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EP-2020-000012-CHN Epidemic China, People's Republic The new strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV), has originated in Wuhan, China. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses with some causing less-severe disease, such as the common cold, and others more severe disease such as MERS and SARS. Chinese authorities report most patients in the Wuhan City outbreak have been linked to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting a possible zoonotic (animal) origin to the outbreak. As of January 22, the National Health Commission (NHC) has been confirmed 440 cases and 9 dead. They have confirmed the human-to-human transmission. National Health Commission say that community transmission at some scale is confirmed. The source of the virus remains still unknown. They are seeing likely that the virus will spread further. There are confirmed cases also in Thailand (13 Jan 20), Japan (16 Jan 20) and South Korea (20 Jan 20) and U.S (21 Jan 20). Suspected cases in: Hong Kong, Philippines and Nepal.  
FL-2020-000011-MOZ Flood Mozambique Heavy rains and flooding have affected more than 58,800 people and killed 28 in Mozambique, with Zambezia, Cabo Delgado and Sofala provinces hardest-hit. 
EQ-2020-000010-KGZ Earthquake Kyrgyzstan Medium humanitarian impact, magnitude 6M 
EQ-2020-000009-CHN Earthquake China, People's Republic Medium humanitarian impact, magnitude 5.9M 
CW-2020-000008-AFG Cold Wave Afghanistan Heavy snowfalls broken the record of last many years in Afghanistan and caused widespread damages across the country in second week of January 2020. Heavy snowfall, flooding and a large number of avalanches were reported in different parts of Afghanistan between 12 -15 January 2020. Around 11 out of 34 provinces reported to have been affected badly. Provinces with casualties and significant damage to homes and livelihoods included Helmand, Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Laghman, Herat, Badghis, Ghor, Daykundi, Bamyan and Baghlan provinces, resulting in main roads connecting Kandahar to Kabul and Kandahar to Uruzgan being temporarily closed to public movement. Roads connecting districts in Ghor province were blocked due to heavy snowfall. Also, the road connectivity of Herat to Badghis province was closed and interrupted the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Badghis province during last two weeks due to heavy snowfall. Many areas of the country are still inaccessible, due to heavy snowfall, avalanches and landslides in the hilly part of the country, making it difficult to obtain a complete picture of the impact of the disaster and total number of affected families. However as per initial report of Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) around 655 houses are partially damaged, 30 houses are completely destroyed, 13 people dead, 40 people injured, and 322 families are displaced to the safe places. 
FL-2020-000007-ZMB Flood Zambia Heavy rainfall has driven flash and riverine flooding in Zambia, including in areas previously impacted by severe drought. Gwembe and Siavonga districts in the south are amongst the hardest-hit by the recent rains, while Mambwe and Lumezi districts in the east, as well as the country's capital, Lusaka, faced flash floods earlier in January. Zambia is expected to experience heavy rains in the coming days, with potential for flash floods in Mufumbwe, Kasempa, Kabwe, Lusaka, Siavonga, Gwembe and Chipata districts. 
FF-2020-000006-IRN Flash Flood Iran, Islamic Republic Within 72 hours (10-12 January) flash flood hit Sistan and Bluchistan province, located in southern east of Iran (this province has a coastal border with Oman sea). According to the provincial branch, 13 districts (Iranshahr, Chabahar, Khash, Delgan, Zahedan, Sarbaz, Saravan, Sib and Sooran, fotooh, Kenarak, Mirjaveh, Nikshar and Hirmand) have been affected by flood and Iranian Red Crescent Society have rendering relief services for 1,248 persons and one person has been reported as missing and 327 persons have been sheltered. According to the director manager of the provincial branch four pregnant women trapped by flood were transported to medical centers. Inhabitants of 6 villages are also evacuated and sheltered as the result of heavy rainfall. Show less 
EP-2020-000005-BEN Epidemic Benin On 6 January 2019, the Ministry of Health of Benin notified WHO of an outbreak of meningitis in Banikoara Commune, Alibori Department, Northern Benin. From 9 December 2019 to 8 January 2020, a cumulative total of 77 cases with 13 deaths (case fatality ratio 17%) have been reported Banikoara Commune.  
CW-2020-000004-MNG Cold Wave Mongolia On 2 January, Mongolia's National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring announced more than 50 per cent of the country was at risk of an extreme (dzud) winter. This unwelcome news has triggered the pre-agreed release of CHF 210,968 (217,000 US dollars) to the Mongolian Red Cross Society for forecast-based action from IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). The funding provides 88 Swiss francs (90.6 US dollars) cash each for 1,000 vulnerable herder families to prevent the starvation, dehydration and cold exposure of their livestock because of poor access to feed, water, veterinary care and shelter. A livestock nutrition kit will support livestock health during winter's lean months. (IFRC, 9 Jan 2020) 
CW-2020-000003-PAK Cold Wave Pakistan For the last two days (11 & 12 January 2020) several parts of Pakistan are in the grip of heavy rain, heaviest snow fall, flash floods, avalanches, and landslides. 75 persons have been reported as dead throughout Pakistan. Among them 17 reported dead in Baluchistan and 57 in AJK. The provincial government of Baluchistan has declared a state of emergency in the districts of Mastung, Qila Abdullah, Kech, Ziarat, Harnai, and Pishin. The heaviest snowfall - two feet - was recorded by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) in Ziarat, while Quetta and Zhob each received more than a foot of snow. As for the rainfall, 56 mm was recorded in Turbat, 40mm in Pasni and 26 mm in Pishin. 
