Unidad de Investigación en Emergencia y Desastre (UIED)

21 de agosto de 2019
Erasmus Mundus Master in Public Health in Disasters


Unidad de Investigación en Emergencia y Desastre (UIED)

Desastres activos

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone: Floods - Aug 2019

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

Torrential rains starting from 2 August have led to flooding in Freetown. Despite the normal peak of the rainy season in August, the soil was previously saturated by rains in July. At least 6 people are reported dead and some 5,000 people are believed to have lost their shelter. Informal settlements, including impoverished slum communities, scattered around the city and mostly built in flood or landslide prone areas, are likely the most affected and at risk of further flooding, considering the forecast rains in the coming days. (ACAPS, 7 Aug 2019).

Date: 02 Aug 2019
Status: Ongoing

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)

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

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)

Date: 15 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)

As of 16 July, 27 persons are reported missing in AJK, with 150 houses fully damaged, and Leswa Bazar completely washed out. (Govt. of Pakistan, 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)

Local authorities report, as of 30 July, 83 people have died (23 in Punjab, 25 in KP, 10 in Balochistan, 22 in AJ&K), 74 have been injured and over 200 houses damaged. Water supply to Chitral continues to be interrupted and three power houses have been damaged. (Govt. of Pakistan, 30 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. Heavy rainfall, with strong winds and thunderstorms will continue to affect most of Pakistan over 13-14 August. (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. Over the next 24 hours heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are forecast over north-eastern Pakistan. (ECHO, 20 Aug 2019)

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Date: 15 Jul 2019
Status: Ongoing

Myanmar: Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000081-MMR
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: Myanmar

Torrential monsoon rains and rising river levels have caused flooding. In Kachin State, according to the State Government, more than 6,200 people have been evacuated to 39 sites in Myitkyina, Bhamo and Shwegu townships as of 13 July. Rakhine, Chin and Mon states are also being hit by floods. (OCHA, 15 Jul 2019)

Heavy rainfall during Myanmar’s monsoon season resulted in the Laymyo River overflowing at the beginning of July. By 14 July, all of the more than 3,400 people living in the IDP camp of Sin Baw Kaing village, Mrauk-U Township, were affected, and had to be relocated...On 14 July, the water level of Laymyo River had risen further above danger level, and was expected to continue for the next two days. There are more than 180,000 residents in Mrauk-U Township, and an increase in flooding has the potential of affecting a higher number of people across the Township, including other IDP camps in the area. (ACAPS, 15 Jul 2019)

In Kachin State, more than 6,200 people are sheltering in 39 sites in Myitkyina, Bhamo and Shwegu. There are no reports of disease outbreak or casualties. Kyauktaw, Mrauk-U and Minbya townships of Rakhine State, and Belin Township of Mon State are reportedly affected by floods with people evacuated from some areas. National authorities, the Myanmar Red Cross Society, civil society organisations and private donors are responding to the immediate needs of those affected or displaced by floods. By 14 July, all of the more than 3,400 people living in the IDP camp of Sin Baw Kaing village, Mrauk-U Township, were affected, and had to be relocated. Due to the active conflict, a night-time curfew is in place since April 2019 in Mrauk-U, limiting movement and access to services, particularly to healthcare. Internet access is down since 21 June and aid organisations have reported disruption to their activities. (ECHO, 16 Jul 2019)

Monsoon rains and overflowing rivers have triggered seasonal floods in eight states and regions, with evacuations in many locations. According to the Government, more than 57,000 people are estimated to have been cumulatively displaced to 184 evacuation centres. Three people are reported to have been killed. State and regional governments, DDM, the Myanmar Red Cross Society, civil society organizations and private individuals have provided relief assistance to the displaced and affected people. (OCHA, 22 Jul 2019)

A cumulative number of 78,000 people were displaced to 186 evacuation centres in Kachin, Rakhine, Chin, and Mon states, as well as Bago, Sagaing, Mandalay and Magway regions, according to the national Department of Disaster Management (DDM). As of 23 July, more than 40,000 people remain displaced in 39 evacuation centres in these three regions while almost all of the displaced people in other affected states and regions have returned to their homes. (OCHA, 23 Jul 2019)

According to official reports, monsoon floods have cumulatively displaced more than 86,000 people in eight states and regions. As flood waters have receded, more than 40,000 people remain displaced, sheltering in 57 sites downstream in the lower-lying regions of Mandalay, Magway and Sagaing. Around 300 people also remain displaced in the Bhamo area of Kachin State. (OCHA, 30 Jul 2019)

Monsoon floods cumulatively displaced more than 89,000 people across nine states and regions, as of 4 August. Most sites in Kachin and all sites in Rakhine, Mon and Chin states were closed and people have returned home as floodwaters receded. With water flowing southward, Sagaing, Mandalay, Bago and Magway regions and Kayin State are currently the most affected, with more than 26,000 people displaced. (OCHA, 5 Aug 2019)

More than 134,000 people have been affected by the floods since the beginning of July 2019. Approximately 86,413 people affected in the first round of flooding and formerly displaced in Kachin, Rakhine, Sagaing, Chin, Mandalay, and Magway have since been able to return to their homes. As of 11 August 2019, 48,581 people are seeking shelter in evacuation sites due to floods over the last two days in Ayeyarwaddy, Kayin, Bago, Mon, Tanintharyi, and Yangon. A landslide, caused by the heavy rainfall, occurred in Paung Township, Mon State yesterday morning. Reports from the branch assisting in the landslide operations indicate around 49 casualties, over 24 injured and around 50 people still missing. (IFRC, 12 Aug 2019)

According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), a rain-induced landslide occurred in a village in Paung Township (Mon State) on Friday. Search and rescue operations have recovered 53 dead bodies, 29 are believed to be still missing. DDM is providing relief and cash assistance to affected families. The response is being managed by the local governments and the Red Cross. (ECHO, 12 Aug 2019)

Heavy monsoon rain, floods and landslides continue to affect the country resulting in additional deaths and displacing thousands. According to UN OCHA, at least 80,000 people are displaced and sheltering in 170 evacuation sites across the country. Media report that the number of deaths from the landslide in Paung Township (Mon State) has risen to 61. The mudflow destroyed dozens of houses and displaced 150 people. For the next 24 hours, heavy rainfall is forecast across the country, particularly in the Lower Sagaing Region. (ECHO, 14 Aug 2019)

