Bangladesh/Myanmar – Tropical Storm MAHASEN (GDACS, JTWC, Bangladesh Disaster Management, Myanmar Dep. of Meteorology and Hydrology, Myanmar Media, Government of Myanmar)
- On 14 May, 00:00 UTC, MAHASEN’s centre was located over the central-western Bay of Bengal, ca. 1000km south west of the coast of Bangladesh, and had a maximum sustainable wind speed of 93 km/h (equivalent to a Tropical Storm). It is moving with a north-eastern direction, towards the coasts of Bangladesh.
- In the next 24-48h, it is forecast to strengthen and become equivalent to a Tropical Cyclone of Category 1 and to maintain its north-eastern direction, continuing moving towards south east Bangladesh.
- According to the 00:00 UTC 14 May data, it may approach the coast of Bangladesh, near Northern Rakhine (Myanmar), on 16 May, affecting the area with strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge.
- The maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar and Mongla have been advised by the Bangladeshi authorities to keep hoisted a level 4 warning signal.
- According to governmental and local media sources in Myanmar, tens of thousands of refugees and local people in Rakhine state are being evacuated to higher ground by local authorities and the UN. As of 14 May, the alert level in Myanmar is still "Yellow".
Sudan - Conflict (ECHO)
- The leader of a splinter JEM faction, