Disasters

Alert and Ongoing Disasters

Syria: Wild Fires - Oct 2020

Status
Alert

At the time of writing, large scale fires across the coastal regions in Syria have caused at least three deaths and dozens of injuries, with areas in Al Fakhoura, Al Qirdaha, Jableh and Lattakia districts in Lattakia Governorate and Safita district in Tartous...

Cambodia: Floods - Oct 2020

Status
Ongoing

Since October 1, Cambodia has experienced heavy rainfall across much of the country. As of October 12, seven provinces have been affected by flash floods, including Pursat, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Pailin, Svay Rieng and Stung Treng. The worst affected...

Ecuador: Sangay Volcano - Sep 2020

Status
Ongoing

In the early hours of 20 September 2020, the Sangay volcano, located in the central Ecuadorian province of Morona Santiago, registered a significant increase in its level of eruptive activity (NationalGeophysical Institute; Special Report no. 4- 2020)...As...

Viet Nam: Floods and Landslides - Sep 2020

Status
Ongoing

Tropical Cyclone NOUL made landfall in Viet Nam over the coastal area between Dong Ha and Hue cities (Thua Thien Hue Province) on 18 September, as a tropical storm. According to media, as of 18 September, more than 500,000 people are being evacuated in the...

Tunisia: Flash Floods - Sep 2020

Status
Ongoing

Heavy rainfall began around 12 September when Monastir, a capital of the Monastir Governorate in the center of the country, and many other towns around recorded 47.8 mm of rain in 24 hours, and Sidi Bouzid and many other towns of this governorate 58 mm...

Senegal: Floods - Sep 2020

Status
Ongoing

As of 7 September 2020, all regions of Senegal have recorded excess rainfall compared to normal, ranging from 100mm to 1,900mm depending on the geographical area. The regions of Dakar and Thiès recorded 800mm of rainfall mainly in the suburbs in the capital...

Guinea: Floods - Sep 2020

Status
Ongoing

From 6 to 7 September 2020, 26 of the 27 neighbourhoods of the urban commune and 12 sub-prefectures of Kankan experienced heavy rain causing major damage to people and their possessions. Based on the initial assessments, 9,907 households i.e. 49,536 people...

Burkina Faso: Floods - Sep 2020

Status
Ongoing

Since 5 September, heavy rain continues to affect central Burkina Faso (particularly the Centre Region, including the area of the capital Ouagadougou, and the Centre-Nord Region), triggering floods that have resulted in casualties and damage. As of 9...

Mauritania: Floods - Sep 2020

Status
Ongoing

Since September 1, 2020, the wilaya of Hodh Ech Chargui, located in the south-east of the country, on the border with Mali, has experienced torrential rains that have exceeded the 100 mm in some areas, with flooding in the cities of Bassiknou, Adel Bagrou,...

Afghanistan: Flash Floods - Aug 2020

Status
Ongoing

Since 25 August, heavy flash floods are reported across 9 provinces (Parwan, Kapisa, Panjshir, Wardak, Logar, Paktiya, Paktika, Nuristan and Nangarhar), causing destruction of houses and agricultural land. Initial reports indicate that 300 houses were...

Chad: Floods - Aug 2020

Status
Ongoing

Following floods which have been occurring since early August 2020 in N’Djamena, 7,122 households (31,853 individuals) fled their homes located in 15 quartiers (7 arrondissements) of the city. They took refuge either elsewhere in their arrondissement, or in...

Sudan: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2020

Status
Ongoing

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) declared, on 9 August, an outbreak of polio in Sudan, following the confirmation of two cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus in South Darfur and Gedaref states. While laboratory tests are still ongoing, positive...

Mauritius: MV Wakashio Oil Spill - Aug 2020

Status
Ongoing

On 25 July 2020, a bulk carrier vessel, MV Wakashio, ran aground on the reef of Point d’Esny, off the coast of Mauritius. The vessel was carrying nearly 4,200 metric tons (MT) of fuel, including low-sulphur fuel oil (3,894 MT), diesel (207 MT) and lubricant...

Algeria: Earthquake - Aug 2020

Status
Ongoing

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit eastern Algeria on Friday August 07, 07:15 am. The quake, which was followed by a 4.5 aftershock, hit Mila province some 350 km (215 miles) east of the capital Algiers. The earthquake has left severe damage to the structures and...

Lebanon: Beirut Port Explosions - Aug 2020

Status
Ongoing

On 4 August, a warehouse at the Beirut Port exploded, causing widespread casualties and material damage. National and international search and rescue teams and disaster management experts have been dispatched to support ongoing emergency efforts. Initial...

Cameroon: Floods - Aug 2020

Status
Ongoing

Heavy rainfall in Mayo-Danay division, Far North region, at the end of July has caused widespread flooding in seven districts. According to the Cameroonian Red Cross, 5,553 people, including 1,260 children under five years old and 407 individuals with special...

Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2020

Status
Ongoing

Floods have affected at least 14 IDP sites and townships in Rakhine State since 17 June. According to Camp Management Committees, rising waters have submerged shelter and latrines in Taung Paw IDP camp in Myebon Township, and Kyauk Ta Lone camp in Kyaukpyu...

Niger: Floods - Jul 2020

Status
Ongoing

On 21 July, authorities reported that heavy rainfall since June had affected 20,174 people and left nine dead. The most affected regions are Maradi and Tahoua, in the west, with respectively 13,667 and 4,173 people affected. About 2,244 houses have collapsed...

Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2020

Status
Ongoing

Monsoon rainfall and onrush of water from hilly areas upstream have inundated districts in the northern and eastern areas of Bangladesh, causing extensive damage. Thousands of people in 7 districts of the country are marooned or displaced, and their homes...

India: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2020

Status
Ongoing

Continuous monsoon rainfall has been affecting several parts of India, leading to an increasing number of fatalities and damage. The Ministry of Home Affairs Disaster Management Division (NDMI), reported 183 fatalities across four States (Assam, Kerala, West...

Cote d'Ivoire: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2020

Status
Ongoing

Heavy rain has been affecting southern Côte d'Ivoire (particularly the area of the capital Abidjan) over the past 48 hours, triggering floods and landslides and leading to casualties and damage. Media report, as of 17 June, one fatality, several injured...

Indonesia: Floods and Landslides - May 2020

Status
Ongoing

During 21 to 22 May, heavy and intense rain has submerged 11 villages of eight sub-districts in Samarinda city, East Kalimantan province. In addition to the heavy rainfall, the flooding was triggered by a rise in water level at the Karang Mumus river and...

Uganda: Floods and Landslides - May 2020

Status
Ongoing

At least 500 families are displaced in Busia District (eastern Uganda) and in urgent need of shelter and food. In south-western Uganda, people living in Kasese district close to the rivers of Nyamwamba, Mubuku, and Nyamugasan are affected by floodwaters and...

Kenya: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2020

Status
Ongoing

Heavy rains have intensified in Kenya over the past three weeks, causing death, displacement, flooding and landslides. At least 40,000 people were rendered homeless after the Nzoia river burst its banks on the weekend of 2 May. Since the beginning of the...

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 - 2018-2020

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...

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