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  • VI-20170628-58810-NZL - Vehicle Accident - New Zealand - Australia - New-Zealand
    One person has died and at least 10 others have been injured after a serious crash on State Highway 8 near Roxburgh. The crash occurred between a bus and a 4WD vehicle on Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say at least three people have serious injuries and are being transported to Dunedin hospital. Seven others are being transported to Roxburgh with moderate and minor injuires. Emergency services have shut parts of the State Highway and say there are no diversions in place so motorists should expect extensive delays.
  • BH-20170628-58809-CZE - Biological Hazard - Czech Republic - Europe
    African Swine Fever (ASF) has been detected in the Czech Republic for the first time, confirming further spread of the virus in Eastern Europe. The virus was confirmed in two wild boar by the country's National Veterinary Research Institute (Reference Laboratory) on Tuesday (June 27), after samples were collected from a wild boar found dead last week. The infected animals were found in Zlin, 300 km (186 miles) south-east of the capital Prague, State Veterinary Administration (SVS) spokesman Petr Vorlicek said. According to Reuters, a 10-km sanitary perimeter has been established including a ...
  • BH-20170628-58808-USA - Biological Hazard - USA - North-America
    The bacteria that cause Legionnaire's disease have been found at a health club in Florida, and a second club is being tested for the bacteria. The Orlando Sentinel reports that health officials concluded Tuesday that water samples from an LA Fitness club in Orlando tested positive for the Legionella bacteria, and they are awaiting test results from a second LA Fitness gym in Orlando. Two customers at each gym were diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease. The illness can cause a severe form of pneumonia, and people with compromised respiratory systems are particularly vulnerable to it. The ...
  • LS-20170628-58807-IND - Landslide - India - Asia
    Hundreds of commuters are stranded on the Manali-Leh National Highway near Patseu in tribal district Lahaul Spiti, 50 km from district headquarter Keylong, as a huge landslide occurred in the area late on Tuesday night. According to sources, a large number of vehicles are stuck in traffic jam from both Lahaul and Leh side. There was incessant rainfall in the area since yesterday, which triggered the huge landslide. Tourists, who were forced to spend the night in vehicles, went without food and water as the area was quite isolated. Border Roads Organisation is engaged in the area to clear the ...
  • VA-20170628-58806-USA - Volcano Activity - USA - North-America
    Scientists have noticed an increase in earthquakes at Loihi, suggesting the underwater volcano has been active for some time. The Hawaii Volcano Observatory has calculated more than 50 tremors in June alone at Loihi, compared to the average once-a-month occurrence the last couple of years. The most recent confirmed eruption occurred in 1996, during a wave of intensive seismic activity. Thousands of earthquakes shook the region, including a dozen over a 4.5 magnitude. Despite the increase in activity, experts at the observatory suggest Loihi remains a low-threat volcano because it peaks at ...
  • NC-20170628-58805-USA - Nuclear Event - USA - North-America
    The Indian Point Unit 2 nuclear power plant in Buchanan was shut down Monday afternoon following an issue with the speed control system on one of the unit's two main feedwater pumps. Those pumps are located on the non-nuclear side of the plant and distribute water to the plant's four steam generators to be reheated in order to make the steam required to generate electricity. Entergy officials say there was no release of radioactivity and no threat to the safety of workers or the public. They said the plant equipment operated as designed in response to the shutdown. Unit 3 is operating at full ...
  • BH-20170628-58804-USA - Biological Hazard - USA - North-America
    The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) has been notified by the California Department of Public Health's Vector-Borne Disease Section that two Culex mosquito pools collected from Fresno County have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Fresno County residents are encouraged to use insect repellents, especially in the early morning abd, that contain DEET, picardin, lemon eucalyptus oil, or IR 3535 and make sure that open doors have tight-fitting screens to keep mosquitoes out. FCDPH has also advised eliminating standing water and containers that can hold water from around the ...
  • PW-20170628-58803-USA - Power Outage - USA - North-America
    About 8,000 NV Energy customers were without power for several hours Tuesday afternoon in central Las Vegas, according to the NV Energy outage website. Some homes lacked power for at least three hours. Most of the outage was near the Strip and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, according to NV Energy. McCarran International Airport was not affected, spokeswoman Christine Crews said. Several buildings at UNLV and the surrounding area were without power for more than an hour, according to an emergency notification alert sent to students and faculty. None of the residence halls were affected, ...
  • PW-20170628-58802-USA - Power Outage - USA - North-America
    Power has been restored in North Highlands after a slew of outages affected more than 31,000 people Tuesday afternoon, according to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. The outages began at 2:53 p.m. near the Antelope Road area of North Highlands. By 4:11 p.m., power was restored to the majority of residents. SMUD spokesman Chris Capra said a breaker failed at the Elkhorn Boulevard and Don Julio Boulevard substation. Crews are working to restore power by routing the line through another circuit, he said. As of 4:26 p.m., six people are without power in the area, according to the SMUD ...

