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EP-2019-000141-LKA Epidemic Sri Lanka As of 18 October, 55,894 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Approximately 47.0 per cent of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. There has been 74 confirmed deaths due to dengue. This has alarmed authorities, as only 58 total deaths occurred due to dengue in 2018. The Epidemiology Unit identified five high risk districts, which include Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Ratnapura and Galle. (Govt. of Sri Lanka, 21 Oct 2019) 
EQ-2019-000140-PHL Earthquake Philippines Medium humanitarian impact, magnitude 6.6M tsunami generates 0m 
EP-2019-000139-WSM Epidemic Samoa A measles epidemic was confirmed by the Government of Samoa on 16 October. There were seven confirmed cases of measles; two adults and five children. All were treated and discharged with no complications. However, there has also been one confirmed death, a one-year-old child. (Govt. of Samoa, 16 Oct 2019) The Tonga Ministry of Health advises that cases of measles have been identified in a high school rugby group, who were playing rugby in New Zealand in September. The team returned to Tonga on 1 October. The Ministry has taken rapid steps to prevent further spread of the virus, including isolating the current cases at home, vaccinating contacts of the cases and quarantining the remaining squad members, staff and other contacts. (Govt. of Tonga, 18 Oct 2019) 
FL-2019-000138-KEN Flood Kenya Heavy rains from early October have had detrimental effects in Northern, Western, South eastern and Coastal parts of the country which has so far have seen most displacements from the floods.  
OT-2019-000137-CHL Other Chile The crisis was triggered when, on the recommendation of a panel of Public Transport experts, the government decided to increase the price of the Metro ticket by 30 pesos, reaching a maximum of 830 pesos (approximately US$1.17). As a form of protest, students began to carry out massive evasions in the subway, raising turnstiles to enter the platforms without paying. The government then decreed a state of emergency, which meant the deployment of the military who, also, ordered a curfew from Saturday, October 19. This measure resulted in violent manifestations and looting. The government was forced to give in and announced, on Saturday night, the suspension of the increase in the subway tariff. Still, none of these measures and announcements attenuated the mobilizations. On Sunday, October 20, cities such as Santiago, Valparaíso, and Concepcion dawned with severe damage to buildings and public spaces, in addition to stoppages in ports and roadblocks. Monday''s classes were suspended in Concepción and 43 communes of Santiago. It is estimated that at least 18 people have died and more than 5,000 have been arrested. Demonstrations resumed in Santiago on Monday, October 21, after at least 50 wounded soldiers and police were registered on Sunday night, and more than 350 places were looted. More than a hundred supermarkets were robbed. On Tuesday, October 22, the government promised social reforms such as raising the minimum wage and raising the basic pension by 20% to decrease the social tensions, but demonstrations and differences between students and armed forces remain. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and former President of Chile called for dialogue between the government and civil society to calm the situation.  
FL-2019-000136-SLV Flood El Salvador According to Civil Protection, heavy rains in El Salvador since October 12 has caused at least four deaths. Authorities in the municipality of Ilopango identified some 400 homes at risk of collapse due to landslides from depleted soils, which led to the preventive evacuation of hundreds of people. Civil Protection declared an orange level alert along the Pacific coast and the volcanic mountain range of El Salvador and a yellow level alert for the rest of the country. The Ministry of Education also suspended all school activity. 
FL-2019-000135-GHA Flood Ghana Ghana experienced heavy rains in early October 2019 which caused serious flooding and extensive damage to farmlands, houses, properties and loss of lives across the country. Between the 6 to 12 October 2019, the Upper East Region, experienced torrential rains which resulted in damaged houses and farmlands leading to displacement of people and fatalities.  
FL-2019-000134-CMR Flood Cameroon The ongoing rainy season in the Far-North Region has resulted in a break of the bank of the Logone river in the Far-North Region.The heavy downpour that occurred as of 4th of October 2019 resulted in rising water level and inundated the neighbouring communities. The relevant authorities registered up to a 30m rise in water level between end of September and the 4th of October 2019, which caused serious flooding in the Maga Sub-Division 
FL-2019-000133-SOM Flood Somalia Latest reports received in the evening of 21 October indicate that nearly 40 per cent of Belet Weyne town has been affected by flooding with an estimated 72,000 people having moved to Ceel Jaale highlands and surrounding areas.  
OT-2019-000132-ZMB Other Zambia The 2018/2019 rain season was characterized by low rainfall and prolonged dry spells which negatively affected the agriculture sector, particularly crop and livestock production. The government of Zambia through the ZVAC undertook an assessment of the impact of the drought situation on different sectors during the month of May 2019. The food security situation is estimated to likely deteriorate during the lean season. The official report highlights that 1.7 million people are currently food insecure and this figure is projected to increase to 2.3 million between October 2019 and the end of the current consumption period, March 2020. 
