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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

SUBMITTED BY DANIEL WERNER KULL

CO-AUTHORS: MICHAEL STAUDINGER

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.

10 Oct 2018 description

The situation

On 5 October 2018, a low-pressure system developed over Central America and began inundating the region with heavy rainfall. The low-pressure system later converted into Hurricane Michael, which is now threatening the southern coastal regions of the United States of America.

10 Oct 2018 description

Message from the WFP Representative

2017 marked another year of progress for Bangladesh. The country met the Least Developed Country (LDC) graduation requirements for the first time, meaning that LDC graduation could be formalized as soon as 2021. Bangladesh moved up in the Human Development Index rankings (to 142). GDP growth for 2017 was an impressive 7.3 percent. The Government of Bangladesh has shown strong commitment to development and has the results to show for it, as a member of lower middle-income countries since 2016, according to the World Bank.

09 Oct 2018 description
  • Fifteen deaths were registered and three people are missing following heavy rain in Central America (6 in Honduras, 5 in Nicaragua, 3 in El Salvador and 1 in Costa Rica).
  • Alerts remain in place in Honduras (Red Alert in three departments), Costa Rica (Red Alert in Puntarenas and Yellow Alert affected cantons of Nicoya Peninsula), Nicaragua (Yellow Alert at national level), El Salvador (Yellow Alert in 31 municipalities), and Guatemala (Yellow national institutional alert).
  • In Honduras, 7 013 people have been affected, 3 019 people evacuated and 2 746 people are in …
08 Oct 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

Heavy rains from two low pressure systems along Central America and the Caribbean affected Central American countries since October 4 , resulting in flash floods and mudslides across western Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and the coast of Guatemala. As of early Monday, October 8 , at least 13 deaths have been reported (6 in Honduras, 4 in Nicaragua, 2 in El Salvador, 1 in Costa Rica) and thousands of people have been evacuated.

08 Oct 2018 description
report Voice of America

The rains from Tropical Storm Michael are pummeling the Cuban provinces of Pinar del Rio and the Isle of Youth, as well as the coast of Mexico from Tulum to Cabo Catoche, including Cozumel.

Michael is moving with maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Michael will move over the Yucatan Channel on Monday and the across the eastern Gulf of Mexico late Monday through Tuesday night.

The center warned Michael's rains could produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides in Cuba's mountainous terrain.

08 Oct 2018 description

Heavy rain from two low pressure systems along Central America and the Caribbean affected Central American countries over the weekend, resulting in flash floods and mudslides across western Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and the coast of Guatemala.

04 Oct 2018 description

By Indonesia correspondent Anne Barker

Key points:

  • Residents fear more than 1,000 people have died in one rural village

  • The tsunami never reached Balaroa and Petobo; the towns are believed to have sunk due to liquefaction

  • In Petobo, many of the area's 744 houses have disappeared

The final death toll from last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia might never be known.

02 Oct 2018 description
report Jakarta Post

By Ruslan Sangadji and Kharishar Kahfi

A number of areas in Central Sulawesi have been hit by large amounts of mudflow following a 7.4-magnitude earthquake that jolted the province on Friday that also triggered a tsunami.

Petobo subdistrict in South Palu district, Palu, which is located 10-kilometers from the sea, has been struck by such mudflow.

It is feared that about 2,000 people in the subdistrict are dead, with homes having been dragged away by the mud.

01 Oct 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

In the early hours of 14th August, torrential rains caused parts of Mount Sugar Loaf, a range of hills surrounding Freetown, to slide into the Regent Village vicinity. This led to heavy loss of life and property at the epicentre and downstream at Juba, Lumley, Kaningo/Kamayama axis.

28 Sep 2018 description

28/09/2018, Boletin de Prensa No 137 de 2018

​​- Minsalud hizo balance de la atención en Mocoa a un año y medio de la tragedia invernal.

Bogotá (D.C.), 26 de septiembre de 2018. - En abril de 2019 empezará a funcionar en su primera fase de atención el Hospital de Mocoa. Las obras en las que se invirtieron 31 mil millones de pesos, de los cuales el Ministerio de Salud y protección Social aportó 10 mil millones, ya están avanzadas en un 64%.

25 Sep 2018 description

El Fasher, 24 September 2018 – A joint team comprising the African Union - United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) is currently providing emergency assistance to people affected by mudslides in Wadi Tuliba and Tagulei villages, East Jebel Marra, South Darfur.

Following an assessment of the humanitarian situation in the affected area, the team has confirmed that 16 people died as a result of the mudslides in early September.

21 Sep 2018 description

El Fasher, 20 September 2018 - The African Union - United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), have deployed a joint mission to provide emergency assistance to people affected by mudslides in East Jebel Marra, South Darfur.

Heavy rains in the area last week caused mudslides in Wadi Tuliba and Tagulei villages, resulting in the reported deaths of at least 19 people and the injury of 25 others, while an unspecified number remain unaccounted for and some families have lost their homes, according to official local sources.

19 Sep 2018 description
report ACTED

ACTED is connecting bordering communities in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to encourage mutual learning, preparation and reaction to disasters.

Two countries with similar disaster risk challenges