South Sudan (ECHO)
- The Crop Food Security Assessment (CFSAM) in South Sudan projects a cereal deficit of 470,000 MT, which is half the national cereal requirement and 60% more than last year’s deficit. Major factors contributing to the cereal deficit are delayed and erratic rains, political instability and conflict.
- 4.7 million people – half of the population – could be food insecure this year, one million of them severely. Malnutrition rates for children under 5 have reached levels above the global emergency threshold in four states of South Sudan, according to a recent Food Security and Monitoring System Assessment.
- There is an outbreak of Hepatitis E in three refugee camps in Maban County in Upper Nile State, with over 400 cases and 18 deaths. The number of cases is rising and the outbreak could last until the end of the year. WHO is deploying an epidemiologist to Maban.
- Recent militia attacks in Jonglei State have displaced 7,000 people in Likuangole. There are fears that this number could increase as armed groups move towards Pibor. Humanitarian access is greatly limited by insecurity reasons and flooding.
- USAID staff left the country on 16 September after the public protests and embassies' attacks in Khartoum over an anti-Islam film made in the US.
Tropical Cyclone SANBA-12 (ECHO, GDACS, JMA, NASA, Media)
- Tropical Cyclone SANBA made landfall in Republic of Korea on 17 September early morning (UTC), few hours before landfall it was a Typhoon with a max sust. wind speed of 148 km/h.
- Over land it started weakening, becoming a Tropical Storm, and late in the same day it emerged over sea again; on evening (UTC) it reached the coast of Russia, near Vladivostok.
- In Republic of Korea, SANBA caused power outages, flooding, flights and ferry services were cancelled. The heavy rains caused landslides that killed 1 person in Seongju (North Gyeongsang Province) and injured two other people in Gyeongju City (North Gyeongsang Province).
- In Russia, according to media, it caused some floods and a mudslide in the area of Vladivostok (which temporarily disrupted train connection). As of early morning 18 September, no reports of victims.
- No immediate official reports from North Korea whether the storm caused any damage there.
Pakistan – Floods (ECHO, National Disaster Management Authority)
- The latest figures from NDMA and PDMAs (as of 17 September) indicate the floods have affected almost 1 million people and damaged 522,874 acres of crops, almost 28,000 houses and washed away more than 5,000 head of cattle.
- An inter-agency Multi-sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) will be carried out in seven most affected districts in Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh to determine the number of people affected the extent of damages and required assistance.
Indonesia – Volcano eruption (ECHO)
- Mount Gamalama in eastern Indonesia has erupted spewing grey ash and thick clouds, blanketing the city of Ternate.
- There are no immediate reports of damage or injury. An evacuation zone of 2.5 km had been issued by the volcanology agency.
Spain – Forest Fires (Spanish CP)
- As of late on 17 September, there was a fire active (danger level 0) in Castilla Y Leon in Matallana de Torio; four others minor fires were active in Castilla Y Leon in Benuza, Carmenes, Murias de Paredes and Villaquilambre; another minor fire was active in Extremadura in Jert (Caceres).
Forest Fire risk in Europe (EFFIS)
- Extreme or very high risk in eastern Portugal, central and south-eastern Spain, north-eastern Greece, southern Ukraine, northern Serbia, the whole of Turkey (except north-western parts) and whole Cyprus.
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