- Tunisia: Forest Fires - Aug 2017
- Europe/Northern Africa: Cold Wave - Jan 2012
- Tunisia: Flash Floods - Sep 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Tunisia: Flash Floods - Oct 2007
- North Africa: Floods - Apr 2007
- Locusts - Aug 2004
- Tunisia: Floods - Jan 2003
- Tunisia: Floods - Jan 1990
- Tunisia: Floods - Oct 1986
Description of the disaster On 31 July 2017, a fire broke out in Jendouba Governorate (the North-West region of Tunisia), particularly affecting the delegations of Ain Draham and Fernana, resulting in the destruction of houses and displacing around 500 persons, leaving them in a very vulnerable situation without any shelter.
Central, eastern and western regions
CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT
More than 391,000 new displacements between 11 and 20 August
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Several large forest fires are burning in the areas of Jendouba, Kassérine, Sfax and Béja comprising of a burnt area of 4 496ha.
On 5 August, Tunisia requested assistance from the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) consisting of two aerial firefighting assets.
The Copernicus EMS has been activated to provide satellite maps for the area of Jendouba.
Local media reported that at least 23 families have been evacuated from Jendouba.
Poverty rates in Northwest Tunisia are among the highest in the country and unemployment is rampant. This was recently demonstrated by the Tunisian statistical agency of a region where rural communities face a daily struggle against tough agricultural and environmental conditions. This beautiful mountainous part of Tunisia is rich in natural resources with 75 percent of the national water supply and more than half the country’s forests. But these assets have been over exploited and badly managed.
This report covers the period January to July 2011
Programme outcome: To further strengthen National Societies to deliver appropriate and timely disaster and crises preparedness, response and recovery assistance to vulnerable people.
This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.
To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.
Press Release No.869
Geneva, 8 December 2009 (WMO) - The year 2009 is likely to rank in the top 10 warmest on record since the beginning of instrumental climate records in 1850, according to data sources compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The global combined sea surface and land surface air temperature for 2009 (January-October) is currently estimated at 0.44°C ± 0.11°C (0.79°F ± 0.20°F) above the 1961-1990 annual average of 14.00°C/57.2°F.