Peru has recently experienced the worst floods in decades. The Andean country’s arid desert coast was inundated by torrential rains battering Peru between December and March, costing 107 lives and leaving more than 170 000 people homeless so far. Most rivers have overflowed along the 2500 kilometre Pacific coast, and 24 of the country’s 25 regions were severely affected.
Overall the flood situation has improved slightly, though some rivers are still above their danger levels, according to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC). In the north, northeast and central regions of Bangladesh river levels will continue receding in the Brahmaputra, the Jamuna and the Padma.
According to the Ministry of Disaster Management & Relief (MoDMR) more than 1.58 million people are now affected, as well as at least 1 571 primary and secondary schools, and 24 people have so far died in the floods.
DAKAR/BRUSSELS, 18 July 2017 – An innovative radio education programme has begun in the Lake Chad basin as part of a comprehensive effort to support the 1.3 million children who have been displaced by the violence of the conflict with Boko Haram. The radio education programmes offer an alternative platform for the 200,000 children in crisis affected areas who are unable to access schools in the Far North of Cameroon and in the Diffa region of Niger.
• Heavy rain continues to affect several areas of the country causing casualties and damages.
Heavy rain has been affecting Afghanistan over the past few days, causing flash floods.
According to local media, as of 18 July at 7.00 UTC, at least 16 people have been killed, 19 people have been injured and up to 250 houses have been destroyed in the districts of Nusay, Shekay and Kuf Ab districts (province of Badakhshan).
Over the next 24 hours, light to locally moderate rain may affect the areas already affected by the floods.
Severe weather, including thunderstorms and heavy rain, continues to affect several areas of the country, causing casualties and damage.
The security situation in North and Central Mali has been further deteriorating, particularly affecting the regions of Mopti, Menaka and Kidal.
In Kidal, renewed violent clashes occurred between the armed groups CMA (The Coordination of Azawad Movements) and GATIA (The Imghad and Allies Tuareg Self-Defence Group). Both groups are signatories of the 2015 Peace Agreement.
Since the outburst of Marawi fighting, in Mindanao of the Philippines, 471 000 people have been displaced and are hosted by families or evacuation centres in surrounding municipalities.
The displacement has put the IDPs and host families into a precarious situation, with overwhelming threats of humanitarian nature, including the spread of epidemics. Between 26 May and 28 June, nine confirmed cases of cholera were reported in the municipalities of Iligan, Saguiaran and Balo-i.
Flooding is spreading to the low-lying areas of central Bangladesh as the water level in the Ganges-Padma basin (west) continues to rise. According to the Water Development Board’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC), floods have deteriorated in the central region but remain unchanged in the north. 16 major measuring stations in north, northeast and central region of Bangladesh reported that the Ganges-Padma and Kushiyara rivers are still rising and this is likely to continue in the next 24 hours, while the Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Surma rivers are now in falling trend.
Yemen currently holds a double grim world record: the largest humanitarian crisis (20.7 million Yemenis in need of humanitarian assistance, 17 million severely food insecure, at least 462 000 severely malnourished children) and the largest cholera outbreak (with over 320 000 suspected cases since 27 April).
Continued rainfall and swelling rivers such as the Brahmaputra, Jamuna and Padma have further worsened the flood situation in northern districts of Bangladesh. According to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre, the 12 major rivers were flowing over the danger level at different points. Significant rainfall was recorded at 18 stations, with the highest 200 mm rainfall being recorded at Durgapur of Rajshahi.
Civilians, in conflict affected and newly re-taken areas of West Mosul, face severe protection concerns and lack access to basic services. With forced displacement still ongoing, over 700 000 individuals had been displaced from West Mosul, by end of June.
It is estimated that some 13 000 refugee and migrant children are of a school age in Greece. Education is a clear priority for them and their parents – for many, it was the reason they left their country of origin in the first place. With support from EU Humanitarian Aid, UNICEF is offering non-formal education activities, providing learning opportunities to these children, while, having the added value of assisting these children with their cultural understanding, integration and overall wellbeing.
- Heavy rain has been affecting Nigeria over the past few days, causing floods. According to the national authorities, as of 13 July at 7.00 UTC, at least eight people have been killed and several buildings have been damaged in Suleja (Niger State).
- Over the next 24 h, moderate to locally heavy rain are forecast to affect most of the country.
Heavy rains have been affecting Aruncachal Pradesh (north-eastern India) in the past few days, causing landslides.
According to local media, as of 13 July at 7.00 UTC, at least 14 people have been killed in the village of Laptap (Papumpare district) by a massive landslide that occurred on 11 July.
Over the next 24h, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD), moderate to heavy rain is forecast to affect the north-eastern parts of the country, and heavy to very heavy rain is forecast to affect Madhya Pradesh (central India).
A sharp increase in the number of South Sudanese refugees was recorded following clashes in Mathiang County of South Sudan, 50 km from the Ethiopian border. Approximately 4 000 persons reached Pagak Reception Centre through a variety of entry points with a peak in the arrival rate of 500 persons per hour. An indefinite number of people have also sought refuge directly within host communities.