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OT-2018-000035-TCD Other Chad CAR refugees are fleeing Paoua in the Central African Republic (CAR) and entering the Eastern Logone province in southern Chad. According to the UNHCR Central African Refugee Emergency Response Plan released on 12 March 2018, about 19,910 Central African refugees have arrived in Chad since the beginning of 2018.  
FL-2018-000034-BLR Flood Belarus On 19 March, the floods were reported by the Belarusian authorities, local media and Belarus Red Cross (BRC) branches, with 316 flooded houses reported to be flooded in three regions of the country. According to information provided by hydro-meteorological agencies, rapidly-increasing volumes of water are observed across the entire country. The rise of water levels amounts to 10-200 cm per day, depending on the district.The water level of rivers is rising, with ice still covering the rivers Western Dvina, Dniepr, Berezina, Sozh, as well as the Vileiskoe, Chigirinskoe, Zaslavskoe, Soligorskoe, Krasnaya Sloboda water storages, and the lakes Drivyaty, Naroch, Chervonoe. With the melting of ice, significant increases of water levels are expected. Snow is still on the ground in some districts, reaching up to 20 cm. As of 21 March, it was also snowing, which will further worsen the situation with thawing. The daily water-level fluctuation in the rivers is on average 12 cm. In many rivers, the level of water is already above bottom land. Rivers Pripyat, Sluch and Ubort will reach the crucial level of water within a few days. The most critical areas are the ones near village Chernichi, in Gomel region. 1,356 houses are fully or partially flooded. 
DR-2018-000033-URY Drought Uruguay Since the beginning of the year, there has been a significant lack of rain in parts of South America. The situation is even worsened by the ongoing La Nina effect in the region. In the affected areas of Northern and Central Uruguay, there is a considerable reduction in the levels of water in wells and dams. On 28 February 2018, the national government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP for its acronym in Spanish), declared an agricultural state of emergency for a period of 90 days for livestock and dairy farmers in the affected areas. According to the current forecast, the drought is likely to continue for the next two or three months. 
OT-2018-000031-KEN Other Kenya Due to armed encounter in Oromia State in Ethiopia has resulted into displacement of about 1,650 households (8200 people) who are currently being hosted in Somare, Kukub, Mayie, Sololo, Sessi, Dambala Fachana, and Butiye (Population expected to reach 10,000 people in a few days). Based on the current situation in Oromia region, it is anticipated that more people will move across the border and if the current trend of about 100 households coming daily, we project that the population will reach 15,000 by end of the month.  
FF-2018-000030-KEN Flash Flood Kenya Heavy rain has been affecting the central, the south-west and south-east areas of the country, including also the capital Nairobi, since the beginning of the month, causing floods, flash floods and casualties. According to media, as of 20 March, the death toll has reached at least 15 people in the provinces of Central, Nyanza and Eastern. They also reported, as of the same date, that around 1 000 people were evacuated in the counties of Makueni (Eastern province), Kilifi and Tana (Coast province).  
FL-2018-000029-RWA Flood Rwanda On 3rd March 2018, Rubavu District, located in the Western Province of Rwanda, experienced heavy rains, which resulted in flooding along Sebeya River and other areas, were affected by landslides. The affected areas are in four sectors of Rubavu, namely Nyundo, Nyakiliba, Rugerero and Kanama.  
FL-2018-000028-BWA Flood Botswana Above normal rainfall has been experienced in Mashonaland Central province of Botswana since 23 February 2018. The current rainy season, which started in February, is expected to continue until the end of March 2018. According to the Department of Meteorology Services, rainfall amounts range between 120-192mm, with a report of dams over spilling causing floods in the neighbouring villages of the Tutume sub district. They also report that the water levels will increase as the rainfall continues until the end of March. 
TC-2018-000027-NZL Tropical Cyclone New Zealand DELETED GDACS - Low humanitarian impact, max wind speed 176 km/h  
TC-2018-000026-AUS Tropical Cyclone Australia DELETED GDACS - Low humanitarian impact, max wind speed 93 km/h  
TC-2018-000023-MDG Tropical Cyclone Madagascar Medium humanitarian impact, max wind speed 102 km/h 
EP-2018-000022-NGA Epidemic Nigeria From January 1st to March 4th, 2018, a total of 1,121 suspected LASSA FEVER cases were recorded, 353 were confirmed positive, 8 probable, 723 negative and 37 await laboratory results. Thus far there have been 110 reported deaths and a fatality rate of 23.8%, 18 States have active cases (Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, Anambra, Benue, Kogi, Imo, Plateau, Lagos, Taraba, Delta, Osun, Rivers, FCT, Gombe and Ekiti).  
EP-2018-000021-UGA Epidemic Uganda On 23 February 2018, the Uganda Ministry of Health notified WHO of an outbreak of cholera in Kyangwali refugee settlement, located in Hoima district in the western part of the country. As of 23 February 2018, a total of 700 suspected cholera cases, including 27 deaths (case fatality rate 3.9%) were reported. The affected population are mostly newly arrived refugees and a few members of the host community. The most affected places are a landing site at the shores of Lake Albert and new refugee settlements in the neighbourhood. 
EQ-2018-000020-PNG Earthquake Papua New Guinea An earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitudes occurred on 26 Feb 2018 at 03:44 hrs (local time) Southern Highlands. The approximate epicentre is located in Nipa-Kutubu district, Southern Highlands province. Reports from the ground indicate that the shaking was felt by communities in Western province and in Eastern Highlands province. Some minor landslides have been reported but no known damage to property as yet. The majority of the local population lives in remote an rural communities, with no major urban settlements at the proximity.  
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-2018-000016-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, (https://reliefweb.int/report/mongolia/mongolia-severe-winter-condition-mdrmn006-emergency-appeal-operations-update-n-3-12). 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(https://reliefweb.int/report/mongolia/giews-country-brief-mongolia-reference-date-15-january-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. 
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From: 2018/5/13  To: 2018/5/26

