Disasters

Alert and Ongoing Disasters

Iran: Earthquake - Feb 2021

Status
Ongoing

On February 17, according to the Iranian Seismological Centre a 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit the country. The epicentre was 11 km from Sisakht city, 19 km from Madovan city and 20 km from Komeh city in Isfahan province. Based on the magnitude and the distance...

Guinea: Ebola Outbreak - Jan 2021

Status
Ongoing

Health authorities in Guinea today declared an outbreak of Ebola in the rural community of Gouéké in N’Zerekore prefecture after three Ebola cases were confirmed by the national laboratory, marking the first time the disease has been reported in the country...

Syria: Floods - Jan 2021

Status
Ongoing

A six-year-old boy has died and more than 20,000 children have been displaced by heavy flooding in North West Syria. At least 41,200 people have been affected by a heavy storm which has caused extreme flooding on Monday in northern Idlib and western Aleppo...

Tropical Cyclone Eloise - Jan 2021

Status
Ongoing

A low-pressure weather system that formed in the south-west Indian Ocean on 14 January has evolved into a moderate tropical storm, named Eloise, and is expected to make landfall in north-eastern Madagascar between 19 and 20 January, according to different...

Zambia: Flash Floods - Jan 2021

Status
Ongoing

From 22 to 26 December 2020, heavy rainfall leading to severe flooding affected parts of Zambia. The heavy rainfall on the 26 December 2020 resulted in the bursting of Kandesha Dam that led to flooding in Munengo, Kambobe, Katala, and Chiloweni communities of...

Tropical Cyclone Yasa - Dec 2020

Status
Ongoing

The newly formed Tropical Cyclone YASA is moving in the South Pacific Ocean, between Vanuatu and Fiji Islands...On 14-16 December, YASA is forecast to strengthen, as it moves clockwise between Vanuatu and Fiji islands. Then it is expected to move south-east,...

Sri Lanka: Floods - Dec 2020

Status
Ongoing

The Northeast monsoon and activation of a depression in the south-east Bay of Bengal have been intensifying rainfall in Sri Lanka from 2 to 5 December 2020 where the northern province of Sri Lanka is worst affected. Sri Lanka’s Department of Meteorology has...

Hurricane Iota - Nov 2020

Status
Ongoing

Millions suffering from Eta’s consequences are now on the brink of facing a second major storm in as many weeks, with Hurricane Iota bearing down on Central America’s Caribbean coasts on a path virtually identical to that of Eta and setting up a potentially...

Colombia: Floods and Landslides - Nov 2020

Status
Ongoing

Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rainfall continue to affect Antioquia Department (north-western Colombia), resulting in at least 18 fatalities and 3 missing people. Search and rescue operations are ongoing to recover the 3 missing people, after a...

Typhoon Vamco - Nov 2020

Status
Ongoing

Typhoon Vamco/Ulysses lashed the main island of Luzon in the Philippines on 11-12 November, whipping destructive winds and dumping torrential rainfall over a wide area, triggering extensive flooding in several areas, including Metro Manila, and which has led...

Typhoon Molave - Oct 2020

Status
Ongoing

Tropical Cyclone MOLAVE (QUINTA in the Philippines) made landfall over southern Luzon close to Lagazpi City on 25 October as a typhoon. On 26 October, its centre was 43 km west of Mindoro with maximum sustained wind of 139 km/h. According to the National...

Southern Africa: Locust Infestation - Sep 2020

Status
Alert

Outbreaks of African Migratory Locust (AML) are threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions of people in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned today at the launch of an...

Sudan: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2020

Status
Ongoing

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) declared, on 9 August, an outbreak of polio in Sudan, following the confirmation of two cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus in South Darfur and Gedaref states. While laboratory tests are still ongoing, positive...

Tropical Cyclone Amphan - May 2020

Status
Ongoing

A deep depression over southeast Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm "Amphan" on Saturday, 16 May. The cyclone is currently located in the central Bay of Bengal and will track north, north-eastward towards India and Bangladesh. The system is...

Central African Republic: Measles Outbreak - Jan 2020

Status
Ongoing

On 24 January, the Ministry of Health declared a national epidemic of measles. More than 3,600 cases were registered and 53 persons have died so far between February 2019 and January 2020. Several cases are reported in northern and central provincial towns...

Southern Africa: Drought - 2018-2021

Status
Ongoing

The number of severely food insecure people in Southern Africa rose to an estimated 9.6 million at the start of the lean season (October 2018 to April 2019), due to an increase of 1.1 million people in Malawi. Malawi, which now has an estimated 3.3 million...

Madagascar: Drought - 2018-2021

Status
Ongoing

Severe drought conditions during southern Madagascar’s rainy season from November 2017 to April 2018 has led to nearly dry dams in many parts of the south. This dryness has affected livestock’s access to water and pastureland, which has led to poor livestock...

Cameroon: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2018

Status
Ongoing

The cholera outbreak in Cameroon, officially declared by the Ministry of Health on 15 July 2018, is steadily declining, after peaking in week 29 with 42 cases. In week 32 (week ending 12 August 2018), four new suspected cholera cases were reported, compared...

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