13/11/2012

I. International

Sudan/South Sudan – Update (ECHO)

  • The Memorandum of Understanding between the Tripartite (UN, Arab League, African Union) and the Government of Sudan expired on 3 November and there are no indications from the Government on whether or not they wish to renew it.
  • No humanitarian assistance has yet been delivered from within Sudan to areas controlled by the SPLM-N, despite access negotiations that have been on-going for more than 16 months
  • According to UNAMID, there has been a marked increase in violence in North Darfur between June and August 2012, due to an increased concentration of armed movements. In the same period, a total of 303 fatalities were registered in North Darfur as a result of hostilities between Government forces and armed movements. In South Darfur and West Darfur, 170 and 110 fatalities were registered respectively.
  • As the rainy season ends and routes become passable, refugees from Sudan are again arriving in larger numbers into South Sudan. Humanitarian partners are scaling up preparations in anticipation for a possible large influx; UNHCR expects up to 20,000 new refugees by the end of the year.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – Update (ECHO)

  • In Eastern DRC, renewed violence was reported on 11 November for three different territories in North Kivu, which signals an escalation of the crisis:
    • In Walikale, an attempted seizure took place by the  armed group Mai Mai Cheka of the town of Pinga.  NGOs are hibernating in their bases. No information on the humanitarian situation at this stage.
    • In Rutshuru, there have been clashes between the Congolese Army and M23 in Tongo (axis leading to Masisi) as well as looting of Ruvumbura (close of Uganda Border –area controlled by the M23) by the Force de Liberation du Rwanda (FDLR) with reports of a dozen civilians dead and populations (no estimate available yet) fleeing mainly towards Uganda.
    • In Masisi, the armed group Mai Mai Nyatura is accused of abuses of population in two villages. No information as yet on casualties and population movements.
  • About 3,400 households have been affected by recent flooding in the Province Orientale (Dungu, Niangara, Poko, Bambesa). The area is inaccessible by road or air. DG ECHO has mobilised the Emergency response capacity helicopter (from Entebbe, Uganda) for a joint ECHO partners assessment.

Guatemala – Earthquake update (ECHO)

  • Due to the 7.4M earthquake of 7 November, there were 1,290,898 people affected (20,362 directly affected), 18,755 people evacuated to shelters or identified as sheltering in neighbouring houses and 7,218 people in 61 shelters (ca. 5,000 people in 49 shelters in the Departments of San Marco) in 18 municipalities. On November 12, two persons were still missing.
  • The areas most affected by the earthquake seem to be the departments of San Marco and Quetzaltenango, followed by Quiche, Huehuetenango and Sololà.

Dominican Republic – Floods (COE, REDLAC)

  • The heavy rains that affected Haiti on 8-9 November have also hit parts of Dominican Republic, causing flooding.  As of 12 November, 2,205 people were displaced (155 people were in shelters), 189 houses were flooded and 19 homes were destroyed.

Fact Sheets updates:

II. Europe

Meteoalarm

  • Heavy rains in Menorca, Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera (Spain) – Orange Alert
  • Strong winds and coastal events in south-eastern Spain and in Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera (Spain) – Orange alert

Italy – Severe weather – Update (Local Media)

  • In the last 48h, heavy rains have particularly affected Toscana, Umbria, Liguria and Veneto causing flooding. One person was reported killed in the municipality of Capalbio in the province of Grosseto (Toscana) when his car was overwhelmed by flood waters. Another person was reported injured in Orbetello and three people were missing in Albinia (Toscana). In Orvieto (Umbria), a number of families have been evacuated.

 


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