Floodwaters are receding in many areas across Myanmar, with the number of people sheltering in temporary evacuation sites now below 100,000 people from a peak of more than 110,000 people on 13 August. Mon State is severely affected, with huge tracts of farmland and entire villages submerged as water levels have not yet subsided. Over the next few days, more heavy rainfall is predicted for Mon State, Kayin State, and Taninthayi Region, each one already heavily affected. (OCHA, 16 Aug 2019)

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Date: 14 Jul 2019
Status: Ongoing

Nepal: Nepal: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000083-NPL
Disaster type: Flood, Land Slide
Affected countries: Nepal

Incessant rainfall since 11 July afternoon there has killed 29 people and displaced 2,065 households in Central and Eastern part of the country. Recorded highest rainfall for 24 hrs (11-12 July) was 311.9 mm at Simara, Bara, and 245 mm was recorded in Janakpur. The communications systems are semi-functioning in the worst affected areas...The most affected districts are Sarlahi, Mahottari and Rautahat...While the weather situation is improving in the Kathmandu valley, the authorities have issued warning alerts to residents along the Kankai, Koshi, Tamor, Bagmati, Kamala, East Rapti watersheds in Provinces 1, 2 and 3. (Office of the UN Resident Coordinator, 13 Jul 2019)

Incessant rainfall since 11 July afternoon has killed 64 people and temporarily displaced 16,520 households to date (approximately 80,000 people) in Central and Eastern Nepal. While there are humanitarian needs, this is a localized situation, smaller in scale than 2017 when around 460,000 were temporarily displaced...The communications systems and electricity are semi-functioning in the worst affected areas (Sarlahi, Mahottari, Saptari and Rautahat)...While the weather situation is improving, and the flood water levels are receding, the authorities have issued warning alerts to people in Provinces 5, 6 and 7 as heavy rain is expected in those areasin the coming days. (Office of the UN Resident Coordinator, 15 Jul 2019)

Relief efforts are ongoing, and the situation is progressively returning to normal. The temporarily displaced population is gradually returning: According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the number of temporarily displaced has decreased to 11,839 households from a peak of 17, 431 on 16 July. Flood waters have receded in most areas, and following repair works major highways are operational. However, rural roads in some area of the southern parts of Terai districts remain inaccessible, and water logging and associated damages in some locations in the southern part of Saptari, Rautahat and Mahottari continue to pose operational challenges. The axis of this monsoon trough has moved south, away from the Terai region of Nepal. Thus, the monsoon rainfall is less active across the country overall, although the authorities have asked Provinces 5, 6 and 7 to be on standby and issued alerts to major watersheds in those areas, according to the forecast. (Office of the UN Resident Coordinator, 18 Jul 2019)

According to the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOCO) as of 19 July, 90 people died, 29 are still missing and 41 have been reported injured as a result of ongoing heavy Monsoon rains. The Nepal Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) and Nepal Survey Department report that 11,839 are displaced. In the last 7 days, 92 landslides and 83 floods have affected the country. (ECHO, 19 Jul 2019)

Heavy rainfall on 11-12 July caused landslides and flooding in 32 Districts across Nepal. Flooding was most severe in 11 Terai districts of Provinces 1 and 2. A large loss of life and damages to assets, housing, water and sanitation infrastructure, food stocks, crop and livestock all have a significant impact on food security in the region. An estimated 212,000 people’s food security is significantly affected as a result of the flooding, of which 101,600 people, or 17,400 households, are deemed to be the most in need of assistance. (Govt. of Nepal, 23 Jul 2019)

As of 24 July, media report 94 fatalities, while 29 people are reported missing. The death toll could further increase after several landslides hit Gulmi district (western Nepal). Various highways and main roads closed due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall. Rivers Bagmati (in Karmaiya Town) and Riukhola (in Bankatta Town) have reached above danger level. (ECHO, 24 Jul 2019)

As of 29 July, 115 people have been confirmed dead, 29 people are reported as missing and 69 have been injured. For the next 24 hours, widespread heavy rain with thunderstorms is forecast over the country. (ECHO, 29 Jul 2019)

As of 30 July, an estimated 176,800 people’s food security is currently significantly affected as a result of the flooding, of which 79,900 people, or 13,800 households, are deemed to be the most in need of assistance. At least 12,000 households are estimated displaced in six Districts as of 29 July, a majority of whom are in Siraha (5,300) and Mahottari (4,600) Districts. Many households in flooded areas have lost food stock from the winter harvest. Within the most affected communities of each district, losses were largest in Siraha, Rautahat, Sarlahi and Mahottari, with 40-80% of households having lost upwards of 75% of their food stock. (Govt. of Nepal, 30 Jul 2019)

As of 1 August, 117 people died, 80 have been injured and 38 are reportedly still missing. The number of fatalities has increased following several floods and landslides across 32 Districts since the beginning of July. For the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain with thunderstorms is forecast across the country. Furthermore, several houses have been damaged and destroyed, particularly in Rautahat, Mahottari and Siraha Districts. (ECHO, 01 Aug 2019)

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Date: 11 Jul 2019
Status: Ongoing

Armenia: Armenia: Hail Storm - Jun 2019

GLIDE number: OT-2019-000078-ARM
Disaster type: Severe Local Storm
Affected countries: Armenia

On 27 June 2019 a hailstorm has damaged almost all yield capacity of 14 communities in Shirak region in Armenia. This storm was already the third to hit Armenia within a month. According to results of the rapid assessment conducted by the Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS) and Shirak regional authorities, 14 communities and about 3,900 households have been affected. 960 households in the four most affected communities have lost 80 to 100 per cent of their yield capacity. (IFRC, 11 Jul 2019)

Date: 27 Jun 2019
Status: Ongoing

Hungary: Hungary: Severe Local Storm - Jun 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000075-HUN
Disaster type: Flood, Severe Local Storm
Affected countries: Hungary

Devastating storm cells hit Eastern Hungary on 27 June afternoon, leaving 80 settlements affected by damages caused by strong wind and heavy rainfall. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), 2,560 rooftops (160 public and 2,400 private properties) were damaged. Hungarian Red Cross immediately started the coordination of the assistance with relevant authorities. According to the ongoing assessment, the most affected settlements are Pusztadobos, Nyírkarász, and the town of Nyírmada, where 80 per cent of private homes suffered damages. Trees fell on electrical aerial cables and caused blackouts in 93 settlements leaving more than 50,000 households without electricity for two or more days. To date, electricity has been restored in all affected households. The NDMA indicates that more than 30 families (114 people) were evacuated due to life-threatening structural damages, all of whom have been sheltered in municipal homes or at relatives and have not been able to return to their homes. In total, 2,400 households suffered damages (approx. 7,200 people) with the scale of damage on a wide spectrum. (IFRC, 10 Jul 2019)

