Kurdistan Region.
ERC's fresh aid, which is part of its response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis, included food supplies, winter aid and basic supplies for children and mothers at refugee camps strewn around Erbil City.
Some new refugees took refuge at schools, mosques as well as in structures that do not meet the minimum health standards.