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  • Bangladesh: Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2017
    GLIDE number: LS-2017-000068-BGD
    Disaster type: Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide, Mud Slide
    Affected countries: Bangladesh

    Deadly mudslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains in southeastern Bangladesh are estimated to have claimed at least 135 lives. This disaster occurred just two weeks after Cyclone Mora killed 9 people and caused significant damage across the region. In addition to mudslides, the rains caused severe flooding in low-lying areas, causing significant damage to road and communication infrastructure. Remote communities in Bandarban, Chittagong and Rangamati districts have been cut off and remain without water, electricity, and food supplies. Communities of Rohingya refugees in Bandarban district may also have been affected. Further mudslides are feared due to continued rainfall.

    Initial reports suggest that these mudslides have been the most lethal in Bangladesh’s recent history. The total estimated death toll currently stands at 98 from Rangamati district, 30 from Chittagong district and 7 from Bandarban district. Many others are injured and in need of medical assistance. (UN RC, 14 Jun 2017)

    Renewed mudslides in south-eastern Bangladesh have claimed additional lives and further damage to homes and infrastructure. Collapsing hillsides and heavy flooding are now estimated to have killed over 150 people across five districts. (UN RC, 15 Jun 2017)

    As of 16 June, floods and landslides in the Chittagong Hill Tract region and surrounding areas have killed 156 people. Rangamati, Chittagong and Bandarban districts are the worst affected. While electricity was partially restored in Rangamati, power disruptions are affecting access to water. According to UNICEF, 30 to 40 per cent of water points in the affected areas are flooded. In consultation with the Government, UNICEF stands ready to deploy pre-positioned emergency supplies for water, sanitation and hygiene, child protection, education and nutrition. UNDP has mobilized an emergency early recovery team to support the response and develop a longer-term rehabilitation plan. (OCHA, 19 Jun 2017)


    Date: 13 Jun 2017
    Status: Ongoing
  • Syrian Arab Republic: Syria: Polio Outbreak - Jun 2017
    GLIDE number: EP-2017-000066-SYR
    Disaster type: Epidemic
    Affected countries: Syrian Arab Republic

    A circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreak has been confirmed in the Deir-Ez-Zor Governorate of the Syrian Arab Republic. The virus strain was isolated from two cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), with onset of paralysis on 5 March and 6 May, as well as from a healthy child in the same community. (GPEI, 8 Jun 2017)

    Since the confirmation of the first VDPV2 during May 2017, AFP surveillance has been intensified in the Governorate, especially in the Al Mayadeen district. As of 6 June 2017, a total of 58 AFP cases have been reported from the Governorate this year. In addition to the two cases that have tested positive for VDPV2, a further 11 have tested negative for polioviruses, with the remaining samples being under process in the laboratories or being transported to the laboratories. (WHO, 13 Jun 2017)

    In Syria, 15 new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported in the past week, bringing the total number of cVDPV2 cases in the country to 17. Sixteen of the 17 cases are from Mayadeen district, Deir-Al-Zour governorate, and one case is from Raqua district, Raqua governorate. All cases had onset of paralysis between 3 March and 23 May. GPEI, 21 Jun 2017)

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    Date: 08 Jun 2017
    Status: Alert
  • Bangladesh: Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
    GLIDE number: TC-2017-000058-BGD
    Disaster type: Tropical Cyclone
    Affected countries: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar

    Severe Cyclonic Storm Mora made landfall in Bangladesh on 30 May 2017. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)-Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) estimates that 10,074,699 people were living in regions that were exposed to wind speeds of 120 km/h or more, and that some districts near Cox’s Bazaar and Chittagong were hit with gusts that topped 130 km/h.

    There were at least six lives lost, as well as 136 people injured, according to the National Health Crisis Management Centre and Control Room of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Government sources have estimated that approximately 52,000 houses were damaged or destroyed, leaving 260,000 people in possible need of shelter. In particular, Cox’s Bazaar district was heavily hit, with approximately 17,000 residences damaged. Housing for undocumented Myanmar nationals near Cox’s Bazaar was severely damaged. Rohingya refugees are currently without reliable shelter, food, and fuel. (UN RC, 31 May 2017)

    An estimated 3.3 million people have been affected by Tropical Cyclone MORA, which made landfall in Chittagong Division on 30 May...As of 3 June, 540,000 people are estimated to require humanitarian assistance. The most severely affected area has been Cox’s Bazar, where more than 300,000 Rohingya refugees and Undocumented Myanmar Nationals are residing. Six Rohingya settlements in the area have reportedly been severely affected, with up to 70 per cent of shelters as well as latrines, clinics and other infrastructure damaged. Agencies working in Cox’s Bazar and other affected areas, are providing assistance in support of the Government response. (OCHA, 5 Jun 2017)

