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  • NC-20170224-57268-JPN - Nuclear Event - Japan - Asia
    Smoke emerged at a service building of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture on Thursday but it quickly dissipated after a firefighting effort by workers, its operator said. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said there was no radiation leak in the incident. The utility has not identified the cause of the incident. The plant operator confirmed smoke coming out around 3:25 p.m. from a locker room inside the service building, located near the plant's reactors 6 and 7. The building is not a radiation controlled area, according to the company. The two reactors ...
  • EH-20170224-57267-USA - Epidemic Hazard - USA - North-America
    University Health Services (UHS), a unit of Penn State Student Affairs, is advising all students to closely monitor their personal health and avoid high-risk activities as potential mumps cases at University Park continue to rise. Since Jan. 29, when the first confirmed case was reported at University Park, 19 suspected, probable or confirmed mumps cases have been investigated. Of those 19 cases, four have been confirmed by lab tests. Mumps is a serious contagious disease passed through saliva and respiratory secretions. Students are urged not to share food or drinks, and not to engage in ...
  • EH-20170224-57266-NGA - Epidemic Hazard - Nigeria - Africa
    Lassa fever yesterday claimed the life of a pregnant woman, and her unborn baby at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH). The Guardian learnt that the 22-year old woman from Benue State was first admitted at Eburutu Barracks Clinic and Navy Hospital, Calabar, before being transferred to UCTH. The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Thomas Agan, who confirmed the incident, said the woman was brought to the hospital when her situation had become critical. He disclosed that the doctors and nurses who attended to her have been quarantined, while the maternity ward where she ...
  • VI-20170224-57265-NLD - Vehicle Accident - Netherlands - Europe
    A plane destined for Amsterdam crash landed at the Dutch capital's airport Thursday evening after its right landing gear apparently collapsed. The FlyBe plane departed from Edinburgh, Scotland with 59 people on the aircraft. The plane wound up next to the runway in the aftermath of the incident. It was not revealed if the rough winds that forced flight cancellations in Thursday had anything to do with the crash. Wind gusts were expected to hit 130 km/h on Thursday. Videos shared on social media separated to show the plane's propellers striking the ground. There were no apparent injuries. The ...
  • LS-20170224-57264-ITA - Landslide - Italy - Europe
    More than a hundred people have been evacuated as a huge landslide continues to tear through a village in Abruzzo, central Italy. Several buildings have either collapsed or been severely damaged as a result of this natural disaster in the hamlet of Ponzano, Teramo. The landslide was first reported on February 12 and has since been moving at a rate of approximately one metre a day. So far 120 people from 35 homes have been evacuated. Evacuees have been staying at local hotels while they wait for further instructions from local authorities. The landslide is literally slicing the hill and ...
  • ED-20170224-57263-USA - Environment Pollution - USA - North-America
    A leak from a diesel tank was discovered Thursday after the fuel had reached Mud Creek about 10 miles northwest of Walcott, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said in a news release. Authorities said that a sheen on the creek caught a neighbor's eye and the neighbor traced the fuel back through an unnamed tributary of Mud Creek to an underground tile line in a farmyard. The source of the leak was a pipe from an above-ground diesel fuel tank. Maysville firefighters placed absorbent booms in the unnamed tributary to prevent the fuel from traveling farther downstream. Mud Creek flows ...
  • LS-20170224-57262-USA - Landslide - USA - North-America
    A series of landslides recently has Oregon City on alert. The city says the landslides are due to the snow, ice, and record rainfall events this season. Two of the landslides are considered significant. One happened on Feb. 16. City officials were told of a water main break on Trillium Park Drive. It has since been attributed to a landslide and is now closed from Swordfern Court to Canyon Court. One single family home near the slide has experienced structural damage including cracking of the foundation. The home is now considered a "dangerous building" and the Red Cross is helping the family. ...
  • WF-20170224-57261-USA - Forest / Wild Fire - USA - North-America
    A large grass fire is burning in southwest Kansas near the town of Holcomb. Officials say the fire started about five miles south of Holcomb around 3:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Holcomb Fire Chief Bill Knight said the fire is up to two miles wide and between five and seven miles long. The fire is moving south toward Haskell County. Knight said both city and rural fire departments from Holcomb and Garden City are battling the blaze. So far, about 12 fire trucks have been dispatched to fight the fire. No one has been injured and no structures have been burned. Most of the land where the fire is ...
  • BH-20170224-57260-USA - Biological Hazard - USA - North-America
    Two people and a dog were stung by a swarm of bees in a Norco neighborhood on Thursday, Feb. 23, according to fire officials. The bee swarm was reported shortly after 11 a.m. in the 1000 block of Parkridge Avenue in the city, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department news release. Two people and a small dog were getting stung as firefighters arrived, according to the release. Officials said hose lines with foam were used to knock the bees down. Afterward, one of the victims was taken to the hospital for minor injuries while the other person took the dog to a veterinarian. The ...