Date: 27 Jun 2019
Status: Ongoing

India: India: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000084-IND
Disaster type: Flood, Land Slide
Affected countries: India

On 10 June 2019, Tropical Cyclone VAYU formed over the eastern Arabian Sea (Indian Ocean) and started moving north. On 11 June at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 310 km west of Malvan (Maharashtra State, western India) with maximum sustained winds of 93 km/h (ECHO, 11 Jun 2019). In anticipation for the tropical cyclone, Indian National Disaster Response Forces (NDRF) evacuated over 270,000 people from coastal areas in Gujarat on 12 June (OCHA, 17 Jun 2019). On 17 June, the Depression...was weaken into a well marked low pressure area. (Govt. of India, 17 Jun 2019)

Over 700 people have been moved to relief camps in the state of Assam...after flooding caused by the overflowing Brahmaputra, Barak and Jia Bhoreli rivers. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), as of 26 June, 2019, flooding has affected around 5,000 people in 12 villages of Chirang and Jorhat districts. Around 550 people had moved from their homes to stay in relief centres set up in Bijni, Chirang district, and a further 183 were staying in camps in Jorhat West, Jorhat district. (Floodlist, 28 Jun 2019)

Media report 21 fatalities and more than 60 injured in Mumbai, 21 dead in Pune and 10 more across Maharashtra State. Heavy rainfall caused the breach of the Tiware Dam (Chiplun Municipality, Ratnagiri District), triggering floods that resulted in 18 deaths. (ECHO, 5 Jul 2019)

Heavy rain and floods have been affecting eight districts of the Assam State...According to [ASDMA], as of 9 July, at least 62,000 people have been affected and 145 villages flooded...Local authorities have deployed four distribution camps in Golaghat District and one relief camp in Jorhat District where 200 people have been sheltered. (ECHO, 10 Jul 2019)

According to ASDMA, as of 10 July, three people have died, two due to floods in the Districts of Golaghat and Dhemaji and one in Kamrup District after a landslide. At least 200,000 people have been affected and 530 villages flooded. The authorities have deployed three relief camps (two in Titabar and one in Jorhat) with 249 people sheltered, and ten relief distribution centres are in operation. (ECHO, 11 Jul 2019)

The number of flood-affected people in Assam State significantly increased to 423,386 during the past 24 hours. According to the daily flood report of [ASDMA], the second wave of flooding has so far affected 749 villages in 17 districts of the State.

Six people have died due the floods in Assam and two in Mizoram State. In Assam, monsoon flood has inundated at least 21 of the 27 districts affecting over 800,000 people...Officials said over 27,000 hectares of farmland are under floodwater and over 7,000 people have been evacuated to 68 relief camps across the state. (ECHO, 13 Jul 2019)

A red alert was issued in Assam on 15 July as 4,300,000 people across 30 of the state's 33 districts are affected by floods. 15 have died and 80,000 are shetering in 494 camps. Another 24 have died from flooding in Bihar and up to 2.5 million people have been affected. 1,000 families were evacuated in Mizoram after the Khawthlangtuipui river flooded 32 villages in Lunglei district and five were killed. Two more deaths were reported in Tripura and 18,000 people are sheltering in 61 camps. . (ECHO, 16 Jul 2019)

As of 17 July, 33 are reported dead in Bihar State, 17 in Assam State and 14 in Utar Pradesh. Over 25,000 people have been affected in nine flood-affected districts in Bihar and more than 140,000 people are sheltering across 695 camps in Assam. (ECHO, 17 Jul 2019)

As of 18 July, the number dead in Assam has increased from 17 to 30, 33 have died in Bihar, 14 in Uttar Pradesh and 2 in Tripura. 14 people died when a building collapsed after heavy rainfall in Mumbai. (ECHO, 18 Jul 2019)

As of 22 July, floods in Assam and Bihar have claimed 116 lives and are affecting 11 million people, 3,837,000 in Assam and 7,278,000 in Bihar. Large-scale relief operations are underway in flood-hit areas of lower Assam. Over 130,000 displaced are sheltering in 689 relief camps and 240 relief distribution centres set up by district administrations. The flood level is receding in both states and health authorities are concerned that there is the risk of a vector-borne disease outbreak, like dengue and Encephalitis. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert in northern Kerala for Idukki, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod Districts.

As of 23 July, 102 people died in Bihar, 66 in Assam, 20 in Kerala and 5 in Tripura. In addition, media report 46 deaths in Uttar Pradesh, of which 32 due to lightning on 21 July. National authorities provided approximately 1,500 relief camps and deployed 123 teams of the [NDRF] to help the affected people. (ECHO, 24 Jul 2019)

As of 25 July, tens of thousands have been displaced in the state of Assam. 147,000 people are seeking temporary shelters at camps set up by the Government of India. The flooding and landslides caused by Brahmaputra River bursting its riverbanks has affected 4.6 million people in the state. Twelve districts in Bihar are badly affected by floods. A total of 2,000,000 people have been affected, and 1,100,000 people displaced by the flood waters in 55 blocks in nine out of the 12 affected districts (Sheohar, Sitamarhi, East Champaran, Madhubani, Araria, Kishanganj, Supaul, Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur). (IFRC, 25 Jul 2019)

As of 31 July, national authorities report 166 fatalities in Maharashtra, 127 in Bihar, 89 in Assam, 26 in Kerala, and 13 in Rajasthan following ongoing Monsoon flooding. More than 1.2 million people have been affected in Assam and Bihar and at least 651,000 people displaced in 1,552 relief camps. Approximately 33,800 houses have been reportedly destroyed in Assam, Kerala and Rajasthan. National authorities deployed 50 [NDRF] teams to assist those affected. (ECHO, 31 Jul 2019)

As of 2 August, national authorities report 5 fatalities in Vadodara City (Gujarat State), and over 5,700 evacuated. Most parts of Vadodara remain inundated and many houses have been damaged, as Vishwamitri river breached its banks and flooded the area. Several crocodiles from Vishwamitri river have ventured in waterlogged residential areas of Vadodara City. Heavy to very heavy rainfall and strong winds will continue to affect Gujarat State on 2-3 August. (ECHO, 02 Aug 2019)

