Disasters

Alert and Ongoing Disasters

Guinea: Floods - Aug 2021

Status
Ongoing

On the night of Monday 30th to Tuesday 31st of August 2021, heavy rain fell over most of the country causing flooding in the prefectures of Siguiri, Guéckédou, and the capital Conakry. This situation has affected 69,671 people, with 1,972 homeless people, 21...

Lesotho: Windstorms - Aug 2021

Status
Ongoing

From 27 to 31 August 2021, Lesotho experienced windstorms which affected several districts across the country. Out of the ten districts, two (Qacha's Nek and Thaba Tseka) were severely affected while the remaining eight districts experienced minor effects of...

Venezuela: Floods - Aug 2021

Status
Ongoing

On 23 August, heavy rains were registered due to the passage of the Tropical Wave N°38, which caused floods, landslides, road obstructions, loss of housing, damages to basic services such as water and electricity, among others in ten of the 24 states of the...

Iraq: Drought - Aug 2021

Status
Alert

In the region, Euphrates & Tigris rivers are currently experiencing drought conditions, resulting in lower river flow, and affecting dam storage. The current season is the second driest in 40 years. Iraq is anticipating a serious drought this summer following...

Malaysia: Floods - Aug 2021

Status
Ongoing

Yan, Kedah was faced with a flash flood from the foothill of Mount Jerai (Gunung Jerai). The flash flood happened on Wednesday, 18 August 2021 at 5.30 pm (Local Malaysian Time). The heavy downpour caused water surges and landslides on Gunung Jerai that later...

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...

Haiti: Earthquake - Aug 2021

Status
Ongoing

On Saturday, 14 August a major 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti. According to Haiti’s Office for Civil Protection, 227 have died and the figure is sadly expected to increase in the coming hours. Preliminary reports by Haitian Red Cross volunteers and IFRC...

Algeria: Wild Fires - Aug 2021

Status
Ongoing

Wildfires have been affecting the Kabylia Region in northern Algeria since 9 August. More than 70 fires have occurred in 13 prefectures in the north of the country including Tizi-Ouzou, Bouira, Sétif, Khenchela, Guelma, Bejaïa, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Boumerdès,...

Central African Republic: Floods - Aug 2021

Status
Ongoing

On 07 August 2021, torrential rain fell on Bangui and its surroundings from 2 pm to 10 pm. Ten (10) districts of the 6th arrondissement and six (6) of Bimbo were hard hit, as well as cities of Birao and Baoro, affecting a total of about 799 households (3,952...

Tuvalu: Drought - Aug 2021

Status
Ongoing

Tuvalu is highly reliant on rainfall as the main source of fresh water. There are no rivers on the islands and groundwater is extremely limited ... Rainfall for the last three months in Tuvalu has been at the lowest 25 per cent in historical record, causing...

North Macedonia: Wild Fires - Jul 2021

Status
Ongoing

Starting from 30 July 2021, the Republic of North Macedonia was hit by a heat wave that resulted in severe fires in several regions in the country. The fires have been raging for 16 days and are still not under control despite the enormous efforts of the...

Kazakhstan: Drought - Jul 2021

Status
Ongoing

In the Republic of Kazakhstan, the heatwave that began in June 2021 in the Southern and Western regions of the country (Kyzylorda, Mangystau and Turkestan provinces) led to record temperatures up to 46.5℃ (recorded on 7 July) in the area with a baseline...

Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2021

Status
Ongoing

On 27 July, heavy monsoon rains in Cox’s Bazar led to slope failures and severe flooding in the Rohingya refugee camps. The Bangladesh Meteorological Department forecast approx. 570mm of accumulated rainfall between 27 – 30 July and issued warnings of heavy...

Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2021

Status
Ongoing

Widespread floods in southern Myanmar (particularly the States of Kayin and Mon and Tanintharyi Region) since 22 July, has led to casualties and damage. According to media reports, 100 people were evacuated in Kayin State and 3,000 people affected. (ECHO, 28...

Tunisia: Wild Fires - Jul 2021

Status
Ongoing

On Saturday, 24 July 2021, a fire broke out late in the afternoon in the pine forests of Ain Mazer, Sakiet Sidi Youssef district, Kef governorate in the middle-western region of Tunisia. Ain Mazer is a small village located in a rugged area, 18 kilometres...

Mongolia: Flash Floods - Jul 2021

Status
Ongoing

Flash floods have been occurring all around the country at different scales due to prolonged heavy rain fall since 28 June and until the 29 July. The rainfall is averaged to be 46-60 millimetres across the country. The flash floods and heavy rain have...

Panama: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2021

Status
Ongoing

Since 23 July 2021, heavy rains have been reported in several provinces of Panama, causing severe flooding, especially in the Province of Bocas del Toro (Changuinola; Almirante and Chiriquí Grande), Chiriquí, and NabeBuglé. According to preliminary data from...

