Unidad de Investigación en Emergencia y Desastre (UIED)

16 de octubre de 2019
Erasmus Mundus Master in Public Health in Disasters


Unidad de Investigación en Emergencia y Desastre (UIED)

Desastres activos

Pakistan: Pakistan: Earthquake - Sep 2019

GLIDE number: EQ-2019-000117-PAK
Disaster type: Earthquake
Affected countries: Pakistan

A powerful earthquake jolted several parts of Pakistan Administered Kashmir on 24 September 2019 at 4.02pm local time, particularly areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The earthquake severely affected Jatlan in Mirpur district, Azad Jammu and Kashmir. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers with its epicenter lying one kilometer southeast of Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir. According to the preliminary information, 19 deaths reported and more than 300 injured. The high intensity earthquake also caused severe to moderate damages to houses, buildings, and other infrastructure in Mirpur district. The main road along Mirpur to Jatlan along the Jatlan Canal is damaged and caused damages of vehicles on the road when the earthquake struck. The number of deaths and injuries and affected families are likely to be increased in the coming days once official report is issued. (IFRC, 25 Sep 2019)

Up to 3,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and up to 910,000 to strong shaking. According to media reports, at least 25 people have died and around 400 have been injured. Hundreds of houses have collapsed, many roads have been destroyed or damaged and as well as several bridges (ECHO, 25 Sep 2019)

According to the preliminary information, 38 casualties and more than 646 injured people have been reported. The high intensity earthquake also caused severe to moderate damages to houses, buildings, and other infrastructure in District Mirpur - 7,004 houses have been partially damaged while another 1,619 houses have been reported to be fully damaged. The main road in Mirpur – Jatlan along the Jatlan Canal has been damaged causing partial damage to 150 vehicles, and another 50 fully damaged. Total affected households are 8,619 families consists of the number of houses partially and completed damaged in two districts – Mirpur and Bhimber. The number of deaths and injuries and affected families are likely to increase in the coming days once official report is issued. Electrical power supply, mobile and landline telephone services coverage are disrupted.. (IFRC, 29 Sep 2019)

According to the latest report by Muslim Aid from 30 September, 40 people died and more than 1,600 have been injured. 1,619 houses collapsed and 7,100 have been damaged. (ECHO, 02 Oct 2019)

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Date: 24 Sep 2019
Status: Ongoing

Philippines: Philippines: Polio Outbreak - Sep 2019

GLIDE number: EP-2019-000110-PHL
Disaster type: Epidemic
Affected countries: Philippines

On 14 September 2019, VDPV2 was confirmed in one three-year-old child with Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) symptoms, from Lanao del Sur (Mindanao). The isolated VDPV2 was found to be genetically linked to the 2 confirmed VDPV2 environmental samples. As a result, VDPV2 was classified as circulating (cVDPV2). On 19 September 2019, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the re-emergence of polio in the Philippines and declared a national polio outbreak, in line with International Health Regulations (IHR). Synchronized polio vaccination conducted in Manila in response to the 1st confirmed VDPV1 samples only reached 53.8% of the target number of children aged 0 to 59 months. (WHO/UNICEF, 19 Sep 2019)

On 19 September, the second VDPV2 case was confirmed in a 5-year-old boy from Laguna Province, approximately 100 km south-east of Metro Manila. Investigations and further characterization of the virus are ongoing. In addition, VDPV1 has also been isolated from environmental samples collected on 1 July, 22 July, 13 August, and 27 August from Manila. WHO currently assesses the risk of international spread from the Philippines to be low. However, the risk of further spread within the Philippines is high due to limited population immunity (coverage of bivalent oral polio vaccine (OPV) and inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) was at 66% and 41% respectively in 2018) and suboptimal AFP surveillance. (WHO, 24 Sep 2019)

The re-emergence of the disease comes almost 20 years since the Philippines was declared polio-free in 2000. The last known case of wild poliovirus recorded in the Philippines was in 1993. (IFRC, 28 Sep 2019)

DOH is planning 3 vaccination rounds targeting 6,650,308 under-five children with monovalent Oral Polio Vaccine against poliovirus type 2 (mOPV2) in affected areas...DOH is planning 2 vaccination rounds targeting 2,553,262 under-five children with bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (bOPV) in the National Capital Region (NCR). Enhanced routine immunization with 3 doses of bOPV as well as inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) nationwide is ongoing. (WHO/UNICEF, 9 Oct 2019)

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Date: 14 Sep 2019
Status: Ongoing

Senegal: Senegal: Floods - Sep 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000118-SEN
Disaster type: Flash Flood, Flood
Affected countries: Senegal

Heavy rainfall in Senegal has caused extensive damages in Rufisque and Guédiawaye departments in Dakar Region and Kaolack department in the Region of the same name. Starting on 10 September 2019, the rains continued through to 17th but by 15 and 16 September, the cumulated flood waters started causing widespread flooding in Dakar and Kaolack regions. The flooding has led to widespread destruction of livelihoods, as farms fields have been washed away. About 408 persons (about 46 households) were obliged to flee their houses and seek safety in dry places. The Senegalese Red Cross Society (SRCS) in collaboration with local authorities conducted a rapid assessment on 17 September 2019. (IFRC, 2 Oct 2019)

Date: 10 Sep 2019
Status: Ongoing

Sudan: Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Sep 2019

GLIDE number: EP-2019-000113-SDN
Disaster type: Epidemic
Affected countries: Sudan

Sudan's Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) announced on 10 September that four out of the six samples obtained from patients with acute diarrhoea were positive for Vibreo cholera at the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL)...As of 9 September 2019, a total of 41 suspected cholera cases, with two deaths - case fatality rate (CFR) of 3.57 per cent - were reported from Blue Nile State. With proper treatment, the case fatality rate for cholera should remain below 1 per cent. The first documented case was reported on 2 September 2019 from the Ganis Sharig (East) area in El Roseires town in Blue Nile. Four out of seven localities in Blue Nile reported suspected cholera cases, with the majority of cases reported in El Roseires (36 cases), Damazine (3 cases), Wad Almahi and Geissan with a single case each. (OCHA, 11 Sep 2019)