Additional intense monsoon rains since 2 August have resulted in flooding across Maharashtra state, killing 4 and leading to the evacuation of hundreds. All major rivers are at danger level. Flooding has been reported in Pune, Nashik, Thane and Plaghar and Mumbai. Heavy to very heavy rains are predicted until 9 August. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is leading the response. (ECHO, 05 Aug 2019)

Ongoing Monsoon flooding has brought the death toll to 182 in Maharashtra State, 130 in Bihar, 93 in Assam, 53 in Gujarat, 34 in Karnataka, 26 in Kerala, and 13 in Rajasthan. More than 655,000 people are displaced across 1,402 relief camps in Assam, Bihar, Karnataka and Kerala States. According to initial assessments, approximately 36,000 houses have been destroyed in the affected states. National authorities deployed 147 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams to the affected areas. Flood alerts have been issued for several districts in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala States and Dadra Nagar Haveli, Daman Territories. (ECHO, 06 Aug 2019)

Incessant rains have affected different parts of Maharashtra. According to media reports 132,360 people (28,397) families have been shifted to safer places from all five districts of Pune Division - Solapur, Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur and Pune in western Maharashtra. The districts of Sangli and Kolhapur are the worst affected with over 53,000 and 51,000 people were evacuated respectively from the two districts. Media also reports of 16 deaths have been reported in rain and flood related incidents from the affected areas over the last seven days. Several teams of the army, navy, air force and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are conducting rescue operations in both the districts. (ECHO, 08 Aug 2019)

Incessant rains coupled with the strong wind in Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra led to 76 deaths and millions affected in the last three days. Localised flooding also reported from Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh. In Kerala, 40 people are feared trapped under debris after a major landslide occurred in Malappuram district. A red alert for heavy rain and landslides has been issued by the state authority in nine of the 14 districts in the state. (ECHO, 10 Aug 2019)

Widespread Monsoon flooding in southern and western states has left 85 dead in Kerala, 48 in Karnataka, 43 in Maharashtra, and 31 in Gujarat. Over 1.2 million people are displaced across 2,093 relief camps in Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Reduced rainfall has led to some improvement to the situation. River levels are expected to rise in Odisha State, the River Krishna and its tributaries have reached severe levels. Most dam reservoirs are full in Maharashtra State. Heavy rain is forecast in central-eastern states over the next 24 hours and widespread rain is expected in Kerala over the next 48 hours. (ECHO, 13 Aug 2019)

The ongoing monsoon in India has lead to 32 fatalities (13 in West Bengal, 11 in Kerala, 4 in Odisha, 4 in Maharashtra) between 12-15 August, according to national authorities. On 12-13 August, more than 265,000 people were evacuated to 7,657 evacuation camps spread across various states. 3,500 houses have been damaged by flood waters. River levels are severe in four sites, while several dams in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu States are full and authorities have ordered the precautionary release of excess flow. (ECHO, 16 Aug 2019)

Torrential rains in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand have triggered flash floods. Delhi and Punjab states are also on flood alert. According to media reports, at least 23 people have been killed in Himachal Pradesh, while 3 died and 22 are missing following a cloudburst in Uttarakhand, 3 more reportedly died in Punjab. Over 670 roads, including 13 national highways are blocked across Himachal Pradesh, which received 1,065% higher than normal ‘single day rainfall’ on 18 August. Uttarakhand recorded a surplus of 159% in 24 hours. Water, electricity and communication facilities have been affected. The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) are conducting search and rescue operations. (ECHO, 19 Aug 2019)

According to the latest report of the National Emergency Response Centre (NDMI), the death toll following Monsoon flooding has reached 1,058 across 9 States. 245 people have died in Maharashtra, 155 in Kerala, 154 in West Bengal, 130 in Bihar, 107 in Gujarat, 94 in Assam, 94 in Karnataka, 69 in Madhya Pradesh, and 10 in Odisha. The number of displaced, according to the same source, has reached more than 1,830,000 people. (ECHO, 20 Aug 2019)

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Date: 26 Jun 2019
Status: Ongoing

Viet Nam: Viet Nam: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2019

GLIDE number: FF-2019-000068-VNM
Disaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide
Affected countries: Viet Nam

Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern Vietnam, particularly the districts of Muong Te, Sa Pa and Nam Nhun (northern Lai Châu Province) since 24 June, causing flash floods and triggering landslides. According to media reports, as of 26 June, one person died and three are missing. At least 20 houses have been flooded, several roads, including the national highway and the provincial highway, have been damaged by landslides and a bridge collapsed. (ECHO, 26 Jun 2019)

Between 3-5 July 2019, Tropical Depression MUN's passage over northern Vietnam (North Central, Red River Delta and North East Regions) caused fatalities and damage. Media report two fatalities and three injured in Hai Hoa Commune (Tinh Gia District, Thanh Hoa Province) after the Yen Hoa bridge collapsed due to heavy rainfall. Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast over northern Vietnam. (ECHO, 5 Jul 2019)

Following Tropical Cyclone Wipha's passage, heavy rainfall and strong winds have affected several provinces of northern Vietnam, causing flash floods and triggering landslides. According to media reports, five people died and 14 are still missing. At least 100 houses have been destroyed, 200 damaged and roads flooded. 500 soldiers and police officers have been deployed to assist in the response.(ECHO, 5 Aug 2019)

Following Tropical Cyclone WIPHA's passage on 31 July in Vietnam, the national authorities report 12 fatalities and 9 missing following flooding and landslides. The most affected provinces are Soc Trang, Ca Mau and Kien Giang, where at least 6,470 buildings have been damaged. A section of sea dyke on the western coast of Ca Mau was at high risk of breaching due to strong waves. Water levels in the Srepok river are approaching alarming levels, while flash flood and landslide warnings are in effect for low-lying districts in Dak Lak, Lam Dong and Dak Nong provinces. Heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and stong winds are forecast across Vietnam from 7-8 August. (ECHO, 07 Aug 2019)

Several provinces in the center, central highlands and south of Vietnam have been impacted by floods following torrential rain over a number of days. The worst affected provinces are Kien Giang followed by Lam Dong. Other provinces affected include Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Kon Tum, Dong Nai, Binh Thuan and Binh Phuoc. According to a report issued by the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (NCDPC), as of 10 August 2019, 10 deaths have been reported while four people injured and over 1,985 people evacuated. In total 12,141 houses are affected by the floods. In addition, households have lost livestock, gardens and other assets. (IFRC, 11 Aug 2019)