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  • Philippines: Philippines: Earthquake - Feb 2017
    GLIDE number: EQ-2017-000016-PHL
    Disaster type: Earthquake
    Affected countries: Philippines

    At 10:03 p.m. on 10 February 2017, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake with a depth of ten kilometres and an epicenter located near Surigao City caused loss of lives and damage to properties in the Caraga region, particularly in Surigao del Norte province. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported no tsunami threat but they predict aftershocks will continue for several weeks. A Red Alert status has been raised by Caraga Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Operation Center. Surigao City declared state of calamity. (OCHA, 15 Feb 2017)

    Based on updates issued by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), eight people lost their lives as a result of the earthquake, with 202 injured. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has reported that 3,331 families (16,655 people) have been displaced and are currently staying in open areas near their homes, in tents or with host families. Many residents, including those whose houses were not damaged, are apprehensive about returning to their homes because of aftershocks. (IFRC, 16 Feb 2017)

    As of 24 February, a total of 6,472 families, or 32,360 persons, were affected in 82 barangays in the province of Surigao del Norte. A total of 6,398 houses in Surigao del Norte were damaged, including 518 that were totally damaged. (Govt. Philippines, 24 Feb 2017)

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    Date: 10 Feb 2017
    Status: Ongoing
  • Afghanistan: Afghanistan: Avalanches and Heavy Snowfalls - Jan 2017
    GLIDE number: AV-2017-000013-AFG
    Disaster type: Cold Wave, Snow Avalanche
    Affected countries: Afghanistan

    On 25 January, heavy snowfall and freezing weather has killed 27 children in a remote district of northern Afghanistan. (RFE, 26 Jan 2017)

    An avalanche on 05 February 2017 at 0100 hours claimed at least 57 lives in Afsay Village, Barg-e-Matal District (Nuristan Province), with at least 33 injured. Search and rescue teams are on-site and the death toll may rise. - At least 87 houses were also reported as destroyed. - The area impacted by the avalanche is remote and due to heavy snowfall is hard to access, with snow depth currently at 2.5 metres. Much of the province is affected by the snowfall. - Another avalanche also hit a market at Madina in Parun, Nuristan. Initial information is that one person was killed and three injured. In addition, 13 houses and 15 shops were destroyed, in addition to livestock and vehicles.

    A large number of avalanche, snowfall and rain-related disasters were reported around Afghanistan between 4-7 February, with 22 out of 34 provinces reported to have been affected. Provinces with casualties and significant damage to homes and livelihoods included Badakhshan (several districts), Balkh (Chimtal), Faryab (Pashtun Kot, Kohistanat), Samangan (Darisuf Bala), Sar-i-Pul (Sozmaqala, Sayad and Balkhab), Hirat (Adraksan), Badghis (Nahya Four and Ab Kamari), Nangarhar (several districts), Paktia (several districts), Khost (several districts), Helmand (Lashkar Gah), Kandahar (Kandahar City), Bamiyan, Daykundi, Parwan and Kapisa (all several districts). (OCHA, 8 Feb 2017)

    Many areas of the country are still inaccessible due to heavy snowfall, making it difficult to obtain a full picture of the impact of the disasters and the total number of affected families. However, an initial report by the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) estimated around 2,617 families (15,702 individuals) have been affected. (IFRC, 13 Feb 2017)


    Date: 25 Jan 2017
    Status: Ongoing
  • Algeria: Algeria: Cold Wave - Jan 2017
    GLIDE number: CL-2017-000011-DZA
    Disaster type: Cold Wave
    Affected countries: Algeria

