Mali – Crisis (ECHO)
- Movements of humanitarian workers, needs assessment and the delivery of aid remain severely restricted by insecurity and the intensifying conflict, and by limitations of access to front-line areas imposed by the Mali army and other intervention forces.
- While for the moment the humanitarian consequences of the intensified fighting are limited, with fewer than 10,000 additional IDPs and refugees reported over the past 2 weeks, the number of those in need can be expected to rise rapidly as the conflict moves towards major cities like Gao and Timbuktu.
- There are reports of summary executions, human rights abuses and reprisal attacks on the population as the fighting moves northwards. There is a great risk that the pent-up ethnic tensions are spilling over into rampant revenge attacks on the civilian population which will cause further population displacement and possibly massive humanitarian needs.
Sahel – Impact of the Mali crisis (ECHO)
- The Mali crisis is having an increasing impact on neighboring states with the high costs of hosting a growing number of refugees as well as the extra military and security expenditure as countries become increasingly involved through the participation of their military forces in the ECOWAS regional intervention force and raised security risks especially in regions bordering Mali. This is hindering humanitarian work in these highly food insecure region. Over 1.4 million children are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition in 2013 and are in a life threatening situation.
Kenya – Refugees (ECHO)
- The Kenyan High Court has ruled against the Government intention to forcibly move 55.000 refugees from Somalia from urban centers into camps.
Southern Africa – Floods (ECHO)
- Several countries in the region are suffering from exceptional rains with potentially serious humanitarian consequences. The Mozambique authorities have declared the status of "red" alert and started emergency evacuations in the flood-struck south, where 55,000 people are said to be in immediate danger from rising water levels. Some densely populated parts of Lusaka (Zambia), have suffered flash floods. These areas are prone to cholera outbreaks. In Zimbabwe, some districts have reported flash floods and incidents related to heavy rainfalls that have destroyed homes and schools, washed.
Mozambique – Floods (UN, OCHA, AFP, IRIN, Local Media)
- As of 24 January, according to the UN resident coordinator, the floods in southern Mozambique had killed 17 people (mostly in Gaza province, where the heaviest flooding has hit the districts of Chokwe and Guija) and destroyed ca. 3,000 houses.
- According to AFP, in the evening of 24 January 70,000 people were already displaced from the areas along the Limpopo river. Evacuations had started also around the province capital Xai-Xai (population 116,000), as large volumes of water are moving downstream and could approach the city by 26 January, according to authorities quoted in local media. National authorities are reportedly hard-pressed to provide food for the displaced.
Zimbabwe – Floods (Local Media)
- Floods have affected Masvingo province in south-east Zimbabwe, near the Mozambique border. According to local media reports, rivers Runde and Mutirikwi have burst their banks, submerging houses and displacing ca. 300 families. According to local authorities quoted in the media, 10 people have been killed in the region in the past 2 weeks, mostly by drowning.
Cook Islands – Tropical Cyclone GARRY (GDACS, Meteo Fiji)
- At 18:00 UTC 24 January GARRY had strengthened, having a maximum wind speed of 138 km/h (equivalent to a Category 1 Hurricane). At 05:00 UTC 25 January its centre was located ca. 350 north-north-west of Aitutaki island (pop. 2,000), moving south-east. In the next 24h it is forecast to keep moving south-east in the direction of southern Cook Islands, slightly weakening. Strong winds might affect the southern Cook islands within this time and Storm, Gale and Strong Wind warnings are in effect.
Ecuador – Landslide (SNGR, Local Media)
- A landslide caused by heavy rainfall in Pueblo Nuevo in the province of Azuay, southern Ecuador, on 24 January killed at least 3 people (6 according to local media) and injured another 15. Other landslides in the area have isolated a number of people in the nearby villages.
Indonesia – Floods (ECHO)
- Most of the flooding has subsided in South, East, central and West Jakarta and evacuees are returning home.
- North Jakarta will probably remain flooded until the 27 January.
- As of 22 January the number of IDPs stands at 37,799 persons with 6,781 households affected and the total number of casualties has reached 29.
- The Government of Indonesia is taking the lead in coordinating the emergency response and provides with the support of UNFPA and UNICEF NFIs, Water/Sanitation, Search/Rescue, Logistics, Health and Hygiene, moreover Indonesia Red Cross (PMI) is providing food and Plan International NFIs.
Myanmar – Rakhine State (ECHO)
- Recent multi-sectoral ECHO mission conducted in Rakhine State. Access to the camps and rural areas has improved over the last months. Although the situation has stabilised, incidents between the Muslim and Rakhine communities still occur but are not reported officially. No durable solutions seem to be on the table.
- Camps in Sittwe are being re-organised with a large camp being built 4-5 km outside town, having the potential of becoming a new town exclusively accommodating Muslim families and transforming the ethnic composition of Sittwe into a town hosting mainly Rakhine population. Registration in the Muslim camps is being conducted by the government and state authorities, with no real information/explanation to the people being registered.
- Humanitarian needs remain significant in most sectors, and particularly with regards to water, sanitation and hygiene., especially in Pauktaw and Myebon camps, which were affected by the October violence.
Meteoalarm – as of 25 January 07:30 UTC
- Low temperatures in southern Belgium – Orange Alert
- Snow and Ice in northern France, north-west Hungary, north-east Romania and most of the United Kingdom except the south-west parts – Orange Alert
- Thunderstorms in western and eastern-Aegean Greece – Orange Alert
- Strong winds in north-west Croatia, the whole of Montenegro, north-east Romania and eastern Slovakia – Orange Alert
- Coastal Event in Minorca, Spain – Orange Alert
- Avalanche Risk in Huesca and Navarra, Spain – Orange Alert
Reported floods during the last 24 hours by national services (EFAS)
- Slovakia: In the south-east of Slovakia on the Latorica river the water levels are high and stable
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