Alerts

Syria: Humanitarian Crisis

09 Nov 2018

By 31 October 2018, the Syria crisis remains the largest refugee crisis with 5,631,309 registered refugees by UNHCR in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.  While UN agencies reports on    Syria reflect that amidst an intensification of hostilities in multiple locations notably Idleb, Afrin, East Ghouta, southern Damascus, northern rural Homs and parts of north […]

Iraq: Humanitarian Crisis

08 Nov 2018

The current crisis in Iraq began in June 2014, when militants of the Islamic State Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized control of over one third of Iraq’s territory within a few weeks. Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), the Kurdish Peshmerga and various armed groups engaged in the fight against ISIS, and finally recaptured Ramadi in February […]

Armenia: Heavy Hailstorms

08 Nov 2018

On the morning of Monday  10 September 2018, the district of Dsegh  (Lori) and Arapi, Voskehask and Harij (Shirak)  in mountainous regions in Armenia,  sudden heavy rainfalls and hailstorms swept away 130ha of crop in Dsegh,  185,8 ha – Arapi, 28,2ha- Voskehask, and 64,29ha – Harij villages. The dwellers lost 70 – 80% of their […]

DRC: Ebola Emergency

06 Nov 2018

On 1st August 2018, an outbreak of Ebola virus was confirmed in Mabalako Health Zone in Mangina village situated in Beni Territory, North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The official declaration of the epidemic by the National Ministry of Health initiated a response from WHO and other organizations from the health sector […]

Uganda: Landslide Emergency

16 Oct 2018

In the afternoon of Thursday the 11 October 2018, the mountainous eastern district of Bududa in Uganda was hit by a series of landslides which also caused massive flooding following torrential heavy rains. As a result, 5 villages have been washed away in the district of Bududa and confirmed reports indicate that 40 bodies have […]

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 […]

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