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|Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern and western Ecuador, in particular Esmeraldas, Manabí and Los Rios Provinces since 30 January, causing floods that have resulted in population displacement and damage.
|the Comoros Ministry of Health declared a cholera epidemic on Friday, February 2, 2024, at 8 p.m. local time. A Cholera Treatment Center (CTC) has been activated in Samba to treat cholera cases (hospital on the outskirts of Moroni). This has been confirmed by the Dar Es Alam Laboratory and reaffirmed by the Comoros Ministry of Health.
|On 27 January 2024, by Decree No. 037, the Government of Colombia declared a National Disaster Situation for a period of 12 months, due to the impact of the "El Niño" phenomenon, which is a climate variability phenomenon that occurs every two to seven years due to the warming of the Pacific Ocean
|GDACS - Medium humanitarian impact, magnitude 5.8M
|On 28 January 2024, the Northeast Monsoon and the Trough of the Low Pressure Area (LPA) affected Mindanao. The trough of the LPA continued to bring light to heavy rains until 02 February 2024. This resulted in flooding and landslide incidents in some areas in Mindanao. On 03 February 2024, 11:00 AM, the Low-Pressure Area (LPA) has dissipated. A total of 14 cities/municipalities were declared under the State of Calamity.
|GDACS - High in Chile
|Congo Democratic Republic
|In the last few days, heavy rainfall has affected parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), particularly the eastern and southern areas, causing floods and triggering landslides that resulted in casualties and damage. According to media, as of 28 December, 60 fatalities have been reported, of whom 22 were in Kasai-Central Province, 20 in Bukavu City (South Kivu Province) and 20 in Burhinyi Village, 50 km from Bukavu City. Moreover, 16 people are still missing and more than 1,400 houses have been damaged.
|On the 7th of January 2024 to date, storm surge resulted in flooding affected KwaZulu Natal and Free State province. Around 1,226 households, (6,418 people) were affected in Free State and KwaZulu Natal. Severe damages were also reported
|On 20 January, powerful waves, driven by offshore storm surges, struck several areas in the Marshall Islands. The event originated from a powerful winter storm system in the far northern Pacific. The strong winds generated a large swell that reached Roi Namur Islet in the northern part of Kwajalein Atoll. This weather-driven wave and inundation event, distinct from a tsunami, resulted from a significant wind-generated swell breaking on the Roi-Namur shores. Reports suggest inundation in other locations, including Arno Atoll and the runway in Ailinglapalap of Marshall Islands.
|China, People's Republic
|A landslide in China's Yunnan province killed eight people on Monday and dozens were missing as rescue operations continued in snowy, freezing temperatures.
|China, People's Republic
|GDACS - Medium humanitarian impact, magnitude 7M
|According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) of the Philippines reports dated 17-18 Jan 2024, Caraga and Davao Regions in Eastern Mindanao have been experiencing rains and thunderstorms since 16 January 2024 due to the shear line. According to media, at least seven people died and ten others are still missing following a landslide that occurred in Davao de Oro Province, Davao Region, south-eastern Mindanao.
|A cholera outbreak which was first reported in October 2023 has seen a dramatic increase in transmission since mid-December. The country has now recorded a cumulative 8,276 cases and 333 deaths, with 446 new cases and 23 deaths in the past 24 hours according to a daily update from the Ministry of Health, resulting in a case fatality rate of 4%. Thirty-one percent of the cases are in children under five years old.
|An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 hit north central Japan on Monday, public broadcaster NHK said. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning along western coastal regions of Ishikawa, Niigata and Toyama prefectures.
Tsunami of up to 5 metres high are believed to be reaching Noto in Ishikawa Prefecture, according to the weather agency. Waves more than 1 metre high hit the coast of Wajima City in Ishikawa Prefecture, NHK reported.
|Zimbabwe detected seventeen (17) circulating vaccine derived polio virus type 2 (cVDPV2) from environmental samples in Harare since October 2023. The samples were from four polio environmental surveillance sites in Harare. Polio outbreak was declared a public health emergency (PHE) by the Minister of Health and Child Care in October 2023. An index human cVDPV2 was reported in a 10-year-old female AFP case in January 2024.
Two newly confirmed AFP cases (samples from contacts) have been reported this week (cumulative 23) with a NPAFP rate at 1.3 per cent children over 15 years. A total of 10,517,500 doses of nOPV2 were received on 29 January 2024 for the planned two supplementary immunization activities (SIAs). Expiry date 14/08/2025.
A joint press release on Round 1 national nOPV2 polio SIA done by the Honorable Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) with UNICEF, WHO and Partners on 16 Feb 2024.
|Kazakhstan has recorded the highest incidence with 13,677 measles cases in 2023, which corresponds to over 639 cases per million population. There have been over 11 300 reported cases among children under 14 years of age in the country, with 70% of them being unvaccinated against measles.
|On 26th September 2023, the National Ministry of Health declared a Hepatitis E Virus outbreak in Old Fangak, Jonglei State and Greater Pibor Administrative Area, after 3 out of 13 samples tested positive for HEV. The outbreak has affected 63 people and caused 12 deaths, with a case fatality rate of 19%.
|Mongolia is currently facing a severe Dzud. This slow-onset disaster is unique to Mongolia and results from summer droughts followed by heavy snowfalls and extreme cold, leading to insufficient grazing pastures and hence underfed animals resulting in increased livestock mortality.
|SEVERE LOCAL STORM
|From the 22nd - 28th December 2023, most parts of the country received heavy rainfall coupled with strong winds which caused severe damages affecting 190 households (968pp). The impacts of the shocks (heavy rains and storms) were mostly felt by communities mostly in Maseru and Quthing district and lower impact was reported Berea, Mokhotlong, Thaba Tseka.
|GDACS - Medium impact for agricultural drought in 323232 km2 over Northern Africa-2023
|The Republic of Congo has been experiencing exceptionally heavy rainfall over most of the country for several weeks now. This situation has caused flooding in the country, which already has 320,891 people directly affected by the flooding, who are subject to displacement and severe losses as a result of this disaster. Situation as provided by the Government on 29 December 2023.
The worst affected departments are Likouala, Sangha, Cuvette, Plateaux, Niari, Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire (heavy downpours), with 361 villages and 36 neighbourhoods submerged due to the exceptional flooding of the Congo River and its tributaries over the last sixty years. The impact of the rains to date on the population already far exceeds the number of people affected over the OND period during the floods in 2021 (164,679 people_Evaluation with the Government) and 2022 (222,000 people).
According to experts, this rainfall is twice as heavy as the usual average. The deadly floods and heavy rains continue. The same source reported that the floods had caused 17 deaths in the departments of Likouala, Plateaux, Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.
6 people are missing in the Likouala and Cuvette departments. In all, more than 2,292 hectares of farmland were flooded.
|GDACS - Medium in France
|GDACS - Medium in Germany
|SEVERE LOCAL STORM
|On 16 December in the city of Bahía Blanca, south of the Province of Buenos Aires, gusts of over 140 kms per hour not only affected access to services such as electricity and water, but also had an impact on urban infrastructure and homes. On 18 December the Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires decreed a State of Emergency for 30 days for the entire territory of the Province, which was made official in the Official Gazette.