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EQ-2017-000028-SLB Earthquake Solomon Islands GDACS 
FL-2017-000027-NAM Flood Namibia Heavy rains during the period of January-March 2017 within the Cuvelai River Basin in Angola and localized rainfalls in Oshana, Oshikoto, Ohangwena, Omusati has resulted in localized flooding in Iishana (shallow flood plains). On 09 March 2017, the Hydrological Services Namibia (HSN) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) in collaboration with the Directorate of Disaster Risk Management in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), and Meteorological Services issued a joint statement on the looming floods (see Annex 1). HSN further warned that the current flooding situation in the Cuvelai is comparable to that of 2011, which caused major damages in houses and infrastructure, and has requested for contingency preparedness and activation. The Hydrological Department in Ondjiva in Angola informed HSN that flood water has reached and flooded Ondjiva, which is likely to increase water levels in Namibian Cuvelai Iishanas as a result of heavy rainfall in the catchment area. HSN hydrological gauging stations recorded highest water levels compare with the floods that hit the same areas in 2008, 2009 and 2011 due to heaving rains in Namibia and in the bordering areas. Through the Regional Disaster Risk Management Committees of Oshana and Omusati regions, Namibia Red Cross Society Regional staff conducted field visits to relocation camps in both regions to investigate the extent and impact of the floods. 
EP-2017-000026-BRA Epidemic Brazil On 24 January 2017, the National Liaison Centre for the International Health Regulations of Brazil (RSI for its acronym in Portuguese), which is an extension of WHO, provided updated information to PAHO/WHO on the country's yellow fever situation; the information that was provided showed that the geographic distribution of confirmed cases is expanding and that it not only includes the state of Minas Gerais, but also the states of Espírito Santo, São Paulo, and Rio Grande do Norte. In addition, cases are being investigated in the states of Bahía, Goias and Tocantis. According to epidemiological report number 27 from Brazil's Ministry of Health, 1,500 suspected cases of sylvatic yellow fever have been reported 1 December, 2016 to 6 March 2017; of these cases 371 (24.73 per cent) were confirmed, 163 (10.87 per cent) were ruled out and 966 (64.40 per cent) are still under investigation. 
OT-2017-000025-UGA Other Uganda Uganda Population Movements from South Sudan 
FL-2017-000024-BWA Flood Botswana Between 18 and 23 February 2017, Botswana was hit by the tropical depression, ex-Dineo which caused significant flooding across the country. As a result of inundations, bridges have collapsed, roads have been closed, and health facilities have been flooded. 
TC-2017-000023-MDG Tropical Cyclone Madagascar  
EP-2017-000022-GIN Epidemic Guinea With a population of 10,628,9992 inhabitants according to the 2014 General Population Census, the Republic of Guinea is faced with countless challenges including viral and infections disease outbreaks. During the period 2014-2016, the country's health system underwent Ebola Virus Disease outbreak with disruptive effect on health services along with degrading confidence of the healthcare beneficiairies in health services. Being nearly overwhelmed by the EVD outbreak the responses, healthcare workers could hardly follow-up and implement surveillance, prevention and management activities for other diseases. The failure to give attention to the diseases resulted into increased upsurge of vacccine preventable diseases outstandingly the miseasles. As a comparison, in the 2014, the country went through a miseasle outbreak which affected 25 health dictricts. In 2015, major measles cases were recorded in the districts which were not involved in the immunization campaign in response to outbreak in February 2014. Surveillance of the disease shows that since early 2016, despite interventions (conduct of indepth investigations and management of cases, response organization in the health Districts, enhanced surveillance, providing health Districts with vaccines and supplies, community awareness in measles), the confirmed cases were continuously reported in several health districts. In 2017, 408 suspected measles cases reported with 122 confirmed. The following prefectures are affected: Nzérékoré, Gueckedou, Matoto, Ratoma, Fria, Dubreka, Kindia, Coyah, Kaloum, Dixinn, Forécariah and Matam. The Prefectures of Siguiri, Labé and Boké are on alert. In this particular situation and in compliance with the International Health Regulations (IHR), the government, through the Ministry of Health has declared measles outbreak in those prefectures on February 08th, 2017. It also seeks support from technical and financial partners to rapidly eradicate the measles before the months of execessive heat which leads to the rapid spread of measles.  
