USA – Wildfires (CNN, BBC, AP, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
- On 02 May a wildfire started in Camarillo area (ca. 80 km NW of Los Angeles) in Ventura County (southern California). As of early 03 May (UTC), it had burnt ca. 3,200 ha and is 10% contained; ca. 2,000 residences are threatened. According to media (as of late 02 May), due to this fire a campus of the California State University was evacuated and ca. 15 houses were damaged.
- Another wildfire, started 01 May, is burning in Riverside County (southern California). As of early 03 May (UTC), it had burnt ca. 1,200 ha and is 40% contained; two persons are reported injured and one structure destroyed; all evacuations have been lifted.
Ethiopia – Displacement (ECHO)
- Tigray Region continues to receive new refugees from Eritrea, with an estimated 200 refugees registered in the past week. On the whole, 4.373 refugees have been registered in the period January 1 – April 20, with reports indicating that more are expected to arrive. Endaba Guna transit center is highly congested. Currently 515 refugees are residing there, out of whom some 300 Unaccompanied Minors (UAM).
- Given this arrival trend and existing camps quickly reaching full capacity, UNHCR and the Government Refugee Agency (ARRA) are expediting the development of the fourth camp in the area.
- In western Ethiopia, an estimated 7,000 additional people arrived in Gambella’s Wanthowa woreda since 20 February. The new arrivals cite renewed insecurity in South Sudan’s Jonglei State as their reason for flight. The Government Refugee Agency (ARRA) already requested some 15.872 people to relocate to Village 12 of Pugnido camp, although the camp is not capable to absorb all this population.
Mali – Conflict (ECHO)
- The CILLS (Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel) met on 25th April and declared the "Cadre Harmonisé" consensus to respond to the food and nutritional crisis in the Sahel. In Mali, as in the rest of the region, deteriorating food security remains a concern as the lean season begins, especially in northern regions already past the crisis threshold. Food aid continues to be delivered, but insecurity and lack of resources remain serious challenges.
- Heavy rains which have come earlier than usual have led to floods in Sikasso, causing damage to houses and roads, and disrupting agricultural activities. There are growing fears that the unseasonably heavy rains have the potential to cause an outbreak of diarrheal diseases such as cholera. A meeting of the cholera taskforce took place on 2 May.
- A French soldier has been killed by a bomb near Kidal in northern Mali, taking the total number of French soldiers killed since the start of the intervention to six.
Uganda – Floods (Local Media, Uganda Red Cross Society)
- On 01 May heavy rains affected Kasese district in western Uganda. Local media (as of 02 May), reported four people killed and possibly 430 families affected (damage assessment is still on-going), when River Nyamwamba burst its banks. Bulembia and Nyakasanja divisions in Kasese are reported as the most affected areas.
EFAS – Reported high discharges during the last 24 hours by National services
- Poland: Ongoing high discharges on Bug, Vistula, Narew and Odra including tributaries. Discharge levels decreasing.
- Serbia: Ongoing high discharges of alert level 1 on Danube (slowly increasing) and Tisa (stable) rivers.
- Croatia: Ongoing high discharges of alert level 1 on Danube (decreasing) and Sava (decreasing) rivers.
- Italy: Ongoing high discharges of alert level 1 in Po river basin.
Meteoalarm – as of 06:30 UTC 03 May
- Heavy rains in eastern France – Orange Alert
- Thunderstorms in north-eastern Hungary – Orange Alert
- High temperatures in northern Montenegro – Orange Alert
Forest Fire risk in Europe (EFFIS)
- Extreme or Very high risk of fire in northern Serbia, central coastal Greece, eastern Ukraine and Cyprus.
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