According to a recent report issued by the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (NCDPC), there have been 11 deaths, one (1) missing, five (5) people injured and over 1,985 people evacuated. In total 12,307 houses have been flooded. In addition, households have lost livestock, gardens and other assets. Flooding of the Cam Ly river in Lam Dong peaked on the evening of 8 August 2019 at 834.25m, exceeding all previous records by 0.28m. While the river level dropped slightly to 830.41m on the following day, it remains at dangerous levels. Flooding of the Dong Nai river at peaked on 9 August 2019 at 114.10m. (IFRC, 16 Aug 2019)

Date: 26 Jun 2019
Status: Ongoing

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

GLIDE number: VO-2019-000118-PNG
Disaster type: Volcano
Affected countries: Papua New Guinea

On 26 June, the Ulawun volcano in East New Britain erupted and began emitting ash plumes up to 20,000 metres. About 12,000 people in West New Britain and 4,000 people in East New Britain have been affected by the eruption. About 6,800 people have evacuated and are in two care centres in West New Britain.The West New Britain provincial authorities are assessing the affected area. The volcanic activity is subsiding, and the alert level is expected to be lowered from level 2 to 1. (Office of the Resident Coordinator, 27 Jun 2019)

Between 3,000 and 5,000 people voluntarily evacuated the immediate vicinity of Ulawun, according to the National Disaster Centre. The ash plume is moving generally south but has slowed in recent hours. Air Niugini has cancelled flights to Hoskins Airport until further assessments are made. The cluster system is to be activated in response to food, water, shelter and non food item needs among the evacuees. As the area has been cut off from the highway, relief items will be transported by road from Kimbe to Bialla, and then via helicopter to those affected. (ECHO, 27 Jun 2019)

Approximately 10,620 people have congregated in at least ten care centre sites, according to local-level government authorities in Bialla, West New Britain. Another 427 people are in a single care centre in East New Britain. No casualties have been reported. Ashfall has been observed across Talesea District, and down to Kimbe. The authorities in West New Britain have declared a provincial state of emergency and have activated their emergency response plan for Mt. Ulawun, including the establishment of a forward base in Bialla. All communities within a 20-kilometre radius of the volcano were instructed to relocate to designated safe zones. Hoskins airport was opened at 17:00 today by the airport authority, National Airports Corporation. It is expected that Air Niugini flights will resume over the weekend pending and air quality assessment. (Office of the Resident Coordinator, 28 Jun 2019)

As of 2 July, approximately 13,250 people have congregated in at least 9 care centre sites in West New Britain. Two people have been reportedly sustained light injuries during the relocation. Overcrowding has been observed in the care centre sites. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a large number of people are staying in open areas without shelter, minimal food supplies, with limited access to clean drinking water, latrines, and sanitation.There are public health risks of vector-borne diseases, measles, and other vaccine-preventable and diarrhoeal diseases. Due to heavy ashfall remaining on the runway, Air Niugini flights into Hoskins Airport were cancelled again as of 1 July until a further review is undertaken by the airline.(Office of the Resident Coordinator, 2 Jul 2019)

As of 5 July, there is an estimated 7,318 people staying in seven evacuation sites in West New Britain Province, and 2,538 people are staying in one evacuation site in East New Britain Province, according to IOM displacement profiles. In West New Britain, 86 per cent of those displaced are staying in the government-run care centres, with around 16 per cent staying in open spaces or with no shelter. Five of the six sites reported health-related concerns, including malaria and coughs and only one site was reported to have health services. In East New Britain, around 85 per cent of people displaced are living in makeshift shelters. The site was reported to lack functioning toilets or separate bathing facilities and the primary source of drinking water are nearby streams. Reported health problems include malaria and diarrhoea; there are no health services available near the site. (Office of the Resident Coordinator, 5 Jul 2019)

As of 12 Jul, the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory’s (RVO) preliminary assessment indicates that people evacuated in East New Britain Province may return home immediately, while those evacuated in West New Britain Province may be able to return home in a week’s time. The alert level remains at 1, indicating a low threat to life. West New Britain provincial authorities have downgraded the State of Emergency on 12 July, noting that it would be scaling down operations and officers would be returning to their normal duties. Gaps remain in addressing evacuees’ needs at care centres, apart from food. A major concern remains the risk of disease outbreaks due to a lack of access to water, poor sanitation and hygiene conditions, and general living conditions at the care centres and other evacuation sites. (Office of the Resident Coordinator, 12 Jul 2019)

A government assessment of communities home to approximately 7,500 people, showed nearly all household food gardens were covered in ash and likely lost. Schools, due to resume on 8 July, remained suspended. Evacuees are still located in informal sites along the Pandi River. Access to clean water and sanitation and hygiene continue to be priorities, as well as a growing need to address psychosocial issues and establish safe recreational zones for children and support programs for women. The Government has distributed US$66,700 worth of food relief to evacuation sites, and public health authorities have provided medical assistance. In-country support from humanitarian partners has included provision of food, emergency shelter items and non-food items, essential medicines and supplies, and nutritional supplements. (OCHA, 22 Jul 2019)

On 3 August, Mt Ulawun erupted. According to the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre in Darwin, the ash plume is almost 14 km high. Flights between Port Moresby and Kimbe Airport were cancelled over the weekend. Fine ash from the eruption fell in Kimbe Town and may continue to fall on communities directly downwind of the volcano. Approximately 8,000 people are still displaced following the last eruption in June. (ECHO, 05 Aug 2019)

Date: 25 Jun 2019
Status: Ongoing

Bangladesh: Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000079-BGD
Disaster type: Flood, Land Slide
Affected countries: Bangladesh

The Monsoon Season in Bangladesh officially started on 17 June. However, monsoon-related incidents have been recorded in the Rohingya refugee camps since April. During the reporting period, from 14 to 20 June, some 290 refugees in total were affected by landslides/erosions, wind, storm, rain and fires. The most commonly reported events were wind, rain and storms, affecting over 180 Rohingya refugees.(ISCG, 20 Jun 2019)