FL-2017-000021-ZAF Flood South Africa The South African Weather Service says?tropical cyclone Dineo?is weaker than forecasters predicted and has now been downgraded to a status of ?tropical depression ex-Dineo'.The strong winds have died down from 120 kilometres per hour, to 80 kilometres per hour in Mozambique. The weather service says despite the downgrade, residents in parts of the country can still expect flooding and heavy rains. Limpopo?later on Thursday afternoon as well as KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga. It is forecasted that the tropical cyclone lost momentum when it crossed the inland and missed the ocean. ?We expected it to be downgraded because the cyclone moved over land and it needs heat from the ocean to survive.? In view of the projected needs, and after analysing demands on its capacity, the South African Red Cross Society has requested support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cross (IFRC) to support response efforts. At this moment IFRC is making provision from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the mobilisation of Red Cross personnel, relief supplies and specialised equipment closer to areas that are likely to be affected. This will enable SARCS to undertake rapid assessments and immediate distribution of relief supplies after Cyclone DINEO's landfall. Based on further information on rapid assessments to be conducted on Friday 17 February 2017, daytime, when conditions are safe, additional assistance will most likely be requested through IFRC. 
FL-2017-000020-ZWE Flood Zimbabwe Tropical Cyclone DINEO (Category 1) has moved south-west over the Mozambique Channel towards southern Zimbabwe. Forecasts issued by The Meteorological Services Department of Zimbabwe (MSDZ) indicate that the country will experience tropical cyclone-type rainfall starting from Thursday 16 up to Monday 20 February 2017. The tropical cyclone is a serious threat and will be preceded by very strong and damaging winds followed by extreme flooding. The humanitarian impact of Tropical Cyclone DINEO threatens to be massive as projections shows that it will bring widespread torrential rain and damaging winds which can reach as high as 160km/hr. This will likely trigger flash floods which threaten human lives, animals and destruction assets and infrastructure. More than half of the country's dams are overpilling and this could exacerbate flooding resulting displacement of people and increasing the incidence of both water borne and vector diseases. 
IN-2017-000019-ZMB Insect Infestation Zambia A major fall armyworm infestation has affected at least seven countries in the region. Zambia has reported that almost 90,000 hectares of maize have been affected, forcing farmers to replant their crops. In Malawi some 17,000 hectares have so far been affected while in Namibia, approximately 50,000 hectares of maize and millet has been damaged and in Zimbabwe up to 130,000 hectares could be affected thus far. 
FL-2017-000018-PER Flood Peru On 1 to 2 February 2017, there was heavy rainfall (115 litres per metre2) for approximately 14 consecutive hours in the Province of Chiclayo, which produced a total of 510,000 cubic metres of rainfall; the magnitude of the rainfall can only be compared to that of the rainfall caused by the El Niño phenomenon on 14 February 1998. The intense rains have affected a total of 32 districts in the provinces of Lambayeque, Ferreñafe and Chiclayon, causing outages in electrical service and the water system and many sections of the sewer system to collapse; moreover, the collection of solid waste has been halted, causing contamination and the appearance of vectors in the areas most affected by the flooding. 
FL-2017-000017-PAK Flood Pakistan Continuous heavy rains and snow fall has broken the record of many years causing widespread flooding across 3 districts of Balochistan from 17th to 22nd January 2017. Authorities reported 13 deaths and 650 people injured. 
EQ-2017-000016-PHL Earthquake Philippines A 6.7-magnitude earthquake killed at least six people and injured more than 120 in the southern Philippines late Friday, officials said. The powerful quake hit roughly 14 kilometers northwest of Surigao City, at about 10:03 p.m. (9:03 a.m. ET), according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. At least 30 aftershocks have rattled the surrounding areas in the hours following the quake, the Institute measured. 
FR-2017-000015-PHL Fire Philippines A massive fire swept through crowded shanty town in Parola Compound in Tondo, near the docks in Manila in the evening of February 7, destroying more than 1,000 makeshift houses and leaving 3,000 families (15,000 people) homeless, seven people were reported injured. According to the Fire authorities, the flames spread quickly as houses in the area are made of light materials, making them incredibly flammable. 90 firetrucks were deployed, and fire was put out in the morning of February 8. The cause of the fire is still unknown. Four evacuation centers are opened right after the fire broke out, accommodating more than 1,000 families. While around 900 families chose to spend the night sleeping on the pavement near their burned homes. Food and water were provided to the affected families at the evacuation centers by the local government and NGOs. 