    Algeria has been suffering from a cold wave that began on 16 January 2017. The falling snow and cold weather in Algeria has affected the Eastern, Central and the high plateau regions. The snow has cut off numerous communities and villages, particularly in the mountainous areas, causing losses to livelihoods due to isolation, power cuts and material damages to the residents of these areas. Dwellings have been damaged by the heavy snowfall, especially the tents used by nomadic population. Initial assessments carried out by the ARCS indicate that up to 25,000 families have been affected by the adverse weather conditions to various degrees. To cope with the situation substantial Government and military resources have been deployed. (IFRC, 27 Jan 2017)


    Date: 16 Jan 2017
    Status: Ongoing

7.9M Earthquake in Nepal

 


UPDATE 12 MAY (OSOCC Assessment Cell)

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal 12 May, 12:50am local time. The epicentre was located 76km northeast of Kathmandu, in Dolakha district. The earthquake was felt as far as New Dehli, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh (USGS 12/05/2015) The earthquake was followed by several aftershocks; the largest one with a magnitude of 6.3 (GDACS 12/05/2015). 

The initial 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 April had an epicentre in Lamjung district, 77km west of Kathmandu. The depth of the 12 May earthquake was 15km. (USGS 12/05/2015) 

According to the Government, 31 out of Nepal’s 75 districts have been affected by the 12 May earthquake (BBC 12/05/2015). Sindhupalchok district, the worst-affected district by the initial earthquake, is expected to be further severely affected, as is Dolakha. Reports are also coming in of injured people and damaged buildings in Sindhuli, Gorkha, Ramechhap, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur (Government 12/05/2015). 

As of 12 May 19:00 local time, 57 dead and 1361 injured people have been reported (MNMCC). At 16:00pm local time, 4 people have been reported dead in Chautara, the district municipality of Sindhupalchok. Buildings have been reported damaged in Chautara. Humanitarian agencies are present in Chautara, where a humanitarian hub was established following the initial earthquake. At least 12 people hav been injured in three major landslides in Sindhupalchok (The Hindu 12/05/2015).

Priorities for humanitarian intervention
- Information 
- Search and Rescue. More than 35 national search and rescue team have been deployed. In the Chautara city area Nepal Army, AFP and Police having been assisting in search and rescue efforts. A team of six USAR personnel (MSB) have also undertaken assessments in the immediate vicinity (UNDAC 12/05/2015). US is conducting Search and Rescue in Charikot.
- Access to cut off areas 
- Shelter: tents, tarpaulins 
- Food delivery for newly displaced people 

Weather forecast
The weather before the new earthquake and in the following days is of concern. On 10 May, heavy rain and hail caused significant flooding in and around Chautara, affecting people who lost their homes living in tents (OCHA 11/05/2015). Weather conditions are also aggravating the landslide situation. Reports about new landslides above Namche have already been received (Doctors for Nepal 12/05/2015). People are reportedly trapped in Tatopani, due to landslides (UNDAC 12/05/2014).

Operational Constrains

- It has been reported that the main road from Chautara to Kathmandu has reportedly been closed due to the risk of landslides however people have made the journey from Chautara to Kathmandu using this road since the earthquake.
- Several major landslides have been reported in Sindhupalchok and Dholaka (CNN 12/05/2015, Local sources). Also in Sanjat district landslides have been reported (local sources 12/05/2015).
- Reports of several roads being blocked by landslides.
- The earthquake is expected to further limit access to remote areas.
- Nepal Police is recommending the use of SMS as phone lines are overwhelmed (Nepal Police 12/05/2015).
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FMTs that have not yet arrived in Kathmandu are advised to stand down.

The International USAR assistance phase has ended as of Sunday, 3 May 1200hrs, issued by MoHA.

The RDC has closed as of 11:00 on 7 May.

Please find here the UNDAC Contact List:https://app.humanitarian.id/#/list/hrinfo:85?protectedBundles=UNDAC

Kathmandu Airport status:http://www.tiairport.com.np/ Status:
- The Kathmandu international airport closed immediately following the earthquake, however the airport is now operational (The Hindu 12/05/2015).
- In bound rate has slowed. Slot allocation cut by 50 per cent to allow SAR and Medevac flights. (DHL)

Please see HumanitarianResponsehttps://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/nepal/assessment-working-group: for situational updates from ACAPS and OSOCC amongst other.