Between 28 August and 10 September, Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health reported at least 51 cases of acute watery diarrhoea in Blue Nile State, including at least 3 deaths. (WHO, 11 Sep 2019)

As of 17th September 2019, five out of seven localities in Blue Nile state reported 94 suspected cholera cases, with six deaths reported. According to the Ministry of Health, the states that have the highest risks of cholera outbreak are: White Nile, Gedaref, Sennar, Kassala and Khartoum states. Humanitarian partners have provided approximately 146,000 people with improved access to safe water and sanitation in Blue Nile. The Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) is allocating $7.6 million for the cholera and flood response under its Reserve for Emergencies envelope. (OCHA, 18 Sep 2019)

Humanitarian partners developed a cholera readiness and response plan and are seeking US$ 20.3 million for the next three months (October - December 2019). (UNCT, 30 Sep 2019)

Number of suspected cholera cases continues to rise, with 226 cases—including eight deaths— reported in Blue Nile and Sennar states as of 30 September 2019. Federal Ministry of Health has requested Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) to target 1.6 million people in high risk areas of Blue Nile and Sennar states. Forecasts estimate up to 13,200 cholera cases in the next 6 months in high risk states of Sudan. (OCHA, 3 Oct 2019)

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Date: 09 Sep 2019
Status: Ongoing

Thailand: Thailand: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000104-THA
Disaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide, Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: Thailand

On 29 August 2019, Tropical Storm (TS) Podul crossed into north-east and northern Thailand bringing rainfall and winds causing flash flooding and landslides affecting 32 provinces namely Amnat Charoen, Chaiyaphoom, Chiang Mai, Chumporn, Kalasin, Khon Kaen, Krabi, Loei, Lumpang, Mae Hong Son, Maha Sarakham, Mukdaharn, Nakorn Phanom, Nan, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Petchaboon, Phitsanulok, Pichit, Pracheenburi, Prae, Ranong, RoiEt, Sakon Nakorn, Srakeo, Sri Saket, Sukhothai, Surin, Trad, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Utaradit and Yasothorn). As of 7 September, 147 districts, 581 sub-districts, 3,142 villages, five (5) municipalities, and 11 communities are affected.

According to the Thai Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), approximately 158,028 households have been affected, and 19 deaths reported (of 6 September 2019); however, assessments are ongoing. The catastrophe causing damages to infrastructure and assets, including 3,818 houses, 439 schools and 57 health facilities damaged; 1,503,367 rai (equivalent to 240,538 hectares) of crops inundated, 1,065 prawn farms, 16,577 fish farms, and 814,816 livestock (cattle, goats, pigs and poultry) affected. There is only partial access possible in six affected provinces as roads are damaged and/or submerged.

The Government of Thailand has announced emergency assistance plans in 14 provinces; and is continuing to conduct evacuations in 10 provinces (Amnat Charoen, Khon Kaen, Petchaboon, Phitsanulok Pichit, Roi-Et, Sri Saket, Sukhothai, Ubon Ratchathani and Yasothorn). The emergency assistance includes evacuations, setting up disaster relief shelters, as well as provision of food and drinking water.

There are concerns that the situation will be exacerbated by the impact of Tropical Storm Kajiki which entered Thailand on 3 September 2019; and has brought more rains in six provinces (Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Loei, Lumpang, Ubon Ratchathani and Uttaradit). (IFRC, 7 Sep 2019)

In Thailand, 19 deaths have been reported, 158,000 are affected and more than 4,300 buildings damaged and in Cambodia, 7 died and approximately 6,900 families were displaced. Over the next 24 hours moderate rainfall is forecast over most of the region, with locally heavy rainfall over northern Vietnam, and central-east Thailand. Locally very heavy rainfall is also expected over north-west Thailand. (ECHO, 12 Sep 2019)

As of 16 September, 24,000 people were displaced and 32 people were killed in floods in the four northeastern provinces of Roi Et, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani and Yasothon, where the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation is leading the response with support from the Red Cross. (OCHA, 16 Sep 2019)

Following Tropical Storm PODUL and Tropical Depression KAJIKI's passage, widespread floods have affected 32 Thai provinces since the end of August. Ubon Ratchathani, Yasothon, Roi Et, and Sisaket Provinces are the most affected and still in critical conditions. According to media reports, as of 19 September, 33 people are confirmed dead, 23,000 have been evacuated and 418,000 affected. At least 4,000 houses and 325,000 hectares of crops have been destroyed. The authorities have deployed rescue and emergency teams to help the affected population. For the next 24 hours, heavy rain is forecast over northern, north-eastern and upper central provinces. (ECHO, 19 Sep 2019)

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) of Thailand has reported that as of 22 September at 16:00 (UTC +7), flooding has affected 33 provinces across Thailand, and particularly in the northeastern part. DDPM informed that the flood receded in most of the province affected, however, there are 4 provinces (Ubon Ratchathani, Yasothorn, Roi-et, and Srisaket) where the flood is still severe and in critical condition, with number of evacuated people in Ubon Ratchathani and Sri Saket reach up to 18,000 spread out in 47 evacuation centres. Currently, the disaster is in level 3 or ‘Large Scale’ (the highest level of emergency is 4). According to the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD), the rather strong high-pressure system from China will cover upper Thailand regions leading to rainfalls decrease over those areas and temperatures dropping by 3-5 degrees Celsius from 23-26 September. (AHA Centre, 22 Sep 2019)

As of 25 September, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported that floods have receded in most of the provinces affected. However, there are 4 provinces (Ubon Ratchathani, Yasothorn, Srisaket, and Roi-et) where the floods are still severe and in critical condition, with at least 17,951 people spread out in 41 evacuation centres in Ubon Ratchathani, Sri Saket, and Yasothon. After the National EOC Coordination Meeting on 23 September, DDPM concluded that the response is within national capacity. Currently the situation is improving and entering the early recovery phase. No additional external resources will be needed at this time. (AHA Centre, 25 Sep 2019)

Date: 29 Aug 2019
Status: Past disaster

Bahamas: Hurricane Dorian - Aug 2019

GLIDE number: TC-2019-000095-DOM
Disaster type: Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Martinique (France), Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, United States Virgin Islands

