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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: 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: 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: Bangladesh
Deadly mudslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains in southeastern Bangladesh are estimated to have claimed at least 135 lives. This disaster occurred just two weeks after Cyclone Mora killed 9 people and caused significant damage across the region. In addition to mudslides, the rains caused…
Affected countries: Colombia
On the night of 31 March 2017, increased rainfall caused the Mocoa, Sangoyaco and Mulata Rivers to overflow, which in turn generated a mudslide in the municipality of Mocoa, capital of the department of Putumayo. UNGRD reported that the affected area received 33 per cent of its monthly total of…
In the afternoon of 6 August 2016, torrential rains caused flash floods in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, severely affecting the populated areas and agricultural regions in Skopje and Tetovo. This led to loss of human lives and great material damage such as destroyed ring-roads,…
Affected countries: Tajikistan
The 9 May 2016 mudflows that killed at least four people in Sughd Province continued throughout 11-12 May and affected an additional eight districts countrywide. The most affected districts as a result of mudflows over the period of 9-12 May remain Panjekent (Sughd Province) and Rudaki (Direct…
Affected countries: Kenya
Heavy rainfall was received in most parts the County; Busia, Homabay, Nandi, Kisumu, Nakuru, Bomet, Nyandarua, Turkana, Kericho, Nairobi and Narok Counties are amongst them. Average rainfall was witnessed in Malindi, Nyeri, Baringo, Mombasa, and Samburu Counties. Light showers were recorded in…
Affected countries: Tajikistan
Prolonged torrential rains caused a number of floods and mudslides between 11 and 13 May 2015 in Khatlon province and Hoit administrative center of the Rasht valley of Tajikistan. According to the rapid assessment results received from the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense and the…
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: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka
On 14 May, Cyclone Mahasen brought heavy rains and landslides to Sri Lanka, with seven people confirmed dead and 3,881 people displaced due to the resulting heavy rains and landslides. In Bangladesh, following the raising of warning signals to 7 from a possible 10 (expecting severe weather) for…
Affected countries: Ecuador
Starting in January 2013, seasonal rains have caused flooding and landslides in various parts of Ecuador. The most affected provinces are Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Esmeraldas, Manabí, El Oro, Chimborazo, Pichincha, Guayas, Imbabura, Tungurahua, Los Ríos, Carchi, Orellana, Morona Santiago,…
Affected countries: Kenya
Heavy rains beginning in December 2012 caused flooding in Nyanza (West Kenya) and Rift Valley provinces in Kenya. A total of 2,156 households were affected by the flooding with 1,217 households being in Rift Valley and 939 households in Nyanza (West Kenya). As of 15 Jan, 13 people had lost their…
Affected countries: Kyrgyzstan
In 2011/2012, Kyrgyzstan experienced a harsh winter with unusually low temperatures, heavy snowfall and high precipitation, which exceeded the annual average by 2-2.5 times. Melting snow and heavy rains caused mudflows and flash floods across the country. Food stocks, home properties, livelihoods…
Affected countries: Mexico
Hurricane Jova struck the states of Colima, Jalisco, Tabasco, Oaxaca y Campeche, causing floods and mudslides that affected more than 92,000 people (Govt of Mexico).
Since mid-October 2011, almost 2 million people have been affected by floods and landslides across Central America, including El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica and parts of Mexico. The Governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua have declared states…
Affected countries: Uganda
Mudslides caused by heavy rains left over 6,400 people in need of urgent re-settlement, 5 injured and 3 bodies still trapped under debris. WFP distributed food aid to 26 families with the assistance of the Red Cross. (Uganda Red Cross, 12 Aug 2011) Floods caused by heavy rains in the east have…
Affected countries: Pakistan
On 30 July 2011, floods and mudslides have affected the Ghanche District in Gilgit-Balistan, causing damage to hundreds of houses and to crop areas (Government and Red Crescent, 11 Aug 2011). Heavy monsoon rains over the course of August 2011 have caused widespread damage, primarily in the…
Affected countries: Tajikistan
As a result of heavy rains on 11-12 June 2011, floods hit Sughd province in the northern part of Tajikistan, affecting 7 villages in 3 districts of the province (IFRC, 16 Jun 2011). Useful Links UN in Tajikistan REACT June 2011 disasters
Affected countries: Peru
The Government declared a 60 day State of Emergency for five provinces in the Department of ICA affected by floods. This declaration facilitates actions aimed at reducing and minimizing existing risks and responding to affected populations. Rains caused rivers to overflow in the departments of…