ACAPS Briefing Note 25 Apr
USAID Fact Sheet #1 25 Apr
USAID Fact Sheet No. 2
SitRep No. 12, 08 May
CFE-DMHA Disaster Information Report #17
SitRep No. 13, 11 May

Situation reports
CASS 24hrs Situation Analysis 25 Apr
SitRep No1- 25April2015
SitRep No2- 26April2015
Sphere India SitRep 3- 26April
SitRep No3- 26April2015
European Commission SitRep No.1 25-26 April
48hrs Situation Analysis CASS 27 Apr
SitRep No.4 - 27 April
ACAPS Briefing note #2 27 Apr
SitRep No.5- 28 April
SitRep No.6- 29 April
USAID Fact Sheet #4 29 Apr
ECHO Crisis Flash No 4
USAID Fact Sheet #3 29 Apr
USAID Nepal Earthquake Map, 29 April
ACAPS Briefing Note #4 30 Apr
CFE-DMHA Info Report 29 Apr
SitRep No.7 30 Apr
CFE-DMHA Disaster Info Report #6 30 Apr
ECHO Civil Protection Message #2, 1 May
SitRep No 8-1 May
SitRep #9 02 May
MNMCC report 30 Apr
HuMOCC Meeting - 3 May 2015.pdf
UN-CMCoord Presentation- MNMCC- 4 May 2015.pdf
USAID Factsheet No.7 03 May
ECHO Crisis Flash No.9 03 May
OCHA SitRep 10
JTF 505 Nepal Earthquake INFOSUM, 4 May
CFE-DMHA Disaster Information Report #11, 5 May
SitRep, 5 May, ACAPS-OSOCC
OCHA SitRep 11, 6 May
USAID-DCHA Nepal Earthquake Fact Sheet #9, 6 May
Nepal_FMDA_070515, 7 May
FMT Snapshot 30 April
MNMCC Update 10 May 2015.pdf
CFE-DMHA Disaster Information Report #15
150510_U_CDIR_NepalEarthquake.pdf
OCHA Flash Update on Nepal Earthquake, 12 May 2015
OSOCC Situation Analysis, 12 May
CFE-DMHA Disaster Information Report #18
CFE-DMHA Disaster Information Report #10 04 May 
SitRep No. 11 supplement 06 May 
Maps
EC Map 25-26 Apr
Nepal EQ Severity Index Version 2, 27 April
USAID Fact Sheet Map 27 Apr
USAR Snapshot, as of 1 May
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bharatpur and Bidur Reference Maps 
Map of the damaged building in Kirtipur 
Statistics
Foreign Military and Civil Protection Status caa 060515 0800hrs.pdf
Lessons Learned
ACAPS Lessons Learned Nepal Response 26 Apr
Meeting Reports
HuMOCC Meeting - 5 May 2015.pdf
HuMOCC Meeting Minutes (9-10 May).pdf
Other
logIK

 

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Ebola response

Situation overview (last update: 8-October-2014 21:43 by Francesco Frezzetti (UNOCHA))

GENERAL:

An Ebola outbreak has hit 5 countries in the West African Region, severely affecting three countries in particular: Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Liberia is, so far, the most affected of the three. 
5 Oct: Regional cases/deaths: 8033/3879; HCW Cases/Deaths: 401/232. (WHO, 8 Oct)

Media Sources Report that 8 of the healthcare workers that have been kidnapped have been found dead (huffington post)

Media sources report of another attack to a Red Cross burial team in Guinea.

A study reports that the mortality rate of Ebola in this outbreak is closer to 70%, differently from previous estimates that reported it to be about 55% (Lancet)

New quarantine restrictions have commenced around the country. Port Loko, Bombali and Moyamba Districts are under immediate isolation (internationalSOS)

A case has been confirmed in the U.S. and one in Spain (various media sources)

6 Oct: After the case of the French HCW, another MSF worker, this time Norwegian, resulted infected by Ebola (InternationalSOS)

7 Oct: A case of Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever has been confirmed in Uganda. Marburg virus is similar to Ebola, but the two situations are not related (InterationalSOS)

Children whose parents died from Ebola, but that were spared by the disease, face a huge stigma because of the fear of contagion. This leaves them exposed to hunger and other diseases (AFP).