During the reporting period, from 20 to 27 June 2019, some 182 refugees were affected by monsoon-related events. The heaviest monsoon impact this week was recorded on the 21st of June, with windstorms and landslides affecting almost 100 people...Cumulatively, since 21st April, at least 22,000 refugees have been affected by landslides/erosions, wind, storm and rain. (ISCG, 27 Jun 2019)

Three days of continuous rain in Bangladesh have destroyed 273 shelters and injured 11 people in the Cox’s Bazar settlements where more than 900,000 Rohingya refugees live. An estimated 350mm of rain fell in 72 hours from Monday and more heavy downpours are expected throughout next week, with four months of the monsoon season to go. According to preliminary reports, there have been 26 landslides. (UNHCR, 5 Jul 2019)

From 1 to 7 July, 136 natural disaster related incidents were reported affecting nearly 18,000 people in the Cox’s Bazar refugee camps as a result of the monsoon. 3,230 people were displaced, 16 injured and 2 were killed, including one child. The incidents also caused damage to infrastructure within the camps, with nearly 3,800 shelters and facilities reported to have been damaged or destroyed. The humanitarian community have responded to these needs either from resources available in the camp, or for 10 incidents, through sectoral/emergency programmes. Since the beginning of the rainy season in late April, nearly 38,500 people have been affected, 4,500 displaced, 61 people injured, and eight killed. (OCHA, 8 Jul 2019)

According to the [ISCG] daily incident report, 5 landslide, 10 storm and 1 flooding incidents were reported on 11 July, affecting 1,232 people in the camps including 195 individuals temporarily displaced, and 39 shelter and 22 WASH facilities were damaged. Since 2 July, a total of 46,685 people have been affected, and 5,835 displaced within refugee camps in Ukhia and Teknaf Upazilas of Cox’s Bazar. Two deaths have been reported. (ECHO, 12 Jul 2019)

As of 16 July 2019, 21 low-lying districts in Bangladesh are flooded and 3 districts are affected by river bank erosion. Over 20 million people have been affected and 30 people have died since 13 July 2019. People have been marooned in their homes, schools have been closed and, in some cases, eroded to rivers, crops have been damaged, and livelihoods disrupted. Over 20 river stations are flowing over the warning level. Forecasts show that the situation may deteriorate in the northern most districts whilst improving in the north-western districts. (CARE, 16 Jul 2019)

Continuous monsoon rains have impacted several districts in the north, north-east and south-east of the country, resulting in flooding and landslides. As of 19 July, 37 people are dead. According to Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, more than 4.7 million people have been affected and at least 135,600 houses have been damaged. On 16 July, the Jamuna river broke its banks, inundating at least 40 villages and displacing more than 200,000 people. Several rivers have reached dangerous levels in 23 points across the country. Rescue and aid operations have been hampered by road and communication interruptions caused by floods and landslides. Shortages of food and drinking water have resulted in an outbreak of water-borne diseases in several areas. (ECHO, 19 Jul 2019)

As of 21 July, about 4 million people have been affected by flood and landslides, 36 people reportedly killed, and more than 187,000 people displaced, according to the Government. Schools in most affected areas are being used as shelters. Response is ongoing and the government authorities have distributed relief items. About 2,000 emergency health support teams are operational in 20 districts. Forecasts suggest that another round of heavy rainfall could result in additional flooding and landslides in Bangladesh and surrounding areas from late July into early August. (OCHA, 22 Jul 2019)

Monsoon rains continue to affect most of the country (particularly northern, north-eastern and south-eastern Divisions). The most affected Districts are Kurigram, Jamalpur, Gaibandha, Sirajganj, Sunamganj, Bogura and Bandarban. The UN Resident Coordinator for Bangladesh reports 71 fatalities across 21 Districts, more than 287,000 people displaced and around 4 million people affected. In addition, the same source reports more than 27,000 houses destroyed and approximately 419,000 houses damaged. (ECHO, 25 Jul 2019)

As of 30 July, the number of fatalities caused by heavy monsoon rainfall has reached 119. According to the UN assessment, 7.3 million people have been directly affected by monsoon floods throughout the country, and an estimated 308,000 people have been displaced. 85% of the overall displacement has occurred in the nine most affected districts Jamalpur, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Sylhet, Sirajganj, Tangail, Sunamganj, Bogra, Bandarban. Approximately 584,000 houses are damaged or destroyed, while flooding has damaged transport infrastructure, including 6,641 kilometres of road and 1,275 bridges. There is a high risk of water-related diseases and infections. (ECHO, 30 Jul 2019)

As of 5 August, 7.6 million persons in 28 districts are affected by the monsoon floods. More than half a million houses were damaged or destroyed and 300,000 persons were displaced. Nine districts are severely impacted: Bogra, Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Kurigram, Sirajganj, Sunamganj, Sylhet, Tangail and, Bandarban. The latter faced landslides and flashfloods. The number of deaths remain at 119. (Office of the Resident Coordinator, 05 Aug 2019)

Monsoon rains have continued to cause damages and to displace people across 28 districts in Bangladesh, including damages to 6,641 kilometers of roads, 1,275 bridges and culverts, and 1,515 kilometers of embankments. Over 260,000 people been displaced, with most housed in makeshift shelters or on embankments. While some people have started to return in areas where waters have receded, riverbank erosion has permanently destroyed homes and settlements in other areas. (OCHA, 13 Aug 2019)

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Date: 21 Jun 2019
Status: Ongoing

Gambia: Gambia: Windstorm Surge - Jun 2019

GLIDE number: VW-2019-000069-GMB
Disaster type: Severe Local Storm
Affected countries: Gambia

On 19th June 2019, a windstorm surge hit through five (5) regions in the Upper River Region (URR) namely; Jimara, Tumanna, Wuli East, Wuli West and Sandu districts as well as two districts of Central River Region (CRR) namely Upper Fulado East, Upper Fulado West and Niani, of Gambia, affecting 67 communities. The winds storm surge affected over 900 families (8,100 pax) and caused internal displacement, injuries and 4 deaths (3 in URR and 1 in CRR). So far, the Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) and National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) indicated that over 15,000 people were affected, including 1,425 people displaced, among whom many are currently being sheltered by relatives, host families and other temporary evacuation centres. The report indicates that some four (4) people have been confirmed dead as a result of the falling walls of buildings and flying iron sheets, 101 people have been injured, and over 900 houses have been damaged or destroyed - totally destroyed (500), partially destroyed (450). According to the National Meteorological Department and authorities of the two regions, this windstorm surge is the first time in recorded history that Gambia has experienced such a disaster with this scale of destruction caused to the lives and housing of communities, in addition to the injuries. (IFRC, 27 Jun 2019)

