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  • Madagascar: Tropical Storm Chedza - Jan 2015
    GLIDE number: TC-2015-000004-MDG
    Disaster type: Tropical Cyclone
    Affected countries: Madagascar

    Tropical storm Chedza made landfall over Madagascar on 16 Jan 2015 and weakened into a tropical depression as it crossed the island. According to preliminary information, 13 people have been killed, 51,341 affected and 9,412 displaced by Tropical Storm Chedza. The western region of Menabe was hardest hit, as well as the eastern districts of Manakara, Mananjary, Nosy Varika (Vatovavy-Fitovinany) and Farafangana (Atsimo Atsinanana). Antananarivo was also impacted by the associated heavy rains, where 23,655 people are affected and 6,683 displaced. Search and rescue operations, as well as other support measures, are being undertaken, and assessments are continuing. The Government has mobilized US$1.3 million for the response, and partners continue to support the provision of assistance. More rains are expected over the island, including over Antananarivo. (OCHA, 19 Jan 2015)

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    Date: 15 Jan 2015
    Status: Ongoing
  • Malawi: Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
    GLIDE number: FL-2015-000006-MWI
    Disaster type: Flood
    Affected countries: Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Heavy seasonal rainfall starting in December 2014 has caused flooding in Southern Africa. As of 16 Jan 2015, 135,000 people had been affected in Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar and Zimbabwe. (OCHA, 16 Jan 2015)

    In Malawi, the floods caused extensive damage to crops, livestock and infrastructure. The southern districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Phalombe and Zomba were the most affected. In response, the President of the Republic of Malawi declared a State of Disaster in the 15 affected districts (out of a total of 28 districts) on 13 Jan 2015. (UN RC, 15 Jan 2015) On 21 Jan, a Preliminary Response Plan was presented to the Office of the Vice President, which seeks $81 million to address the immediate needs of up to 638,000 people who have been affected by floods.

    In Mozambique, as of 22 Jan, 144,330 people (32,285 families) had been affected, and an estimated 11,000 houses were destroyed, with Zambézia province the worst hit, with 119,564 people (24,278 families) affected, of which 50,481 people (11,662 families) were hosted in 49 accommodation centers (UNCT, 22 Jan 2015).

    Zimbabwe reports widespread flooding across the country, with the worst affected provinces including Manicaland, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West and Midlands. According to preliminary assessments, approximately 6,000 people (1,200 households) have been affected, of which 2,500 people (500 households) are in urgent need of assistance. The flood-affected population has moved to higher ground, with some seeking refuge in schools. (IFRC, 13 Jan 2015)

    In Madagascar, weeks of heavy rainfall had already caused high river levels and soil saturation when Tropical Storm Chedza crossed the island on 16 Jan. Continuing rainfall not only exacerbated the impact of Chedza, but also caused flood conditions over the north of the country. (OCHA, 21 Jan 2015)

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    Date: 13 Jan 2015
    Status: Ongoing
  • Lebanon: Middle East: Cold Wave - Jan 2015
    GLIDE number: CW-2015-000002-LBN
    Disaster type: Cold Wave
    Affected countries: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, occupied Palestinian territory, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey

    Winter storm Huda (called Zeina in Lebanon) started sweeping across the Middle East on 6 Jan 2015, bringing heavy snow and rainfall, high winds and freezing temperatures to tens of thousands of refugees living in camps and makeshift shelters across the region. In Lebanon, the Red Cross estimated that close to 1,000,000 people were affected and around 2,000 people would need EMS and search and rescue services (IFRC, 12 Jan 2015). In Syria, at least 10 people had died of freezing temperatures as of 12 Jan (AFP, 12 Jan 2014). In Jordan's Za'atari camp the extreme weather flooded homes, collapsed tents and forced hundreds to wait out the storms in emergency shelters or with neighbours and relatives (UNHCR, 9 Jan 2015).

    On 16 Jan, the Syria Humanitarian Coordinator called on the international community to urgently fund winter response, as the winterization plan, which was launched in October 2014 and targets 3.3 million people inside Syria, remained underfunded by $70 million (OCHA, 16 Jan 2015).


    Date: 12 Jan 2015
    Status: Ongoing

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

Read more: Ebola response

 

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

Read more: Tropical Cyclone Haiyan (Philippines)

 

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...

Read more: TC-2012-000020-MDG - Madagascar Cyclone Giovanna

 

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...

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

 

FL-2011-000135-THA - Southeast Asia: Flooding

 

Additional information (last update: 13-Oct-2011 18:24 by annette rolfe)

Thailand: According to the Royal Thai Government (RTG), 269 people have died and 2.34 million are affected in 30 provinces across the country. To date, 30 affected provinces have been declared “disaster areas”. Twelve provinces, including Bangkok, are on high alert for heavy rain and overflowing rivers. Flood has caused damages to rice plantations, farmland, and millions of livestock; sixty main highways in 17 provinces and 154 roads in 28 provinces are impassable.

Vietnam: As of 10 October, about 57,600 houses have been flooded and nearly 1,900 households evacuated in seven affected provinces, with An Giang and Dong Thap remaining the worst affected (see map). About 234,000 students cannot go to schools which are either flooded or damaged. A total of 23,922 hectares of rice paddy are flooded and 6,553 hectares totally destroyed. Over 660 hectares of fish farming ponds and nearly 800 km of roads have been flooded. Flood water is expected to remain at high levels until mid-October.

Cambodia: The latest government figures on affected populations and estimated damages are still coming in with the toll rising fast. The estimated number of affected people is over 200,000 and the number of evacuated needing shelter and immediate assistance is approximately 35,000 HHs. The worst affected areas have shifted to provinces downstream including Prey Veng, Kandal, and Kratie (see attached map). In Kratie, 22 deaths were reported last week alone.

Laos: The flooding and landslides triggered by Tropical Storms Haima, Nok Ten, and heavy monsoon rains destroyed over 64,000 hectares of farmland, 323 roads and 42 bridges and caused damages to schools, hospitals, tourist sites, electricity and water installations in 96 districts of 12 provinces. Champasack has also been affected by the overflow of the Mekong River.

Philippines: According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in the Philippines, over 4 million people have been affected by typhoon Nesat and Nalgae, with over 727,000 people requiring assistance. An estimated US$286 million worth of agriculture and infrastructure have been damaged. Joint Government/HCT assessments in the worst affected and densely populated southern provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga have identified water, sanitation and hygiene and health as the most urgent needs.

Telecoms and ICT:
Deployed: (Telecoms Sans Frontieres)
Southeast Asia: Flooding
Southeast Asia: Flooding Cambodia Flood Sitrep No 4, 19 Oct 11.doc
Southeast Asia: Flooding Viet Nam Mekong and Central region Floods Sitrep No10 20Oct 2011.pdf

 

Read more: FL-2011-000135-THA - Southeast Asia: Flooding

 

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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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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

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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