Disasters

Alert and Ongoing Disasters

Tropical Cyclone Yaas - May 2021

Status
Ongoing

The Deep Depression over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal intensified into Cyclonic Storm ‘Yaas’ and lay centred at 05:30 hrs (LT) over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal, about 540 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha) and 630 km south-southeast of Digha (West Bengal). In...

Malaysia: Floods - May 2021

Status
Ongoing

Sabah state in Malaysia had been experiencing heavy rainfalls since 20 May, causing two districts (Beaufort and Tenom) being inundated by floods. The rain was nonstop for a few days resulting in two rivers collision between the Pagalan River and the Padas...

Guyana: Floods - May 2021

Status
Ongoing

On 20 May, media reported severe flooding across Region Nine of Guyana that has affected 15,000 people, with evacuations currently underway for the communities most acutely affected by the flooding. Preliminary infrastructural damage assessments have reported...

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,...

Suriname: Floods - Apr 2021

Status
Ongoing

In April 2021, increased levels of rainfall across Suriname have led to country-wide flooding. All ten districts of Suriname (Paramaribo, Nickerie, Coronie, Saramacca, Commewijne, Wanica, Para, Marowijne, Sipaliwini, Brokopondo) have reported flooding in most...

Burundi: Floods - Apr 2021

Status
Ongoing

Lake Tanganyika water level have been rising since February 2021. Heavy rainfall since the start of April has worsened the situation with further rainfall predicted until mid-May. As of 19 April 2021, the level of Lake Tanganyika stood at 776.4 metres above...

Kenya: Floods - Apr 2021

Status
Ongoing

Effects from the rains have been observed as early as 7 April with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) responding with local resources to the minor emergencies since the onset. Since 16 April, the effects have worsened leading to displacements of population...

Pakistan: Drought - Apr 2021

Status
Alert

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...

Peru: Floods - Feb 2021

Status
Ongoing

Heavy rain from 15 to 18 February caused a river to overflow in Madre de Dios Department (south-eastern Peru), which resulted in extensive flooding. According to UN OCHA and national authorities, more than 6,600 people have been affected and about 1,700...

Guinea: Ebola Outbreak - Jan 2021

Status
Ongoing

Health authorities in Guinea today declared an outbreak of Ebola in the rural community of Gouéké in N’Zerekore prefecture after three Ebola cases were confirmed by the national laboratory, marking the first time the disease has been reported in the country...

Tropical Cyclone Eloise - Jan 2021

Status
Ongoing

A low-pressure weather system that formed in the south-west Indian Ocean on 14 January has evolved into a moderate tropical storm, named Eloise, and is expected to make landfall in north-eastern Madagascar between 19 and 20 January, according to different...

Indonesia: Floods and Landslides - Jan 2021

Status
Ongoing

Indonesia’s Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency predicts the peak of La Nina to occur in December 2020 and January 2021. The peak of La Nina coincides with the peak of rainy season which usually occurs between January and February. The...

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...

Central African Republic: Measles Outbreak - Jan 2020

Status
Ongoing

On 24 January, the Ministry of Health declared a national epidemic of measles. More than 3,600 cases were registered and 53 persons have died so far between February 2019 and January 2020. Several cases are reported in northern and central provincial towns...

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...

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