FL-2017-000014-PER Flood Peru Heavy rainfall has been recorded in Peru since January 2017, damaging or destroying the homes of 101,104 people, affecting 643,216 people overall and leaving 78 people dead, 263 injured and 20 missing. The most affected departments are Ancash, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Lima and Piura. Furthermore, in the past few weeks, the amount of rainfall in northern and central Peru has increased significantly, affecting various communities, educational centres, roads, access bridges to main zones and hectares of agriculture. Currently, the government of Peru has declared a state of emergency for 12 departments and a sanitation alert for 7 departments. 
AV-2017-000013-AFG Snow Avalanche Afghanistan An avalanche in the early hours of 5 February 2017 is believed to have killed 50 people and injured 13 in Barg-e-Matal in Nuristan Province, with at least 70 houses initially reported as destroyed. Another avalanche in Dawz Bala in Badakhshan province is reported to have killed 10 people and injured 12.  
FL-2017-000012-MOZ Flood Mozambique Since the onset of the rainy season in October 2016, torrential rains falling in central and southern Mozambique have resulted in numerous localized flooding incidents. According to the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC), flooding this disaster season has cost the lives of 40 individuals and affected some 18,000 families (70,000 people) (News24 2017). Maputo and Gaza provinces, including the capitol of Maputo, have been the most affected areas of the country followed by Nampula and Sofala provinces. Most recently (14/15 January), flooding in Maputo city killed three people and displaced some 236 families. Additionally, authorities have reported that in recent days in Nampula and Sofala some 1,400 people have been affected by floods including six deaths and more than 200 family displacements (Verdade 2017). On 18 January 2017, the Government activated a nation-wide institutional ?Orange Alert? following the release of medium-term forecasts by the National Meteorological Institute projecting the occurrence of heavy rains and strong winds across the country until March 2017. The decision was announced following a meeting of the Technical Council for Disaster Management and seeks to intensify the Government's monitoring and readiness actions to address the potential impacts of flooding and cyclonic events during the disaster season. The ?Orange Alert? is released in parallel to the ongoing ?Red Alert? issued in 2016 for the southern and central regions of the country to address the effects of the food insecurity situation brought on by the 2015/16 El-Niño induced drought. At present, four river basins--Buzi and Pungue in the central region and Mutamba and Inhanombe in the southern region?are at ?alert? level and are expected to breach within the next 72 hours. The breach of these river basis is expected to cause floods in Govuro (North of Inhambane Province) and in Machanga (South of Sofala Province). According to the National Institute of Meteorology (INAM), heavy winds, strong storms and rain is expected from 25 - 26 January in Maputo Province and City and in Gaza Province. Between 30 and 50 millimeters of rain is expected to fall in 24 hours, which has the potential to affect the Provinces of Maputo (Districts of Matutuine, Boane, Namaacha, Manhiça, Marracuene, Moamba, Magude, Cities of Maputo and Matola), and Gaza (Districts of Bilene, Guijá, Chibuto, Mabalane, Massingir, Massagena, Chibuto, Chicualacuala, Chigubo, Cities of Chókwé and Xai-xai). 
CW-2017-000011-DZA Cold Wave Algeria The falling snow and cold weather in Algeria has affected the Eastern, Central and the high plateau regions. The snow has cut off numerous communities and villages, particularly in the mountainous areas, causing losses to livelihoods due to isolation, power cuts and material damages to the residents of these areas. Dwellings have been damaged by the heavy snowfall, especially the tents used by nomadic population. Initial assessments carried out by the ARCS indicate that up to 25,000 families have been affected by the adverse weather conditions to various degrees. To cope with the situation substantial Government and military resources have been deployed. 
FL-2017-000010-PHL Flood Philippines At least four areas in Mindanao, including the cities of Valencia and Cagayan de Oro, have been placed under a state of calamity as widespread flooding brought about by heavy rains this week displaced thousands of residents. 
