Alerts

Central America: Floods and landslides

08 Oct 2018

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 […]

Indonesia: Earthquake in Central Sulawesi

30 Sep 2018

In the evening of Friday the 28 September 2018, the city of Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi, was hit by a magnitude 7.4 earthquake with the epicentre at 10 km deep located 27 km away from Donggala City. It is at the Palu-Koro active fault in Central Sulawesi. The earthquake triggered tsunami along coastal […]

Zimbabwe: Cholera Emergency

19 Sep 2018

On the morning of Tuesday the 4th  September 2018, the city of Harare in Zimbabwe, was hit by an outbreak of cholera. The Government of Zimbabwe declared a state of emergency after cholera and typhoid spread fast hitting the capital city, infecting 7,000 and killing 28 people in 2 weeks in a high-density area. The […]

El Salvador: Drought emergency

18 Sep 2018

After a good start of the 2018 rainy season in April, a reduction in the quantity and distribution of rains has been observed and is likely to impact basic grains crops in Central America´s Dry Corridor.  Specific areas in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras have reported more than 25 days without rain, yields reduction and crop losses, […]

Pakistan: Drought Emergency

17 Sep 2018

The absence of significant rainfall in the last two to three seasons have triggered drought emergency in the southern part of Sindh Province in Pakistan. As per Sindh drought assessment conducted by FAO and EU in 2017, 100% of the area of Tharparkar was facing severe water scarcity. The district of Umerkot was facing severe […]

The Philippines: Category 5 Typhoon

13 Sep 2018

Super Typhoon Mangkhut (local name “Ompong”) is forecast to make landfall in northern Philippines at 2:00 AM on 15 September 2018. Its path is likely to affect the same regions hit by Tropical Storm Barijat just recently.  Mangkhut has maximum sustained winds of up to 205 km/h, gustiness of 255 km/h and moving west at […]

CAR: Emergency Response to IDPS in Paoua City (Call For Action)

22 Aug 2018

On 27th of December 2017, the region of Paoua in the Central African Republic (CAR) was affected by fighting between armed groups, which signaled the start of a prolonged slow-onset crisis in this particular region. At least 78,000 People from the villages of Bah-Bessar, Mia-Pendé, Nana-Barya and Banhin Ouham Pende were forced to flee their […]

The Philippines: Floods emergency

13 Aug 2018

On the morning of Saturday the 11 August 2018, the region of Ilocos, Cordillera, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimropa, and Metro Manila (NCR) in the Philippines, was massively flooded due to incessant rains brought by the southwest monsoon enhanced by Typhoon Yagi (local name Karding) with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h near the center and […]

India: Floods in Kerala

11 Aug 2018

In the evening of Thursday the 9 August 2018, the state of Kerala in India, was  witnessing severe flooding due to continuing rains which have been ongoing for a few days. Vigorous southwest monsoon has left a trail of destruction across Kerala, killing at least 26 people over last 48 hours. This vigorous monsoon eventually […]

India: Floods in Assam

09 Aug 2018

During the night of Sunday the 5 August 2018, the state of Assam in India,  witnessed severe rains which have substantially increased the level of water flow in the rivers and the rivers breaking their banks. This has led to flash floods in some districts of Assam and  destroyed the normal life of the people. […]

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