As of 9:30am (EST), TS Dorian is moving west-northwest near 20 km/h and is expected to turn northwest on 28 August. On the forecast track, Dorian will move across the eastern and northeastern Caribbean Sea during the next few days, passing near Puerto Rico and then eastern Hispaniola on 28 August and north of Hispaniola on 29 August. (OCHA, 27 Aug 2019)

Tropical Cyclone DORIAN passed over the Abaco islands (northern Bahamas) on 1 September as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 295 km/h. On 2 September at 3.00 UTC, its centre was over Grand Bahama Island with maximum sustained winds of 285 km/h. Parts of Marsh Harbour are flooded, and power and water outages reported. (ECHO, 2 Sep 2019)

Unconfirmed media reports from Abaco indicate badly damaged roofing and downed power lines, with some roads all but impassable. Flooding in Abaco is believed to have contaminated wells with saltwater. Data from the Pacific Disaster Center shows a potential need of 222,000 liters of water per day. North Abaco Minister of Parliament Darren Henfield reports that Abaco has suffered catastrophic damage and that there are casualties which have yet to be confirmed. Unconfirmed media reports also say that the Power and Light office in Abaco was flattened. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) indicates that there are reports of massive flooding in Grand Bahama as well. The Grand Bahama International Airport is said to be underwater. The Bahamian Defense Force was dispatched to rescue people in East Grand Bahama. (OCHA, 2 Sep 2019)

Dorian cleared Grand Bahama on 3 September, allowing teams in Bahamas to perform aerial reconnaissance and begin assessing the scope of the damage. Initial reports show severe widespread damage to housing and infrastructure across both Abaco and Grand Bahama. Bahamas is reporting at least seven deaths so far and are expecting this number to rise. Preliminary information on needs suggests that more than 60,000 people may need water and food assistance – further assessments are still pending. International organizations are making additional deployments of personnel and resources to support the Government and [NEMA]. (OCHA, 4 Sep 2019)

DORIAN passed 140-150 km east of Florida on 4 September as a Category 2 hurricane. On 5 September at 3.00 UTC, its centre was 155 km east of Georgia's central coast, with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h (Category 3 hurricane). Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge are affecting the coast of central Florida, north and central South Carolina. At least 20 fatalities have been reported in the Bahamas, 17 in the Abacos and 3 in Grand Bahama. According to [WFP], more than 76,000 people were affected and are in need of immediate humanitarian relief. Power outages have been reported across Florida's east coast. (ECHO, 5 Sep 2019)

The number of fatalities following Tropical Cyclone DORIAN's passage in The Bahamas has reached 45, including 37 in Abaco and 8 in Grand Bahama. Most Abaco residents have evacuated to New Providence Island, while shelters in Nassau City are at maximum capacity, as reported by U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance. Various government authorities and humanitarian partners are assisting the affected population with food and relief kits. The EU Civil Protection Mechanism was activated on 4 September following a request from the Bahamian government and relief, logistics and communications support are being sent by The Netherlands and Luxembourg. (ECHO, 10 Sep 2019)

One week after initial landfall, the official death toll from Hurricane Dorian stands at 50 in Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands. Thousands still remain missing. An estimated 90 percent of housing and infrastructure on Abaco Island is damaged or destroyed, with many homes still without power.An estimated 5,000 people have been evacuated by government, military, and private boats and aircraft. An estimated 6,000-7,000 people remain on the affected islands; however, evacuations are ongoing. (WFP, 10 Sep 2019)

In the affected areas there is a public-private sector coordination for the delivery of food, water and supplies for the remaining families. Large scale debris removal has not commenced and is scheduled to being shortly after search and rescue efforts have been completed. (IOM, 14 Sep 2019)

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Date: 27 Aug 2019
Status: Ongoing

Niger: Niger: Floods - Aug 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000101-NER
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: Niger

Rainfall since June has provoked flooding in several localities, killing 42 people. The number of victims has dramatically increased during the last week of August, when the waters of the Niger basin have reached the flood stage. According to the authorities, the floods so far have destroyed 5,497 homes and affected the lives of 66,464 people. The National Forecast Agency estimates that the waters will continue rising over the next days due to heavy rains in the Niger basin and the overload of dams in Burkina Faso and Mali. (OCHA, 3 Sep 2019)

Together with UNICEF and Niger’s General Directorate of Civil Protection (DGPC), IOM this week has distributed over 500 non-food item (NFI) kits, including 250 tarpaulins, to households affected by floods in Dosso (285), Tillabéri (77) and Maradi (150). This assistance followed requests from the Ministry of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Management (MAHGC) in Niger, the Shelter and NFI Working Group urgently convened and assessed the risk levels, needs and costs, and responded quickly and appropriately. (IOM, 13 Sep 2019)

More than 211,000 affected people, 57 dead and 16,375 houses after the recent floods. Three regions account for 67% of the affected population: Maradi, Zinder and Agadez. (OCHA, 26 Sep 2019)

An estimated 123,000 children have been affected by the flooding. They are of course most vulnerable to respiratory infections and water-borne disease. (UNICEF, 27 Sep 2019)

Date: 27 Aug 2019
Status: Ongoing

Bolivia (Plurinational State of): Bolivia: Wild Fires - Aug 2019

GLIDE number: WF-2019-000096-BOL
Disaster type: Wild Fire
Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

According to the Ministry of Environment and Water (MMAyA), as of 30 August, the ongoing forest fires in the eastern Bolivia department of Santa Cruz have affected 521,000 hectares of forest and 726,000 hectares of grassland, which in turn have affected 73 communities across 15 municipalities. There 1,917 affected families across 18 Santa Cruz municipalities. President Evo Morales announced on 25 August that Bolivia would welcome voluntary international assistance. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been briefed on the various offers of support that have come in from abroad. (OCHA, 2 Sep 2019)

Wildfires continued to rage through South America during September, with Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru all experiencing a spate of fires due to lower humidity, strong winds and longstanding agricultural practices of clearing farmland with fire. Authorities in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, report that fires have consumed at least 3.3 million hectares. (OCHA, 1 Oct 2019)