Large number of burial teams have gone on strike in Sierra Leone resulting in bodies being left on the streets of Freetown and West Point and increasing risk of infection. Action could increase risk of Liberian burial teams taking same action (MoH Sierra Leone)

LIBERIA:
Government of Liberia requested international assistance in order to stop the outbreak of Ebola that is spreading in the country.

4 Oct: Cases/Death: 3921/2199; HCW cases/deaths: 190/92; Case-Fatality Rate: 62.7% (MoH)

All 15 counties of Liberia are reported to be affected from Ebola (WHO)

Disruption in the healthcare system is making it impossible for children, pregnant women and persons with chronic and acute diseases to receive adequate health services.
A breakdown in vaccinations in causing many children to suffer and die of measles or other preventable diseases. (UNICEF)

Almost all country borders of the most affected countries are closed and only the frontier between Mali and Guinea remains open for trade. This, added to the curfews is having a significant impact on the economies of the affected countries. 

The main ports of the region, especially the ones in the capitals, Freetown, Conakry and Monrovia, are imposing restrictions.

The need for safe burial teams is very high, and the actual burial-teams are overstretched and stressed, because of the high risk given by handling people who died of ebola (IRIN)

28 Sep: Liberia's chief medical authority has placed herself in quarantine following the Ebola death of her deputy (AFP)

8 Sep: It is clear from field reports and first responders that EVD cases are being under-reported from several key locations, and laboratory data that have not yet been integrated into official estimates indicate an increase in the number of new cases in Liberia (WHO)

RESPONSE:
10 Sep: OCHA, in consultation with the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for the Ebola response as well as the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Liberia, has decided to deploy an UNDAC team in order to support the Government in the relief efforts, and to coordinate the humanitarian actors on the ground and the inter-cluster mechanism.

The UNDAC team, together with the support teams from IHP and MapAction, arrived in Monrovia the 18th Sep.

Health Cluster Lead is WHO and the Logistics Cluster Lead is WFP. MSF is strongly present on the field ensuring, in its centres, treatment to large numbers of ebola-infected patients.

International Medial Corps deployed on the field in partnership with Plan, and established a treatment unit in Bong county. This ETC started to receive patient the 15 Sep.

Other actual Treating Units:
Foya, Lofa county: Borma Hospital Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) run by MSF: 40 beds capacity - expansion to 80 ongoing.
Monrovia, Montserrado county: Elwa ETU run by MSF: 120 beds capacity - expansion to 300 ongoing
West Point, Montserrado county: West Point holding unit has been established (InternationalSOS)

There a plans to open a new US CDC- supported laboratory to build diagnostic capabilities. Across the nation, 17 new treatment centres are either planned or under construction, with extensive support from the US military (InternationalSOS)

Cuba and China will send healthcare workers more and support staff to the region (Cubanews)

2000 German volunteers from the German Red Cross (DRK) and the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW), will be deployed to set up and run a mobile hospital in Liberia with 300 beds (Deutsche Welle)

UNMEER arrived to Ghana the 28 September and started operations (Government of Ghana)

8 Oct: ChildFund International have opened an Interim Care Centre in Monrovia to house and care for children orphaned by Ebola. The centre has 20 beds and will monitor children during the 21-day quarantine period. Survivors of Ebola will work alongside medical staff to provide support and protection (InternationalSOS)

Please find attached a contact list, useful weblinks, situation reports and further readings.



Contact List
MapAction Cumulative Cases/Pop Density, 23-30 Sep
OCHA Regional Office for West and Central Africa 
Humanitarian Response - West and Central Africa 
InternationalSOS Ebola Situation Update 
Situation reports
WFP Situation Update 30 Sep
LOG Cluster Sitrep 3 Oct
MoHSW Liberia Sitrep 142, 4 Oct
WHO Sitrep, 8 Oct
Background information
Food and Agriculture Org Regional Response Plan EVO
Further reading
FMT International Medical Response
Ebola Outbreak Overview of Needs and Requirements
Maps
Ebola Infection Map
MapAction Planned Ebola Treatment Centers 3 Oct
MapAction 3W Map, 5 Oct
MapAction ETU Map, 7 Oct

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Tropical Cyclone Haiyan (Philippines)

Baseline information
Country information (last update: 16-Nov-2013 12:57 by ERCC, OCHA-Geneva)
Country name: The Republic of the Philippines
Zime zone: UTC+8
Population: 96.71 million (2012, World Bank)
Capital: Manila
Administrative division: The Philippines is divided into three island groups: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. As of March 2010, these were...

