Australia – Tropical Cyclone RUSTY (GDACS, BOM, NASA, BBC, Local Media)
- RUSTY made landfall on 27 February morning (UTC) on the Pilbara coast (Western Australia) in an area sparsely populated, near the tiny community of Pardoo (ca. 120 km NE of Port Hedland); shortly before landfall (at 06:00 UTC, 27 February) it had a max sust. wind speed of 148 km/h.
- After the landfall it moved S, weakening. Strong winds and heavy rains affected parts of Pilbara. As of early 28 February (UTC), local media reported only minor damage due to the passage of RUSTY.
Madagascar – Tropical Cyclone HARUNA-13 (GDACS, BNGRC)
- The toll (as of 27 February afternoon, BNGRC), due to of the passage of HARUNA over southern Madagascar on 22-23 February, was: 23 dead, 16 missing, 85 injured, 25337 people affected, 12524 homeless, 1370 homes completely destroyed, 2808 houses unroofed, 1438 houses flooded, 1560 ha of rise crops and 6401 ha of other crops flooded.
Yemen - Restricted humanitarian access (ECHO)
- Following the killing of 12 militants of the Southern movement Al Hirak by security forces in Aden on 21 February during a demonstration, clashes and violence have been escalating in Southern cities such as Aden and Mukalla. This happens a few weeks before the launching of the National dialogue scheduled for 18 March. The security situation in the South is increasingly concerning, and is constraining humanitarian access.
Libya – Conflict (IRIN)
- Leaders from the Tawergha ethnic community in Libya said that they would leave their camps – mainly in Tripoli and Benghazi – in June 2013 and force their return home to Tawergha city. Two years on from the start of the Libyan revolution, about 60,000 Libyans accused of close ties to the Gaddafi regime and of committing abuses during the nine-month conflict that erupted in Libya in 2011, of whom half of them are ethnic Tawergha, are still waiting for reconciliation to start.
Iraq – Syrian refugees (UNHCR)
- As of 25 February, the number of Syrian registered refugees in Iraq is now exceeding 100,000 (100,222), with the autonomous region of Kurdistan hosting the large majority of refugees. Measles have been reported amongst new arrivals in Domiz refugee camp. In addition, a large number of Iraqis residing in Syria have returned to Iraq. As of 22 January, the total number of Iraqi returnees from Syria since mid-July 2012 is 68,122, according to UNHCR. Baghdad continues to be the governorate to receive the largest number of Iraqi returnees, followed by Anbar and Ninewa.
Egypt – Syrian refugees (UNHCR)
- Some 10,000 additional Syrians have been in contact with UNHCR to be registered, bringing the total number to over 28,000.
The Philippines – Impact of Typhoon Bopha (ECHO)
- Around two thousand people affected by Typhoon Bopha (local name "Pablo") last December ransacked the Government's stock warehouse in protest against the slow distribution of relief goods. The protesters are coming from the most affected provinces of Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley.
Meteoalarm – Red Alert - as of 28.02.2013 07:00 UTC
- Ice and snow in Castellón and Teruel in Spain
Meteoalarm – Orange Alerts - as of 28.02.2013 07:00 UTC
- Ice and snow in eastern and southern Spain
- Thunderstorms in Málaga in Spain
Floods in Europe (EFAS)
- Slovakia - In Morava, Nitra, Ipel and Rimava water level reached first alert level.
- Republic of Serbia - In Juzna Morava river water level reached single alert level.
- Norway - Ongoing floods in northern and western parts of Norway (Troms, Nordland and Nord-Trondelag).
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