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Affected countries: Algeria
Algeria has been suffering from a cold wave that began on 16 January 2017. The falling snow and cold weather in Algeria has affected the Eastern, Central and the high plateau regions. The snow has cut off numerous communities and villages, particularly in the mountainous areas, causing losses to…
Affected countries: Algeria, Western Sahara
Mid-October, heavy rains and flooding caused widespread damage to five camps providing shelter to some 90,000 of the most vulnerable Sahrawi refugees in south-west Algeria’s arid Tindouf region. UNHCR and partners begun to assist some 25,000 people (5,000 families) whose homes and food supplies…
Several municipalities in Kosovo were affected by strong winds that lasted for 24 hours, followed by heavy snowfall on 6 and 7 Jan 2012. The most affected municipalities are Istog, Kamenica and Peja. (IFRC, 13 Jan 2012). An unusual and exceptional cold wave and heavy snowfall (the worst for the…
Affected countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba (The Netherlands), Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Channel Islands, Chile, China, China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region), China - Macau (Special Administrative Region), China - Taiwan Province, Colombia, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana (France), French Polynesia (France), Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe (France), Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man (The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique (France), Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles (The Netherlands), New Caledonia (France), New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, occupied Palestinian territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Qatar, Republic of Korea, Réunion (France), Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, World, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Since its emergence in April 2009, pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus affected all parts of the world, causing the first influenza pandemic since 1968. Following the observation that 1 or 2 epidemic periods had occurred in most countries and in most WHO Regions, WHO declared on 10 Aug 2010 that…
Affected countries: Algeria
On 2 October 2008, floods caused by heavy rains in and around the Algerian oasis town of Ghardaia killed 89 people and injured 50. Eight of the 13 districts of the surrounding Ghardaia province were affected by the floods, with 11,800 families estimated to be affected. IFRC, 22 Dec 2008
Affected countries: Algeria
On 11 December at 09:40, two bomb blasts in different areas of Algeria's capital Algiers killed 60 people and wounded many more. The attacks seem to have targeted the Constitutional court, the United Nations offices (UNHCR and UNDP) and a police station in the Hydra district. IFRC, 13 Dec 2007
Affected countries: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia
Between March and April 2007, Northern Algeria, North Eastern Morocco and Southern Tunisia faced localized flash floods causing severe damage to local infrastructure and livelihoods. The death toll was 18 in Nigeria and 3 in Morocco. IFRC, 2 May 2007
Affected countries: Algeria
On 20 March 2006, at approximately 20.44 local time, an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale shook eastern Algeria, particularly the Bejaia Wilaya. The epicentre was located a kilometre from the commune of Kherrata. The areas which registered the most damage were located in Laalam, in the…
Affected countries: Algeria
Between late January and early February 2006, heavy rains battered the southern region of Algeria causing the Illizi river to overflow its banks, leading to major flooding. More than 50 per cent of the mainly mud brick dwellings of the Saharwi refugees who live in the Tindouf camp were destroyed…
Affected countries: Algeria
Between 14-16 April 2004, torrential rains lashed the Adrar region in the southeast of Algeria, in particular daïra Timimoun. IFRC, 30 Apr 2004 A total of 600 families were affected with their mud-houses/belongings being washed away. IFRC, 13 Oct 2004
Affected countries: Algeria
On the 21st of May 2003, a powerful earthquake struck northern Algeria. More than 2,200 people died, injuring more than 10,000 and leaving at least 180,000 homeless IFRC, 24 Jul 2006. As of June 2003, 150,000 people were living in 185 camps established to host affected people OCHA, 23 Jun 2003
Affected countries: Algeria
Beginning August 21 2002, heavy rains and resulting flash floods hit Eastern Algeria, affecting 18 provinces IFRC, 29 Aug 2002. The area of Mila was most affected, with 15 children dead. As of 29 August 2002, figures stood at 43 dead, 16 wounded and 457 affected families. OCHA, 30 Aug 2002
Affected countries: Algeria
On 10 November 2001, torrential rain and strong winds hit northern Nigeria, including the capital of Algiers and 13 other regions, causing mudslides and floods. IFRC, 27 Jan 2003 As of 26 Nov 2001, up to 10,000 families were affected, and 751 people were killed, out of which 700 deaths were in…
Affected countries: Algeria
On 22 December 1999 at 18:37 hours local time, an earthquake hit northwest Algeria. The earthquake measured between 5.2-5.5 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was situated at latitude 35.17 degrees north and longitude 1.22 degrees west, in the mountains of Tessala. As of 23 December, 22 people…
Affected countries: Algeria
Following heavy rains and flooding from early October 1994 in the Tindouf area of Algeria, additional torrential rains between 29-31 October aggravated the flood situation. Sahwari refugees were especially affected, El Aiun camp suffered the most severe damage including 8 deaths. OCHA, 02 Nov 1994
Affected countries: Algeria
On 18 August 1994, an earthquake took place in the Mascara district of Algeria (300 km west of of Algiers) . 171 were killed, 289 injured, and 10,000 rendered homeless. OCHA, 18 Aug 1994
Affected countries: Algeria
Between 21-29 January 1992, following a long period of drought, torrential rains resulted in severe flooding in the areas of Alger, Tipaza, Blida and Ain-Defla inundating roads and at last 50 000 ha of land. 18 deaths had been reported. Additionally, a medium-size earthquake occurred in Ain-Defla…
Affected countries: Algeria
On 29 October 1989, at 20:10 local time, a 6.0 richter scale earthquake hit northern Algeria. The epicenter was located in Oued Djer in the El Affroun region (60 km west of Algiers city), affecting the districts of Blida, Tipasa, Boumerdes, Wilaya and El-Nador. An aftershock of 4.0 hit the same…
Affected countries: Algeria
On 26-27 January 1987, earthquakes struck a hilly/woody area 200 km west of Algiers, leaving 1 dead, 7 injured, and 900 homeless. Reported were 3 tremors ranging 3.3-4.8 on the richter scale but no damage. The series of quakes occurred in Wilaya de Tissemsilt, Daira de Bordj Bou Naama, and the…