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Affected countries: Central African Republic
The city of Kouango, located 415 km from Bangui (the capital of the CAR), has been flooded since the 23rd of August. These floods caused significant material and human damages. The provisional record shows 350 households, or 1,750 people affected by this tragedy. At least 276 houses are completely…
Affected countries: Central African Republic
Since January 2017, the Central African Republic has been experiencing series of violent winds. The cities of Mbaïki, Ndolobo, Ndjoh, Lambi and Bossembelé centers located respectively 107 km, 125 km and 157 km from Bangui, faced since 16 March 2017, violent winds following heavy rains, causing…
Following the recent detection of wild poliovirus in Nigeria, Ministers of Health from Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger and Nigeria have declared the polio outbreak in Nigeria as a public health emergency for countries of the Lake Chad basin. The declaration, coming out of the 66th…
Affected countries: Central African Republic
The CAR Government declared a cholera epidemic in the country on 10 August after samples had tested positive for the disease. At least 66 cases have been identified and 16 people have died. The disease was detected in Mourou-Fleuve village, Djoukou sub-province in the central region on 27 July. In…
Affected countries: Central African Republic
On 4 December 2015, two children aged 9 and 5 from a hunter family in Lengo village, 15 kilometres from Bakouma in the Mbomou Province, eastern Central African Republic (CAR), were taken to the Bakouma Health Centre suffering from an unidentified disease with rashes all over their bodies. On the 10…
Affected countries: Central African Republic
On 24 Apr 2015, continuous storms resulted in extensive flooding, destruction of houses and loss of household belongings in several districts of Berbérati in south-western Central African Republic. According to a rapid assessment carried out by the local committee of the Red Cross, 210 households…
In March 2014, a rapidly evolving outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever started in Guinea. The outbreak subsequently spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal, and Mali. 1 Aug 2014: WHO and the government of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia launched a joint US$ 100 million response plan. 8…
Affected countries: Central African Republic
On 3-4 Sep 2013, heavy rains that lasted for hours caused flooding in several areas of the 3rd district of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. Of a total population of 90,000 people, almost 33,000 were affected. 337 families had their houses damaged or destroyed. About 30 per cent…
Affected countries: Central African Republic
Starting in January 2013, measles outbreaks were reported in several regions of the Central African Republic, notably in the towns of Ngaoundaye, Abba and Carnot, Begoua and Mbaiki, in suburbs of the capital city, Bangui. From January to April, 63 cases were reported in Bangui alone. Large…
Affected countries: Central African Republic
On 4 Mar 2013, severe wind storms ravaged several neighborhoods in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, as well as in nearby Bimbo, causing extensive damage. The town of Bouar in the western part of the country experienced heavy rains accompanied by strong winds. A total of 1,006…
Affected countries: Central African Republic
From the end of August and into September 2012, continuous rain accompanied by strong winds led to localized floods in several places in the Central African Republic, which damaged and destroyed houses, property and livelihoods. 13,700 people were affected. (IFRC, 2 Apr 2013)
Affected countries: Central African Republic
Central African Republic experienced heavy winds in February 2012 that caused serious material damages and human casualties in the localities of Bougoula, Mbaïki and Amada-Gaza. In May 2012, new flooding in Amada-Gaza, Boda centre, Kanguete, Mboumandourou and Boulay localities caused further…
Affected countries: Central African Republic
In February 2012, several localities in the Central African Republic, particularly Bougoula, Mbaïki and Amada-Gaza were hit by heavy rains accompanied by violent winds that caused serious material damage and human casualties. The disaster affected about 1,920 people. (IFRC, 25 Oct 2012)
Affected countries: Central African Republic
Since 11 October 2011, torrential rains have been falling in most localities of the Central African Republic (CAR). These rains caused flooding that affected 587 families (roughly 2,935 people) in the 7th subdivision of Bangui (Ouango Sub Prefecture), the capital of CAR, and in the Male Local…
Affected countries: Central African Republic
At the beginning of September 2011, the first cases of cholera appeared in the Sékia Moté, Bokélo, Mondoli, Monza, Bokassi, Nzinga and Sedale villages. The government declared an epidemic on 30 Sept 2011, with 51 cases and 11 deaths registered. New cases of cholera continued to be registered…
Affected countries: Central African Republic
Since 11 June 2011, Bangui the capital city of the Central African Republic (CAR) has been affected by violent winds coupled with torrential rains. The situation worsened over the weekend of 18 to 19 June 2011 with serious consequences in 7 neighbourhoods of the 6th subdivision of Bangui IFRC, 12…
About a dozen people, including women and children, have been confirmed dead in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, after heavy rain storms this week caused mudslides in some of the most run-down areas of the country's main port. "A number of people are missing and we have recorded significant…
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…