 

Baseline information
Country information (last update: 16-Nov-2013 12:57 by ERCC, OCHA-Geneva)
Country name: The Republic of the Philippines
Zime zone: UTC+8
Population: 96.71 million (2012, World Bank)
Capital: Manila
Administrative division: The Philippines is divided into three island groups: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. As of March 2010, these were divided into 17 regions, 80 provinces, 138 cities, 1,496 municipalities, and 42,025 barangays.
Ethnic groups: According to the 2000 census, 28.1% of Filipinos are Tagalog, 13.1% Cebuano, 9% Ilocano, 7.6% Bisaya/Binisaya, 7.5% Hiligaynon, 6% Bikol, 3.4% Waray, and 25.3% as "others" (Wikipedia)
Languages: English Language, Filipino language
Religion: The Philippines is a secular nation having a constitution separating the state and church. More than 90% of the population are Christians: about 80% belong to the Roman Catholic Church while 10% belong to other Christian denominations (Wikipedia, cr. 2000 Census).
Currency: Philippine peso
International dial code: 63
Medical adice and vaccinations:

Tropical Cyclone Haiyan (Philippines)Philipines_report_light.pdf

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TC-2012-000020-MDG - Madagascar Cyclone Giovanna

Situation
Situation overview (last update: 19-Feb-2012 09:43 by Albrecht Beck (OCHA))
Madagascar Cyclone Giovanna
Source: OCHA
Provider: OCHA
Update 19-Feb:
The two joint assessments teams are back to the capital and are processing information
collected in cyclone-affected areas.
? Delivery of humanitarian assistance is ongoing in the severely affected areas, namely in the
distri...

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EQ-2011-000162-TUR - Earthquake in the Van Province, Turkey

Baseline information
Country information
Earthquake in the Van Province, Turkey info on Van
Additional information (last update: 28-Oct-2011 16:58 by Nihan Erdogan (OCHA))
Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, http://www.afad.gov.tr/Ingilizce_Site/index.html
Turkish Red Crescent Society, http://www.kizilay.org.tr/english/index.php
Ministry...

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Epidemic,Guinea: With a population of 10,628,9992 inhabitants according to the 2014 General Population Census, the Republic of Guinea is faced with countless challenges including viral and infections disease outbreaks. During the period 2014-2016, the country's health system underwent Ebola Virus Disease outbreak with disruptive effect on health services along with degrading confidence of the healthcare beneficiairies in health services. Being nearly overwhelmed by the EVD outbreak the responses, healthcare workers could hardly follow-up and implement surveillance, prevention and management activities for other diseases. The failure to give attention to the diseases resulted into increased upsurge of vacccine preventable diseases outstandingly the miseasles. As a comparison, in the 2014, the country went through a miseasle outbreak which affected 25 health dictricts. In 2015, major measles cases were recorded in the districts which were not involved in the immunization campaign in response to outbreak in February 2014. Surveillance of the disease shows that since early 2016, despite interventions (conduct of indepth investigations and management of cases, response organization in the health Districts, enhanced surveillance, providing health Districts with vaccines and supplies, community awareness in measles), the confirmed cases were continuously reported in several health districts. In 2017, 408 suspected measles cases reported with 122 confirmed. The following prefectures are affected: Nzérékoré, Gueckedou, Matoto, Ratoma, Fria, Dubreka, Kindia, Coyah, Kaloum, Dixinn, Forécariah and Matam. The Prefectures of Siguiri, Labé and Boké are on alert. In this particular situation and in compliance with the International Health Regulations (IHR), the government, through the Ministry of Health has declared measles outbreak in those prefectures on February 08th, 2017. It also seeks support from technical and financial partners to rapidly eradicate the measles before the months of execessive heat which leads to the rapid spread of measles.

