I. International

Syria - Crisis (ECHO, UNHCR)

  • As of 20 March, the total number of refugees from Syria (registered and awaiting registration) is 1,165,000. They flew to Lebanon (371,000), Jordan (363,000), Turkey (260,000), Iraq (117,000), Egypt (46,000) and other North African countries (8,000). According to the hosting countries’ estimates, there are now more than 2 million Syrian refugees in the region. In Lebanon, this includes Syrian workers and their families and other Syrians who have not registered with UNHCR.

Pakistan - Conflict  (ECHO)

  • Information from the Federally Administered Tribal Area Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) indicates that 32,687 people have been displaced in the last weeks due to fighting in the Maidan Tirah Valley area of the Khyber Agency in North West Pakistan. Meetings will take place in Peshawar in the coming days to discuss assistance to the displaced. 
  • This new displacement comes on top of the 758,000 people that remain displaced across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) as a result of on-going security operations and sectarian violence.
  • At least 17 people were killed and more than 30 injured in a car bomb explosion at the Jalozai Refugee Camp near Peshawar on 21 March 2013. It is understood that the explosion took place near the registration centre and food distribution hub while a large number of internally displaced persons (IDP’s) were standing in a queue to get registered and receive food rations.

Ethiopia – Refugees (ECHO)

  • Despite several arrests by local authorities, the security situation in Dollo Ado camps is deteriorating, with an increased threat of kidnapping of international staff.

Somalia – Displacement (ECHO)

  • Some 2,000 civilians are reported to have arrived in the Somalia border town of Ceel Barde after the Ethiopian army’s sudden withdrawal from Xudur, in Bakool region. Their arrival was preceded by a 3-days' journey by foot. More civilians are expected at the border in the following days.

Guatemala – Severe Weather (CONRED)

  • Strong winds and rain affected the departments of Jalapa and El Progreso, central-eastern Guatemala on 20 March. As of 21 March, the National System for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) reports over 220 people affected in total and 59 houses damaged. 175 people were evacuated in the town of Sanarate, El Progreso, 70% of which was left without power.


II. Europe

Meteoalarm – Orange Alerts as of 07:00 UTC

  • Strong winds in central Austria, western and Aegean Sea Greece, eastern former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and northern Slovakia – Orange Alert
  • Coastal event in NW Spain – Orange Alert
  • Thunderstorms in north-eastern and eastern Aegean Sea Greece – Orange Alert
  • Snow and ice in the northern part of Republic of Ireland and SE Poland – Orange Alert

Reported floods during the last 24 hours (National Hydrological Services)

  • Germany: Ongoing flood of Alert level 1 (Lowest level provided exceeded) at Saale river (4939 km2) – Oberthau station
  • Serbia: Ongoing floods of Alert level 1 of Serbia in Danube and Sava river basins. Water levels are decreasing.
  • Slovenia: Single alert level exceeded on Krka and Ljubljanica river. Water levels are stable.
  • Slovakia: Ongoing floods of alert Level 1 in eastern Slovakia in Hornad, Ipel and Bodrog river basins. Water levels are slowly decreasing.


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