VO-2020-000002-PHL Volcano Philippines On 12 January 2020, the Department of Science and Technology' Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST- PHIVOLCS) raised an Alert Level 4 after increasing activity of Taal Volcano, which is located on the island of Luzon in Batangas, CALABARZON (Region IV-A). An Alert Level 4 means that a hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days; and warrants a ?Danger Zone? of up to 14 kilometres from the Main Crater. Taal Volcano is amongst the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, with more than 30 reported eruptions. According to DOST- PHIVOLCS, eruptive activity at Taal Volcano Main Crater has intensified, with continuous eruptions generating a 10 - 15 kilometres of steam laden cloud of super-heated ash, with frequent volcanic lightning that has rained wet ashfall as far as Quezon City, some 100km away. Volcanic tremors have been reported, with volcanic earthquakes measuring magnitude 2.5 and 3.9 felt at Intensity III (Weak) in Batangas province. As of 19:00 on 12 January 2020, power supplies in areas of Batangas in the vicinity of Taal Volcano have been disrupted, and roads are impassable. Taal Volcano is situated on Volcano Island, an island near the middle Taal Island, and is listed as a ?Permanent Danger Zone?, with permanent settlement on the island not recommended. 
EQ-2020-000001-PRI Earthquake Puerto Rico Medium humanitarian impact, magnitude 6.4M tsunami generates 0.15m 
EP-2019-000184-BGD Epidemic Bangladesh Refugee camps in Bangladesh have seen a sustained high number of measles cases from September through November 2019. More than 1,510 measles cases have been reported for 2019, with over 110 of these manifesting only in the last week. (WHO, 1 Dec 2019). In December, instances of measles have risen. During the first week of the month, another 125 suspected measles cases reported to the WHO. (WHO, 8 Dec 2019) As of 22 December, there were 2,175 measles cases reported during 2019. The number of suspected cases reported during Week 51 was 157. A Measles Outbreak Response Immunization is scheduled to occur from 12 January to 12 February, 2020. The immunization will target an age group ranging from six months old to less than 10 years old in the camp population (WHO, 22 Dec 2019). As of 29 December, there were 210 suspected measles cases were reported during week 52. This brings the total measles cases during 2019 to 2,446 with 0.1% morbidity (WHO, 29 Dec 2019). During the first week of 2020, there were 264 measles cases reported with 0.7 per cent morbidity. The number of measles cases has remained high since September 2019 (WHO, 5 Jan 2020). More than 370 suspected measles cases were reported between 13 and 19 of January. This brings the total of measles cases reported in 2020 to almost 1,100. The instances of reported measles cases has continued to rise through the month. (WHO, 19 Jan 2020). 
WF-2019-000183-AUS Wild fire Australia High temperatures and prolonged dry conditions have resulted in multiple bushfires in the states of New South Wales (NSW) since early November 2019, in Victoria (VIC), Western Australia (WA) and South Australia (SA) since early December 2019, and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in January 2020. At least 23 people have died as a result of the bushfires, with six people still missing in VIC and NSW. The bushfires continue to burn through a reported six million hectares across Australia, destroying bush and farmland, and multiple towns. An estimated 4,200 residential and public structures have been destroyed. Loss of wildlife is estimated to have surpassed one billion, along with tens of thousands of livestock. Due to prevailing drought conditions overall affected states during 2019, agricultural and horticultural sectors will be impacted well into the long-term. 
FL-2019-000182-IDN Flood Indonesia Multiple provinces (North Sumatera, West Java, Bengkulu and Jakarta) in Indonesia has been experiencing flooding starting from 28 December 2019. The floods are affecting the provinces at different scales. The total numbers of people affected have not been confirmed as assessments are ongoing. Due to heavy and intense rainfall in the area, flash flooding occurred and affected four villages (Pematang, Hatapang, Batu Tunggal and Merbau Selatan) in Labuhanbatu Utara districts, Nort Sumatera. Approximately 229 households (857 people) have been affected by the flash floods. Due to heavy rainfall on 31 December 2019 in West Java Province, a river embankment collapsed in Cimareme village, Ngamprah sub-district, West Java district. According to the Indonesian Disaster Management Agency Provincial Level / Badan Penanggulangan Bencana Daerah (BPBD), approximately 131 households and 15 houses have been affected by the floods. Heavy and persistent rainfall on 31 December 2019 in Talang Saling, Talang Datuk, Talang Tinggi and Lunjuk sub-districts at Bengkulu province has caused flooding in the areas. Approximately 138 houses located in the five sub-districts have been affected by floods. Heavy and persistent rainfall on 31 December 2019 in Jakarta,Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi caused flooding in the areas with Bekasi being the worst affected area. 
