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Egypt: Floods Emergency

22 Mar 2020

On the morning of Tuesday the 14 March 2020, Egypt was aggressively attacked by heavy rainfall caused flooding in multiple populated areas, causing massive property damages. More than 1000 houses were totally/ partially demolished by the wild effect of the strong gush of water. Also, extensive areas of agricultural land were destroyed by the effect […]

Madagascar: Cyclone Emergency

20 Mar 2020

In the afternoon of Saturday the 14 March 2020, the region of Sambava situated in the North East of  Madagascar, was affected by a Cyclone (Herold). Only 8 weeks after the last devastating storm damaged the West Coast of Madagascar, the island was struck by cyclone Herold, on the North-Eastern coast. Cyclone Herold was accompanied […]

Peru: Floods, hailstorms and heavy rains in Cusco and Puno

11 Mar 2020

During the night of Tuesday the 18 February 2020, the province of Quispicanchis, Cusco and Huancané, Puno in Peru, was affected by hailstorm and heavy rains resulting in damage and loss of crops such as potatoes, corn, wheat, quinoa, fava beans, barley, edible plants that are the main sources of food and income. Additionally, houses […]

Peru: Dengue outbreak

11 Mar 2020

On the morning of Monday 2 March 2020, the region of of Tumbes, Northern Lima, Ica, Junin, and San Martin in Peru, was notified with an increased endemic level of the Aedes aegypti, the main vector of the viruses Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya.  The Epidemiology Offices of the Regional Health Directorates have reported the following […]

Ethiopia: Locust Infestation

06 Mar 2020

On the morning of Tuesday, the 3rd March 2020 six out of nine regional states namely – Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Somali, Tigray and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’, as well as the administrative city of Dire Dawa, were affected by a desert locust invasion. The desert locust invasion if not controlled could cause large scale-scale […]

Tanzania: Flood Emergency

12 Feb 2020

During the night of Sunday 26 January 2020, the district of Kilwa in Lindi region, Tanzania was hit by floods caused by heavy rainfalls which continued for three days from 23rd to 25th January 2020. According to the local District Commissioner’s office, at least 7 persons have lost their lives. Rescue teams are using boats […]

Madagascar: Flood Emergency

27 Jan 2020

The Government of Madagascar has declared the flooding situation in Madagascar a national Emergency after heavy rainfall and flooding caused by a tropical disturbance affected nearly 107,000 people, displaced more than 16,000, and caused at least 31 deaths in Madagascar since 20th January 2020. The situation has led to massive floods, including a rapid rise […]

Philippines: Multi-Disasters

17 Jan 2020

The Philippines has been seeing a succession of disasters since December 2019 that have so far affected about 5.7 million people across the country.  Overall these have taken a significant toll on the capacities of the government and other actors to support the affected population. All three major island groups have been hit: typhoon and […]

Indonesia: Jakarta Floods

06 Jan 2020

Continuous and heavy rainfall caused flooding in Jakarta and its surrounding cities for two days during new year. Poorly maintained rivers, lack of water infiltration and littering has resulted in the rise of the water levels at many points in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi (Jabodetabek). As of 4 January, there are about 173,000 […]

Philippines: Typhoon Phanfone

03 Jan 2020

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that typhoon Phanfone (local name:  Ursula) 600,142 families or 2,431,821 persons were affected in 2,702 barangays (villages) in MIMAROPA, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and CARAGA regions. About 19,553 families or 77,989 individuals are still staying in government designated evacuation centers. Twelve municipalities […]

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