LS-2017-000009-ARG Land Slide Argentina On 10 January 2017, the accumulation of precipitation in Jujuy Province (approximately 1,500 km north-west of the city of Buenos Aires) led to landslides and floods in various locations in the department of Tumbaya such as Volcán, Tumbaya and Bárcenas (the most affected); a lesser impact was reported in the cities of León, Santa Barbara, Purmamarca, Humahuaca and San Martín. According to local media and residents, events of similar magnitude occurred in 1939 and 1978. Heavy rainfall has been recorded since early this year in many parts of the country; most of which have been "sudden and with abundant accumulations of water", causing complications at the local level in places such as the provinces of Santa Fe, Cordoba, Buenos Aires and Jujuy. One of the most affected localities is Volcán, the capital of Tumbaya department, which is located 41 km north of the city of San Salvador de Jujuy, the provincial capital. The mud and stones that slid down a hill near this town affected 90 per cent of the community's homes and blocked National Route 9, leaving the population with no access over land. In some areas, mud levels reached 2.2 metres, which led to the evacuation of 296 people, who are currently being housed in 3 temporary collective centres: Parador Laguna, a local church and a National Roads building. One person has been reported missing. Tumbaya, located 7 km north of Volcán (48 km from San Salvador de Jujuy) on National Route N? 9, suffered damage from the landslides and severe flooding, where water levels rose as high as 1.20 metres. The population here is approximately 500 people, of which 150 people (30 per cent of the total population) have been affected. Of these, ten families (about 50 people) had to be evacuated. The only land access to the area from the south on foot until traffic can be resumed over the lone access road (National Route N? 9); however, the area can be supplied from cities located to the north of the province such as Tilcara, as access to those areas is still possible. The town of Bárcena, with a population of 158 people, is located 10 km south of Volcán (31 km north of San Salvador de Jujuy); this entire area has been affected. A total of 100 people have been evacuated, of which 15 are being housed at Mountain Infantry Regiment (RIM 20) facilities, while others were transported to San Salvador de Jujuy. Due to the suddenness of the landslide, two people lost their lives while travelling through the town along National Route 9. The communities of Leon, Santa Barbara, Purmamarca, Humahuaca and San Martín, located north of the landslide in Volcán, were hit by flash floods during this same period; local authorities have assisted the affected families Currently, these communities are without communication, electricity and public services (water and sanitation). In regard to the electrical supply, the government estimates that it could be restored back to normal within the next 48 hours in some areas; however, no estimated time has been given for restoring the drinking water supply and sewage services. Local access to health (emergency services, health centres) is practically impossible due to the mud in the streets, as well as to the damage suffered by the physical facilities that provided these services. The province's Civil Defence Coordination has set up radio communications equipment, but it is not yet known when fixed and mobile telephone service will be restored. 
CW-2017-000008-MAR Cold Wave Morocco This wave of bitter cold continues its invasion of Morocco and a significant decrease in temperature was confirmed by the spokesman for the Communications Department at the Directorate of Meteorology, the significant drop in temperature will be felt in northern , east, south and in the mountainous areas. In anticipation of the severe cold wave the Interior Ministry and the Royal Gendarmerie and the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity launched a special program of solidarity for the benefit of population groups that suffer greatly from cold waves , especially Douars mountainous and remote areas. This assistance program has been launched in some heavily affected areas from last week. Several families received blankets and food and appropriate equipment for the winter. This wave of frost and snow has caused economic losses and livelihoods due to the isolation of several areas. Moreover, traffic was paralyzed and traffic accidents have occurred. The Ministry of Equipment and Transport has been mobilized to lift the isolation of remote areas and continues to launch periodic newsletters on road conditions and weather warnings. 
CW-2017-000007-MKD Cold Wave Macedonia In the afternoon of 5 January 2016, the western and north-eastern parts of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia were hit by a heavy snowstorm. In the evening, the temperatures decreased to 25 Celsius degrees below zero. The mountain passes through Gostivar, Kicevo, Kriva Palanka - Kustendil put a ban on the movement of heavy vehicles, while motor vehicles were moving in difficult conditions due to the icy road conditions. Specialized vehicles have been working on cleaning the roads from the snow. Many villages were cut off by high snowdrifts and the blocked roads in the regions of Skopje, Bitola, Kriva Palanka, Debar, Makedonski Brod, Gostivar, Kumanovo, Kichevo, Struga Ohrid and Stip, The Red Cross of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia assisted 255 vulnerable families in these regions. As a result of the cold and freezing temperatures, three people have been reported as dead in Skopje, Strumica and Pehcevo. Due to increased heavy snowfalls in the villages located in the mountainous regions of the country, the National Society conducted a needs assessment in cooperation with the local self-governments, crisis management center and the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. As a result of the needs assessment, 555 families were identified as most vulnerable ones. Part of the settlements in Skopje (Aerodrom), Negotino and Kavadarci were left without water due to frozen or damaged pipes. 
