Disasters

Alert and Ongoing Disasters

Central African Republic: Fires - Feb 2022

Status
Alert

Two large villages located 15 km from the city of Bakala (458 km from Bangui) experienced fires in the night of 24 to 25 February 2022, which caused significant material and human damages. This area is experiencing intense drought and very high temperatures...

Tropical Cyclone Batsirai - Feb 2022

Status
Ongoing

Tropical Cyclone Batsirai has intensified and is now moving west/west-south-west at about 19 kilometres an hour (kh/h). Batsirai is expected to pass by Mauritius at the end of the day today, 2 February, and Reunion tomorrow morning, 3 February, according to...

Haiti: Floods - Feb 2022

Status
Ongoing

Widespread floods have affected 22 municipalities of North-West, North, North-East and Nippes Departments over the past few days, resulting in an increasing number of casualties. According to the Haitian Civil Protection, five people have died (three in...

Ecuador: Floods and Landslides - Feb 2022

Status
Ongoing

The number of casualties is increasing following the landslide triggered by heavy rain in the La Gasca area (neighbourhood of Quito). According to the authorities, 23 people have died, 15 are reportedly missing and 49 others have been injured. In addition,...

occupied Palestinian territory: Cold Wave - Jan 2022

Status
Ongoing

Starting 20 January 2022, the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) was hit by extreme weather conditions including heavy rain floods, winds, snow, and low-temperature cold wave. The Meteorological Office of the Ministry of Transport issued a report on...

Syria: Cold Wave - Jan 2022

Status
Ongoing

Heavy snowfall affected north-west Syria on 18 January, damaging displacement sites, tents and people’s belongings. According to preliminary reports, 22 sites in Aleppo Governorate (mainly Afrin and Azaz districts) and nine sites in Idleb Governorate (mainly...

Zambia: Flash Floods - Jan 2022

Status
Ongoing

Most parts of Zambia started receiving heavy rains on 11 of January 2022. On the 16 of January 2022, Kalomo, Namwala and Choma districts of the Southern Province started experiencing flash floods. According to the needs assessment report issued by the Zambian...

Timor-Leste: Dengue Outbreak - Jan 2022

Status
Ongoing

Timor-Leste has recorded an escalation of dengue fever cases from the start of 2022 with the death toll reaching 20 on 31 January 2022, making it the deadliest year in recent times. On 15 January 2022 the Government of Timor-Leste declared that dengue had...

Tonga: Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami - Jan 2022

Status
Ongoing

A large eruption of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha-apai underwater volcano in the evening of 15 January (at 17:26 local time) caused a tsunami and ash fall in Tonga (total pop. 105,000 people). The volcanic eruption has continued throughout the day with satellite...

Tropical Cyclone Cody - Jan 2022

Status
Ongoing

Tropical Disturbance TD03F intensified into a Tropical Depression on 8 January 2022. By 10 January, it had transformed into the category 1 Tropical Cyclone Cody, bringing significant rain affecting the whole of Fiji. [...] The high level of precipitation over...

Marshall Islands: Drought - Jan 2022

Status
Ongoing

According to the Drought Information Statement (DIS) issued on 6 January, some Northern islands have reported limited to no rain in the first week of January. Mostly dry conditions have persisted across the Northern Marshall Islands. D1 (Moderate drought) was...

Malaysia: Flash Floods - Dec 2021

Status
Ongoing

The newly formed Tropical Depression TWENTYNINE made landfall in an area in Kemaman District (southern Terengganu State, north-eastern Peninsular Malaysia) in the late evening of 16 December, and of 17 December at 0.00 UTC [...] According to [AHA Centre],...

Typhoon Rai - Dec 2021

Status
Ongoing

The newly formed tropical depression TWENTYEIGHT is moving westwards over the western Pacific. On 13 December, at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located about 350 km south-east of Sorol Island (Caroline Islands, Federated States of Micronesia), and 810 km...

South Africa: Severe Thunderstorms - Dec 2021

Status
Ongoing

In the early hours of the 12th of December, heavy thunderstorms hit Mthatha town, in the OR Tambo district of the Eastern Cape province. Media reports indicated a total death toll of 6 people, more than 27 people hospitalized and hundreds left homeless. As...

Brazil: Floods - Dec 2021

Status
Ongoing

On 7 December 2021, storms caused by the passage of a subtropical cyclone affected several cities in the south of Bahia state in Brazil. The National Centre for Disaster Prevention (Cemaden) recorded rainfall of 450 mm in the Itamaraju municipality and 171 mm...

Republic of Congo: Floods - Nov 2021

Status
Ongoing

In the northern part of the Republic of Congo, heavy rainfall has been observed since September 2021, when the rainy season had just begun. According to the Government's satellite data, the rains of 29 November 2021 caused a significant rise of the water...

Iraq: Drought - Aug 2021

Status
Ongoing

In the region, Euphrates & Tigris rivers are currently experiencing drought conditions, resulting in lower river flow, and affecting dam storage. The current season is the second driest in 40 years. Iraq is anticipating a serious drought this summer following...

South Sudan: Floods - Jul 2021

Status
Ongoing

Flooding, high levels of food insecurity, violence and COVID-19 continued to drive people’s humanitarian needs in July. In Ayod County of Jonglei, some 30,000 people in at least six locations were affected by flooding, according to local authorities. A...

Iran: Drought - Jul 2021

Status
Ongoing

The Iranian climate is mostly arid or semi-arid and it is heavily affected by depleting water resources, as a result of rising demand, salinization, groundwaters overexploitation, and increasing drought frequency. The country, where groundwater is the primary...

Pakistan: Drought - 2021-2022

Status
Ongoing

Several districts in the provinces of Balochistan and Sindh experience drought conditions which have resulted in increased food insecurity. Between October 2020 and March 2021, the impact of La Niña caused below normal rainfall in drought prone areas of...

Yemen: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2020

Status
Ongoing

A polio outbreak has been declared in Yemen following 15 reported cases of vaccine derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) in the first weeks of August 2020. The cases were detected in different districts of Sa’ada Governorate, in the north-west of the country...

Cameroon: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2018

Status
Ongoing

The cholera outbreak in Cameroon, officially declared by the Ministry of Health on 15 July 2018, is steadily declining, after peaking in week 29 with 42 cases. In week 32 (week ending 12 August 2018), four new suspected cholera cases were reported, compared...

Kenya: Drought - 2014-2022

Status
Ongoing

In January 2014, the Government of Kenya declared an impending drought with an estimated 1.6 million people affected. After a poor performance of the long rains between March and May 2014 in the arid and semi-arid zones, the drought situation continued to...

DR Congo: Cholera and Measles Outbreaks - Jan 2013

Status
Ongoing

While the last major cholera outbreak in DR Congo's western provinces was in 2011, cholera is endemic in the eastern provinces, which experienced a resurgence of cases starting in July 2012. Over the course of 2013, ongoing violence and displacement in North...

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