Date: 19 Jun 2019
Status: Ongoing

Honduras: Central America: Dengue Outbreak - Jun 2019

GLIDE number: EP-2019-000072-HND
Disaster type: Epidemic
Affected countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua

Honduras is experiencing an outbreak of dengue fever. The number of cases began to climb as of April 2019, and by Epidemiological Week 23 (2-8 June) a total of 11,436 cases had been reported, of which 7,395 (64.7 per cent) were cases of dengue with no warning signs and 4,041 (35.3 per cent) were severe cases. So far 63 people are reported dead, of which 33 are laboratory-confirmed (1.55 per cent mortality) (see figure attached). During this same period, 12 departments (66.6 per cent of the entire country) reported high incidence of dengue. In view of this scenario, on 14 June the Government of Honduras declared a Health Emergency in these departments. The most affected departments are Cortés (4,200 cases), Yoro (1,083 cases), Olancho (855 cases) and Santa Bárbara (643 cases). If we add the 1,042 cases reported in the San Pedro Sula Metropolitan Region, we see that 75 per cent of all cases reported to date are in north-western Honduras (8,647 / 11,436 cases). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Honduras presents 77.5 per cent of dengue cases reported in America. (IFRC, 2 Jul 2019)

The Government is allocating more than US$10 million for public institutions to respond to the dengue outbreak currently gripping Honduras. Additionally, the Government will allocate more than $2 million to affected municipalities for dengue response. As of epidemiological week 29, Honduras has seen 33,840 cases, with 8,662 cases of severe dengue and 150 deaths. Of Honduras’ 32 public hospitals, 26 are overrun with cases; officials have postponed planned operations to manage the volume of cases. Health officials have not ruled out taking over schools to accommodate the increasing number of patients. With Honduras’ three-month rainy season set to begin, which will likely cause more mosquito activity, PAHO/ WHO estimates that the peak of the outbreak is still on the horizon, placing more importance on effective awareness and sanitation campaigns. (OCHA, 29 Jul 2019)

El Salvador
On 25 July, the Ministry of Health reported 8,893 cases so far this year, a 220 per cent increase from the 2,700 cases registered by in the same reporting period in 2018. There are nine deaths currently under investigation for suspected links to the disease. Hospitalizations are also up with 2,241 in 2019 compared to 643 in 2018. The Ministry is also reporting an 88 per cent increase in Zika cases and 64 per cent increase in Chikungunya cases. (OCHA, 29 Jul 2019)

The Ministry of Health reports that Guatemala has, as of 13 July, some 8,370 cases of dengue. Health authorities note that there have only been 38 cases of severe dengue, resulting in 27 deaths, including 18 children. Although the cases through 13 July are nearly double the cases in 13 July 2017, they are well below the peak of 19,700 cases through 13 July in 2014. Most cases are in the departments of Escuintla, Huehuetenango, Izabal, Quetzaltenango and San Marcos. (OCHA, 29 Jul 2019)

Central America is experiencing an outbreak of dengue fever since April 2019, with approximately 10,000 suspected cases reported across the region so far. The highest number is reported in Nicaragua with 49,929 suspected cases (of which 1,862 are laboratory-confirmed) and in Honduras with 34,840 cases (of which 58 are laboratory-confirmed deaths). (ECHO, 1 Aug 2019)

Date: 14 Jun 2019
Status: Ongoing

Yemen: Yemen: Flash Floods - Jun 2019

GLIDE number: FF-2019-000054-YEM
Disaster type: Flash Flood
Affected countries: Yemen

Torrential rain and flash flooding in recent weeks, culminating in widespread flooding in the second week of June, have affected thousands of families across Yemen. It is estimated that rains and floods have affected close to 70,000 people, including internally displaced people, in over 10 governorates. Hajjah Governorate is the most affected Governorate...As of 10 June, the Executive Unit for IDPs rapid assessment identified more than 3,000 displaced families (18,000 people) in Aden, Lahj, Taizz and Hadramaut affected by heavy rain and flooding between 7 and 9 June. Approximately 1,321 displaced families (about 8,000 people) have been affected in 12 areas of Aden City. The rains have also affected 1,385 displaced families (8,310 people) in four sites in Tuban District in Lahj Governorate, 315 families (1,890 people) at five sites in Ash Shamayatayn and Al Maafer districts in Taizz, 149 families (894 people) in several sites in As Shihir, Al Mukalla and Al Abr districts in Hadramaut, and 243 families (about 1,500 people) in IDP settlements in Al Qods village, Khanfir District in Abyan. (OCHA, 11 Jun 2019)

Heavy rains, winds and flooding in the southern governorates of Aden and Lahj have left a trail of destruction in their wake as shelters, health clinics, food stocks, and WASH facilities succumbed to the extreme weather conditions. As a result, some 2,700 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been directly affected. The Shelter/CCCM/NFI cluster partners, including UNHCR and the government authorities, immediately conducted field visits, deciding that 600 emergency shelter kits (ESKs) and core-relief items (CRIs) each would be distributed at IDP sites in Aden and Lahj, along with the materials needed to rehabilitate damaged shelters. Health clinic tents and mobile health units are to be temporarily activated. WASH partners have been asked to provide a water pump to remove floodwater from the IDP sites. (UNHCR, 14 Jun 2019)

Heavy rainfall across south Yemen in the last 24 hours has resulted in causalities. According to media reports, as of 29 July, 6 people died and at least 3 others are still missing in the Abyan and Shabwa provinces. Floods caused damage to several farms and disrupted road systems. Power outages have been reported in both Abyan and Shabwa provinces. (ECHO, 29 Jul 2019)

Date: 10 Jun 2019
Status: Ongoing

South Sudan: South Sudan: Floods - Jun 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000062-SSD
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: South Sudan

Considerable flooding from 5th - 7th June 2019 triggered population movement and displacement in three (3) counties. . The raging floods resulted to substantial destruction of houses, road networks and destroyed the livelihoods of 10,892 households according to the results of the Rapid Needs Assessment (RNA) conducted by South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC) in collaboration with the State department for Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC). As an in-depth needs’ assessment is being carried out to determine the level of the damages, according to the state Ministry of Agriculture, an estimated 100 fedans of crops have been destroyed with further hundreds of heads of cattle reportedly dead. (IFRC, 22 Jun 2019)

Date: 07 Jun 2019
Status: Ongoing

Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2019

GLIDE number: EP-2019-000080-ETH
Disaster type: Epidemic
Affected countries: Ethiopia

From 25 April to 6 June 2019, 424 cholera cases including at least 15 deaths (CFR: 3.5%) have been reported from five regions in Ethiopia, including Addis Ababa administrative city. This includes one additional region, Somali, which reported cases for the first time on 6 June. The most affected region is Amhara (198 cases, 47%), followed by Oromia (168 cases, 40%), Addis Ababa (15 cases, 3%), Somali (33 cases, 8%) and Tigray (10 cases, 2%). Of these cases, 13 were confirmed by culture (5 in Oromia, 4 in Addis Ababa, 2 in Amhara and 2 in Tigray)...

