Subscribe to feed
ReliefWeb - Disasters
Updated: 2 hours 39 min ago

Syrian Arab Republic: Syria: Floods - Mar 2019

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000031-SYR
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: Syrian Arab Republic

Starting from 31 March, the heavy rains and the subsequent flooding in the Hasakah Governorate of Syria have affected an estimated 45,000 people, including people living in the internally displaced persons’ camps. The Hasakah Branch of SARC responded immediately to the floods, using regional emergency stocks, by providing 3,000 of the affected population with basic supplies, first aid and health care to the affected population in Tal Hamis, the most seriously affected district. SARC, supported by the Partner National Societies (PNSs) and ICRC, is planning further response that will focus on affected population that is not receiving humanitarian aid, noting the current focus from the international humanitarian community on the Al Hol Camp. (IFRC, 10 Apr 2019)

The operation will target the needs for 45,000 people in villages, towns and IDP camps that are not receiving humanitarian aid from other partners, noting the current focus from the international humanitarian community on the 73,000 IDPs in the Al Hol camp. (IFRC, 11 Apr 2019)

Date: 31 Mar 2019
Status: Alert

Nepal: Nepal: Severe Local Storm - Mar 2019

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: ST-2019-000027-NPL
Disaster type: Severe Local Storm
Affected countries: Nepal

Sudden onset of strong windstorm hit several villages of Bara and Parsa district on 31 March 2019 evening. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, 27 people lost their lives when they buried under rubbles of houses or metal roofs that flung over the settlements. The preliminary NRCS rapid assessment report received from affected areas shows that more than 668 people have been injured, of which 342 are still under treatment in different hospitals of Bara and Parsa districts as of today. In addition, nine people are airlifted to Kathmandu for further medical assistance...According to NRCS district chapters' initial report, more than 2,011 families (Approx. 12,000 people) are affected, as their houses are badly damaged by the windstorm...The local authority had an emergency cabinet meeting which have decided to provide NPR 300,000 (approx. CHF 2,500) to each family of deceased and free treatment to the injured. Nepal Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) informed that affected people are receiving supports...The Ministry of Home Affairs also dispatched three trucks containing 468 units of tent and tarpaulin and 4,138 units of clothes from Kathmandu. (IFRC, 3 Apr 2019)

Date: 31 Mar 2019
Status: Alert

Mozambique: Mozambique: Cholera Outbreak - Mar 2019

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: EP-2019-000026-MOZ
Disaster type: Epidemic
Affected countries: Mozambique

On 27 March, the Government confirmed five cases of cholera at Munhava health centre in Beira City, according to the National Director of Medical Assistance, Ussene Isse. The authorities also reported some 2,500 cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) in Beira district. A total of 900,000 cholera vaccine doses are expected to arrive in Mozambique by 1 April and micro-planning for the vaccination campaign is underway. (OCHA, 27 Mar 2019)

The Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of cholera this week with cases reported in Beira and Nhamatanda. To date, a total of 517 cholera suspected cases and one death had been reported in Beira and Nhamatanda. Investigations are ongoing to confirm the outbreak by culture and to undertake source finding investigations. In addition to the suspected cholera cases there are an increasing number of acute watery diarrhoea and malaria cases being reported in the cyclone and flood affected areas. A total of 535 diarrhoea cases were reported in Beira City (300), Dondo (200) and Nhamtanda and a total of 276 cases of malaria were reported in Beira City (101), Dondo (152) and Nhamtanda (23) as of 30 March 2019. (WHO, 31 Mar 2019)

As of this week, 500 beds are now open in seven cholera treatment centres across the affected area, with plans to boost the capacity significantly to cope with an expected increase in cases. WHO is training 30 health workers on case management for cholera and on setting and monitoring standards and protocols in those centres. More than 900 000 doses of oral cholera vaccine from the global stockpile for emergency use are due to arrive in Beira tomorrow (Tuesday 2 April), and the Government and partners, including UNICEF, [IFRC], [MSF] and Save the Children, are working around the clock to start the vaccination campaign on Wednesday, 3 April. As of 1 April, a total of 1052 cases of cholera have been reported by the Ministry of Health, and more are expected due to the increasing numbers of people coming to health centres with acute watery diarrhoea. (WHO, 2 Apr 2019)

Useful Links
Date: 27 Mar 2019
Status: Alert