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 […]

Iraq: Humanitarian Crisis (Call-4-Action)

18 Dec 2019

The humanitarian crisis in Iraq remains one of the largest and most volatile in the world. The pace of displacement over the past four and a half years is nearly without precedent with more than 5.4 million people displaced since the rise of the Islamic State (IS). The 2019 Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) states […]


18 Dec 2019

The Syrian crisis is in entering its tenth year of protracted conflict causing a UN declared level three humanitarian emergency. The past and present hostilities compounded with the continued massive displacement of populations, remain the main drivers of humanitarian needs. As such the Syrian crisis remains the largest displacement crisis in the world, with over […]

Madagascar: Cylone Belna.

09 Dec 2019

In the afternoon of Sunday the 8 December 2019, cyclone Belna passed the region of the entire western coastline in Madagascar. While the eye of the cyclone moves near to the coast in the channel between Mozambique and Madagascar, the coastal areas of Madagascar are getting affected with heavy rains and wind up to 200 […]

Somalia: Flood Emergency

03 Dec 2019

Moderate to heavy Deyr seasonal rains, which started in early October in many parts of Somalia have continued to be received across the country. The regions of Gedo, Nugaal and Hiran in Somalia are the most affected, with these regions heavily flooded. Recent updates by Somalia NGO consortium indicate that over half a million people […]

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