FL-2019-000181-IDN Flood Indonesia Heavy rain in west Sumatra and central Sulawesi have caused floods, resulting in fatalities and damage. According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), 2 people died, 60 families have been displaced, 707 people affected and 57 houses damaged following flash floods in Sigi Regency (Central Sulawesi Province). 5,000 people have been displaced and 1,000 homes flooded in South Solok Regency (West Sumatra). More heavy rain is forecast across the affected provinces over the next 24 hours. 
TC-2019-000180-FJI Tropical Cyclone Fiji On the 12 December, a tropical depression formed over the south-eastern part of Vanuatu approaching the Fiji group from the North West. It had picked up momentum over the last 48 hours and has developed into a category 2 cyclone and was named Tropical Cyclone (TC) Sarai. It is projected to reach the Mamanucas and the Yasawa group in the next 72 hours and also to increase intensity within that time period. The Fiji Meteorological Service office and National Disaster Management Committee (DISMAC) have issued a warning to all mariners, and people living along the coastal areas and rivers to move to higher ground in case of a storm surge or flood. Winds of up to 180-195km/h are expected with heavy rain & thunderstorms. Strong winds are expected to bring down trees and some structures in its path. Flooding along the low-lying areas near the Ba River and cane belt is expected and landslides are also predicted. People are discouraged from crossing flooded rivers in the course of the disaster. TC Sarai is expected to cut across Viti Levu into Tailevu North reaching the Lomaiviti group in the next 2 days moving on to the Southern Lau group. 
FL-2019-000179-CAN Flood Canada Spring flooding has killed one person and forced nearly 1,700 people from their homes in Canada's Quebec province, with waters expected to continue rising on Monday, 22 April 2019 due to rising temperatures and more rain forecast for the coming days. 
EP-2019-000178-YEM Epidemic Yemen A significant increase in dengue cases was observed in the last three weeks of epidemiological reporting (W47,48,49) in the country and this was confirmed on the 18th of December during the Health Cluster meeting, with 22,003 cases and 60 deaths reported. Children below 5 years old are 11% of the total case load and 30% of the total death cases. Dengue outbreaks have affected 174 of 333 total districts (54%) in 22 of 23 governorates of the country 
TC-2019-000176-PHL Tropical Cyclone Philippines According to the Philippines Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Typhoon Phanfone (known locally as Typhoon Ursula) made landfall at 4:45 PM (local time) on Tuesday, 24 December, in Salcedo, Eastern Samar. PAGASA reports that Phanfone made landfall with maximum winds of 120 kilometers per hour (km/h) and gustiness of up to 150 km/h. PAGASA issued Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) signals as early warning. PAGASA warned that areas under Signal No. 3 will begin to experience destructive typhoon-force winds and "high-risk structures may experience heavy damage." There are concerns that the weather system could cause damage in communities across Visayas, which have already been badly affected by Tropical Storm Kammuri that crossed some of the same areas in November 2019 (MDRPH037) and Tropical Storm Usman (January 2019, MDRPH030). 
FL-2019-000171-LKA Flood Sri Lanka According to media reports, as of 2 December, at least three people died following a landslide in Walapane Village (Nuwara Eliya District, Central Province). At least 570 people have been displaced in Batticaloa District (Eastern Province) and more than 4,100 people have been affected in Eastern and Northern Provinces as a result of widespread floods. Furthermore, at least 5,000 people experienced power cuts, and several roads have been flooded and blocked. (ECHO, 2 Dec 2019) As of 02 December, 14,164 people (4,153 families) have been affected (Situation Report, DMC at 1800 hours). There have been five deaths reported with a further five people injured and one person reported missing. Additionally, 259 houses have been partially damaged, but only 6 houses had been fully destroyed. Twenty-nine safety locations have been established in seven districts with 3,149 people (946 families) evacuated into them. (Gov't of Sri Lanka & WFP, 03 Dec 2019) 
FL-2019-000170-RWA Flood Rwanda Extensive floods were observed along Nyabarongo river and its affluents in Ngororero,Gisagara and Rusizi districts. 
EQ-2019-000169-PHL Earthquake Philippines Medium humanitarian impact, magnitude 5.4M 
EQ-2019-000168-PHL Earthquake Philippines Medium humanitarian impact, magnitude 6.8M tsunami generates 0m 
FL-2019-000167-BDI Flood Burundi In the night of 4 to 5 December, 26 people died and over 500 people were affected by torrential rains and landslides which caused devastation in the northwestern provinces of Cibitoke, Bubanza, and the northeastern province of Cankuzo. The death toll and number of people displaced is expected to rise in the days ahead as further information is received and verified from affected areas.  
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Tropical Cyclone,Vanuatu: At 22:00 UTC on 4 April, TC Harold was a category 4 tropical cyclone located approximately 95km off the west coast of Santo, Vanuatu. It is currently moving in a south south easterly direction at a rate of 14km/h, with maximum sustained winds close to the centre estimated at 175km/h.

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.