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CW-2018-000019-JPN Cold Wave Japan Heavy snow has hit from northern, central and western Japan since 4 February 2018. So far 18 persons were killed and more than 300 were injured.  
FL-2018-000018-MOZ Flood Mozambique Since 15 January, heavy rains have been falling on Mozambique, affecting over 73,200 people in Nampula province, according to the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC). Over 14,400 houses were damaged, including about 8,800 partially destroyed and 5,600 completely destroyed. Eight health units, 422 classrooms and 135 electricity poles were equally damaged. 
FL-2018-000017-MOZ Flood Mozambique  
FL-2018-000016-FRA Flood France Heavy rain has been affecting the northern and eastern areas of France including Paris, over the past days, causing rivers to overflow and floods. According to media, as of 29 January at 7.00 UTC, approx. 1 500 people have been temporary evacuated in Paris and in Ile de France region. In addition media reported, as of the same date, several roads and railways along the river Seine in Paris interrupted, river traffic on the Seine temporary closed. The French Civil Protection has issued an orange alert for heavy rain and flooding in 11 department in northern and central regions of the country. 
FL-2018-000015-BOL Flood Bolivia Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of the western and central parts of the country over the past week causing rivers to overflow and widespread damages. According to national authorities, as of 2 February, at least 50 houses have been damaged in Cochabamba department. They also reported, as of the same date, that hundreds of people have been evacuated and over 50 000 have been affected by floods caused by the overflow of the rivers Rocha, Ibare, Tupiza and Mamone in Chochabamba, Tarija and Santa Cruz departments. National authorities, as of 1 February, declared Flood Disaster Zones the municipalities of Guarayos and El Puente (Santa Cruz department).  
FL-2018-000014-ARG Flood Argentina During the morning of the 20th of January, intense rain resulted in an accumulated rainfall of 290 mm in Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña. This caused flooding across the city, isolating some suburbs, cutting the electricity supply and causing the collapse of the sewerage system. Some homes and public buildings were flooded by between 10 cm and 150 cm of water. The state of emergency was declared on 24th of January. The affected neighbourhoods are: Santa Mónica, Tiro Federal, Ginés Benítez, Monseñor de Carlo, Santa Elena, Hipólito Yrigoyen, Sáenz Peña, Milenium, San José, Piñeiro, Nala, Pablo VI and Quinta Ocho.  
EP-2018-000013-IDN Epidemic Indonesia On 16 January 2018, Indonesian Ministry of Health (MoH) has declared a measles outbreak and malnutrition in the Asmat District of the Papua Province. The National Health Crisis Centre at MoH activated its public health emergency operation center to monitor the impact of the crisis regularly. As of 21 January 2018, at least 602 positive measles cases have been identified. Papua, as one of the poorest area of Indonesia, has a poor food security status. A large proportion of the population, especially children, are suffering of malnutrition and weakened immunity, which makes them more vulnerable to measles and its complications. Only 17 % of the area's population are vaccinated against measles. 
EP-2018-000012-PRK Epidemic Korea, Democratic People's Republic On 19 Jan 2018, the Vice Minister of Public Health officially informed the WHO about the outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) in the DPR Korea. The epidemic is affecting the whole country. As of 16 January, there were 126,674 suspected influenza cases, out of which 81,640 were confirmed as influenza. According to the information obtained thus far, 24.5% of the cases were among children under 7, and 52.7% among children between 8 and 16 of age. At least 4 deaths have been confirmed. 
CW-2018-000011-MNG Cold Wave Mongolia As of 20 December 2017, the dzud risk map for winter 2017-2018, published by National Agency of Meteorology and the Environmental Monitoring shows that about 40 percent of the country is at the extreme risk of dzud and about 20 percent of the country is at high risk of dzud. - IFRC, 24 Jan 2018, ( According to the joint FAO/WFP Crop and Livestock Assessment Mission report, released on 22 December, the 2017 wheat output, the country's main staple, is estimated at 231 000 tonnes, half of the previous year's high level and more than 40 percent lower than the average of the previous five years. The decrease is the result of a prolonged period of severe dry weather between mid-May and end-July, coupled with extreme high temperatures in June, which resulted in a considerable decrease in plantings, widespread crop losses and sharply reduced yields. - GIEWS, 15 Jan 2018( 
CW-2018-000008-MAR Cold Wave Morocco Since the beginning of January 2018, the temperatures have fallen below normal in many parts of Morocco. The worst hit parts have been the inner parts of the country, mainly the High Atlas and Middle Atlas areas, over 900 meters above the sea level, where temperatures have hit as low as -5 Celcius degrees. Many roads have been cut off due to snow, leaving many communities isolated. The freezing weather has caused enonomic losses and disrupted livelihoods. There has also been an increase of cold-related diseases. 
TC-2018-000007-MUS Tropical Cyclone Mauritius Tropical Cyclone Berguitta is strengthening and moving south-west towards Mauritius.The system could reach Mauritius on 17 January and cause heavy rain and strong winds. On Rodrigues Island, more than 40 people were evacuated following a strong tropical storm. 
VO-2018-000005-PHL Volcano Philippines On Sunday, 14th of January 2017 Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology increased the alert level for Mount Mayon to three (scale 1-5), which indicates a prospect of hazardous eruption within the following weeks or even days. On Monday, 15th of January, ash clouds were seen erupting from the crater with lava falling down the slopes. At least 15 000 people living nearby have fled their homes. 
