Disasters

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Affected countries: Afghanistan
As at 31 Mar 2014, 11 provinces (nine in northern Afghanistan) had received rainfall between 19 per cent and 55 per cent of their long-term average. Heavy rainfall resulting in flash floods on 24/25 Apr impacted 10 provinces of northern Afghanistan. Across the provinces flood waters destroyed…
Affected countries: Tajikistan
Already vulnerable communities in rural areas of Tajikistan were subjected to a series of floods, mudflows and mudslides between 11 Apr and mid-May 2014 (OCHA, 30 Jun 2014). Heavy rains on 11-12 Apr caused floods and landslides in Vose, Shurobod, and Hamadony districts and in Kulob city in the…
Affected countries: Peru
The Ubinas volcano in southern Peru started showing activity in September 2013 with explosions and ash emissions. On 14 Apr 2014, a state of emergency was declared for a duration of 60 days, after ash had reached an area of 40km around the volcano, affecting the health and livelihoods of nearby…
Affected countries: United Republic of Tanzania
On 21 Jan 2014, heavy rains caused flash floods in the Dumila/Dakawa area in Tanzania's Morogoro region, which displaced over 10,000 people and destroyed or damaged houses, roads, bridges, public buildings and crops. In mid-April, extensive rainfall over Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest…
Affected countries: Chile
A massive wildfire started on 12 Apr 2014 and burned through Chile’s Valparaiso city. Over 800 houses were destroyed and more than 12,000 people were evacuated from their homes. Twelve people were killed according to the reports of the mayor of Valparaiso city. The city experienced massive power…
Affected countries: Kazakhstan
A flash flood triggered by a dam burst on 31 Mar 2014 killed five people and injured nine others in Kazakhstan's northern Karaganda region (oblast). The overflowing water flooded up to 354 houses in Kokpekty village. Some 400 inhabitants were evacuated as the flood water reached as high as…
Affected countries: Nicaragua
On 10 Apr 2014, a shallow 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck in Lago de Managua in Nicaragua's León department. Additional earthquakes were registered through 14 Apr. Two people were killed and more than 2,300 houses were damaged. (UNCT, 14 Apr 2014)
Affected countries: Papua New Guinea
Tropical Cyclone Ita was initially identified over Solomon Islands as a category three tropical depression in early April 2014, increasing in intensity before moving west to the shores of Papua New Guinea. It caused extensive damage to property, displaced many villagers and disrupted livelihoods…
Affected countries: Solomon Islands
Heavy rain from a tropical depression, which later became Tropical Cyclone Ita, caused severe flooding in the Solomon Islands at the beginning of April 2014, killing 22 people and affecting and over 50,000. The worst affected area was the capital Honiara after the Mataniko River burst its banks on…
Affected countries: Chile, Ecuador, Peru
On 1 Apr 2014, a 8.2-magnitude earthquake occurred in the shallow depths near the Chilean coast, 95 km Northwest of Iquique. It was the largest in a sequence of earthquakes in northern Chile that started on 1 Jan 2014. A tsunami alert was issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, and later extended to…