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Affected countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
At least 150 people are believed to have died and an estimated 70 houses were destroyed following a landslide that ravaged the fishing village of Tara, Ituri Province, during the night of 15-16 August. (OCHA, 23 Aug 2017) More than 10 days after a landslide ravaged the village of Tara in Ituri…
Affected countries: Sierra Leone
Three days of heavy rains triggered flash floods and a massive landslide in and around the capital Freetown on 14 August. The most severe disaster occurred in Regent and Lumley districts with a massive 6 kilometres mudslide submerging and wiping out over 300 houses along the banks of the Juba…
Affected countries: Nigeria
Flooding in various localities in the north-east region has cut off roads and made helicopter landings impossible. Aid convoys by road to Rann, a remote location in Borno sate which hosts some 43,000 displaced people, has become extremely difficult. Some 800 metric tons of food, nutrition, health,…
Affected countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
Tropical Storm Franklin hit at 22:45 local time on Monday 7 August (03:45 GMT Tuesday) near the town of Pulticub, in the south-eastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucatan Peninsula, according to the National Weather Service of Mexico (SMN for its Spanish acronym). On Tuesday 8 August,…
Affected countries: Cameroon
Since 04 August 2017, the Menoua Division, in the West Region of Cameroon, has been experiencing heavy rainfalls, causing a significant rise of water levels and mudslides to settlements. Resulting from this situation, severe flooding has ensued in the area, causing extensive material damage and…
Affected countries: Tunisia
On the 31st of July, a fire outbreak in Jendouba Governorate (North-West region of the country) the delegations of Ain Draham and Fernana resulted in the destruction of houses displacing around 500 persons, with the families currently being in a very vulnerable situation without any shelter. From…
Affected countries: Sri Lanka
There is an increase in the number of dengue cases in Sri Lanka this year. Since January until 7 July 2017, as many as 82,543 dengue cases, including 250 deaths, have been reported by the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine. The number of cases this year is three-and-a-half times…
Affected countries: Sudan
A cholera outbreak that started in Blue Nile state in August 2016 began to spread rapidly as of April this year. Conservative estimates suggest a minimum of between 15,000-23,000 people infected, with 280-820 deaths. It is currently affecting Gedarif, White Nile, Khartoum, Sennar, River Nile, North…
Affected countries: Ghana
Since April 2017, Ghana has experienced a sharp alteration in its weather that has recently resulted in widespread flooding currently reported in over five regions of which four are heavily affected. The floods have caused devastating impact to people's health, safety and destruction to…
Affected countries: Philippines
On 6 July 2017, a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines. The earthquake had a depth of 6.49 kilometres; it had an epicentre located three kilometres north-northeast of Masarayao, Leyte. An estimated 371,680 people live within 15 kilometres of the epicentre. (WFP, 06 Jul 2017) As of 7…
Affected countries: Myanmar
Monsoon rains and increased water levels in major rivers have caused seasonal floods in Magway and Sagaing regions since the beginning of July. In addition, Ayeyarwady, Bago and Mandalay regions, as well as Kayin State, have been affected by floods since the second week of July due to continuous…
Affected countries: Guinea
On 4 July 2017, heavy rainfall hit the forest region of Guinea in the Prefecture of Nzerekore causing serious property damages. Areas which suffered considerable damages are all located in the urban district area of Nzerekore and they include: Quartier commercial, Kwitiapolou, Wessoua, Dorota 1,…
According to the Government, drought conditions are affecting North and South Pyongan, North and South Hwanghae provinces and Nampo City. Reduced rainfall since January 2017 (30 to 80 per cent decrease compared to average) has been affecting agricultural crop production over an estimated 50,000…
Affected countries: Tajikistan
Heavy rains and strong winds on 26 June 2017 lasting for an hour (between approx. 16:30-17:30) have resulted in a mudflow in Amondara village, Panjakent district (Sughd Province) of Tajikistan. According to the results of the rapid assessment, conducted on 27 June by the Governmental Emergency…
Affected countries: China
Over the past week, heavy rains in southern China caused severe floods and landslides affecting over 7.3 million people. A massive landslide in Xinmo village (Sichuan province), left at least 10 people dead and nearly 100 people still missing. The Government has deployed rescue teams to the…
Affected countries: Hungary
On 21 June 2017, hailstorm and heavy rains hit several parts of Hungary. The village of Megyaszó in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County and villages scattered around the county capital Kecskemét in Bács-Kiskun County were particularly affected, with roofs, windows and vegetable gardens destroyed or…
Affected countries: Sudan
On 20 June, torrential rains and flash flooding affected an estimated 9,000 people (1,780 families) in Kalma camp for [IDPs] in South Darfur State. Hundreds of IDP shelters were damaged or completely destroyed, assets lost, and latrines collapsed. No injuries or deaths were reported, according to a…
Affected countries: Nigeria
On 18 June 2017, the Nigerian Ministry of Health notified [WHO] of an outbreak of hepatitis E located in the north-east region of the country. The first case was detected on 3 May 2017 in Damasak, a locality at the border with the Republic of the Niger...As of 2 July 2017, 146 confirmed and…
Affected countries: Mali
More than 7,000 people have been affected by the floods since the beginning of the rainy season this year in Mali, mostly in the north. Many victims have seen their houses destroyed or damaged. In addition, the provisional flood report is particularly burdensome for pastoralist communities with…
Affected countries: Niger
Heavy rains in the capital city Niamey on 13 and 14 June have left 11 dead. In the Tillabery region, three people died and more than 300 people were affected. (OCHA, 16 Jun 2017) As of 20 June, 8,247 people have been affected across the country, including in Niamey and Tillabery. (OCHA, 20 Jun…