Alerts

Tanzania: Floods Emergency

08 Jun 2018

During the night of Wednesday the 30th  May 2018, the town of Marwa, Ruvu Mferejini and Ruvu Jiungeni in SAME District, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania, was severely hit by overflow of river Ruvu and Nyumba ya Mungu Dam. On this night an overflow caused displacement of households, interrupted communication, swept away termed animals and crop fields. […]

Ethiopia: Landslide Emergency

06 Jun 2018

In the evening of Saturday the 26 May 2018, the district of Gamo Goffa zone and Sidama Zone in SNNPR and Oromia Regions  in Ethiopia, was affected by a landslide which caused 34 deaths (20 female and 14 male) and seriously injured 6 people. At least 21 houses were destroyed, and more than 50 livestock […]

Guatemala: Volcanic Eruption

05 Jun 2018

The Fuego Volcano, located 27 miles southwest of Guatemala City, erupted around noon on Sunday, June 3, 2018. According to CONRED Guatemala’s national civil protection authority, the death toll has reached 65. The agency says that in addition, 46 people were injured, an unknown number is missing, and an estimated 3,271 people have been evacuated […]

Sri Lanka: Flood Emergency

28 May 2018

On the morning of Sunday, the 20th of May 2018, with the provinces of Ratnapura, Kurunegala, Gampaha and Puttalam in particular (in total 19 provinces) being affected, Sri Lanka was flooded due to the onset of heavy monsoon rains. According to the situation update by the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) of Sri Lanka, as of […]

Egypt: Fire Emergency

14 May 2018

In the afternoon  of Thursday 10 May 2018, in the town of El-Sultan Hassan village, El Minya Governorate in Egypt, an electric circuit short caused fire in one of the village houses. This spark caused the entire house to catch flame. The barns where built of wooden beams and palm branches, and they quickly caught […]

Kenya: Flood Emergency

07 May 2018

During the night of Friday 2 March 2018, Nairobi County was  severely flooded. On this day, flooding caused displacement of households, interrupted transport, swept away bridges and caused the death of 11 people nationwide. According to OCHA Flash update #1 of 25th April 2018, floods have displaced more than 211,000 people and reportedly killed 72; […]

Vanuatu: Volcanic Eruption

04 May 2018

During the night of Friday the 22 September 2017, the province of Penama in Vanuatu, was elevated to an Alert Level 4 ‘Moderate eruption state’ due to elevated activity of Manaro volcano on the island of Ambae. On Thursday 28 September A State of Emergency was declared for the entire island and on Thursday 28 […]

Somalia: Flood Emergency

27 Apr 2018

In the evening of Thursday the 26 April 2018, the region of Jubaland, Galmudug, South West State, Banadir and Hirshabelle in Somalia, were flooded due to the rapid increase of river levels and continued heavy rains affecting 427, 000 people and displacing nearly 175,000 people. The floods have put various regions in a state of […]

Malawi: Floods Emergency

25 Apr 2018

During the night of Wednesday the 11 April 2018, the district of Karonga in Malawi, was affected by severe floods when Karongo experienced sudden heavy rains for 7 continuous days. Floods have caused displacement of 3,570 people with three lives lost; livestock killed, crops and houses destroyed. The flood affected persons find themselves in a […]

Zambia: Floods Emergency

23 Mar 2018

Chama district one of the newly created districts and is divided into Chama North and South. Chama in Zambia is experiencing flooding of Kamphemba river resulting in destruction of hectares of crop fields and has so far destroyed 154 houses. Flooding is due to heavy down pour of rain that affected the area in a week, […]

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