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DR-2014-000120-LKA Drought Sri Lanka In 2014, the failed annual northeast monsoon, which runs through February and supplies water for the agricultural production, resulted in severe crop losses and water shortages in Sri Lanka. By the end of March, over 240,000 families had been affected. By August, low rainfall had further aggravated the impact of the drought, which affected more than 1.8 million people in 16 districts. The Government allocated over $680,000 to provide drought relief, while the UN Emergency Response Coordinator approved $2 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund for food, drinking water and health. 
FL-2014-000119-KOR Flood Korea Republic Flash floods brought on by heavy rain in southern South Korea have killed at least five people, officials say. 
EP-2014-000118-COD Epidemic Congo Democratic Republic On 24 Aug 2014, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an Ebola outbreak in the northern Équateur province. As of 25 Aug, 24 suspected cases had been reported, including 13 deaths (five of which were health workers). Four out of eight samples had tested positive for Ebola. 
FL-2014-000117-BGD Flood Bangladesh Seasonal flooding has raised the water level along major rivers in Bangladesh, as of 25 Aug. Six districts in the northern part of the country have been affected. The Government has provided immediate relief to 27,000 households.  
FL-2014-000117-IND Flood India As of 24 Aug, six states in northern India were affected by heavy flooding. The most seriously affected include Uttar Pradesh where 41 people have been killed, Uttarakhand where over 50 people have died, Bihar where 38,000 people were affected and Assam where 35,000 were displaced. 
EP-2014-000116-GHA Epidemic Ghana In June 2014, a cholera outbreak was reported in Ghana. As of 18 Aug, 6,018 cases including 47 deaths (case fatality rate of 0.9%) had been reported from 34 districts in five regions. Greater Accra was the most affected region, with 5,558 cases and 45 deaths. As the numbers of cases were increasing rapidly, the Ghana Health Service requested the assistance of the Red Cross. 
FL-2014-000115-NER Flood Niger Ongoing heavy seasonal rainfall caused flooding in several parts of Niger in August 2014. As of 21 Aug, more than 36,400 people had been affected according to the Government, and 18 deaths had been reported. Tillabéry was the most affected region, followed by Dosso, Maradi and Tahoua. 
LS-2014-000114-JPN Land Slide Japan At least 36 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on 20 August 2014, when landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city of Hiroshima, and the toll could rise further, police said. 
FL-2014-000113-BGR Flood Bulgaria After an exceptionally dry winter, the weather in Bulgaria started becoming very wet, going to the other extreme. Since the beginning of the summer, heavy rains and hail storms have been a constant problem for the local population. In the late hours of 31 July, storms and heavy rainfalls in North-West Bulgaria caused devastating floods in the regions of Sofia, Plovdiv, Montana and Vratsa. In the region of Vratsa, extensive torrential rains resulted in two waves of flooding on 1 and 2 August 2014. After the river Skat ruptured its banks, two consecutive waves invaded the town of Mizia, Vratsa Region. The number of people directly affected was 7,247 (2,416 households ) in the region of Vratsa. Based on the ongoing assessment conducted by the responsible authorities, more than 80 houses have been totally destroyed, not suitable for living any longer, and 350 have been badly damaged. The direct results of the flood are represented by two fatalities and 800 people evacuated in Mizia, from which approximately 200 were accommodated in an evacuation center managed by the Municipality of Mizia. Furthermore, 100 per cent of the crops in the region has been destroyed and 80 per cent of the livestock is dead. Mizia, Borovan, Byala Slatina and Vratsa are among the most devastated towns and villages. The water level in the town of Mizia and in most of the affected villages reached 2.5 to 5 meters during the most critical moments.  
FL-2014-000112-NPL Flood Nepal Heavy rain continued between 14 and 16 August 2014 causing massive floods and several landslides in 18 districts throughout the country. According to the Initial Rapid Assessment (IRA) reports received from districts to date, a total of 34,760 families (173,800 people) have been affected, of which 5,936 families (29,680 people) are displaced, 100 people are still missing, 53 people confirmed dead, and 30 people were injured. The number of casualties is likely to increase. 
EQ-2014-000111-IRN Earthquake Iran, Islamic Republic An earthquake with the magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale rocked South of Ilam province on August18, 2014. As per Tehran University's Seismological Center, the earthquake hit at 07:02 A.M. local time. The villages of Moormoori, Tape Hamame Oliya and Tape Hamame Sofla were the most affected districts. So far, more than 22 aftershocks have been recorded in the affected areas, the biggest of which has been 5 on the Richter scale. As per latest from the field, 60 persons were injured, 12 persons of which were transferred to the nearest hospitals. Preliminary assessments conducted by IRCS Ilam province and city branch. IRCS Relief & Rescue workers of Ilam province were immediately dispatched to the affected areas and swung into actions.  
