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19 Oct 2018 description

Highlights for September

-Increased displacement of civilians in Mali due to armed conflict: According to a report from the Norwegian Refugee Council published on 7 September 2018, close to 50,000 people have fled their homes in northern and central Mali in 2018, due to intercommunal clashes, a rise in armed groups and military operations.

17 Oct 2018 description

Argentina- Lluvias- 10/10/18

  • La Protección Civil de Misiones reportó fuertes lluvias en los municipios de Capiovi y Misiones.
  • Las inundaciones afectaron a 200 familias en la ciudad de Posadas y 50 familias cerca del arroyo La Chancha.

Colombia- Inundaciones- 11/10/18

16 Oct 2018 description

The Appeal

The Nigerian Red Cross Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are responding to catastrophic flooding across Nigeria and need your help to support 300,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the disaster.

The Snapshot

On 13 July, seven states across Nigeria experienced devastating floods that displaced thousands of people from their homes.

16 Oct 2018 description

Arrivals: 1,988 individuals Departures: 443 individuals

217 Children (6-59 months) screened for malnutrition

14 Oct 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

The rains have hit Nigeria hard this year. Seasonal rains in the most populous country of Africa are nothing new, yet the past month has seen unexpected levels of flooding which have already resulted in the death of more than 200 people. Recent flood alerts signaled by the National Hydrological Service Agency indicate that water levels of the Niger and Benue rivers will likely surpass the levels of 2012 − a flooding crisis that swiped homes and farmlands, left over seven million affected and more than 350 people killed.

12 Oct 2018 description


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by reports that 200 people have died, 1,300 have been injured and nearly 2 million are affected by recent flooding in areas along the Niger and Benue rivers in Nigeria.

More than half a million people have been internally displaced and over 350,000 are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance.

11 Oct 2018 description

Tropical cyclone Luban is expected to bring heavy rains to Yemen and Oman

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall in previous weeks has resulted in overflowing of the Niger and Benue Rivers of Nigeria. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast to continue, maintaining high risks for flooding.

11 Oct 2018 description

Following heavy rains that began in August, Nigeria’s two main rivers, the Niger and the Benue, burst their banks, leaving the country exposed to large-scale floods ever since. A state of national disaster has been declared in the four most-affected states of Kogi, Niger, Anambra and Delta. The Government of Nigeria announced that to date, some 200 people have died, a further 1,310 injured, and some two million people have been directly affected.

11 Oct 2018 description

This map illustrates an analysis of the evolution of satellite-detected surface waters in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, based on satellite data recorded on 16, 21, 22, 28 September and 03 October 2018. Before the national flood had been declared by the government of Nigeria on 18 September 2018, a total surface of 79,902 ha was detected as inundated within Bayelsa State, as of 16 September 2018. On 21 and 22 September 2018 an additional surface of 5,280 ha inundated areas were detected, representing an increase of the surface waters of 7%.

11 Oct 2018 description

Story by Nwakpa O. Nwakpa and Mofe Amoma Terah

Childbirth should be a beautiful moment of celebration – bringing joy to parents, family and friends who finally get to meet the newest addition to the world for the first time. But giving birth during a disaster presents a different picture.

10 Oct 2018 description

Within the period of 26 September – 2 October 2018, a total of 2,396 movements were recorded, including 1,714 arrivals and 682 departures. These movements occurred at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Chibok, Dikwa, Gwoza, Hawul, Konduga, Kukawa, Mafa, Magumeri, Maiduguri, Monguno and Ngala Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Borno state, and locations in Demsa, Fufore, Girei, Gombi, Hong, Madagali, Maiha, Mayo-Belwa, Michika, Mubi-North, Mubi-South, Numan, Song, Yola-North and Yola-South LGAs of Adamawa state.

10 Oct 2018 description
  • According to the Nigeria National Emergency Management Agency, 10 States have been impacted by severe flooding, affecting 1 921,026 people. 561 442 have been internally displaced and 351 236 are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. The death toll stands at 199 people, 1 306 people have been injured and 82 376 houses have been destroyed or damaged. The situation has deteriorated in the southernmost coastal areas, especially Bayelsa state.

10 Oct 2018 description

By Lizzy Okoji

Propped on the riverside is Patani – one of the communities hardest hit in Delta State by floods. Almost all its houses are submerged by water.

08 Oct 2018 description
map MapAction

Maps shows the Affected Population figures for LGAs and States the NEMA SitRep

05 Oct 2018 description

Heavy rains reported in Kenya, while flooding risks continue across Nigeria

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall in previous weeks has resulted in overflowing of the Niger and Benue Rivers of Nigeria. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast to continue, maintaining high risks for flooding.

05 Oct 2018 description
report MapAction

Severe floods in Nigeria have claimed almost 200 lives and affected over 80% of the country across 12 states. For the past week, a two-person MapAction team has been in Abuja supporting the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team and the National Emergency Management Agency in their response.

04 Oct 2018 description


  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) expanded its Internet communications services in Maiduguri to cover the second accommodation phase in the Red Roof humanitarian camp.

  • The ETS is engaging with humanitarian partners to gather their plans for 2019 as well as their training needs to tailor the ETS response plan for next year.

  • The ETS is deploying a 36-metre telecommunications tower in Maiduguri to enhance the coverage of the ETS security telecommunications services.

04 Oct 2018 description

Abuja, 3 October 2018 - World Health Organization (WHO) is closely working with the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in States affected by floods to support the health response to the emergency. Based on its technical expertise and its field presence in all affected states, WHO is assisting Federal and state authorities with the assessment of the health situation and needs.

02 Oct 2018 description

Venezuela- Inundaciones- 26/9/18

En el estado de Anzoátegui, 21 comunidades de las parroquias Soledad y Mamo del municipio Independencia, fueron afectadas por la crecida del río Orinoco, que alcanzó una cuota histórica de 18,32 metros sobre el nivel del mar.
El alcalde Carlos Vidal destacó que junto al Gobierno nacional, 16 instituciones cumplen con la atención médica, alimentaria y de salud pública a más de 1.800 personas.

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