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27 Mar 2015 description

Late season dryness spreads across much of Southern Africa

  1. Below-average rainfall since February has resulted in rainfall deficits in southwestern Ethiopia.
    Rainfall forecast during the next week should help alleviate deficits.

  2. Below-average rainfall over bi-modal northern Tanzania during the past several weeks has increased rainfall deficits and affected crop conditions. A significant increase in rainfall is expected across Tanzania and neighboring countries in late March.

26 Mar 2015 description

Key highlights

  • Since 1 February, an estimated 8,176 families have been affected by floods, rain, heavy snow and avalanches in 133 districts in 24 provinces. A total of 281 people were killed and 81 people were injured. 1,429 houses were completely destroyed and 6,357 houses were damaged.

  • MRRD to present to cabinet the consolidated spring contingency plan for Afghanistan.

21 Mar 2015 description

Dryness extends across much of Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since February has resulted in rainfall deficits in southwestern Ethiopia.
    Rainfall forecast during the next week should help alleviate deficits.

  2. Below-average rainfall over the past several weeks has increased rainfall deficits, which have impeded crop development across the bimodal region of northern Tanzania. Little to no rainfall is forecast during the next week, which may worsen the situation.

18 Mar 2015 description

This bulletin is being issued for information and it reflects the current situation based on information currently available. Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and other partners has delivered the most essential assistance to the beneficiaries. At this stage, external donor support is not envisaged.

18 Mar 2015 description

Key Highlights:

  • Since 1 February, an estimated 7,018 families have been affected by floods, rain, heavy snow and avalanches in 120 districts in 22 provinces. A total of 254 people were killed and 72 people were injured. 1,312 houses were completely destroyed and 5,285 houses were damaged.

  • 180 ANA flights were carried out for search and rescue operations and emergency food and NFI distributions.

  • 6,125 individuals received health related services from the MoPH health response teams.

17 Mar 2015 description
report Government of India

Widespread rains battered large swathes of North India on Sunday bringing mercury down by several notches, even as it claimed 14 lives and damaged crops in several regions.

Twelve people were killed in Rajasthan due to rain, lightning and hailstorms, which also destroyed Rabi crops in the state while in Uttarakhand two persons were killed in rock-slide triggered by heavy rain.

Cold conditions returned to Delhi after the showers as the day temperature plummeted to 19.6 degree Celsius, nine degrees below normal.

16 Mar 2015 description

The Iranian Red Crescent sent a humanitarian consignment weighting 20,020 Kg in a total value of USD 77,106 to Afghanistan for the benefit of persons who have been affected by a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall in four northeast provinces in Afghanistan, where many people were killed and injured.

15 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 6,181 families affected by extreme weather

  • Thousands of malnourished Afghan children reached at Medair clinics with CHF fund

  • CHF first allocation will provide 22 million dollars for lifesaving action.

FUNDING

405 million requested (US$)

12% funded

13 Mar 2015 description

Afghanistan - IOM is supporting the Afghan government in responding to a series of devastating natural disasters that have struck the country in recent weeks.

It is estimated that at least 6,000 families (over 42,000 individuals) across 21 provinces have been affected by avalanches, flooding, landslides and heavy snowfall since February.

13 Mar 2015 description

Abnormal dryness continues in much of southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since February has resulted in rainfall deficits in southwestern Ethiopia. Dry weather is expected to continue during the next week, which is likely to increase moisture deficits in the region.

12 Mar 2015 description

Key Highlights:

Since 1 February 2015, an estimated 6,181 families have been affected by floods, rain, heavy snow and avalanches in 120 districts in 22 provinces. A total of 224 people were killed and 74 people1 were injured. 1,381 houses were completely destroyed and 4,632 houses were damaged2 .

  • The government has declared a phase out of the emergency response in Panjsher.

  • 160 families were reportedly displaced by heavy snowfall in four districts of Faryab province.