Date: 26 Aug 2019
Status: Ongoing

Mauritania: Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000108-MRT
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: Mauritania

From 26 to 27 August 2019, Guidimakha Wilaya (Region), located in southeast Mauritania, witnessed torrential rains exceeding the 200 mm mark in the regional capital city of Sélibaby and which approached 300 mm in other areas of the region. These torrential rains caused heavy human and material damages in all three districts of the Wilaya namely Sélibaby, Ould Yenja and Ghabou. In Sélibaby city, important damages were noted on houses, road market, water-supply infrastructure, and general infrastructure. Households' food stocks were washed away, etc. Ten 10 over the 23 districts of Sélibaby region were affected by the floods at varying degrees. According to the latest information, a total of 4,200 households were affected including 850 homeless households. Census and assessment commissions have been set up by administrative authorities in the 3 departments of the region. Mauritania Red Crescent (MRC)’s volunteers have actively participated in this departmental assessment especially in the city of Sélibaby. Volunteers in this locality estimated that 1,200 households have been affected by the floods in the city. (IFRC, 19 Sep 2019)

Date: 26 Aug 2019
Status: Ongoing

Mali: Mali: Floods - Aug 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000100-MLI
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: Mali

Mali, which is already heavily affected by various crises (food insecurity, security, political tensions, etc.), experienced heavy rainfall starting on 24 August 2019. By 27 August, the previous three consecutive days of rainfall began causing extensive damages in in Koulikoro, Timbuktu, Kidal, Mopti and Ménaka regions of Mali. From the initial assessments conducted by Mali Red Cross Society (MRCS) on 28 August 2019, at least 6,474 people or 1,729 households have been affected by the floods with severe consequences on the livelihoods of families as food stocks have been washed away by the flood water. Some 845 houses are reported to have been destroyed, leaving hundreds of people homeless. They are currently staying in some schools and host families. (IFRC, 9 Sep 2019)

Mali is affected by floods during the rainy season each year, most significantly in several localities in the inner delta of the Niger River, generally from August to October or early November.
So far in 2019, flooding has already affected 78 115 people, 87% of the population at risk. This number has the potential to increase rapidly over days or weeks, with a high probability of heavy rainfall forecast by the end of September. (WHO, 22 Sep 2019)

Date: 24 Aug 2019
Status: Ongoing

Guatemala: Guatemala: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000094-GTM
Disaster type: Flood, Land Slide
Affected countries: Guatemala

Heavy rainfall with thunderstorms continues to affect several parts of Guatemala since the last week causing floods and triggering landslides. An Orange alert warning has been declared in the Departments of Escuintla y Suchitepéquez. According to the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction (CONRED), as of 23 August, one person has died, 104 have been injured, 62 evacuated and one is still missing. At least 63,349 people have been affected, 104 houses have been damaged, seven roads flooded and two bridges partially destroyed. The national response system (CONRED) is activated and responding. (ECHO, 23 Aug 2019)

On 27 September 2019, the Guatemala National Coordinator for the Reduction of Disasters (CONRED), reported heavy rain and landslides in the past 24 hours affecting the following departments: Baja Verapaz, Santa Rosa, Quetzaltenango y San Marcos. A total of 5,000 people, 3 main highways, and an educational institution were affected due to landslides. (PAHO, 27 Sep 2019)

Date: 23 Aug 2019
Status: Ongoing

Lao People's Democratic Republic (the): Lao PDR: Floods - Aug 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000103-LAO
Disaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide, Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)

Heavy rainfall affected northern Laos over the last few days causing flash floods and leading to casualties and damage. According to media reports, 500 people have been affected in 3 villages of Baeng District of Oudomxay Province (Nahuay, Huayla and Thakard). 5 houses were damaged and several roads flooded. Over the next 24 hours, moderate to locally heavy rainfall is forecast over northern Laos, with very heavy rainfall over Vientiane Province. (ECHO, 22 Aug 2019)

On 5 September, the center of Tropical Depression Kajiki was estimated to be in the coastal area of Viet Nam; and according to Lao PDR’s Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will be experienced over Central and Southern provinces due to the weather disturbance. Currently, flood has been reported in six (6) provinces namely Khmmouan, Savannakhet, Champasack, Saravane, Sekong, and Attapue provinces. Provincial Disaster Prevention and Control Committee has call for emergency meeting and planning for response, especially to deploy rescue boat in collaboration with the army and police for evacuation. According to Lao PDR’s National Disaster Management Organisation (NDMO Lao PDR), emergency relief items has been distributed to the affected population. (AHA Centre, 5 Sep 2019)

As of 8 September, flood waters have not yet receded in several affected areas. Moreover, rainfall forecast shows certainty that rain will continue in the affected areas for the next few days. The AHA Centre is currently acting on the request for assistance from Lao PDR in support of the emergency response and relief operations. The ASEAN-Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ASEAN-ERAT) has also been activated for possible deployment. The AHA Centre Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) alert level is now raised to Orange (Response Preparation). (AHA Centre, 8 Sep 2019)

As of 9 September, ongoing flooding in southern Laos across the 6 provinces of Khamoun, Savanhkhet, Attapeu, Salawan, Chamapasak Sekong has affected 59,613 families (or 105,767 people) with 33,407 families displaced in 20 evacuation centres. 4 deaths have been reported and 2 people are missing. 78 schools and 2 health centres have been damaged along with 6 bridges and 26 irrigation canals. (ECHO, 9 Sep 2019)

Floods caused by the passage of Tropical Cyclone PODUL and Tropical Depression KAJIKI have resulted in 14 fatalities and 1 missing person across Laos, as of 10 September. The most affected areas are the southern Provinces of Attapeu, Champasak, Khammouan, Saravan, Savannakhet, and Sekong. Over 1 million people are affected (approximately 150,000 families) and 102,000 have been displaced. From the preliminary assessment, approximately 1,000 sq/km is flooded in southern Laos, while 313 schools and 15 hospitals have been affected by flood waters. Various humanitarian partners are supporting national authorities with response operations, including assistance provided to the affected population. Continued heavy rainfall is forecast in northern Laos and in the already affected provinces over 11-12 September. (ECHO, 11 Sep 2019)