FL-2019-000131-CIV Flood Cote d'Ivoire The rainy season has started in Côte d''Ivoire with heavy rainfall in some parts of the country resulting in floods. Thus, the weekend from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 October 2019 was marked by floods causing significant damage and loss of life. These floods affected a total of 06 cities including Abidjan, Aboisso, Ayamé, Grand Bassam, Alépé and Man. 
DR-2019-000130-IDN Drought Indonesia According to Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the dry season in Indonesia has culminated back in August 2019. About 92% of the country is currently experiencing drought due to El Nino cycle at the end of 2018, resulting in a drier and harsher dry season. BMKG also noted that meteorological (climate) drought in most of Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara potentially will suffer long to extreme drought. The government predicted to impact the lives of 48,491,666 people in 28 provinces. Nine provinces are severely affected by the drought which are Banten, Central Java, West Java, East Java, Yogyakarta, Bali, West Nusa Tenggara and Sulawesi and Borneo and the Government of Indonesia has declared an emergency drought alert status in seven provinces; Banten, Central Java, West Java, East Java, Yogyakarta, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara. 
EQ-2019-000129-PHL Earthquake Philippines Medium humanitarian impact, magnitude 6.4M tsunami generates 0m 
TC-2019-000128-JPN Tropical Cyclone Japan Typhoon Hagibis, the most powerful tropical storm to hit Tokyo in decades, plowed a large portion of Japan's main island on Saturday evening and early Sunday, bring torrential rains and high-speed winds that paralyzed the capital and neighboring prefectures. Millions of residents in a dozen prefectures were affected by the highest level of emergency evacuation notices on Saturday night and early Sunday. 
OT-2019-000127-CYP Other Cyprus Currently, monthly migrant arrivals are, on average, more than two hundred fifty (250); a number which has been maintained, since April 2019. This influx, which began during September 2018, has been progressively increasing at an alarming rate, surpassing all expectations/predictions in May 2019. Most of the new migrant arrivals up to June 2019 were men of Syrian origin. However, according to the UNHCR, since the 1st of June 2019, Turkey, following negotiations with the occupied areas ?authorities', introduced a visa requirement for all Syrians who wish to travel to the occupied areas of Cyprus. Therefore, the Syrians are now required to pay for a visa in order to enter the occupied areas of Cyprus from Turkey, which translates to a significant cost, as well as a long waiting period, and a possibility of rejecting their visa request. For this reason, the number of migrants of Syrian origin diminished, while concomitantly the number of migrants of African origin increased. Indeed, according to UNHCR findings, African nationals enter the occupied areas to study in the Universities located there; however, they are tricked about the living conditions and job opportunities, while the recognition of their University degrees is questionable (Maren Wickwire: Manifest Media for Foreign Policy - Unable to survive and desperate to avoid exploitation, they are fleeing from the occupied areas to the areas controlled by the Government of Cyprus, seeking asylum. Stemming from the above, it is evident that the pattern of arrivals cannot be predicted with any degree of certainty and are not dependent on weather conditions.  
OT-2019-000126-IRQ Other Iraq In the past week, Iraq is witnessing mass civilian protests that have led to clashes between protestors and security forces, involving in some cases a high degree of violence, and leaving dozens dead and thousands injured. Iraq has been rocked by days of protests, as thousands of mostly young men have been demonstrating in different parts of the country due to unemployment and poor public services and demanding national reform. Large scale demonstrations began on 1 October 2019 following the curfew imposed by authorities and the cut of internet access in many cities, putting Iraq in a situation of uncertainty on a daily basis. Large protests have taken place in the capital Baghdad and spread to other cities such as Basrah, Amara, Al Nasiriya, Al Diwaniya, Samawa, Babel and Najaf. Following to the lifting of the imposed curfew on 5 October 2019, the demonstrations continue to date, while more people being reported injured and/or killed. The situation is likely to remain insecure in the coming days. 
OT-2019-000125-ECU Other Ecuador Following the 1 October 2019 issue of Executive Decree No. 883 that contains a series of economic measures, the first manifestations of discontent began on the morning of 3 October 2019 in 24 provinces of Ecuador. Transport associations led the work stoppage by blocking 110 interprovincial roads and main thoroughfares in the country's largest cities. On 3 October, the President issued a state of emergency for 60 days, which the Constitutional Court approved and decreased to 30 days. A curfew was issued on 8 October for areas near government buildings. 
