Mali – Conflict (ECHO)
- Open conflict continues with fighting in the Diabali area but with no access for humanitarian organizations so far in order to assess needs and provide emergency assistance.
- Concerns over possible violence towards some groups of populations, in a spirit of vengeance and confusion between combatants and non-combatants, are high.
- Access constraints continue to hinder the monitoring and analysis of population movements. Initial figures are still incomplete as some areas could not be assessed. Last available figure of internally displaced people who have moved since the beginning of fighting on 10 January is 8,700.
Indonesia – Floods - UPDATE (BNPB, Local Media, WMO, BMKG)
- Indonesian capital Jakarta is still being affected by heavy rainfall and flooding. On 17 January up to 193mm on rain were measured in 24h and although floodwaters have receded slightly, many parts of Jakarta are still reported flooded early on 18 January (UTC).
- According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, as of 18 January 00:00 UTC, 6 people were killed (14 according to media reports), 15,423 displaced people were housed in 68 evacuation centres and a total of 114,248 people in 31 districts of Jakarta have been affected.
- For the next 24h, moderate to heavy rainfall might still affect parts of the Jakarta area, according to the Indonesian Meteo Agency (BMKG).
Australia – Wildfires (EEAS, Australian Media, State Fire Services, BOM)
- Very high temperatures on 17 January have raised again the fire risk and number of incidents in the southern regions of Australia. In Victoria as of early on 18 January 3 large bushfires of at least 40,000 hectares each were active, 1 person is reported killed and at least 5 houses burned. In New South Wales 3 new fires were in the highest “Emergency Warning” danger level.
- For 18 January the Australian Bureau of Meteorology has issued Fire Weather warnings (of Severe to Extreme level) for northern Victoria and southern New South Wales.
- Temperature in Canberra has been well above 30C all day, with strong winds bringing down branches. Sydney and surrounds have also been experiencing temperatures up to 46C, and similar conditions have prevailed on most of the coast south of Sydney.
- Even if the situation seems to improve, many of the fires will continue to be problematic.
Meteoalarm – Orange and Red Alerts
- Ice and Snow in western Hungary – Red Alert
- Ice and Snow in eastern Austria, western France, central and eastern Croatia, southern Hungary, eastern central Italy, NW FYROM, central-western and northern Serbia and the southern half of UK including Northern Ireland – Orange Alert
- Heavy rain in Ourense and Pontevedra in Spain and the northern half of Portugal – Orange Alert
- Strong winds in most of Greece except the central-north, northern coastal Croatia, Marche in Italy and the northern half of Portugal – Orange Alert
- Avalanche risk in northern Norway and NW Slovenia – Orange Alert
- Coastal event (winds) in central coastal Greece – Orange Alert
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