As of 13 September, the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) states that 1,658 villages across 47 Districts have been affected. An estimated 140,029 households are affected (total people affected 309,176) with 21,563 households displaced in 20 evacuation centres. A total of 18 deaths have been reported. At this stage information from each province is limited to NDMO reports and unable to be verified for accuracy. (IFRC, 13 Sep 2019)

As of 16 September, at least 40,000 people have been displaced in Lao, where the Government is undertaking a National Joint Needs Assessment in the flood-affected provinces of Champasak, Saravan, Sekong, Savannakhet, Attapeu, and Khammouan, with support from support from ASEAN and the Red Cross. (OCHA, 16 Sep 2019)

As of 23 September, more than 580,000 people in Laos are reported to have been affected by the flooding caused by tropical depressions Podul and Kajiki, with at least 28 killed and an estimated 100,000 displaced. The flood waters are reportedly slowly receding. (OCHA, 23 Sep 2019)

As of 14 October, at least 765,000 people have been affected and 19 killed by Tropical Storm Podul and Tropical Depression Kajiki in Laos. As many as 97 bridges, 747 schools, 43 health centres and hospitals, 462 road places, 275,114 livestocks and poultry were affected by the floods. Total damage is estimated to cost US$164 million (1.45 trillion Laotian Kip). (AHA Centre, 14 Oct 2019)

Date: 22 Aug 2019
Status: Ongoing

Central African Republic: Central African Republic: Floods - Aug 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000098-CAF
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: Central African Republic

The city of Paoua and Poumadji village experienced floods overnight from 19 to 20 August 2019. These floods caused significant material and human damage. One death and five injuries have been recorded. Nearly 295 houses were destroyed. Families with partially or completely damaged houses were welcomed by families and friends, thus exacerbating the already limited resources of these host families. Water and sanitation infrastructures have also been destroyed, including 94 water wells and 107 latrines. (IFRC, 2 Sep 2019)

Date: 19 Aug 2019
Status: Ongoing

Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000116-ETH
Disaster type: Flash Flood, Flood
Affected countries: Ethiopia

Due to above normal rains during the first weeks of August, flooding in South Gondar Zone in the Amhara region of Ethiopia has left 2 people dead and many households inundated. The flooding occurred in Fogera and Libo Kemekem woredas on 11-12 of August, and is attributable to the overflow of the rivers that are tributaries of the Lake Tana and Blue Nile. Reportedly 25,000 have been affected, 6,653 houses have been flooded, 18 schools damaged, and 3,428 hectares of crop-areas have been covered by water. (ECHO, 16 Aug 2019)

Regions continue to report incidences of flooding which is affecting the lives and livelihood of communities and causing displacement in several woredas. Official request from Afar, Amhara, Oromia and SNNP regions indicate that flood has affected and displaced nearly 30,000 people (≈6,000 HHs). Dubti, Dolecha, Gelalo, Teru, Awash- fentale woredas in Afara region, Libo – kemekem and Fogera in Amhara reion, Illu and Sebeta Hawas woredas in oromia region, and Silte in SNNP are among the most severely affected by flood. The largest flood-induced IDPs (≈17,000) are found in Afar region, the majority of whom are in Dubti woreda. Flood also displaced some 6,615 IDPs in Illu and Sebeta-hawase woredas in Southwest Shewa Zone of Oromia region, some 700 people in Libokemekem woreda South Gonder zone of Amhara region and some 1,284 people in Silite woreda, Silite Zone of SNNP region. Findings of the joint rapid assessment in flood affected woredas in Shaballe zone also indicate over 1,600 HH were displaced and 2,350HH affected by flash floods in Kalafo and Mustahil woredas, damaging over 2,600 hectares of farmland. The Government of Ethiopia has allocated and dispatched some 4,309 Quintals of food (Cereal, CSB, Biscuit, and Oil) and some partial kits of NFIs. (OCHA, 15 Sep 2019)

On 2 October, heavy rainfall in Gambella Town has led to the overflow of Baro River, flooding areas along the river bed...The Gambella Region Disaster Prevention, Preparedness and Food Security Agency, in collaboration with international partners, conducted an assessment on 3 October to identify humanitarian needs. According to the assessment team, at least 353 households (1,405 people) were displaced across five kebeles, and their houses were fully flooded, and their livelihoods destroyed...Heavy rains in parts of Somali region and neighboring highlands caused flooding in Kalafo, Mustahil and Bercano woredas (Shabelle zone); Dolo Ado woreda in Liban zone and Cherati woreda in Afder zone. Flash floods also occurred in Babile (Fafan zone) and Elweyne (Nogob zone). Preliminary reports indicate that 2,285 households (13,710 people) were affected and 853 households displaced. The majority of the displaced (800 households) are in Dolo Ado Town, while the remaining 53 households are in Cherati Town. Homes were destroyed; 1,041 hectares of cropland flooded and 987 heads of livestock killed from the floods. (OCHA, 6 Oct 2019)

Appeals & Response Plans

Date: 11 Aug 2019
Status: Ongoing

Nigeria: Nigeria: Floods - Aug 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000093-NGA
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: Nigeria

Incessant rains led to the displacement of some residents of Asheikri, Kawuri, Hausari, Ma’anna/Dagambi, Balle/Gallaba/Melari and Gumsa wards in the Geidam Local Government Area (LGA) of the northeastern State of Yobe. An estimated 318 houses have been damaged, affecting 2,802 individuals (431 households). Asheikri, Kawuri and Hausari were the most affected wards, hosting a combined 1,716 individuals (61%) of the displaced individuals. (IOM, 19 Aug 2019)

As of 23rd August, over 6,800 people living in displacement camps in Maiduguri had been impacted by floods. In Dikwa, 500 people had been rendered homeless due to flooding and had set up home in disused registration centres. (NRC, 23 Aug 2019)

An estimated 8,875 households (HH) have been affected by torrential rains and flash floods across Borno and Yobe states. Heavy rains have also hit Adamawa State and the number of affected households is being assessed. An estimated 7,347 emergency shelters and makeshift shelters have been partially damaged or destroyed, while some others were inundated in some IDP camps and host communities in Borno and Yobe States. In total, 405 WASH facilities have been damaged or destroyed in Borno State. (OCHA, 24 Aug 2019)

The rains and floods have so far affected 21,056 HHs across the three states (10,757 in Borno; 5,454 HHs in Adamawa; and 4,845 HHs in Yobe). Overall, this demonstrates a higher number of households affected in Adamawa State than estimated in the contingency plan, suggesting that concerted multi-sectoral efforts should be focused in Adamawa State to fill the gap between what was planned for and the reality on the ground (OCHA, 30 Aug 2019.)

