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 […]

India and Myanmar: Monsoon Floods

19 Aug 2019

Flooding caused by monsoon rains continued in India and Myanmar that increased the number people leaving their homes and moving to evacuation centers since last month.  Five countries in Asia – India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Vietnam, and Myanmar – have experienced severe flooding from monsoon rains since July. About 1.1 million people in India have […]

China: Typhoon Lekima

19 Aug 2019

In the afternoon  of Saturday, 10 August 2019, the provinces of Zhengjia, Jiangsu, Shandong, Anhui, and Fujian in China, were hit by Tropical Cyclone Lekima. Peak wind gust was 240km/h with as much as 211 mm rainfall, making it the strongest 2019 typhoon to hit the country so far. As of 12 August, Lekima has […]

South Asia: Monsoon Floods

23 Jul 2019

More than 14 million people are affected by heavy rains, landslides and flooding brought about by monsoon rains this mid-July, in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. Myanmar has also been affected. Some areas are still inaccessible because of the floods and landslides. There are about 152 deaths across the region.  About 650,000 families in the three […]

Russia: Irkutsk Floods

17 Jul 2019

In the evening of Tuesday the 25 June 2019, the region of Irkutsk in Russia, was heavily flooded. From June 25 to July 1 various areas of Irkutsk region in Russia and neighboring regions were hit by long heavy rains. The maximum amount of precipitation fell in the Western, Southern and Central territories of Irkutsk […]

Bolivia: Emergency response to floods/RRF_ 6_2019

19 Jun 2019

Heavy rains have affected different regions in Bolivia. Overflowing rivers and floods were reported in Alto Beni, Palos Blancos, Guanay, Rurrenabaque, Riberalta, Villa Montes, Cutaiqui, San Borja and San Buenaventura. According to the Ministry of Defense reports, 79 municipalities (of 338 in the country) are under a state of disaster and 25 are under a […]

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Protracted Crisis

12 Jun 2019

The humanitarian context of the oPt is unique among today’s crises. A protracted protection crisis continues in the oPt, which remains largely attributable to ongoing occupation, now in its 52nd year, and the continuing internal Palestinian divide.    Recent developments in the occupied Palestinian territories have become of deep concern. Since March 2018, 195 Palestinians, including […]

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