    The storm damaged all UNICEF-supported Child Friendly Spaces in Cox's Bazar. These facilities had been supporting 13,437 children in makeshift settlements and host communities. According to UNICEF, children are at risk of exploitation, abuse and violation, as they are taking shelter with people who are not their immediate family members. Caregivers are busy collecting relief and restoring livelihoods; as a result, children are often left unattended for long periods. This could increase their vulnerability and exposure to risks. (UNICEF, 20 Jun 2017)

    In Myanmar, TC Mora affected the state of Rakhine, particularly Northern Rakhine. The estimate for total number of people affected by the cyclone in Myanmar is not yet available. However, initial results from Myanmar Red Cross Society rapid assessments, conducted 30 and 31 May, indicated that the storm impacted 12 of 17 townships in Rakhine State. The initial figures showed that 3,517 houses were partially damaged while 967 houses were completely damaged in Maungdaw township. 823 houses were damaged in Sittwe, Minbya and Rathedaung townships. A significant number of longhouses and other infrastructure, including latrines and temporary learning spaces, have been destroyed or severely damaged in existing IDP camps in Sittwe and Pauktaw townships. The most urgent needs identified are food, clean drinking water and other forms of basic assistance, including tarpaulins. (IFRC, 1 Jun 2017)

    The Government of Myanmar and international and national humanitarian partners are conducting assessments and responding to needs following Tropical Cyclone MORA. As of 2 June, the Government reported that over 4,600 houses were destroyed and 11,700 houses damaged. The most severely affected areas are in the northern part of Rakhine State. In the IDP camps in central Rakhine State, hundreds of shelters, temporary learning spaces and latrines also suffered damage or collapsed due to the strong winds. (OCHA, 5 Jun 2017)

    As of 13 June, official estimates for the total number of people affected in Myanmar were not yet available. Complicating the issue are the decades of protracted tension and communal violence in Rakhine state, where the cyclone hit. Access to some areas, including by humanitarian organizations, remains constricted. Although authorities have allowed some organizations to conduct needs assessments in Maungdaw and Buthidaung, the data is still to be verified and a comprehensive assessment has not been conducted, according to the IFRC. As of 13 June, distribution of NFIs had not yet started in these townships; authorities continued to invoke security concerns to postpone access. (IFRC, 13 Jun 2017)

    Appeals

    • IFRC: Bangladesh: Cyclone Mora - Emergency appeal n° MDRBD019
    • IOM Bangladesh | Cyclone Mora Emergency Response (Jun-Dec 2017)

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    Date: 27 May 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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Virtual OSOCC

The VirtualOSOCC is a web-based tool to facilitate information exchange and coordination of bilateral assistance in the early disaster phase.

The site is restricted to disaster managers worldwide. Account requests and login at the left on this page. The service is managed by the Emergency Relief Coordination Centre (ERCC) in OCHA Geneva.

GDACS

The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) is a cooperation framework under the United Nations umbrella with the aim to consolidate and strengthen the network of providers and users of disaster information worldwide in order to provide reliable and accurate alerts and impact estimations after sudden-onset disasters and to improve the cooperation of international responders in the immediate aftermath of major natural, technological and environmental disasters.

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OT-2017-000074-HUN
Other,Hungary: On 21 June 2017, hailstorm and heavy rains hit several parts of Hungary. The village of Megyaszó in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County and villages scattered around the county capital Kecskemét in Bács-Kiskun County have been particularly affected, with roofs, windows and vegetable gardens destroyed or greatly damaged. The heavy rain entering the houses also led to the destruction of food and home materials and appliances as well as the soaking of walls inside. In Megyaszó, the hailstorm and heavy rains have damaged 183 houses, with 25 of them having become statically unstable and uninhabitable. A total of 96 people has been evacuated, including 53 children and accommodated with relatives. There was also temporary power outage in 3,500 households in the wider region. In Bács-Kiskun County, some 50 houses, including a kindergarten as well as farmsteads around the county capital Kecskemét have suffered serious damages affecting 225 people. In sum, a total of 233 houses have suffered serious damages as a result of the heavy hailstorm and rainfall. According to the weather forecast of the Hungarian Meteorological Service for the coming ten days, continued hot weather can be expected with additional storms and rains occurring and putting these and other houses in these geographic locations at risk.

LS-2017-000076-CHN
Land Slide,China, People's Republic: Fifteen people have been confirmed dead in a landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province early Saturday that buried more than 120 people from 62 homes.

FL-2017-000075-CHN
Flood,China, People's Republic: Days of torrential rain triggered floods and landslides in many parts of south China, forcing the evacuation of more than 450,000 people. Rain-triggered disasters have also left at least 22 people dead and six missing in provinces of Jiangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Yunnan and Anhui.

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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.

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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.

Current tropical cyclones (source JRC and Pacific Disaster Center)

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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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capALENGA-11 in SEIndian
PDC—6 Dec 2011new

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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)

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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

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

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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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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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USGS Shakemap


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