Heavy rains have inundated two camps and a village in Ngala locality in northeast Nigeria, affecting around 3,450 people. More than 600 houses, including emergency shelters, toilets and other water and hygiene facilities as well as food and household items have been destroyed...Floods have also hit locations in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, with at least 10 deaths and thousands of people displaced reported. (OCHA, 13 Sep 2019)

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency has reported that more than 100 Local Government Areas in 33 states have been affected by floods. Thirteen states have been placed on high alert for severe flooding. In the violence-hit Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, the risk of more torrential rains and floods remain high until the end of September. As of 30 August, floods had affected around 21,000 households. (OCHA, 24 Sep 2019)

Severe weather has been affecting central and south-eastern States since late September, causing widespread flooding, casualties and damage. The most affected states are Cross River, Kogi, Niger, and Taraba. As of 7 October, tIFRC] reports 12 fatalities (11 in Niger and 1 in Cross River States), 4,485 people displaced (2,300 in Taraba, 1,129 in Niger, and 1,056 in Cross River States) and more than 18,500 people affected across 54 communities. (ECHO, 9 Oct 2019)

Date: 04 Aug 2019
Status: Ongoing

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone: Floods - Aug 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000089-SLE
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: Sierra Leone

Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone has been experiencing persistent torrential rains from late May 2019 to August 2019. The highest recorded incident was the August 2nd rainfall causing associated impacts, including flooding in low lying areas as well as new episodes of landslides on low scale in the eastern part of the city. The main road to the city’s centre was rendered impassable due to the flood waters, heavily constraining vehicles and pedestrians having to find alternative routes. The city continues to experience more rainfall which may cause more flooding and spread to additional communities which would further increase the number of affected people. The floods and landslides were triggered by a heavy and continuous downpour that was experienced on 1st August 2019 from 10:00pm until the next morning on 2nd August 2019. The raging floods resulted in substantial destruction of houses, road networks and destroyed the livelihoods of approximately 896 households (5,381 people) according to the results of the rapid needs assessment (RNA) conducted by the Office of National Security (ONS) in collaboration with other humanitarian actors in disaster management. (IFRC, 13 Aug 2019).

Date: 02 Aug 2019
Status: Past disaster

Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea: Mt. Manam Volcano - Jun 2019

GLIDE number: VO-2019-000074-PNG
Disaster type: Volcano
Affected countries: Papua New Guinea

Based on the report from Rabaul Volcanological Observatory, on 28 June 2019 from around 07:00 hours (Papua New Guinean time), a volcanic activity was reported on a basaltic-andesitic stratovolcano1 , Manam Volcano (locally known as Manam Motu), in, Madang province, on the northeast coast of the mainland Papua New Guinea. On 29 June 2019, as at 07:45 hours, local time, the volcano continues to erupt and emitting volcanic ash up to 4,572 meters (15,000 feets) and dispersing superheated pyroclastic flows to the west and northeast slopes of the volcano. Manam Volcano is a basaltic-andesitic stratovolcano On 28 June 2019, Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic activity and ash plume that rose up to estimated 50,000 ft (15,200 meters) altitude or flight level 500. The status at this point was 4 out of 5. (IFRC, 29 Jun 2019)

According to reports from partners on the ground, up to seven villages including Dugulava, Yassa, Budua, Madauri, Waia, Dangale and Bokure were affected by ashfall and pyroclastic flow and debris. Approximately 755 households (3,775 people) have moved to three care centres. The largest is Baliau with 447 households (2,235 people), followed by Kuluguma with 182 households (910 people), while 76 households (380 people) are staying in Boda and 50 households (250 people) are staying in Iassa. (Office of the Resident Coordinator, 2 Jul 2019)

As of 5 July, an estimated 1,410 people from seven villages remain affected. As many as 455 homes and many home gardens have been destroyed. On the response to the Manam volcanic activity, provincial disaster authorities have identified immediate needs for food and water. The National Disaster Centre said it released relief items to provincial authorities on 4 July. (Office of the Resident Coordinator, 5 Jul 2019)

As of 12 Jul, Manam volcano continues to emit volcanic ash. An eruption at 11:40 a.m. (UTC+10) on 12 July sent a plume of volcanic ash to approximately 3,660 metres (12,000 feet) in the air, according to a Darwin, Australia, Volcanic Ash Advisory. An estimated 1,410 people from seven villages on the island remain affected. Disaster authorities have identified immediate needs for food and water, noting the only available water sources currently available to be muddy or brackish. (Office of the Resident Coordinator, 12 Jul 2019)

The Manam volcano (Manam island) located 700 km west of Mount Ulawun began to erupt on 28 September and, as of 2 October, the ash column has risen to 3,000 m. There are no reports of any casualties or damage. According to the Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre, as of 2 October, a red aviation color code has been issued for Manam. (ECHO, 03 Oct 2019)

Date: 28 Jul 2019
Status: Ongoing

Philippines: Philippines: Earthquakes - Jul 2019

GLIDE number: EQ-2019-000086-PHL
Disaster type: Earthquake
Affected countries: Philippines

On Saturday, 27 July 2019, at 4:16am (local time),... a series of earthquakes struck the island of Batanes, the northernmost province in the Philippines; the first shock was of 5.4 magnitude with 12 km depth of focus, occurred at 4:16am, followed by the second shock, a 5.9 magnitude with 7 km depth at 7:37am, and the powerful shock was of 5.8 magnitude with 1 km depth tremor was felt after few hours, around 9:24am. Two major earthquakes’ epicentres were recorded in the east of Itbayat, Batanes while the latest was in the east of Basco, Batanes. (IFRC, 27 Jul 2019)

