Disasters

Alert and Ongoing Disasters

Peru: Oil Spill - Jan 2022

Status
Alert

The Government of Peru has formally declared an environmental emergency following a 15 January oil spill at a Repsol-owned refinery near the Ventanilla district to the north of the Lima metropolitan region. The spill, estimated to be of about 6,000 barrels,...

Syria: Cold Wave - Jan 2022

Status
Ongoing

Heavy snowfall affected north-west Syria on 18 January, damaging displacement sites, tents and people’s belongings. According to preliminary reports, 22 sites in Aleppo Governorate (mainly Afrin and Azaz districts) and nine sites in Idleb Governorate (mainly...

Afghanistan: Earthquake - Jan 2022

Status
Ongoing

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck in Qadis District, Badghis Province in the Western Region of Afghanistan at 16:10 local time (UTC+4:30) on 17 January 2022. The earthquake was preceded by a smaller earthquake and was felt in Badghis, Ghor and Hirat...

Tonga: Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami - Jan 2022

Status
Ongoing

A large eruption of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha-apai underwater volcano in the evening of 15 January (at 17:26 local time) caused a tsunami and ash fall in Tonga (total pop. 105,000 people). The volcanic eruption has continued throughout the day with satellite...

Tropical Cyclone Cody - Jan 2022

Status
Ongoing

Tropical Disturbance TD03F intensified into a Tropical Depression on 8 January 2022. By 10 January, it had transformed into the category 1 Tropical Cyclone Cody, bringing significant rain affecting the whole of Fiji. [...] The high level of precipitation over...

Iran: Floods - Jan 2022

Status
Ongoing

According to the Iranian Meteorological Organization, heavy rainfalls with thunderstorms started on 1 January 2022 in most Iranian provinces and lasted four days. Over 80,000 people were affected in 20 provinces. The most affected provinces are Sistan...

Sao Tome and Principe: Floods and Landslides - Dec 2021

Status
Ongoing

Rainfall in 2021 in Sao Tome and Principe peaked between 27 and 28 December 2021, causing the water levels of the country’s rivers to rise. In less than 24 hours, the rain that fell on the archipelago caused chaos in the capital city and in several other...

Malaysia: Flash Floods - Dec 2021

Status
Ongoing

The newly formed Tropical Depression TWENTYNINE made landfall in an area in Kemaman District (southern Terengganu State, north-eastern Peninsular Malaysia) in the late evening of 16 December, and of 17 December at 0.00 UTC [...] According to [AHA Centre],...

Iraq: Flash Floods - Dec 2021

Status
Ongoing

On 17 December 2021, heavy rainfalls hit the country's northern Kurdish region. The heavy rains overnight caused a flash flood in Erbil, the region’s capital, and Kirkuk Governorate, located in Northern Iraq. The incident caused widespread damage to houses,...

Haiti: Fuel Truck Explosion - Dec 2021

Status
Ongoing

During the night of 13 to 14 December, a tanker truck loaded with fuel overturned, under circumstances which are still unclear, at the eastern entrance to Cap-Haitien, Haiti’s second largest city, between the roundabout at Samari and Pont Grand-Bois. Local...

Typhoon Rai - Dec 2021

Status
Ongoing

The newly formed tropical depression TWENTYEIGHT is moving westwards over the western Pacific. On 13 December, at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located about 350 km south-east of Sorol Island (Caroline Islands, Federated States of Micronesia), and 810 km...

South Africa: Severe Thunderstorms - Dec 2021

Status
Ongoing

In the early hours of the 12th of December, heavy thunderstorms hit Mthatha town, in the OR Tambo district of the Eastern Cape province. Media reports indicated a total death toll of 6 people, more than 27 people hospitalized and hundreds left homeless. As...

Brazil: Floods - Dec 2021

Status
Ongoing

On 7 December 2021, storms caused by the passage of a subtropical cyclone affected several cities in the south of Bahia state in Brazil. The National Centre for Disaster Prevention (Cemaden) recorded rainfall of 450 mm in the Itamaraju municipality and 171 mm...

Republic of Congo: Floods - Nov 2021

Status
Ongoing

In the northern part of the Republic of Congo, heavy rainfall has been observed since September 2021, when the rainy season had just begun. According to the Government's satellite data, the rains of 29 November 2021 caused a significant rise of the water...

Niger: Cholera Outbreak - Aug 2021

Status
Ongoing

As of 16 August 2021, some 845 suspected cases of cholera and 35 related deaths had been reported in the country, according to the Niger Ministry of Health. (UNICEF, 20 Aug 2021) During a press conference held on 9 August 2021, the Minister of Public Health...

South Sudan: Floods - Jul 2021

Status
Ongoing

Flooding, high levels of food insecurity, violence and COVID-19 continued to drive people’s humanitarian needs in July. In Ayod County of Jonglei, some 30,000 people in at least six locations were affected by flooding, according to local authorities. A...

Pakistan: Drought - 2021-2022

Status
Ongoing

Several districts in the provinces of Balochistan and Sindh experience drought conditions which have resulted in increased food insecurity. Between October 2020 and March 2021, the impact of La Niña caused below normal rainfall in drought prone areas of...

Colombia: Floods and Landslides - Nov 2020

Status
Ongoing

Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rainfall continue to affect Antioquia Department (north-western Colombia), resulting in at least 18 fatalities and 3 missing people. Search and rescue operations are ongoing to recover the 3 missing people, after a...

Yemen: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2020

Status
Ongoing

A polio outbreak has been declared in Yemen following 15 reported cases of vaccine derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) in the first weeks of August 2020. The cases were detected in different districts of Sa’ada Governorate, in the north-west of the country...

Cameroon: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2018

Status
Ongoing

The cholera outbreak in Cameroon, officially declared by the Ministry of Health on 15 July 2018, is steadily declining, after peaking in week 29 with 42 cases. In week 32 (week ending 12 August 2018), four new suspected cholera cases were reported, compared...

Kenya: Drought - 2014-2022

Status
Ongoing

In January 2014, the Government of Kenya declared an impending drought with an estimated 1.6 million people affected. After a poor performance of the long rains between March and May 2014 in the arid and semi-arid zones, the drought situation continued to...

DR Congo: Cholera and Measles Outbreaks - Jan 2013

Status
Ongoing

While the last major cholera outbreak in DR Congo's western provinces was in 2011, cholera is endemic in the eastern provinces, which experienced a resurgence of cases starting in July 2012. Over the course of 2013, ongoing violence and displacement in North...

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