Central African Republic – Conflict (ECHO)
- On the humanitarian side, the situation continues to deteriorate throughout the country. Two significant humanitarian concerns are the lack of security preventing the humanitarian actors from delivering assistance to the most vulnerable population and the major disruption affecting the national supply system of drugs and health supplies.
- Many lootings by armed groups are still reported and affect local population, economic actors, INGO's and UN's. The disarmament operation launched in Bangui on 11 April is meeting a strong resistance from the population. On 13 April, eight people were killed and 26 wounded in the Bangui district of Kassai, many others fled their homes and some crossed the Ubangi river to seek refuge in neighbouring DRC.
- Since the beginning of the conflict, the estimate is that more than 173,000 persons have been internally displaced and more than 33,000 are new refugees in the neighbouring countries (source OCHA and UNHCR).
Chad/ Sudan (Darfur) – Conflict (ECHO)
- In Um Dukhun, South-West Darfur (at the borders of Sudan, Chad and CAR), clashes between the Salamat and Misseriya tribes continued throughout the week. Unconfirmed reports suggest that more than 160 people may have been killed and more than 200 wounded. Violence is spreading to South Darfur. The fights led to major displacements.
- There are several crossing points and the displacement figures are expected to increase. According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), 50,000 refugees have arrived in Tissi-Chad, in one week. They come on top of 24,000 who have previously sought shelter due to other inter-tribal conflicts in Darfur.
- No access is granted to humanitarian agencies towards Um Dukhum from the Sudanese side. On the Chadian side of the border, UNHCR and MSF are on the ground with identification/registration teams and with measles vaccination, respectively. An ECHO needs assessment mission is being deployed this week from N'Djamena.
South Sudan – Humanitarian situation (ECHO)
- In Jonglei security and humanitarian situation remains a concern. WFP and other UN agencies face major problems in pre-positioning needed supplies in areas of Pibor, Pochalla and Boma. Difficulties are related to risks of attacks of humanitarian convoys, looting of pre-positioned goods and lack of physical access to victims of violence and therefore lack of understanding of the scale and scope of humanitarian needs in the state.
Kenya – Floods (Kenya Red Cross, Local Media)
- As of 15 April, floods continue to affect Kenya. In the region of Nyanza, western Kenya, more than 12,000 people are reported displaced and buildings, roads and crops destroyed. In Isiolo county, central Kenya, Kenya Red Cross reports at least 8,000 people isolated due to damaged roads.
Mauritius – Tropical Cyclone IMELDA (GDACS, Meteo Mauritius, Meteo France/Reunion, Local Media)
- IMELDA moved south past Rodrigues island on 15 April, weakening. On 16 April 00:00 UTC, its centre was located ca. 140km SW of Rodrigues. On 15 April 18:00 UTC, it had weakened to a Tropical Storm, with a max. sust. wind speed of 101 km/h.
- On 15 April, Rodrigues was affected by strong winds and heavy rainfall (59mm of rain in 24h, wind gusts of up to 119 km/h) that caused widespread power cuts, flooded houses and cropland and forced 160 people to evacuate.
- In the next 24h IMELDA is forecast to move south and then turn W-SW, weakening further. All Cyclone warnings for Mauritius and Rodrigues islands have been lifted. However, moderate to heavy rainfall is still possible in Rodrigues on 16 April.
Reported floods during the last 24 hours by National services:
- Croatia: Ongoing floods on Sava (decreasing) and Danube (slowly decreasing) rivers.
- Serbia: Ongoing floods of alert level 2 on Sava river (slowly decreasing), of alert level 1 on the Danube, Tisa and Tamis rivers (decreasing).
- Slovak Republic: Ongoing floods of alert level 2 on Latorica and Bodrog rivers (stable), of alert level 1 on Torysa and Hornad rivers (stable or decreasing).
- Austria/Slovak Republic: Ongoing floods of alert level 2 in lower part of March/Morava river (increasing), of alert level 1 in upper part of March/Morava river (slowly decreasing).
Meteoalarm – as of 16 April 06:00 UTC
- Strong wind in central-western and north-western Ireland – Orange Alert
Forest Fire risk in Europe
- No extreme or very high risk areas on 16 April.
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