EP-2017-000006-VUT Epidemic Vanuatu As of 6th January 2017, there were 596 suspected cases of dengue fever and 112 confirmed cases. There are more cases being reported and confirmed on Efate, Urban Port vila and nearby rural areas and cases are also coming in from Sola in Torba province, Luganville in Sanma, Emae in Shefa, Norsup in Malampa province and Lenakel in Tanna, Tafea province. The current Dengue epidemic of stereotype 2 affects all age groups. Of the 596 suspected cases, 112 have been confirmed positive, 4 of them severe. Twenty-four per cent of the cases are found among children between 5 and 14, 24.2 per cent are found among those between the ages of 15 and 24, and 19.4 per cent are among those between 25 and 34, and 18.8 per cent for patients above the age of 34, i.e. 86.6 per cent of cases have been found in the population above 4 years of age. As of the 9th of December, the Ministry of Health announced that they would no longer send all cases for testing. Only cases from new sites, severe dengue cases and about 2 cases per day will be tested to detect potential introduction of new dengue virus serotypes and/or Zika virus and/or Chikungunya virus. The number of confirmed cases may therefore not accurately reflect the true extent of the outbreak. 
CW-2017-000005-BLR Cold Wave Belarus A sharp cold snap (Cyclone Axel) hit Belarus on 5 January 2017, with heavy snowfalls accompanied by frost and strong wind. Temperatures dropped down to 25?29 degrees Celsius below zero, and in some places even to 31?34 degrees. The country's meteorological service issued an orange weather warning. Invasion of cold arctic air masses from the north of European Russia followed on 6 January. Many of Belarusian citizens, especially homeless, were unprepared to severe frosts and snowfalls. Within one night, snow layers reached up to 18?22 cm. Snow caused a large number of road accidents, including those with intercity buses, leaving the drivers and travellers stranded for hours on highways. In addition, the wind was 19?22 meters per second according to the Belarusian hydro?meteorological centre. According to the data reported on 11 January 2017, it is estimated that 539 people (including 31 children) were traumatized and 10 died of hypothermia. All six regions of Belarus, Vitebsk, Minsk, Gomel, Grodno, Brest and Mogilev regions, and Minsk city have been affected by extreme winter conditions. The cyclone has considerably affected the most vulnerable people, in particular those who had to be out in the open air for a long time, the homeless and elderly people in remote areas with disruptions in heating as well as Orthodox believers who attended Christmas Eve mass on 6-7 January. 10,000 people attended the mass in Minsk, 2,000 in Gomel, 2,000 in Mogilev, 1000 in Grodno, 1,500 in Vitebsk, and 500 in Brest. 
FL-2017-000004-THA Flood Thailand Widespread flooding in Thailand's south has killed 21 people, hit rubber production in the region and shut down infrastructure. 
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Flood,Peru: Heavy rainfall has been recorded in Peru since January 2017, damaging or destroying the homes of 101,104 people, affecting 643,216 people overall and leaving 78 people dead, 263 injured and 20 missing. The most affected departments are Ancash, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Lima and Piura. Furthermore, in the past few weeks, the amount of rainfall in northern and central Peru has increased significantly, affecting various communities, educational centres, roads, access bridges to main zones and hectares of agriculture. Currently, the government of Peru has declared a state of emergency for 12 departments and a sanitation alert for 7 departments.

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Tropical Cyclone,Saint Lucia: Hurricane Matthew rapidly gained power Friday, escalating to a powerful Category 4 storm as it moved over the open Caribbean south of Jamaica, US forecasters said. Packing wind speeds of 140 miles (220 kilometers) per hour, the storm moved in a western direction about 465 miles southeast of Jamaica. A hurricane watch was issued for Jamaica due to the approaching storm, and forecasters warned of tropical storm conditions for Haiti and Cuba in the next two days.