FL-2014-000110-LAO Flood Lao People's Democratic Republic Due to high intensity of rainfall caused flooding to the surrounding areas. The affected provinces so far include: Savanhnakhet, Saravanh, champasak and Luangphabang. In total 20 district, 450 villages are suffering from floods, 36,563.42 hectares of rice field were inundated and 147 houses were evacuate caused by monsoon rains. Bases on Data from Provincial Disaster Committee  
DR-2014-000109-CHN Drought China, People's Republic Persistent drought has caused widespread water shortages in central and north China, affecting more than 27.5 million people, according to official figures. The result of high temperatures, lack of rainfall and inadequate water storage, central China's Henan and Hubei provinces as well as Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the north saw nearly four million people in need of basic living support, a statement from the Ministry of Civil Affairs said. 
CE-2014-000108-LBY Complex Emergency Libyan Arab Jamah The security situation in Libya that started to deteriorate in May, continues to be highly volatile combined with the political instability related to the transition in the country. The increase of the security incidents associated hundreds of killed and wounded people in the local communities across the country. Libyan Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced 214 killed and more than 900 wounded, due to the recent weeks of clashes in July and August. However, sources including LRCS estimate that more than 600 people were killed. People living in the areas directly affected by the fighting in Benghazi, and then Tripoli are trying to move to safer areas, while others are trapped. Libyan Red Crescent Society (LRCS) risking their lives helped evacuate those trapped as some were locked until the fighting calmed down. MOH warned of a possible collapse of the health system, should the situation continue. This came after the announcement of the evacuation of thousands of Philippine workers in Libya as 3,000 among them work in the health system. 
FL-2014-000107-MMR Flood Myanmar The riverside town of Pegu has been affected by severe flooding after heavy downpours hit much of lower Burma in recent days, causing the Pegu River to swell and burst its banks. Hundreds of residents of the town have seen their neighborhoods flood, forcing some to leave their homes and take shelter in local monasteries, while others have to wade through deep water or use boats to move around. 
TC-2014-000106-JPN Tropical Cyclone Japan Typhoon Halong killed one person in Japan on Sunday and injured 33, media said, as authorities ordered 1.6 million people out of the path of the storm that battered the west of the country with heavy rain and wind. 
CE-2014-000105-LBN Complex Emergency Lebanon  
FL-2014-000104-KHM Flood Cambodia Floods have hit seven Cambodian provinces along the Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake and claimed eight lives since last week. 
LS-2014-000103-NPL Land Slide Nepal A massive landslide on 2 August 2014 in Nepal's northeast left at least eight people dead and dozens missing as officials worked to clear debris blocking a major river and avert the possibility of flash floods. 
EQ-2014-000102-CHN Earthquake China, People's Republic A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit at 4:30 p.m. 3 August, Sunday (Beijing Time) with a depth of 12 km and the epicenter in Longtoushan township, 23 km southwest of the county seat of Ludian, Zhaotong City. At least 150 people have been killed and 180 others are missing. 
LS-2014-000101-IND Land Slide India On 29-30 July heavy rains affected western India, causing a landslide in the district of Pune in Maharashtra state. According to media (as of 30 July), the landslide hit the village of Malin, burying 44 houses and causing the death of at least 25 people, with 150 to 200 people believed to be trapped under the debris. Search and rescue were still under way. 
EP-2014-000100-CMR Epidemic Cameroon Since 24 April 2014, a cholera epidemic has been raging in the Far North Region of Cameroon. As of 24 July, 1,351 cases were reported with 64 fatalities in 10 districts in the region. 
WF-2014-000099-USA Wild fire United States Two fast-moving wildfires in California have destroyed 10 homes and have forced the evacuation of hundreds more, US officials say. 
FL-2014-000098-SDN Flood Sudan Since late June 2014, seasonal rainfall across many parts of Sudan has been above-average, with some local areas experiencing rainfall surpluses in excess of 100mm within 30 days. On 17 Jun, some 750 people were affected by heavy rain that destroyed 37 houses and a health care clinic in Tilo IDP settlement in South Kordofan's capital Kadugli. More flooding in the same area on 4 Jul affected almost 3,200 people. At least 234 houses were destroyed, another 143 damaged and 150 latrines rendered dysfunctional. The South Kordofan's State Government has requested international humanitarian organisations based in South Kordofan to support Government efforts in providing the flood-affected people with food, non-food items and shelter. 
TC-2014-000097-CHN Tropical Cyclone China, People's Republic On 21 Jul 2014, 6.00 UTC, Typhoon Matmo had maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h and its centre was located approx. 420 km east of Northern Luzon, over the Philippine Sea. The typhoon is known as Henry in the Philippines, and will enhance the Southwest Monsoon, bringing moderate to heavy rain over parts of Luzon. In the next 48 hours, it is forecast to continue moving north-west, intensifying. It is expected to approach the north-eastern coast of Taiwan on 23 Jul and then move towards eastern mainland China. 
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Flood,Korea Republic: Flash floods brought on by heavy rain in southern South Korea have killed at least five people, officials say.

Flood,Bangladesh: Seasonal flooding has raised the water level along major rivers in Bangladesh, as of 25 Aug. Six districts in the northern part of the country have been affected. The Government has provided immediate relief to 27,000 households.

Epidemic,Congo Democratic Republic: On 24 Aug 2014, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an Ebola outbreak in the northern Équateur province. As of 25 Aug, 24 suspected cases had been reported, including 13 deaths (five of which were health workers). Four out of eight samples had tested positive for Ebola.