The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Ganges and Surma-Kushiyara rivers including Upper Meghna rivers are in rising trend; while the Padma river is in steady state.
According to information of Bangladesh & Indian Metrological Departments there is chance of medium to heavy rainfall in Assam-Meghaloya parts of India in next 48 hours.
In next 24 hours, major rivers of districts in the North-Eastern region may continue to rise.
In Next 48 hours, the Brahmaputra-Jamuna rivers may continue to rise.
About 200 000 Rohingya people are at risk of landslides and floods in camps, of which 25 000 are at very high-risk
The Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign was successfully completed on 16 May, 2018. A total of 879 273 (89% of the people targeted) beneficiaries including 103 605 people from host community were vaccinated during the Oral Rehydration Campaign.
Since August 25, 2017, more than 693,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, fleeing a campaign of targeted violence by Myanmar’s military in Rakhine state. Combined with the Rohingya refugees already living in Bangladesh after fleeing previous outbreaks of violence, there are now more than 905,000 refugees in the sprawling Cox’s Bazar camps.
On the 19th of May 2018, the Colombian Red Cross requested resources from International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to be able to scale up their capacity to respond to the risk of avalanche and flash flooding after a failure in the Ituango hydroelectric project.
• Two million people at risk of becoming severely food insecure due to the ongoing drought.
• Humanitarian partners need US$115 million to respond to the needs of the 1.4 million most vulnerable people hit by the drought.
• REACH study sheds light on stark living conditions and lack of services in areas under control of armed groups.
• Health professionals call for universal access to health care on 7 April for World Health Day.
• Qatar is a new donor to the CHF-Afghanistan with a $2 million contribution
The past week has seen a reduction in rainfall activity across Somalia and in the Ethiopian highlands, according to FAO-managed Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM). However, river levels remain high with flooding continuing along the Shabelle, while water levels are reducing down the Juba River, according to SWALIM. In Belet Weyne town and surrounding areas in Hirshabelle state, flood waters are receding while in Bulo Burto and Jalalasqi flooding levels have increased.
Bangladesh is working with UNHCR and partners to stave off consequences of possible extreme weather for hundreds of thousands.
KUTUPALONG REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Bangladesh – As a Bangladeshi instructor raises a red flag with a black centre, another instructor starts sounding a storm siren, then waves a second flag.
“When all the flags are raised and the signal is the loudest... it is the most intense of warnings,” explained a trainer with the Bangladesh government’s Cyclone Prevention Programme to a class of Rohingya refugee volunteers.
Torrential rainfall in parts of northwestern Somalia causes significant destruction
With monsoon rains and the onset of the cyclone season expected during the next few weeks, fears are intensifying for the safety of Rohingya people living in makeshift shelters in Bangladesh refugee camps.
Many of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims who have fled military persecution in Myanmar are living on bare earth floors under tarpaulins, with almost no protection from the elements.
The majority suffered greatly even before arriving in the squalid conditions of the camps.
- Ms Benson Asha, a trader, said it was impossible to transport her vegetables to Kakuma as the road was impassable.
- Peter Malala and his wife have been forced to share the same house with their son after their house was destroyed by flash floods.
By SAMMY LUTTA, SHABAN MAKOKHA & JUSTUS OCHIENG'
Three vehicles were swept away by floods near Lodwar town after River Kawalase burst its banks on Wednesday.
687,000 New Rohingya arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar
905,418 Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar
1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar
In Shamlapur, back-filling is ongoing in two areas needing flood mitigation works in Hatkhulapara and Purbo Asarbonia. The works are almost completed and would benefit 256 households who were deemed at risk from flooding/water-logging.
Since 25 August 2017, extreme violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has driven an estimated 914,678 Rohingya refugees across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Generations of statelessness imposed vulnerabilities on these people even before the severe traumas of this most recent crisis. The people and Government of Bangladesh welcomed them with resounding generosity and open borders. The speed and scale of the influx was nonetheless a challenge, and the humanitarian community stepped up its support to help mitigate a critical humanitarian emergency.
Tropical Cyclone Mekunu is expected to hit Yemen and Oman next week
Africa Weather Hazards
Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.
Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.
A slow onset to seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.
May 24, 2018 12:13 PM
NAIROBI — Heavy rains have left hundreds of people dead and hundreds of thousands more displaced across various parts of East Africa. Kenya, Somalia and Rwanda are the worst hit. The flooding comes as the region tries to recover from a severe drought in 2017 that threatened millions of people.
• Response to floods caused by Cyclone Sagar is underway, under Government leadership.
• Although floodwaters are subsiding, they continue to affect several areas of Djibouti City.
• An additional storm system is forming in the Gulf of Aden, but will not affect Djibouti.
The priority funding gaps presented here are intended to inform urgently required funding decisions by donors, and a new allocation from the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (anticipated balance of US$23 million once current pledges are realized). The priorities have been reviewed and endorsed by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Ethiopia Humanitarian Country Team and the Commissioner of the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC).
Thousands of people remain in urgent need of food, clean water, health services and essential household items along the north-western coastline of Somaliland in the wake of last Saturday’s Cyclone Sagar, the strongest storm that has ever made landfall in this part of the country. Hundreds are homeless, 47 deaths have been reported and a massive number of livestock have been killed.
April 2018 was marked by well above average rains across the country, with the exception of some parts of Bari, Sanaag, Sool and Nugal. Most of the rain gauge stations recorded avereage to well above average rains.