TC-2018-000062-OMN
Tropical Cyclone,Oman: A new tropical storm has developed in the southwest Arabian Sea where it intensified yesterday evening into Cyclone Mekunu. The cyclone is moving currently north-northwest at a speed of 11 km/h. Mekunu is expected to continue moving in this direction during the remainder of this week and make landfall near Salalah, Oman on about Saturday 26 May. A major fluctuation in tropical weather over the southern Arabian Sea known as the Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO) is likely to cause Mekunu to strengthen further. As a result, heavy rains are forecasted for Socotra Island, followed by the southern Arabian coast from Sayhut in eastern Yemen to Salalah and Ash Shuwaymiyyah in southern Oman, which could cause local flooding and damage.

FL-2018-000060-LKA
Flood,Sri Lanka: Due to monsoon condition, heavy rainfall was recieved to South Western slope of Sri Lanka (average 200 to 300 mm in 24 hours), resulting heavy flood situation of 07 river basins of Kelani, Kalu, Gin, Nilwala, Attanagalu Oya, Deduru and Ma Oya. So far 06 deaths, over 13,000 affected persons and over 600 house damages were reported. Continues heavy rain confirm major flood levels and associated damages will be increasing next couple of days.

HT-2018-000061-PAK
Heat Wave,Pakistan: A heatwave has killed 65 people in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi over the past three days, a social welfare organization said on Tuesday, amid fears the death toll could climb as the high temperatures persist.

TC-2018-000059-SOM
Tropical Cyclone,Somalia: A tropical cyclone formed in the Gulf of Aden between Yemen and northern Somalia on 16 May 2018. The cyclone system caused heavy rains along the coast of Puntland on 17 May. Flash flooding was reported in the Bari region, which were not limited to seasonal riverbeds. The road linking Bossaso and points south has reportedly been affected. There are also reports of some fishing boats having been washed away by waves off the coast of Sanaag region, which along with Sool are disputed between Somaliland and Puntland.By 18 May, the cyclone had gained strength, reaching tropical storm-wind levels and assigned the name Tropical Cyclone Sagar. Heavy rains are projected for the escarpment and plateau of Somaliland.

EQ-2018-000053-SLV
Earthquake,El Salvador: The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources reported a seismic swarm in the area located between the municipalities of Chirilagua in San Miguel Department, and in Intipucá and El Carmen department in La Union Department since 5 May 2018. Some 733 seismic events occurred between 5 and 9 May, as reported by the National Seismic Network. The epicentre area was located between the municipalities mentioned above. Ninety-five of these earthquakes, whose magnitude range between 2.4 and 5.6, were felt by the population. The strongest of these earthquakes (magnitude 5.6 and intensity VII) was recorded on 6 May at 1:02 p.m. in Chirilagua and Intipucá.

DR-2018-000052-AFG
Drought,Afghanistan: Below average precipitation and above average temperatures since October 2017 have resulted in significant reductions in snow depths, river flows, water level in dams, water tables, and soil moistures. These conditions have already negatively and irreversibly impacted the winter 2017-2018 agricultural season and are expected to also negatively impact the spring and summer 2018 agricultural season in Afghanistan. The overall combined effect is a significant shortage of water for rain-fed agriculture, irrigated agriculture, and pasturage. Based on satellite imagery and data analyses by iMMAP and FEWSNET, combined with observations by FAO and WFP, this shortage could affect up to 2 million rural population in 20 provinces who are reliant on agriculture, livestock, or agriculture-related wage labour for their food security and livelihood. Forecasts indicate below-average to average precipitation for the remaining weeks of the spring wet season. Along with cumulative precipitation deficits, the below-average forecast is reflective of a low frequency of storms entering the region, increasing the risk for extended periods of dryness that could further impact agricultural production.