On 29 July 2019, the Itbayat municipal council declared the town under a state of calamity. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Committee (NDRRMC), nine deaths were reported while 64 people injured. There were reported damages of health facilities including cracks in Itbayat’s District Hospital as well as its Municipal Health Office. Due to the continuous aftershocks, the District Hospital and the Rural Health Unit are no longer functional, with estimated damages worth 47 million Philippine peso (approximately CHF 915,000)...Immediately after first tremor, affected people were evacuated to the public market/municipal plaza in barangay San Rafael; as of 30 July 2019, 805 families or 2,616 persons are seeking shelter at the designated evacuation centres...Based on NDRRMC report, as of 1 August 2019, 266 houses (185 totally damaged and 81 partially) shelters, including ancestral homes, were reported to be damaged...There is power interruption reported in the entire municipality of Itbayat and mobile phone coverage is intermittently available. Itbayat, Batanes has five barangays; Raele, San Rafael (Idiang), Santa Lucia (Kauhauhasan), Santa Maria (Marapuy) and Santa Rosa (Kaynatuan). Electrical power supply has been restored in the barangays of Raele Santa Rosa and Santa Lucia. (IFRC, 1 Aug 2019)

As of 5 August, a total of 2,982 persons (1,025 families) were affected by the earthquake incident in five barangays in Itbayat, Batanes. Nine dead confirmed by the Management of the Dead and Missing Persons Cluster. A total of 326 persons (90 families) are currently staying at the Covered Court/Municipal Plaza in Brgy. San Rafael. The decrease in the number of affected families/persons staying in the designated evacuation center is due to the residents returning to their respective residences. (Gov't of Philippines, 07 Aug 2019)

Date: 27 Jul 2019
Status: Ongoing

Pakistan: Pakistan: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000087-PAK
Disaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide
Affected countries: Pakistan

Heavy rainfall has been affecting north-eastern Pakistan - particularly the Azad, Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Territory (AJK) - over the past few days, triggering flash floods and landslides. Media report 28 fatalities and five injured in Leswa Town (Neelum District, northern AJK). More than 100 houses have been damaged and a mosque swept away by floodwaters. (ECHO, 16 Jul 2019)

Flash flooding took place in Neelum district in the northern part of the country. As of 22 Jul, 24 people were killed, 7 injured and approximately 200 houses damaged. The Government authorities and Red Crescent have responded. (OCHA, 22 Jul 2019)

According a government report, as of 28 July, 64 people have died (14 in Punjab, 10 in Balochistan, 18 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 22 in AJK), more than 71 have been injured and at least 160 houses have been damaged. The road between Chitral City and Golden Valley is damaged, three bridges have been flooded and the water supply to Chitral has been interrupted. (ECHO, 29 Jul 2019)

Monsoon rains have flooded several districts of Sindh Province (south-eastern Pakistan), leading to 26 deaths and 4 injured between 9-12 August according to the national authorities. Torrential rain also contributed to 7 deaths of in Punjab. Several areas are still flooded in Karachi, hampering search and rescue operations. At least 128 people have been evacuated to a relief camp in Matiari City. (ECHO, 13 Aug 2019)

Heavy rainfall has been affecting north-eastern Pakistan over the past week, triggering landslides resulting in casualties and damage. As of 19 August, media report 7 people dead and 6 injured after a landslide occurred in Pothi Chapriyan Hiloti village (Azad Jammu and Kashmir Territory) on 17 August. (ECHO, 20 Aug 2019)

Heavy rainfall has been affecting north-eastern Pakistan over the last week, triggering floods, landslides and mud-flows. Media report 12 deaths, 7 in Hajira village (Poonch District, Azad Jammu and Kashmir Territory) following a landslide and mudflow and 5 more across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Region after several landslides. Over the next 24 hours light to moderate rainfall is expected over northern regions. According to official government figures, 221 people have died as a result of flooding this year. (ECHO, 21 Aug 2019)

The death toll from monsoon rainfall and widespread flooding continues to rise, with the latest report of [NDMA] confirming 225 fatalities, 166 injured, as well as 670 houses and 18 bridges damaged between 1 July - 23 August. (ECHO, 26 Aug 2019)

Heavy rainfall has been affecting northwestern Pakistan since 30 September, triggering widespread flooding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and leading to casualties and damage. According to media, as of 3 October, eight people have died, five in Mardan district and three other in Dir Lower district. (ECHO, 3 Oct 2019)

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Date: 15 Jul 2019
Status: Ongoing

Philippines: Philippines: Dengue Outbreak - Jul 2019

GLIDE number: EP-2019-000084-PHL
Disaster type: Epidemic
Affected countries: Philippines

More than 77,000 suspected cases of dengue and 300 deaths were reported in the first 20 weeks of 2019 in the Philippines. This is almost double the number of reported cases during the same time period last year. Dengue cases remain high as the rainy season approaches, with the Department of Health declaring a dengue outbreak in four villages in the province of Negros Oriental in the Central Visayas region. City and municipal health officials, working with local authorities, have launched information campaigns in the affected provinces. They are conducting house-to-house visits and distributing treated mosquito nets. (OCHA, 1 Jul 2019)

According to the latest report of the DOH Epidemiology Bureau, there were 3,610 dengue cases reported from June 16 to 22. This number brings the cases recorded, from all over the country since January 1 to June 22, to a cumulative total of 98,179, with 428 deaths.The reported cases for June 16 to 22 alone is eight percent (8%) higher compared to the same period last year (3,330 cases). Since January, the highest number of cases came from Western Visayas (11,285), CaLaBaRZon (10,313), Central Visayas (8,773), SOCCSKSARGEN (8,297), and Southern Mindanao (8,289). Meanwhile, the DOH clarified that the alleged outbreak in the Ilocos province were confined to specific barangays only and not the whole province. The DOH Center for Health Development Office in Region 1, Northern Luzon, reported a total of 353 dengue cases from Ilocos Norte from January 1 to June 29, this is 47.7% higher than the number of cases reported for the same period in 2018. Most of the cases came from Laoag City (94), Badoc (43), Batac City (29), Pagudpud (21), and Dingras (20). There were no deaths reported. (Govt. of Philippines, 10 Jul 2019)

