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20 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Ghana

Bestcare Humanitarian Aid Foundation, a charitable non-governmental organization with a focus to provide social service where needed, has presented 12 boxes of clothing to support the victims of the June 3 flood and fire disaster. The items included 5 boxes of female cloths and 7 boxes of male cloths.

15 Jul 2015 description

The Fiji Cane Growers Council has set up fire task forces and is encouraging farmers to take all means necessary to prevent fires due to drought conditions.

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06 Jul 2015 description
report NIRAPAD

Natural hazards that occurred in June include monsoon flood, flash flood, riverbank erosion, thunder storm, lightening and land slide. Flash flood occurred in first and last week of this month. Monsoon flood that affect 11 districts started on 13th June and still continued. Rates of riverbank erosion have been accelerated in June and during the month it occurred in many places. It continued from 5th June to first week of July and affects 12 districts. Three incidents of thunder storm reported in June.

30 Jun 2015 description

Situation Overview

General& Security

  • 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.

Access constraints

  • 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

10 Jun 2015 description
report NIRAPAD

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.

08 Jun 2015 description

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.

05 Jun 2015 description

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.

01 Jun 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

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.

19 May 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

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.”

19 May 2015 description

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.

07 May 2015 description
report Viet Nam News

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.

06 May 2015 description
report NIRAPAD

Overview of Disaster Incidences in April 2015

27 Apr 2015 description

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.

24 Apr 2015 description

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.