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EP-2017-000042-NER Epidemic Niger The Ministry of Health on 19 April declared an outbreak of Hepatitis E that has killed 25 among 86 infected people. Medical assistance and preventive measures are ongoing to curb the disease which is mostly transmitted through contaminated water. Separately, 2,100 meningitis cases, including 120 deaths, were recorded as of 16 April. The districts of Niamey 2 and Madarounfa (in the southern Maradi region) have reached the epidemic level. A vaccination campaign is ongoing.  
IN-2017-000041-KEN Insect Infestation Kenya As millions of east African farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat - the fall armyworm. The pest has been recently detected in Kenya and is suspected to have entered the country from Uganda. It is also known to be present in Burundi, Ethiopia and Rwanda. The fall armyworm was first reported in western Kenya by farmers in March 2017, and immediately confirmed by the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service and Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation. The initial counties infested were Busia, TransNzoia, Bungoma, Uasin Gishu and Nandi.  
FL-2017-000040-KAZ Flood Kazakhstan Snowmelt over the past few days caused floods in several regions of the north, north-central and eastern areas of the country. 
FL-2017-000039-ARG Flood Argentina The worsening of already unstable meteorological conditions caused a significant increase in rainfall in the first weeks of April of this year, affecting 15 provinces and 33,482 people across the country and causing considerable losses and damages. This increase gradually began the last week of March. 
FL-2017-000038-IRN Flood Iran, Islamic Republic The death toll in flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Iran's northwestern province of eastern Azarbaijan jumped to 30 as rescue teams continue to discover bodies, state TV reported Saturday. The report said that there are at least seven people still missing in the cities of Ajabshir and Azarshahr. An earlier report Saturday morning said 17 people had been killed. 
EP-2017-000037-NER Epidemic Niger The Niger Minister of Health, through a press conference held on 29 March 2017, officially declared the meningitis epidemic outbreak in three health centers in the district of the second neighborhood of Niamey, including the districts of Foulankoira health Centre, Lazaret and Boukoki . Further, the Minister indicated that these the three health centres in the affected areas reported a total of 90 cases of meningitis including 4 deaths, from January 1 to March 28.  
EP-2017-000036-SOM Epidemic Somalia Cholera outbreak in several areas of Somaliland and Puntland 
ST-2017-000035-RWA SEVERE LOCAL STORM Rwanda On 1st April 2017 at 3:00 pm, Gatsibo district located in the Eastern Province of Rwanda experienced heavy rainfall associated with heavy storms, which resulted in destruction of houses and community farm lands in Kiramuruzi Sector Nyabisindu Cell. The affected area is located 36 kilometers from Gatsibo District, 40 kilometers from the Eastern Province office and 70 kilometers from the City of Kigali. 
EP-2017-000034-BDI Epidemic Burundi The country is facing a major malaria outbreak which was officially declared by the MoH on 13 March 2017. The North and North health districts are the ones more affected by this outbreak. According to the MoH, the cumulative number of malaria cases reported during the first 10 weeks of 2017 is 1,960,620 with 869 deaths (MoH, 23 March 2017), this is higher than the same period in 2016 (1,804,258 cases and 841 deaths) 
MS-2017-000033-COL Mud Slide Colombia On the night of 31 March 2017, increased rainfall caused the Mocoa, Sangoyaco and Mulata Rivers to overflow, which in turn generated a mudslide in the municipality of Mocoa, capital of the department of Putumayo. UNGRD reported that the affected area received 33 per cent of its monthly total of rainfall (130 mm of the 400 mm monthly average) on the night of the disaster. According to reports, 273 people perished and 262 are injured; injured residents have been treated, and the most serious cases have been transferred to medical centres in Neiva, Popayan and Bogota . There have been 399 Restoration of Family Links (RFL) requests, 25 homes have been destroyed and more than 300 families have been affected. According to the latest official report from the UNGRD-coordinated national crisis room, 17 neighbourhoods were affected (29 blocks), with the greatest devastation seen in the districts of San Fernando, San Miguel, Independencia, Chaparros, San Agustín, Naranjito, Pablo VI, Avenida 17 de Julio, Miraflores and Progreso; the hospital network has collapsed, and 85 per cent of the department was left without electricity, which has since been partially restored. Three aqueducts and the sewage system are affected, 10ten roads are damaged, 2 two bridges have collapsed and 5 five are being rehabilitated. 
FL-2017-000032-PER Flood Peru to be deleted 
TC-2017-000031-AUS Tropical Cyclone Australia As a result of Tropical Cyclone Debbie that struck the north-east coast on 28 March, thousands of people were evacuated from their homes as two dams in Banana Shire reached maximum capacity. At least 200 schools and education centres were also closed. TC Debbie made landfall as a Category 3 severe tropical cyclone with 185 km/h winds near the centre and gusts of 260 km/h. and bringing with it very heavy rains over south-eastern Queensland and northern New South Wales. As a result the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology issued Major Flood Warnings for rivers throughout Queensland. 
EP-2017-000030-NGA Epidemic Nigeria As of 19 March 2017, a total of 1407 suspected cases of meningitis and 211 deaths have been reported from 40 local government areas in five states of Nigeria since December 2016.  
VW-2017-000029-CAF Violent Wind Central African Republic Since January 2017, the Central African Republic has been experiencing a series of violent winds. Since 16 March 2017 the cities of Mba?ki, Ndolobo, Ndjoh, Lambi and Bossembelé centers located respectively 107 km, 125 km and 157 km from Bangui, faced violent winds following heavy rains, causing major damage.  
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. 
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IN-2017-000041-KEN
Insect Infestation,Kenya: As millions of east African farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat - the fall armyworm. The pest has been recently detected in Kenya and is suspected to have entered the country from Uganda. It is also known to be present in Burundi, Ethiopia and Rwanda. The fall armyworm was first reported in western Kenya by farmers in March 2017, and immediately confirmed by the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service and Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation. The initial counties infested were Busia, TransNzoia, Bungoma, Uasin Gishu and Nandi.

FL-2017-000040-KAZ
Flood,Kazakhstan: Snowmelt over the past few days caused floods in several regions of the north, north-central and eastern areas of the country.

FL-2017-000039-ARG
Flood,Argentina: The worsening of already unstable meteorological conditions caused a significant increase in rainfall in the first weeks of April of this year, affecting 15 provinces and 33,482 people across the country and causing considerable losses and damages. This increase gradually began the last week of March.

TC-2016-000106-LCA
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.