As of 19 June 2019, a total of 642 suspected cholera cases with associated 15 deaths (CFR 2.3%) have been reported from two administrative cities of Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa and 4 regions of Amhara, Oromia, Somali and Tigray. The most affected regions are Oromia (306 cases), Amhara (204 cases) and Addis Ababa (81 cases). (WHO, 30 Jun 2019)

According to WHO Weekly Bulletin on Outbreaks and other Emergencies issued on 7 July 2019, from 25 April to 23 June 2019, 688 cholera cases, 23 confirmed and 15 associated deaths (Cholera case facility rate: 2.30%) have been reported from five regions in Ethiopia, including Addis Ababa administrative city. As of 7th July 2019, the number of regions affected by the cholera outbreak increased to seven (7). Afar and Diredawa regions are new regions to record and report cholera cases with the Afar region totalling 131 cases and one death. The most affected of all seven regions is Oromia (360 cases, 41%), followed by Amhara (202 cases, 23%), Afar (131 cases, 15%), Addis Ababa (125 cases, 14%), Somali (33 cases, 4%) and Tigray (19 cases, 2%). The main affected sub-cities of Addis Ababa are Kality and Addis Katema, which account for more than 50% of the cases reported in Addis Ababa. By 10 July 2019, the total number of deaths recorded was 17. Of these cases, 13 were confirmed by culture (5 in Oromia, 4 in Addis Ababa, 2 in Amhara and 2 in Tigray). The main identified risk factor is said to be the contaminated water sources. (IFRC, 16 Jul 2019)

In week 29 (week ending on 21 July 2019), eight new cases were reported compared to 68 case in week 28. There has been a decreasing trend of reported cases since week 26. A total of 1 005 suspected and 33 confirmed with associated 11 deaths have been reported in Ethiopia as of 21 July 2019. (WHO, 28 Jul 2019)

Date: 06 Jun 2019
Status: Ongoing

Sudan: Sudan: Floods - Jun 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000064-SDN
Disaster type: Flood, Severe Local Storm
Affected countries: Sudan

On 7 June, torrential rains reportedly destroyed around 300 to 400 houses belonging to IDPs and returnees in Leiba, East Jebel Marra, South Darfur. A total of 11 people were injured including two who were in critical situation. Two schools, health facility and latrines were also damaged. HAC and humanitarian partners plan to conduct a rapid assessment this week to support the affected people...On 4 June, heavy rain and flooding have either partially or completely destroyed IDPs’ houses in Tawilla, North Darfur. Preliminary assessments indicate that over 480 houses (about 2,470 individuals) have completely been destroyed and 758 houses have partially been affected in all five Tawilla IDP camps. Also, close to 900 latrines have been destroyed across the camps. On 11 June 2019 humanitarian partners will assess the needs of the population affected by flooding and rains in the area and plan the response. (OCHA, 9 Jun 2019)

Humanitarian partners have started providing support to people affected by flooding in Tawilla, North Darfur. WFP and UNHCR provided a 15-days emergency food ration and non-food items respectively. Approximately 485 households (2,472 people) were completely destroyed, 758 houses (3,726 people) partially destroyed and 899 latrines affected. The most urgent needs identified in an inter-agency assessment on 11 June were shelter and NFIs, food, health and opening the drainage systems in Tawilla. (OCHA, 13 Jun 2019)

In response to flooding in Kebkabiya, a rapid needs assessment for the affected households was conducted by the national NGO KSCS; NFIs request has been submitted to UNHCR. In Tawilla, multi-sectoral humanitarian assistance has been provided to 6,198 individuals including NFI and WASH supplies; 15-day emergency food rations. Plans are in place to rehabilitate damaged latrines. Health sector is conducting health surveillance, and has dispatched ermergency health kits to cover 15,000 people. The education sector is sending education supplies for two affected basic schools. In Leiba, response is underway to support the 325 affected families. (OCHA, 20 Jun 2019)

Date: 04 Jun 2019
Status: Ongoing

Uganda: Uganda: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2019

GLIDE number: FL-2019-000067-UGA
Disaster type: Flood, Land Slide
Affected countries: Uganda

The landslides in Bududa District were triggered by a heavy and continuous downpour experienced from the night of 4th June, 2019 until the morning of 5th June, 2019. The landslides hit several sub-counties with most affected being Buwali and Bukalasi/Bundesi, Bumayoka and parts of Bubiita in the lower stream being affected by flash floods. As a direct consequence of these heavy rains, a total of four (4) major landslides occurred in Bududa: one in Bumayoka subcounty, one in Bukalasi/ Bundesi and two in Buwali. The landslides caused six (6) deaths, and injuries to 27 persons (13 males & 14 females) with all still admitted at Bududa Hospital. Amongst the injured, two (2) are children under 5 years (1 male and 1 female). First rapid assessments identified eighty (80) households as displaced (480 people), out of the 100 affected households and 669 people affected. In the neighbouring Sironko District, along the Mount Elgon slope, a devastating flood incident occurred in Buyobo Sub-County on 4th of June at around 4:00am. The continuous rains that started at 2:20am and continued consecutively for hours triggered flooding from uphill, which carried a huge mass of soil down the hills into river Bugibuni, prompting it to burst its banks and causing havoc to the communities downhill. The river carried massive water, logs of huge trees, soil debris down the slope and swept off houses and crops adjacent to it. The flash floods damaged houses of 111 households, with a population of 426 persons. Fortunately, no deaths were registered. Crops, merchandise, animals and properties worth millions of shillings were destroyed by the floodwaters. (IFRC, 24 Jun 2019)

Date: 04 Jun 2019
Status: Ongoing