FL-2017-000021-ZAF
Flood,South Africa: The South African Weather Service says?tropical cyclone Dineo?is weaker than forecasters predicted and has now been downgraded to a status of ?tropical depression ex-Dineo'.The strong winds have died down from 120 kilometres per hour, to 80 kilometres per hour in Mozambique. The weather service says despite the downgrade, residents in parts of the country can still expect flooding and heavy rains. Limpopo?later on Thursday afternoon as well as KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga. It is forecasted that the tropical cyclone lost momentum when it crossed the inland and missed the ocean. ?We expected it to be downgraded because the cyclone moved over land and it needs heat from the ocean to survive.? In view of the projected needs, and after analysing demands on its capacity, the South African Red Cross Society has requested support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cross (IFRC) to support response efforts. At this moment IFRC is making provision from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the mobilisation of Red Cross personnel, relief supplies and specialised equipment closer to areas that are likely to be affected. This will enable SARCS to undertake rapid assessments and immediate distribution of relief supplies after Cyclone DINEO's landfall. Based on further information on rapid assessments to be conducted on Friday 17 February 2017, daytime, when conditions are safe, additional assistance will most likely be requested through IFRC.

FL-2017-000020-ZWE
Flood,Zimbabwe: Tropical Cyclone DINEO (Category 1) has moved south-west over the Mozambique Channel towards southern Zimbabwe. Forecasts issued by The Meteorological Services Department of Zimbabwe (MSDZ) indicate that the country will experience tropical cyclone-type rainfall starting from Thursday 16 up to Monday 20 February 2017. The tropical cyclone is a serious threat and will be preceded by very strong and damaging winds followed by extreme flooding. The humanitarian impact of Tropical Cyclone DINEO threatens to be massive as projections shows that it will bring widespread torrential rain and damaging winds which can reach as high as 160km/hr. This will likely trigger flash floods which threaten human lives, animals and destruction assets and infrastructure. More than half of the country's dams are overpilling and this could exacerbate flooding resulting displacement of people and increasing the incidence of both water borne and vector diseases.

FL-2017-000018-PER
Flood,Peru: On 1 to 2 February 2017, there was heavy rainfall (115 litres per metre2) for approximately 14 consecutive hours in the Province of Chiclayo, which produced a total of 510,000 cubic metres of rainfall; the magnitude of the rainfall can only be compared to that of the rainfall caused by the El Niño phenomenon on 14 February 1998. The intense rains have affected a total of 32 districts in the provinces of Lambayeque, Ferreñafe and Chiclayon, causing outages in electrical service and the water system and many sections of the sewer system to collapse; moreover, the collection of solid waste has been halted, causing contamination and the appearance of vectors in the areas most affected by the flooding.

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Tropical Cyclone,Saint Lucia: Hurricane Matthew rapidly gained power Friday, escalating to a powerful Category 4 storm as it moved over the open Caribbean south of Jamaica, US forecasters said. Packing wind speeds of 140 miles (220 kilometers) per hour, the storm moved in a western direction about 465 miles southeast of Jamaica. A hurricane watch was issued for Jamaica due to the approaching storm, and forecasters warned of tropical storm conditions for Haiti and Cuba in the next two days.

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Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System — Newsletter 12/8/2011

This daily newsletter provides an overview of the natural disasters that happened in the last 24 hours and response measures for ongoing disasters. GDACS currently covers earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical cyclones, volcanic eruptions and floods. The color coding (red, orange, green) is related to the estimated humanitarian impact of the event.

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Disaster events in the last 24 hours

GDACS detected the following potential disasters. For up-to-date media coverage, latest maps and ReliefWeb content related to these disasters, please go to GDACS homepage.

Earthquakes (source JRC, USGS and EMSC)

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capChile, (M 6.1, depth 15.6km, 215000 people)
NEIC—Wednesday, December 07, 2011 10:23:00 PM UTC

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USGS Shakemap

6.1 - ATACAMA, CHILE Thu, 08 Dec 2011 01:18:57 +0000
shakemapDate: Wed, 07 Dec 2011 22:23:09 UTC
Lat/Lon: -27.8835/-70.9322
Depth: 15.6

Current tropical cyclones (source JRC and Pacific Disaster Center)

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capALENGA-11 in SEIndian
PDC—8 Dec 2011new

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Tropical Cyclone ALENGA-11 of Saffir-Simpson Category 2 affected few people with winds above 39mph (63 km/h) and few people with hurricane wind strengths (74mph or 119 km/h). In addition, few people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.


