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05 Dec 2018 description
report Germanwatch

Who suffers Most from Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2017 and 1998 to 2017

The Global Climate Risk Index 2019 analyses to what extent countries and regions have been affected by impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The most recent data available — for 2017 and from 1998 to 2017 — were taken into account.

The countries and territories affected most in 2017 were Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka as well as Dominica. For the period from 1998 to 2017 Puerto Rico, Honduras and Myanmar rank highest.

30 Nov 2018 description

The rise of water level in Padma river during the first two weeks of last September caused major damage to the riverbank which led to collapse of embankments. In Naria and Zajira upazilas, an estimated 8,710 families or approximately 43,550 people have been displaced, all their houses were washed away.

14 Nov 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Debido a las intensas lluvias que caen en la sierra central, se produjo un deslizamiento de lodo y piedras que bloquea vías del distrito de Huancabamba, en la provincia de Oxapampa, región Pasco.

Según el informe del Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Regional (COER) de Pasco, la emergencia se registró esta madrugada a 12 kilómetros del caserío de Ancahuachanán y a 18 kilómetros el sector Chilachi.

Agrega que fueron afectados alrededor de 130 metros lineales de vías vecinales que interconectan el distrito de Huancabamba.

13 Nov 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Intensas lluvias provocaron desborde del riachuelo Torrechayoc ubicado en la provincia de Paucartambo

Con apoyo de maquinaria pesada de la Municipalidad Distrital de Challabamba (Cusco), se efectúan trabajos de limpieza tras el huaico registrado hoy por el desborde del riachuelo Torrechayoc, informó el Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci).

Precisó que las intensas lluvias en la provincia cusqueña de Paucartambo provocaron el desborde del referido riachuelo.

12 Nov 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Evento natural fue provocado por lluvias intensas

Al menos 30 familias resultaron damnificadas y afectadas por un huaico de grandes proporciones que inundó sus viviendas ubicadas en el distrito de Challabamba, provincia de Paucartambo, región Cusco, se informó.

El director del Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci) César Chonate, confirmó a la Agencia Andina que la emergencia se registró cerca de la medianoche y las primeras horas de esta madrugada a causa de las intensas lluvias.

09 Nov 2018 description


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09 Nov 2018 description

Message from our Regional Director

Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.

25 Oct 2018 description


  • Due to heavy torrential rains, Landslides/Mudflows have occurred in Mbale District, Uganda
  • As of 13 October 2018, there were landslides/mudflows satellite-detected in Bufutsa and Bumushisho Parishes
  • This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR – UNOSAT.
24 Oct 2018 description
  • Tropical cyclone WILLA made landfall near Isla del Bosque village (Sinaloa State) early on 24 October (UTC) with maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h (Category 3 hurricane). Very heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge are affecting the coast of south-western Mexico (southern Sinaloa, western Nayarit and western Jalisco States). On 24 October at 3.00 UTC its centre was located inland approx. 125 km south-west of Durango (Durango State), with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h (Category 3 hurricane).

24 Oct 2018 description
report Start Network
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A revolution in aid: Start Network releases 2017 Annual Report

Start Network, a global network of aid agencies, has today published its first annual report showcasing its collective efforts to revolutionise the humanitarian aid system.

24 Oct 2018 description

15 October 2018, Dushanbe – Within 2017, 720 cases of avalanches, 41 mudflow and 23 landslides have been registered in Tajikistan, the Committee of Emergency Situation under the Government of Tajikistan (CoES) reports during an interview organized by the UNDP Disaster Risk Management Programme to mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction. According to the CoES mudslides and floods are the top hazards causing the most significant damage to the national economy.

24 Oct 2018 description
report Direct Relief

Evacuations taking place in Sinaloa state as coastline braces for winds and flooding.

By Cydney Justman

Hurricane Willa weakened overnight to a Category 3 storm, but the hurricane could still bring devastating storm surge, wind and rain to Mexico’s Pacific Coast, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. The storm is expected to make landfall south of Mazatlan on Tuesday evening, and evacuations have been taking place in low-lying areas of Sinaloa state to protect residents from potential flooding.

17 Oct 2018 description

Este documento es el resultado de la evaluación que los especialistas del Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres (cenapred) realizaron de los principales desastres que ocurrieron en 2016, mediante visitas de campo y consultas directas con las autoridades locales.

Contiene los efectos de los fenómenos sobre la población, sus bienes y la infraestructura pública y privada de los estados impactados. También incluye algunos eventos que no pudieron ser evaluados a detalle, sin embargo, presentan algunas estimaciones del impacto económico de estos fenómenos.

15 Oct 2018 description

This map illustrates satellite-detected landslide at in Bukalasi and surrounding areas located close to Mount Elgon in Manjiya District, Eastern Region, Uganda, as seen on Pleiades-1 satellite imagery with 0.5m resolution, collected on 13 October 2018. The analysis of the image shows that landslides and overflowed waters/mud seem to have hit Bukalasi along the stream and have potentially affected several houses and also caused cut of roads. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.

13 Oct 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

Bududa. Households in 10 more villages and acres of crops in Bududa District are at risk of being swept away by mudslides that has already killed scores of people and buried at least 100 homes. “The situation is tense and several more villages are at risk of being swept away by the mudslides. People need to be relocated to safer areas, the situation now is terrible,” the Bududa District chairman, Mr Wilson Watira, told journalists yesterday.

11 Oct 2018 description
report World Bank



A massive storm system brought historic flooding across South Eastern Europe in 2014, causing more than $2 billion in damages in Bosnia and Herzegovina and shrinking Serbia’s economy by nearly a full percent. Two years later, in August 2016, thunderstorms in the Former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia dropped 93 liters of precipitation per square meter in just a few hours, sparking flash floods in the capital, Skopje, that killed at least 21 people.

11 Oct 2018 description
  • Flash floods and mudslides across Central America and Cuba and have affected at least 180 000 people since 5 October. At least 18 deaths have been reported (8 in Honduras, 5 in Nicaragua, 4 in El Salvador, 1 in Costa Rica) and thousands of people have been evacuated. More rain is expected in the coming days and weather alerts remain in place for the next 72 hours. Classes have been suspended in Guatemala and in El Salvador.