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Affected countries: Russian Federation
Between 10 and 15 May 2017, the destruction of the dam in the district of Ishim (Tyumen region) and water spills across the Ishim river caused massive flooding throughout Tyumen region, in particular, around the town of Ishim. The dam was destroyed due to the huge amount of melting snow and the…
Affected countries: Russian Federation
In the period between 4 and 10 June 2016, heavy rains caused severe disasters in the Republic of Dagestan, the Republic of North Ossetia and the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation in Northern Caucasus. The Russian Red Cross will focus on addressing the food and non-food needs, as well as…
Affected countries: Russian Federation
Between 12-15 April 2015, due to the extremely dry weather, high air temperatures and heavy wind in the territory of Republic of Khakassia located in the South Siberian part of Russia, a massive forest fire covered a large territory of 38 settlements. 30 people were killed and 5,000 affected; about…
Affected countries: Russian Federation
Between 29 May and mid-June 2014, 22,545 persons were evacuated due to severe floods occurring in 25 municipalities within the Republics of Khakassia, Altai, Tuva and the Altai Territory, in Siberia as well as in the Republic of Adygeya in North Caucasus of Russia. According to the national…
Affected countries: Russian Federation
Flash floods caused by torrential rains starting in July 2013 swept the Far East Federal District of Russia, mainly affecting Khabarovsk Krai, Amur Oblast, and the Jewish Autonomous Oblast. The level of water of the Amur river significantly increased to 9 meters, its historical maximum from the…
Affected countries: Russian Federation
Torrential rains during the night of 6 Jul 2012 caused severe flash floods in Russia's southern Krasnodar region, which killed 172 people and inured almost 4,000. 3,000 people had to be evacuated, and 5,500 residents lost their property completely in the area's worst natural disaster in…
Affected countries: Russian Federation
According to the assessment conducted by the Russian Red Cross, 957 families (2,406 people) are considered to be affected by the floods in the Volgograd region of Russia. Emergency situation status was announced in the Elansky, Rudnyansky and Kamylzhensky districts. (IFRC, 26 Apr 2012) In…
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: Russian Federation
The flooding in Grozny, Russian Federation, Chechnya, occurred when heavy rains, lasting for two days non-stop, led to the bursting of the dam on the river Sunzha that normally protects the city from floodwaters. The flood situation worsened on the Sunzha River in the Oktyabrsky district of Grozny,…
Affected countries: Russian Federation
In October 2010, heavy torrential rains raised the water level of the rivers causing inundation and flooding of houses and agricultural land, as well as destruction of infrastructure in some areas of the Krasnodarsky Region, Russia. IFRC, 24 May 2011 According to the Russian Red Cross branch in…
Affected countries: Russian Federation
Unusual and long heat waves with temperatures peaking at 40 Celsius in the shade caused around 30,000 wild fires in more than 20 regions of the Russian Federation during the summer of 2010, engulfing several thousand hectares of land and killing more than 50 people. Thousands of people were…
Affected countries: Russian Federation
Between 22 and 26 March 2010, a sharp increase in the temperature, from minus 10 degrees to plus 10 degrees Celsius triggering, the melting of snow caused floods, inundating seven settlements in four municipal districts in the Volgograd region of the Russian Federation. Some 3,250 people, including…
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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: Belarus, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine
Between Jan-Feb 2006, two waves of Arctic anticyclone cold fronts hit the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus. Regional temperatures plummeted to averages of between -25=B0C and -38=B0C. Over 200,000 people (more then 50% of them in Ukraine) in these territories were directly affected…