FL-2018-000004-COD Flood Congo Democratic Republic 3 and 4th January parts of Kinshasa were flooded. 9 communes (Ngaliema, Bandalungwa, Selembao, Masina, Limete, Kalamu, Bumbu, Kimbanseke and Ndjili) were affected. As at now, 51 deaths have been registered of the 15,743 people made extremely vulnerable by the floods. Also, the Cholera Treatment Centre of Galiema is equally under water, heightening the risk of a further escalation of the current Cholera epidemic, already raging in Kinshasa. 
CW-2018-000003-BGD Cold Wave Bangladesh A cold wave has been sweeping across six divisions of Bangladesh since 4th of January 2018. On 8th of January, the temperature in Tetulia dropped to 2.9 Celcius, which is close to the all-time cold-record of 2.6 Celcius (measured in 1968). Currently, the worst hit districts are Rajshahi and Chuadanga with the average temperature of 4-6 Celcius degrees (severe cold wave). Those living in poverty, particularly children and elderly, have been worst affected by the cold temperatures. At least 29 people have died as a result of the cold wave. According to the current forecast, here is a slight chance that the temperatures may increase in the following week. 
VO-2018-000002-PNG Volcano Papua New Guinea The Kadovar volcano, previously considered dormant, has erupted for the first time in known history. . As of 6th of January 2017, over half of the island was covered in volcanic products. The darkening colour of the ash indicates that is a high potential for the eruption to become explosive. Due to the steepness of the volcano, there is a high risk for landslides. In case of an explosion, tsunamis can also be expected to affect Kadovar and the nearby islands. 
TC-2018-000001-MDG Tropical Cyclone Madagascar Madagascar remains on alert as Tropical Storm AVA moves slowly towards the island's east coast. The weather system is already causing weather disturbances in northern Madagascar and on the islands of Réunion and Mauritius. It is expected to approach Madagascar on 5 January 2018 and continue southward along the eastern coast of the country. The storm is expected to cause strong winds, heavy rains and storm surge, generating a significant risk of flooding and landslides along the eastern coast. 
TC-2017-000182-PHL Tropical Cyclone Philippines On 20 Dec 2017, Tropical Depression "Vinta" (local name) has intensified into a tropical storm as it continues to track westward with maximum sustained winds of up to 65 kph. Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains is expected over Eastern Visayas, Caraga and Davao Region within 24 hours. The storm is expected to make landfall over Caraga - Davao Region area between Thursday (December 21) evening and Friday (December 22) morning. 
TC-2017-000182-VNM Tropical Cyclone Viet Nam Typhoon Tembin is expected to slam into Vietnam late on Monday, 25 December 2017. Vietnam's disaster prevention committee said 74,000 people had been moved to safety from vulnerable areas, while authorities in 15 provinces and cities were prepared to move more than 1 million. 
EQ-2017-000181-IDN Earthquake Indonesia On Friday, 15 December 2017, at 23:47 local time, BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency) reported an earthquake of 6.9 magnitude. The epicentre was located on the coast at 7.75 degrees south and 108.11 degrees east, some 6 km southeast of Bantarkalong, Tasikmalaya District, West Java Province, with an estimated depth of 120 km. The National Disaster Management Office (BNPB) BNPB confirmed that as a result of the earthquake, four people are dead, 11 people seriously injured and 25 people slightly injured. To date, the recorded number of damaged houses is 2,935 in West Java, Central Java and Yogyakarta, with West Java as the most affected province. Latest data shows 451 heavily damaged houses, 579 medium damaged houses and 1,905 slightly damaged houses.  
TC-2017-000180-PHL Tropical Cyclone Philippines A new Tropical Cyclone KAI-TAK (named URDUJA in the Philippines) formed over the south west Pacific Ocean on 13 December and started moving west-northwest toward Eastern Samar province (Eastern Visayas region, Philippines). On 14 December at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 200 km south-east of Borongan city (Eastern Samar province) and it had maximum sustained wind speed of 56 km/h (Tropical Depression). 
FR-2017-000179-USA Fire United States An out-of-control California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 700 homes in its path of destruction crept closer to the upscale hillside community of Montecito on Tuesday 12 December despite calmer winds that slowed its progress. 
EP-2017-000178-ZMB Epidemic Zambia On 6 October 2017, the Minister of Health declared an outbreak of cholera in the Zambian capital, Lusaka. From 28 September through 7 December 2017, 547 cases including 15 deaths (case fatality rate = 1.8%), have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak. The initial outbreak period was from 28 September through 20 October. From 21 October through 4 November 2017 there were less than five cases reported each week. However, from 5 November 2017 an increase in the number of cases was observed with a total of 136 cases reported in the week beginning 26 November. 
EP-2017-000177-BGD Epidemic Bangladesh Diphtheria is rapidly spreading among Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, WHO warned on 6 December 2017. More than 110 suspected cases, including 6 deaths, have been clinically diagnosed by health partners, including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) 
EP-2017-000175-YEM Epidemic Yemen Diphtheria is making an alarming comeback in the war torn country, with 189 clinically diagnosed cases and 20 deaths - mostly children and young adults - in the last three months. 
FL-2017-000174-ALB Flood Albania Heavy rainfall has been affecting whole Albania since 30 November. As a result, many rivers have overflown and the nearby settlements submerged by water. At least 3340 houses have been flooded with 4700 families affected. Additionally, the drinking water has been contaminated in many areas. 
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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.