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DR-2024-000018-ZMB Drought Zambia The dry spell has from mid-January this year affected most of the central and southern half of the country, which has received less than normal rainfall leaving 1 million hectares of maize destroyed, almost half of the country's maize cultivation. It is also projected that the drought will lead to a power deficit or 430 Megawatts and affect ground and surface water levels, with severe consequences for sectors beyond agriculture since +80 per cent of Zambia electricity generation comes from hydropower. 
WF-2024-000017-USA Wild fire United States GDACS - Medium in United States  
DR-2024-000016-MHL Drought Marshall Islands The islands and atolls have not experienced rainfall since November 2023. Within these atolls, the conditions of individual islands and islets vary. Some islands have not received any rain for the past 3 to 6 months. According to the recent outlook advisory issued by the National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA), drought conditions continue to build across the region with the ongoing dry pattern. Palau and parts of the RMI recently received beneficial rains, but dry weather will ultimately resume with showers remaining suppressed south. El Niño ‘dry phase' is still persistent and thus there will be a high likelihood of many locations experiencing severe to extreme drought 
FL-2024-000015-ECU Flood Ecuador 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. 
EP-2024-000014-COM Epidemic Comoros 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. 
DR-2024-000013-COL Drought Colombia 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 
EQ-2024-000012-PHL Earthquake Philippines GDACS - Medium humanitarian impact, magnitude 5.8M 
FL-2024-000011-PHL Flood Philippines 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. 
WF-2024-000010-CHL Wild fire Chile GDACS - High in Chile  
FL-2024-000009-COD Flood 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.  
FL-2024-000008-ZAF Flood South Africa 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 
CW-2024-000007-LBN Cold Wave Lebanon  
SS-2024-000006-MHL Storm Surge Marshall Islands 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. 
LS-2024-000005-CHN Land Slide 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. 
EQ-2024-000004-CHN Earthquake China, People's Republic GDACS - Medium humanitarian impact, magnitude 7M 
LS-2024-000003-PHL Land Slide Philippines 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. 
EP-2024-000002-ZMB Epidemic Zambia 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. 
EQ-2024-000001-JPN Earthquake Japan 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. 
EP-2023-000268-MLI Epidemic Mali The resurgence of the Dengue epidemic in Mali since 9 September 2023, marks one of the most severe outbreaks in decades. With cases spreading rapidly, the Ministry of Health and Social Development took proactive measures by hosting a press conference on 29 November 2023, to educate the public about the disease's progression and severity. Subsequently, on 13 December 2023, the Public Health Emergency Operations Department was activated, initiating the implementation of an Incident Management System (IMS) specifically tailored for Dengue and Zika. [...] Despite concerted efforts, the epidemiological situation remains challenging. As of the latest update from the Situation Report (SitRep) dated 18 March 2024, there have been 144 suspected cases of Dengue reported this week, with 35 confirmed cases and no fatalities. Since the beginning of 2024, a total of 2,053 suspected cases of Dengue have been reported, including 355 positive cases. Cumulatively, from week 34 of 2023 to week 11 of 2024, there have been 7,422 suspected cases, with 1,163 confirmed cases and 35 deaths, resulting in a fatality rate of 3.01%. This outbreak has affected 21 health districts across six regions. 
DR-2023-000267-ALB Drought Albania GDACS - Medium impact for agricultural drought in 382296 km2 over Southern Europe-2023  
DR-2023-000266-TMP Drought East Timor Amid escalating levels of food insecurity, Timor-Leste is already showing clear signs of drought in twelve out of fourteen municipalities based on the Combined Drought Index, produced by the Government of Timor-Leste and FAO. In addition, the country is facing the looming possibility of an extended El Niño-induced dry season and predictions of sustained low rainfall into early 2024, all of which will severely impact agriculture. (WFP, 31 Oct 2023) 
EP-2023-000265-ZWE Epidemic Zimbabwe 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. 
EP-2023-000264-KAZ Epidemic Kazakhstan 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.  
EP-2023-000263-SSD Epidemic South Sudan 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%. 
CW-2023-000262-MNG Cold Wave Mongolia 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. 
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