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GDACS Daily Newsletter for 11/12/2011

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Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System — Newsletter 11/12/2011

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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Automatic impact report (JRC)
capSEAN-11 in Atlantic
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Tropical Storm SEAN-11 affected 66 thousand 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.




Discussions in Virtual OSOCC

The GDACS Virtual OSOCC is a forum for emergency managers. If you are involved in an ongoing emergency as a local emergency management authority or as an international responder, please provide your information in the GDACS Virtual OSOCC. The following emergencies are currently open.

Earthquake in the Van Province, Turkey 23-Oct-2011 14:21
Central America region - floods 20-Oct-2011 19:17
Nicaragua - floods 18-Oct-2011 23:45
Southeast Asia: Flooding 13-Oct-2011 16:45
6.8M Earthquake - Sikkim, INDIA 18-Sep-2011 18:39
Bahamas - Hurricane Irene 27-Aug-2011 16:55

ReliefWeb Situation Reports

More content on ongoing disasters on ReliefWeb.

Colombia: Colombia Desplazamiento masivo (Caloto, Cauca) - Informe de Situacion N? 1 Fri, 11 Nov 2011 17:20:51 +0000
Source:  UN Country Team in Colombia, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country:  Colombia

Este informe fue elaborado por la oficina de OCHA Pacifico, con informacion proporcionada por Accion Social, Defensoria del Pueblo, Personeria Municipal, Diakonie, OPS. Cubre el periodo del 08/11/2011 al 10/11/2011

I. PRIORIDADES/PUNTOS DESTACADOS

? Como consecuencia de la intensidad de las hostilidades y por amenazas en contra de varias familias, mas de 330 personas pertenecientes a comunidades campesinas se desplazaron en zona rural de Caloto.

? Es el segundo desplazamiento masivo que se registra en 2011. Ante el incremento de los riesgos para la poblacion, se requieren medidas especiales de proteccion por el incremento de los operativos militares y las amenazas.

? Algunas familias de estas comunidades cuentan con medidas especiales de proteccion otrogadas por la CIDH y el Consejo de Estado.

Cote d'Ivoire: Bulletin Humanitaire N?3 Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:00:57 +0000
Source:  UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country:  Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia

FAITS MARQUANTS

  • Les operations de rapatriement volontaire et spontane des refugies ivoiriens du Liberia se poursuivent a l?Ouest du pays.

  • Visite a Duekoue, a l?Ouest de la Cote d?Ivoire d?une delegation de l?Union africaine (UA) du 2 au 4 novembre.

  • Poursuite des prises de contacts du nouveau Representant special du Secretaire general des Nations Unies en Cote d?Ivoire avec les autorites ivoiriennes, l?equipe des Nations Unies et la communaute diplomatique.

Djibouti: Horn of Africa Crisis - Situation Report No. 22 Fri, 11 Nov 2011 01:26:51 +0000
Source:  UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country:  Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan (the)

I HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

  • Increased attacks on civilian and police targets have been reported in Kenya this week, as the Kenya military incursion in southern Somalia continues.

  • Humanitarian operations at Dadaab refugee camps and drought-affected areas of northeastern Kenya have been increasingly restricted, and in some cases halted, due to insecurity and damaged roads resulting from the ongoing heavy rains.

  • In Somalia, civilians have started moving out of their homes following declarations that Al-Shabaab strongholds in southern Somalia will face attacks.

  • A cholera outbreak has been confirmed in Djibouti.


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Created on 11/12/2011 8:00:23 AM.

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