EP-2019-000124-BDI Epidemic Burundi On 5 June 2019, the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight Against AIDS of Burundi notified WHO of an outbreak of cholera. The outbreak reportedly began on 1 June 2019 with the initial seven cases reported from Bujumbura Mairie (5 cases) and Cibitoke (2 cases) provinces. One of the case-patients was a Burundian national residing in Uvira Health Zone, South Kivu Province in Democratic Republic of the Congo where an active outbreak of cholera has been ongoing. It is unclear whether this case-patient contracted the disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo before travelling to Burundi. Of the stool samples collected from all seven case-patients, four cultured Vibrio cholerae Ogawa at the National Reference Laboratory of the National Institute of Public Health in Bujumbura. Since then, the outbreak has spread to a third province, Bubanza, which began reporting cases on 12 September 2019. From 1 June to 22 September 2019, a total of 648 cases with 5 deaths (case fatality ratio 0.8%) were reported from Bujumbura Mairie (461 cases with 4 deaths), Cibitoke (167 cases with zero deaths) and Bubanza (20 cases with 1 death) provinces. Of 46 stool samples tested, 69.5% (32) cultured V. cholerae Ogawa. The outbreak peaked in Bujumbura Mairie Province on 14 September 2019 when 18 cases were reported. Since then, the trend has been declining in both Bujumbura Mairie and Cibitoke provinces. 
EP-2019-000123-PAK Epidemic Pakistan Total 19,296 dengue positive cases have been confirmed until today i.e. Oct 2, 2019 and >30 deaths in the month of September have been reported to Federal Disease Surveillance and Response Unit from Field Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Division - National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad. Outbreak trend in 2019 is 35% increased from 2017. The same increase is visible in mortalities in 2019 with 37 death until Oct 2 than five death in 2018. Epidemiological trend diagram given below reflect a clear indication of disease outbreak in the year 2019 as compared to the last two years i.e. 2017 to 2019. 
FL-2019-000122-NGA Flood Nigeria Arising from high-water levels in rivers Niger and Benue and heavy rainfall, Cross River, Kogi, Niger, and Taraba States have experienced flooding over the past week. On the 21st and 22nd September, there was a high peak in the water levels for River Niger and Benue which affected some communities in the above-mentioned states. 
FR-2019-000121-MDV Fire Maldives On 20 September 2019, around 19:30, a fire broke out through a residential area of the Maldives capital, Malé City, displacing more than 300 people. The fire happened in the ward/area of Henveiru in Malé City, in a building named Henveiru Thilafushige' - a residential building which also housed a chemical go-down on the ground floor. According to the Maldives National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), over 700 people (450 males, 336 females) were affected, including over 100 migrant workers. The NDMA also stated that varying degrees of damage were sustained to the surrounding buildings, which totals 24. Of the 24 buildings, 8 that are uninhabitable after the fire, will be completely demolished. The damage assessments are being carried out to determine the extent of loss in the area. Most of the buildings are residential buildings with multiple apartments contributing to the large number of displaced people. 
FL-2019-000120-PHL Flood Philippines Heavy rainfall has been affecting Maguindanao Province (Mindanao Island, southern Philippines) since 6 June, resulting in flooding in Datu Salibo and Sultan sa Barongis municipalities. At least 45,000 people have been displaced according to the national authorities.  
EQ-2019-000119-IDN Earthquake Indonesia A magnitude of 6.5 earthquake struck Maluku Island, Indonesia on Thursday, 26 September 2019, at 08:46 local time. Local Disaster Management Agency of Maluku province (BPBD Maluku Province) noted as per 9 October 2019, the earthquake has displaced nearly 170,900 people. As much as 39 people have been killed and 1,578 injured. 
FL-2019-000118-SEN Flood Senegal Heavy rainfall in Senegal has caused extensive damages in Rufisque and Guédiawaye departments in Dakar Region and Kaolack department in the Region of the same name. Starting on 10 September 2019, the rains continued through to 17th but by 15 and 16 September, the cumulated flood waters started causing widespread flooding in Dakar and Kaolack regions. 
EQ-2019-000117-PAK Earthquake Pakistan Medium humanitarian impact, magnitude 5.6M 
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Flood,Hungary: Devastating storm cells hit Eastern Hungary on 27th afternoon, leaving 80 settlements affected by damages caused by strong wind and heavy rainfall.

Tropical Cyclone,Fiji: Tropical Disturbance, TD03F was upgraded to a depression on 31th Jan 2018 at 6 AM. Tropical Depression, TD03F center was located near 11 degrees' south latitude and 172 degrees' east longitude or about 470km west-northwest of Rotuma and about 860km northwest of Nadi. TD03F may intensify further into a category 1 tropical cyclone in the next 12 to 18 hours with average winds of 65km/hr and momentary gusts to 90km/hr close to the centre. TD03F is moving southeast at about 25km/hr.