Argentina – Severe weather (AFP, Local Media, WMO)
- Strong winds and heavy rains affected the city and the province of Buenos Aires on 02 April. In Buenos Aires ca. 188 mm of rain was observed in 24h (between 18 UTC 01 April and 18 UTC 02 April). Media reported ca. 150mm in less than 7 hours in some neighbourhoods of Argentina’s capital.
- Local media (as of early 03 April) reported at least six people killed, a number of damaged homes and a collapsed school, several flooded streets and power outages.
Thailand – Severe weather (Local Media)
- Severe weather (thunderstorms, winds and rains), after having affected parts of northern Thailand on 31 March, affected parts of north-eastern and eastern Thailand on 01-02 April.
- Local officials (as of 02 April) quoted in national media reported 400 households damaged in the NE province of Nong Bua Lamphu, with Si Bun Rueang district reported as the area hardest hit.
- Another 154 houses were reported damaged in Rasi Salai district in the eastern province of Si Sa Ket.
Central African Republic – Conflict (ECHO)
- The situation in Bangui is improving but remains fragile, with looting continuing in the poorer neighbourhoods. Electricity is back to normal but running water is still not available in some areas of the city.
- There is still very little information on the humanitarian situation in other parts of the country. Humanitarians are planning to start evaluations in the coming days.
- The number of injured admitted in health centres in Bangui is decreasing.
Chad – Refugees (ECHO)
- More than 20,000 people have crossed into SE Chad in the past three weeks. Most are Sudanese and Chadians who had taken refuge in Sudan, fleeing from violence in Darfur. A number are from Central African Republic, fleeing from the conflict there.
South Sudan – Refugees and Conflict (ECHO)
- On 30 March a new refugee camp, Adjoung Thok, was opened in Unity State. The camp is meant to substitute for Yida camp, whose closeness to the Sudan border raises security concerns.
- So far only 11 refugees have decided to be officially moved, and came with the first convoy. There is resistance among community leaders towards moving from Yida to the new camp.
- In Jonglei State clashes between the South Sudanese army and non-state armed actors continue to affect civilians. UNHCR reports an increased number of people fleeing from Jonglei to Kenya.
- Food is being distributed in Pibor and aid agencies are present in the state capital. However, in most of the areas outside the capital insecurity is preventing access and needs assessments.
Sudan – Conflict (ECHO)
- 31 civilians travelling under an escort of UN peacekeepers were recently kidnapped in Darfur by a rebel group. They were released a week later and handed over to the Sudanese authorities through ICRC.
- The group was on its way to attend a conference for refugees and IDPs organized in Nyala ahead of an upcoming international conference in Doha, which will be seeking donor funds to implement recovery and development projects in the conflict-affected region. The two-day conference, which concluded on 26 March, was attended by some 600 delegates. They called on the Sudanese government to exert all necessary efforts to end violence in the Darfur region and to create an environment conducive to the return of IDPs and refugees to their communities of origin.
Poland – Severe weather (Civil Protection of Poland)
- As of 3 April, only 121 homes in Mazovian province are still suffering power cuts.
Portugal – Severe weather (Civil Protection of Portugal, Local Media)
- Heavy rains affected parts of Portugal in the past few days. Local media reported several flooded roads and two villages isolated in the district of Santarem on 02 April.
EFAS: Reported floods during the last 24 hours (National Hydrological Services)
- Croatia: Ongoing floods on nearly all croatian rivers.
- Serbia: Ongoing floods of first alert level on the Danube, Tisa, Sava, Nera and Tamis rivers.
- Slovenia: Ongoing floods of single alert level 1 of on upper Krka and upper Ljubjanica rivers.
- Slovakia: Ongoing floods of alert level 1 on Nitra, Ipel, Hron, Bodrog, Hornad and Latorica rivers.
Meteoalarm – as of 06:00 UTC 03 April
- Heavy rains in central and southern Slovakia – Orange Alert
- Avalanche risk in north-western Norway – Orange Alert
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