Sudan: Floods - Jul 2021

Status
Ongoing

Gedaref State: On 21 July 2021, a flash flood affected Al Fao locality in the Gedaref State due to heavy rainfall in the Al Butanah catchment area. According to reports received over 150 houses in village 16, village 14, Al-Abhath, Haj AlSayed, and Tiako...

Costa Rica: Floods - Jul 2021

Status
Ongoing

Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern and eastern Costa Rica (particularly Heredia, Cartago, and Limon Provinces) since 22 July, causing river overflow (in particular Siquirres, and Sarapiquí Rivers) and triggering floods. Media report, as of 27 July, 2...

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...

Gambia: Windstorm - Jul 2021

Status
Ongoing

Starting on 2nd July 2021, The Gambia has been experiencing a windstorm surge which has, as of 12 July, affected over 16,849 people in more than 100 communities across all seven regions of the country. The situation, which is still unfolding, has caused...

Iran: Drought - Jul 2021

Status
Ongoing

The Iranian climate is mostly arid or semi-arid and it is heavily affected by depleting water resources, as a result of rising demand, salinization, groundwaters overexploitation, and increasing drought frequency. The country, where groundwater is the primary...

India: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2021

Status
Alert

Widespread floods triggered by heavy rain have been affecting most parts of Assam State (northeastern India) over the past few days, resulting in casualties and damage. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 7,587 people have been...

Chad: Floods - Jun 2021

Status
Ongoing

On 26 June, the sub-prefectures of Bologo and Dafra, in western Tandjilé, were severely hit by torrential rains: 231 people were wounded and five killed, 4,413 houses were destroyed, 31 schools and health centers were either totally or partially washed away,...

Nepal: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2021

Status
Ongoing

Heavy rain with thunderstorms continues to cause floods and landslides across several areas of Nepal, leading to casualties and damage. The Nepal Disaster Risk Reduction Portal (NDRR), reports at least 15 fatalities and five missing people, during the period...

Syria: Drought - Jun 2021

Status
Ongoing

Since autumn 2020, unseasonably low levels of rainfall across the eastern region of the Mediterranean Basin, have contributed to drought conditions in Syria and Iraq. Given the country's semi-arid climate, the annual water balance is determined by...

Sri Lanka: Floods and Landslides - May 2021

Status
Ongoing

Heavy rain caused flooding and landslides in Western, Central and Southern Provinces of Sri Lanka, resulting in casualties. According to Sri Lanka‘s Disaster Management Centre (DMC), three people died and one has been injured by flood events on 13-14 May. A...

Afghanistan: Floods - May 2021

Status
Ongoing

Heavy rain has been affecting several provinces of Afghanistan, particularly Herat, since 2 May, causing flash floods and floods, and resulting in casualties and damage. The most affected provinces are Herat, Ghor, Maidan Wardak, Baghlan, Samangan, Khost,...

Guatemala: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2021

Status
Ongoing

Heavy rain has been affecting central Guatemala (in particular Quiché Department) since 18 April, causing rivers overflow (particularly La Taña River), floods and landslides that have resulted in evacuations and damage. Media report, as of 26 April, 2,245...

Pakistan: Drought - Apr 2021

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...

Timor-Leste: Flash Floods - Mar 2021

Status
Ongoing

From 29 March to 4 April, heavy rains across the country have caused flash floods and landslides. A total of 8 municipalities were affected, with the capital Dili and the surrounding low-lying areas the worst affected. According to the latest official figures...

St Vincent & the Grenadines: La Soufrière Volcano - Dec 2020

Status
Ongoing

On 29th December 2020, the alert level for the La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines was elevated to orange because of increased activity at the site...An orange level alert means that there is highly elevated seismicity or fumarolic...

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...

Hurricane Eta - Nov 2020

Status
Ongoing

Hurricane Eta began affecting north-eastern Nicaragua and parts of northern Honduras in the early hours of 3 November, causing heavy rains and high winds as a Category 4 hurricane. Preliminary reports indicate flooding and wind damage as Eta continues its...

Typhoon Goni - Oct 2020

Status
Ongoing

Typhoon GONI has made landfall in the Philippines with maximum sustained winds of 225km/h on 1 November at 04:50 local time (19:50 UTC, 31 October). According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) after...

Southern Africa: Drought - 2018-2021

Status
Ongoing

The number of severely food insecure people in Southern Africa rose to an estimated 9.6 million at the start of the lean season (October 2018 to April 2019), due to an increase of 1.1 million people in Malawi. Malawi, which now has an estimated 3.3 million...

Madagascar: Drought - 2018-2021

Status
Ongoing

Severe drought conditions during southern Madagascar’s rainy season from November 2017 to April 2018 has led to nearly dry dams in many parts of the south. This dryness has affected livestock’s access to water and pastureland, which has led to poor livestock...

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 - 2014-2021

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...

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