India – Thunderstorms (WMO, Local Media)
- Thunderstorms hit the state of West Bengal, NE India, on 17 April in the evening. As of 18 April, local media report at least eight people killed, three of which in the capital Kolkata, and transportation networks affected.
Ecuador – Severe Weather (INAMHI, Local Media)
- Heavy rainfall in W Ecuador between 17 and 18 April has resulted in floods and landslides. As of 18 April, local media report 200 homes affected by the floods in the vicinity of Chone canton and three families evacuated.
Sahel – Food insecurity (ECHO)
- Rising food prices and concerns about the impact of recent natural disasters (flooding) on harvest yields are expected to negatively impact on regional food security and result in a much higher humanitarian caseload than expected in 2013 of vulnerable households at high risk.
Mali – Humanitarian situation (ECHO)
- The operating environment for humanitarian workers remains complex and unpredictable in the northern regions, with volatile security conditions leading to increased levels of risks in the distribution of humanitarian aid. The remaining civilian population are also affected by the decrease in commercial transport and trade as a result of insecurity. The continued high levels of insecurity are also causing many refugees and IDPs to postpone plans return home.
Nigeria – Security incidents (ECHO)
- Continuing security incidents in many parts of Nigeria remain of concern and could with the expected rise in food shortages due to the poor harvest lead to the need for much higher levels of emergency assistance in 2013.
Ethiopia – Food insecurity (ECHO)
- Following very poor Belg rains in the northern part of the country, numerous households are already harvesting the immature crop stands to feed the animals, as there is no hope for an average harvest.
- The first round of food aid distribution in 2013, initially forecasted for March, has been delayed and has not taken place yet. This may substantially increase the number of malnourished children in the country.
Ethiopia – Severe water shortages (ECHO)
- Critical water shortages are currently reported in Afar Region, as well as in East Hararghe and West Arsi Zones of Oromia Regional State. In Tigray region, the water trucking requirement is increasing. The number of people affected with acute water shortage stands now at some 65,000.
Kenya – Under-nutrition (ECHO)
- Despite the general 2012 nutrition situation having improved in Kenya in comparison to 2011, Mandera, Garissa and Turkana counties are still in a critical nutrition phase accounting for 52% of the total Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and Moderately Acute Malnutrition (MAM) caseloads.
Somalia – Floods (ECHO)
- Despite the cholera situation in Belet Weyne being increasingly under control, risk of flooding in the area remains high and could easily result in further and larger Acute Watery Diarrhoea/Cholera outbreaks.
Somalia – Displacement (ECHO)
- A joint rapid nutrition assessment conducted by ECHO partners in Ceel Barde, Bakool region showed very high level of acute malnutrition among children aged 6-59 months.
Reported floods during the last 24 hours by National services (EFAS)
- Serbia: Ongoing high discharges of alert level 1 on Sava river (stable or slowly decreasing), of alert level 1 on the Danube (slowly decreasing), Tisa (stable) rivers.
- Slovakia: Ongoing high discharges of alert level 2 on Latorica and Bodrog rivers (stable or slowly decreasing), of alert level 1 on Hron and Hornad rivers (stable or slowly decreasing).
Meteoalarm – as of 19 April, 06:00 UTC
- Snow and ice in eastern and southern Switzerland (mountains) – Orange Alert
Forest Fire risk in Europe (EFFIS)
- Extreme risk in Cyclades Islands (central Greece)
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