Alerts

South Sudan: Floods Emergency

13 Nov 2019

The South Sudan States of Upper Nile, Jonglei, Unity, Northern Bahr el Gazal and Eastern Equatoria have been seriously affected by flooding, caused by heavy continuous rains. On October 27, 2019, the government of South Sudan declared the flooding situation a state of emergency in most affected areas. The floods have affected over 900’000 people […]

Kenya: Floods Emergency

11 Nov 2019

Kenya has experienced heavy rains in the recent months across the country, affecting over 144,000 people in 25 counties. According to preliminary findings by the Kenya Red Cross Society and the Government’s National Disaster Operation Centre (NDOC), the floods have claimed the lives of 48 persons, left 17,000 people displaced and also affected 200,000 refugees […]

Philippines: Cotabato Earthquake

01 Nov 2019

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit the province of Cotabato in the Philippines in the morning of 31st October, 2019.  The province has experienced two earthquakes of more than 6.0 magnitude since 16th October and they expect that aftershocks and tremors will still continue until December, as reported by Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS). […]

Ghana: Floods Emergency.

22 Oct 2019

Heavy rains for eight continuous days have caused havoc in the Upper East Region in Ghana, resulting in loss of life, injured and displaced persons. At least 20 people have lost their lives and 19 are reported injured. More than 1,550 houses have also been destroyed by the floods across the 15 most affected districts of […]

Japan: Typhoon Hagibis

15 Oct 2019

Typhoon Hagibis made landfall to Japan on 12th October 2019, and widespread flooding and landslides were observed in many parts of central Japan.  In two days, the typhoon brought 30-40% of the annual rainfall, and maximum category of warning (category 5: do whatever it takes to save your lives) have been issued to 13 prefectures.  […]

Pakistan: Kashmir Earthquake

01 Oct 2019

In the afternoon of Tuesday, 24 September 2019, the district of Bhimber, Mirpur and Jhelum in Azad Jammu Kashmir and Punjab, Pakistan, was badly struck by an earthquake of magnitude 5.8 that killed 39 people injuring 746 others. Government reported 454 houses including 135 severely and 319 have been partially damaged. Based on reports from […]

Zimbabwe: Drought Emergency.

19 Sep 2019

Zimbabwe is currently facing a severe drought caused by poor rains that affected food harvests between October 2018 and May 2019. In August 2019, the government declared the 2018/19 drought and cropping season “a State of National Disaster” and appealed for international humanitarian assistance. Reports from WFP estimate that at least 2 million people are […]

Bahamas: Hurricane Dorian

10 Sep 2019

In the afternoon of Sunday, 1st September 2019, Category 5 Hurricane Dorian, the strongest hurricane known this side of the Caribbean, made landfall in the Bahamas in Elbow Cay, east of Abaco island and made another landfall on Grand Bahama island with the same intensity several hours later. The hurricane moved slowly through the islands […]

Fire in the Amazon

05 Sep 2019

An unprecedented number of fires have raged throughout Brazil in 2019, intensifying in August. There have been more than 80,000 fires so far this year, the most ever recorded by the country’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE). It’s a nearly 80 percent jump compared to the number of fires the country experienced over the […]

Liberia: Flash floods

20 Aug 2019

On the morning of Friday the 19 July 2019, the regions of Montserrado, Grand Cape Mount, Margibi, Bomi and Lofa counties in Liberia, received an extremely heavy downpour of rain causing flash floods and severe damage. As a result of the flood, at least 187 homes have been damaged when rooftops were blown off. Reports […]

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