India – Floods and Landslides (ECHO)
- A third wave of flooding is affecting several districts in the State of Assam as the monsoon season draws to an end. The worst affected districts are: Kamrup (Rural), Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Sonitpur; other areas that have been affected are located in Golaghat, Morigaon, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Sibsagar and Udalguri districts. The country's weather agency - India Meteorological Department (IMD) - has forecast heavy rainfall in the region until 26 September though it will abate thereafter. The situation is being assessed by ECHO Partners’ already operational in the area to complement an initial situation update issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority on 23 September.
- ECHO is providing €199,500 for humanitarian relief to victims of recent flash floods and landslides in the State of Uttarakhand. The aid is expected to reach around 5000 people whose livelihoods were affected and properties totally or partially destroyed in 16 villages of Bhatwari Block in the district of Uttarkashi.
Pakistan – Floods (National Disaster Management Authority)
- According to the latest figures of National Disaster Management Authority (as of 23 September), a total of 370 deaths and 1,197 injuries have so far been reported, with 275,720 houses damaged (120,867 totally and 154,853 partially); 282,526 persons were in 484 relief camps (444 camps in Sindh and 40 in Punjab province).
- Darfur – increasing travel restrictions: the UN Country Team was prevented from boarding a UN flight to North Darfur, to attend a meeting with UNAMID; days later the Darfur Joint Assessment Mission technical mission was also refused.
- According to UNICEF, nearly half the children in Sudan have not been fully immunised. Pneumonia and diarrhoea are the main killers of children.
South Sudan (ECHO)
- According to UNHCR, there has been a sharp rise in the number of new refugees fleeing the fighting in South Kordofan. Between 10 and 12 September, more than 500 people made their way to Yida camp (South Sudan). The EU has serious protection concerns in relation to this camp.
- The food security situation in the northern border areas has improved from ‘Emergency’ to the less severe ‘Crisis’ and ‘Stressed’ phases. However, some pockets of rising food insecurity remain.
- The main factors affecting food security are: border insecurity and trade blockages with Sudan, high food prices and inter-communal conflict.
Tropical Cyclone JELAWAT-12 in the Pacific Ocean (GDACS, NDRRMC, PAGASA, NASA, JTWC)
- Tropical Cyclone JELAWAT-12 on 24 September strengthened off the Philippines, becoming a “Super Typhoon”. At 00:00 UTC on 25 September it had a max sustained wind speed of 259 km/h and its center was located about 420 km NE of the coasts of Catanduanes (Philippines).
- In the next 24h its center is forecast to move NW over open waters, keeping roughly its strength/weakening slightly.
Tropical Cyclone EWINIAR–12 in the Pacific Ocean (GDACS, NASA)
- Tropical Cyclone EWINIAR-12 (previously named NINETEEN-12), formed on 23 September in the NW Pacific Ocean, at 00:00 UTC on 25 September was a Tropical Storm with a max. sust. wind speed of 74 km/h and its centre was located about 430km SW of the island of Iwo Jima. In the next 24h it is forecast to move in a NNE direction, strengthening, passing W of Iwo Jima on 25-26 September. Moderate to strong winds and rain might affect this Island.
Tropical Cyclone MIRIAM-12 in the Pacific Ocean (GDACS, NOAA)
- Tropical Cyclone MIRIAM-12, formed on 22 September over the Eastern Pacific Ocean (ca. 700 km off the coast of Mexico), strengthened quickly into a Hurricane of Category 3 on 24 September, moving NW over open water; then it started losing strength. On 25 September at 03:00 UTC it was a hurricane of Category 2 with a max sustained wind speed of 167 km/h and its center was located about 640km SW of the southern tip of Baja California.
- In the next 24h its center is forecast to continue moving NW over open water, weakening, then a gradual turn to the North might be possible in the next couple of days.
Spain – Forest Fires (Spanish CP)
- As of late on 24 September, a dangerous fire was still active in Chulilla (Valencia); around 2300 people were evacuated from Chulilla, Gestalgar and Bugarra, and about 200 people in the areas of Pedralba and Casinos.
- A fire in Riba-roja de Túria (Valencia) was still active as of late on 24 September and ca. 200 people were evacuated in the areas of La Pedrera and La Carrasquereta.
Meteoalarm – Orange alert
- Heavy rain in central UK (including Northern Ireland) – Orange Alert
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