Disasters

Alert and Ongoing Disasters

Egypt: Floods - Mar 2020

Status
Ongoing

On 11 March 2020, the Egyptian Red Crescent issued an emergency alert and activated its Central Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as well as the Emergency Operations Rooms at the Branches. The continued severe weather, including heavy rain, strong winds and...

Iran: Locust Infestation - Mar 2020

Status
Alert

In late February, there were 22 reports of moderate to high-density immature swarms in coastal areas in Khuzestan, Bushehr, southern Fars and western Hormozgan provinces. Limited local breeding has occurred on the south-east coast in Hormozgan province. Last...

Sri Lanka: Drought - Mar 2020

Status
Ongoing

On 4 March, the Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka reported that 39,801 people were affected by the drought in four districts (Gov't of Sri Lanka, 4 Mar 2020). By 10 March, that number rose to more than 88,500 drought-affected people - an increase of...

Pakistan: Locust Infestation - Feb 2020

Status
Ongoing

In Pakistan, ground control operations continue in spring breeding areas of Baluchistan against hopper groups in the interior (Dalbandin) and near the coast in Turbat, Gwadar and Lasbela. Similar operations are in progress against hoppper and adult groups in...

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...

Madagascar: Floods - Jan 2020

Status
Ongoing

Since the beginning of the month, several areas of Madagascar have been affected by floods triggered by heavy rain, resulting in at least 6 deaths and widespread damage. According to media reports, 4 people died in Antananarivo (central Madagascar), and...

Philippines: Taal Volcano - Jan 2020

Status
Ongoing

On 12 January around 21:00 UTC, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology recorded increased volcanic activities generating an eruption plume one kilometre-high accompanied by volcanic tremor and felt earthquakes in Volcano Island and barangays...

Indonesia: Floods and Landslides - Dec 2019

Status
Ongoing

Heavy rain in west Sumatra and central Sulawesi have caused floods, resulting in fatalities and damage. According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), 2 people died, 60 families have been displaced, 707 people affected and 57...

Albania: Earthquake - Nov 2019

Status
Ongoing

The 6.4 magnitude quake struck just before 4 a.m., 34 kilometres northwest of Tirana, Albania’s capital, and has killed 16 people and injured more than 600, according to the government. There are reports of severe damage to infrastructure, and several...

Republic of Congo: Floods - Oct 2019

Status
Ongoing

On 3 October, heavy rains resulted in floods in the department of Likouala. As a result of the floods, homes and public infrastructures (schools, health centres, water points, latrines, etc.) have been destroyed leaving the affected population in precarious...

Central and Latin America: Dengue Outbreak - Jun 2019

Status
Ongoing

Honduras Honduras is experiencing an outbreak of dengue fever. The number of cases began to climb as of April 2019, and by Epidemiological Week 23 (2-8 June) a total of 11,436 cases had been reported, of which 7,395 (64.7 per cent) were cases of dengue with...

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth - Apr 2019

Status
Ongoing

On 23 April, Tropical Cyclone Kenneth formed north of Madagascar and east of the Aldabra Atoll, north of the Mozambique Channel. Its path is expected to pass over the northern tip of the Comoros islands on 24 April and continue onward to northern Mozambique...

Southern Africa: Drought - 2018-2020

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...

Pacific: Dengue Outbreak - Oct 2018

Status
Ongoing

American Samoa As of 16 February 2019, the Department of Health Surveillance Office has reported two cases of dengue in 2019. (Govt. of American Samoa, 16 Feb 2018) Cook Islands As of 25 February, four cases of dengue (serotype unknown) have recently been...

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...

Chad: Measles Outbreak - May 2018

Status
Ongoing

Since the start of the year, 400 cases, including 14 deaths, were reported as of 20 May compared to 205 cases and one death over the same period in 2017. Three districts have reached the epidemic threshold. (OCHA, 28 May 2018) A measles outbreak has been...

Kenya: Drought - 2014-2020

Status
Ongoing

In January 2014, the Government of Kenya declared an impending drought with an estimated 1.6 million people affected. After a poor performance of the long rains between March and May 2014 in the arid and semi-arid zones, the drought situation continued to...

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