17 Dec 2012 description
World + 42 othersGlobal emergency overview highlights damage caused by Storm Evan in Samoa, Fiji and insecurity in South Sudan
Tropical cyclone Evan hit Samoa and Fiji on 13 and 16 December. As a category 4 storm, Evan caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure on both islands.
06 Dec 2012 description
World + 42 othersGlobal emergency overview highlights magnitude 5.6 earthquake in Iran, Typhoon Bopha
An earthquake with magnitude 5.6 has hit South Khorasan province in Iran, killing at least eight people and injuring 12. As of 6 December, no further information available
26 Nov 2012 description
World + 41 othersGlobal emergency overview highlights massive displacement in eastern DRC, fighting in Syria and food insecurity in Kyrgyzstan
Household food security in Kyrgyzstan has deteriorated, with an estimated 25 % of the population - about 1.3 million people - considered food insecure
29 Oct 2012 description
World + 41 othersGlobal emergency overview highlights violence in Myanmar and Syria, flooding in Cameroon and Chad
This week, renewed violence between Arakan Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims took place in Rahkin state in Myanmar, affecting an estimated 28,000 people. Sectarian violence between the two communities in June already left more than 75,000 people displaced. Despite a four-day truce that was supposed to...
22 Oct 2012 description
World + 39 othersGlobal emergency overview highlights crises in Syria and Sudan, flooding in Nigeria and drought in Sri Lanka
This week, armed violence continued to escalate in Syria with heavy fighting occurring in Homs, Daraa, Deir Ezzor, Idlib, Latakia, Aleppo and Damascus. The Government has been accused of using cluster munitions in populated areas. There is an increasing risk of regional spill over, the most recent...
31 Aug 2012 description
Somalia + 11 othersKenya: Tensions remain high; inter-communal conflict leaves 70 people dead, displaces thousands
HIGHLIGHTS Over 240,000 people affected by flooding in eastern Africa 70 people killed by intercommunal clashes in Kenya Ebola outbreak under control in Uganda as a new strain kills 11 people in DRC Over 600,000 people have been displaced by fighting in DRC since January A sixth camp in Dollo Ado,...
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