With 106,630 dengue cases reported through the Philippines Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (PIDSR) system from 1 January to 29 June 2019, including 456 deaths, the current dengue incidence is 85% higher than in 2018, in spite of a delayed rainy season. Whereas the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 0.43% as of 29 June 2019 is lower than in the same time period in 2018 (0.55%), this is still significantly higher than the regional average of 0.22% in the Western Pacific. The Philippines Department of Health (DoH) declared a National Dengue Alert on 15 July 2019, urging regional DoH offices to step up dengue surveillance, case management and outbreak response in primary health facilities and hospitals, as well as through community and school-based health education campaigns, clean-up drives, surveillance activities, case investigations, vector control, and logistics support for dengue control. The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC), raised the code blue alert, activating the national Health Cluster, led by DoH. (WHO, 16 Jul 2019)

Between 1 January to 6 July, 115,986 dengue cases including 456 deaths were reported through the DOH routine surveillance system, with a CFR of 0.42%. With a median age of 12 years, the most affected age group among dengue cases is 5-9 years (30%). Similarly, the most affected age group among dengue deaths is 5-9 years (40%). The majority of dengue cases are male (55%), whereas the majority of dengue deaths are female (53%). CFR is highest in regions V (1%), BARMM (1%), VI (0.6%), and VII (0.7%), whereas incidence is highest in regions IX, CARAGA, VI, XII, X, and II. (WHO, 25 Jul 2019)

The Department of Health (DOH) declared a national dengue epidemic to enable the local government units to use their Quick Response Fund to address the epidemic situation. Based on the DOH Dengue Surveillance Report, there are 146,062 cases recorded from January to July 20 this year, 98% higher than the same period in 2018. There were 622 deaths. (Govt. of Philippines, 6 Aug 2019)

The Department of Health XI is scaling up efforts to inform the public on the gravity of the dengue epidemic that has so far caused 4,345 cases and 21 deaths in Davao Region from January to Aug. 5 this year. The DOH Dengue Surveillance Report identified Regions 4A with 16,515 cases; MIMAROPA with 4,254 cases; Bicol with 3,470 cases; Western Visayas with 23,330 cases; Eastern Visayas with 7,199; Zamboanga Peninsula with 12,317 cases; and Northern Mindanao with 11,455 cases. The morbidity rate has reached 10,502 cases nationwide which is 71% higher than last year’s figures. In Davao Region, the most number of cases is in Davao City (2,168). Other provinces also have high number of cases: Compostela Valley with 788; Davao Oriental with 641; Davao del Norte with 562; Davao del Sur with 151; and Davao Occidental with 35. (Govt. of Philippines, 12 Aug 2019)

During 1 January to 27 July, there are 167,607 dengue cases reported, including 720 deaths. The number of cases reported is 97% higher than in 2018, in spite of a delayed rainy season. Case Fatality Rate (CFR) as of 27 July is 0.43%, which is lower than in the same time period in 2018 (0.54%), but still significantly higher than the regional average of 0.22% in the Western Pacific. The most affected age group among dengue cases is 5-9 years (23%), with a median age of 12 years. Similarly, the most affected age group among dengue deaths is 5-9 years (42%). The majority of dengue cases are male (52%), whereas the majority of dengue deaths are female (54%). CFR is highest in regions XI (.58%), BARMM (.87%), and V (0.57%), whereas incidence is highest in regions VI, IV-A, XIII, IX, X. (WHO, 13 Aug 2019)

As dengue cases continue to rise in Eastern Visayas, the Department of Health's blue alert in Region 8 remains in effect. Based on the data released by DOH-8, a total of 16,526 dengue cases with 50 deaths were reported from January 1 to August 23, 2019. The majority of the cases are from the province of Leyte with 4,262 cases and 13 deaths. Ages ranged from one-month old to 88 years old. The DOH noted a clustering of cases in 95 municipalities and 585 barangays in Eastern Visayas. (Govt. of Philippines, 30 Aug 2019)

Between 1 January and 17 August, 229,736 dengue cases including 958 deaths were reported through the DOH routine surveillance system, with a CFR of 0.42%. With a median age of 12 years, the most affected age group among dengue cases is 5-9 years (23%). Similarly, the most affected age group among dengue deaths is 5-9 years (40%). The majority of dengue cases are male (52%), whereas the majority of dengue deaths are female (54%). Between 11 and 17 August, 13,327 cases and 40 deaths were reported, compared to 17,137 cases and 36 deaths in the preceding week, but still 40% higher than in 2018. (WHO, 2 Sep 2019)

Between 1 January and 31 August 2019, 271,480 dengue cases including 1,107 deaths were reported through the DOH routine surveillance system, with a CFR of 0.41%. With a median age of 12 years, the most affected age group among dengue cases is 5-9 years (23%). Similarly, the most affected age group among dengue deaths is 5-9 years (39%). The majority of dengue cases are male (52%), whereas the majority of dengue deaths are female (53%). Between 25 and 31 August, 12,526 cases and 41 deaths were reported, compared to 13,192 cases and 38 deaths in the preceding week, but still 52% higher than in 2018. Similarly, the weekly CFR of 0.33% in epidemiological week 35 is lower than in the same time period in 2018 (0.40%). (WHO, 13 Sep 2019)

During week 36, 2019, a total of 13,059 dengue cases were reported nationwide. As of 31 August 2019, the cumulative number of cases was 292,076 with 1,184 deaths. This is higher compared to 135,490 cases with 690 deaths reported during the same period in 2018. (WHO, 26 Sep 2019)

Between 1 January and 21 September 2019, Philippines, epidemiological week 1-38 2018 and 2019 322,693 dengue cases including 1,272 deaths were reported through the DOH routine surveillance system, with a CFR of 0.39%. Between 15 and 21 September, 8,856 cases and 15 deaths were reported, compared to 9,815 cases and 37 deaths in the preceding week, but still 25% higher than in 2018. Similarly, the weekly CFR of 0.17% in epidemiological week 38 is lower than in the same time period in 2018 (0.45%). (WHO, 04 Oct 2019)

Date: 15 Jul 2019
Status: Ongoing