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Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System — Newsletter 12/7/2011

This daily newsletter provides an overview of the natural disasters that happened in the last 24 hours and response measures for ongoing disasters. GDACS currently covers earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical cyclones, volcanic eruptions and floods. The color coding (red, orange, green) is related to the estimated humanitarian impact of the event.

Preferences |  Go to http://www.gdacs.org


Disaster events in the last 24 hours

GDACS detected the following potential disasters. For up-to-date media coverage, latest maps and ReliefWeb content related to these disasters, please go to GDACS homepage.

Current tropical cyclones (source JRC and Pacific Disaster Center)

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Automatic impact report (JRC)
capTWO-11 in SWIndian
PDC—6 Dec 2011new

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Tropical Storm TWO-11 affected few people with winds above 39mph (63 km/h) and few people with hurricane wind strengths (74mph or 119 km/h). In addition, few people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.

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Automatic impact report (JRC)
capALENGA-11 in SEIndian
PDC—6 Dec 2011new

map

Tropical Storm ALENGA-11 affected few people with winds above 39mph (63 km/h) and few people with hurricane wind strengths (74mph or 119 km/h). In addition, few people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.


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Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System — Newsletter 12/6/2011

This daily newsletter provides an overview of the natural disasters that happened in the last 24 hours and response measures for ongoing disasters. GDACS currently covers earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical cyclones, volcanic eruptions and floods. The color coding (red, orange, green) is related to the estimated humanitarian impact of the event.

Preferences   |  Go to http://www.gdacs.org


Disaster events in the last 24 hours

GDACS detected the following potential disasters. For up-to-date media coverage, latest maps and ReliefWeb content related to these disasters, please go to GDACS homepage.

Current tropical cyclones (source JRC and Pacific Disaster Center)

alertlevel

expand
Automatic impact report (JRC)
capALENGA-11 in SEIndian
PDC—5 Dec 2011new

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Tropical Cyclone ALENGA-11 of Saffir-Simpson Category 1 affected few people with winds above 39mph (63 km/h) and few people with hurricane wind strengths (74mph or 119 km/h). In addition, few people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.


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Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System — Newsletter 12/5/2011

This daily newsletter provides an overview of the natural disasters that happened in the last 24 hours and response measures for ongoing disasters. GDACS currently covers earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical cyclones, volcanic eruptions and floods. The color coding (red, orange, green) is related to the estimated humanitarian impact of the event.

Preferences   |  Go to http://www.gdacs.org


Disaster events in the last 24 hours

GDACS detected the following potential disasters. For up-to-date media coverage, latest maps and ReliefWeb content related to these disasters, please go to GDACS homepage.

Current tropical cyclones (source JRC and Pacific Disaster Center)

alertlevel

expand
Automatic impact report (JRC)
capONE-11 in SEIndian
PDC—5 Dec 2011new

map

Tropical Storm ONE-11 affected few people with winds above 39mph (63 km/h) and few people with hurricane wind strengths (74mph or 119 km/h). In addition, few people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.

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Automatic impact report (JRC)
capTWENTYFIVE-11 in NWPacific
PDC—5 Dec 2011new

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Tropical Depression TWENTYFIVE-11 affected few people with winds above 39mph (63 km/h) and few people with hurricane wind strengths (74mph or 119 km/h). In addition, few people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.


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Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System — Newsletter 11/30/2011

This daily newsletter provides an overview of the natural disasters that happened in the last 24 hours and response measures for ongoing disasters. GDACS currently covers earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical cyclones, volcanic eruptions and floods. The color coding (red, orange, green) is related to the estimated humanitarian impact of the event.

Preferences   |  Go to http://www.gdacs.org


Disaster events in the last 24 hours

GDACS detected the following potential disasters. For up-to-date media coverage, latest maps and ReliefWeb content related to these disasters, please go to GDACS homepage.

Earthquakes (source JRC, USGS and EMSC)

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Automatic impact report (JRC)
capPhilippines, (M 6.0, depth 14.6km, 73000 people)
NEIC—Wednesday, November 30, 2011 12:27:00 AM UTC (6 hours ago)new

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Documents from other organisations

USGS Shakemap


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