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Affected countries: Gabon
In early January 2011, the localities of Tchimbanga, Franceville, Mimongo and Dzenzele experienced serious torrential rains and violent winds, affecting 1,765 people and killing 1.Volunteers of the Gabonese Red Cross conducted an emergency assessment of the situation and identified 1,015 people,…
Affected countries: Brazil
More than 20, 000 people have evacuated their homes due to heavy rains that have fallen over the last 4 days, affecting the south of Brazil and causing 11 deaths. The most affected states are Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Parana and Rio Grande do Sul. The rains are forecasted to continue and…
Affected countries: Guatemala
On 5 November 2010, CONRED established the procedures for the low temperatures for 2010-2011. 22, 222 people were sheltered all over the country according to the registration of people getting into the shelters because of the cold wave. (Government of Guatemala, 1 April 2011)
Affected countries: Kenya
A total of 1,046 cases of measles had been line-listed between 27 December 2010 and 14 April 2011 in Rift Valley, Nairobi and North Eastern Provinces. 11 deaths from measles were confirmed. (IFRC, 29 Apr 2011)
Affected countries: Australia
From September 2010 to February 2011, Victoria experienced some of the worst floods in the state's history as extraordinarily heavy rainfall caused flooding of multiple rivers, including the Avoca, Campaspe, Loddon, Goulburn and Wimmera rivers. The floods hit over 100 towns and thousands of…
Affected countries: Ecuador
Due to continuous rain in the city of Loja, floods have occurred in several areas of the city, especially in the sectors of the Military Academy Hospital Solca, Virgin Pamba, North Sauces and Motupe citadel (Government of Ecuador, 18, April 2011)
Affected countries: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
On 20 December 2010, at 10.12pm local time (18:42 UTC) a 6.5-magnitude earthquake jolted the town of Hosseinabad in Kerman province in south-eastern Iran. It was followed by 27 aftershocks, the most powerful of which was a 5.0-magnitude tremor. Over 30 villages in the province were affected (IFRC,…
Affected countries: Costa Rica
In November 2010 a low pressure system generated intense rainfall and flooding in the northern area and Caribbean coast of the country, which severely impacted the regions’ water systems, damaging aqueducts and contaminating wells. According to the National Commission for Risk Prevention and…
Affected countries: India
The persistence of low pressure in the Bay of Bengal brought heavy rains in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry in mid-November 2010. (ACT Alliance, 20 Dec 2010) These heavy rains and subsequent flooding and landslides killed more than 180 people and rendered thousands of people homeless. (AlertNet, 6 Dec…
Affected countries: China
A wildfire in Dao fu County, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze, Sichuan Province razed more than 33 hectares, killing at least 22 people. Another four were seriously injured. (OCHA, 7 Dec 2010) The fire that raged for about 24 hours on a plateau grassland was finally extinguished on 6 December…
Affected countries: Israel
On 2 December 2010, a wildfire swept through the Carmel mountain range in Israel, raging for nearly 82 hours. The fire came under control by 6 December, claiming 42 lives and injuring 33. (OCHA, 06 Dec 2010)
Affected countries: Morocco
On 29 November 2010, flash floods triggered by torrential rains hit the North of Essaouira, affecting 11 governorates of Morocco, resulting in 32 deaths and nearly 15,000 affected families. IFRC, 15 Oct 2011
Affected countries: Angola
In the second week of October 2010, rains left more than 24,000 Angolan returnees in Songo, Bembe, Damba, Maquela do Zombo Puri and Sanza-Pombo in the Uige province desperate. Other provinces such as Moxico, Kwanza North, Bie, Huambo, and Lunda North and South were also affected. In coordination…
At the end of 2010 floods and landslides forced more than 41,250 families to leave their homes and seek shelter in collective centres activated by the government. The disaster also affected key water distribution infrastructure and health facilities, increasing the risk of waterborne and vector…
In November 2010, thousands of people were evacuated and many homes were damaged or destroyed after exceptional weather and heavy rains caused devastating floods in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia. (OCHA 8 Dec 2010)
Affected countries: Panama
From early November to mid December 2010, Panama experienced a series of unusually strong rains and floods (IFRC 21 Dec 2011). Eight provinces have been affected and some 29,781 people are affected, particularly in the areas of Bayano and Yaviza (Darién province), where some towns were under water…
Affected countries: Philippines
The Bulusan volcano in the central Philippines has ejected ash and steam in its third explosion since it became active on 6 November 2010. The ash explosion reached 500 meters in the air and drifted over northwestern and southwestern towns surrounding the volcano. (ABC, 09 Nov 2010) Ash falls…
Affected countries: Philippines
In december 2010, continued moderate to heavy rains displaced a total of 136,370 families (or about 672,131 individuals) across 12 out of 17 regions in the Philippines. Majority of the IDPs stayed in the evacuation centers for about hree days with families returning as soon as flood waters receded…
Affected countries: Serbia
On 3 Nov 2010, at 1.58 A.M. an earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hit central Serbia, the epicentre being the village of Vitanovac, some 15 kilometres northwest of the town of Kraljevo. Two people in the Kraljevo suburb Grdica were killed when their house collapsed. Another person died…
Hurricane Tomas began affecting the Caribbean islands on 29 October 2010, as a strong tropical low-pressure area that quickly developed into a Tropical Storm and upgraded to Hurricane status by 31 October. It affected ten countries in the region and resulted in flooding, landslides and…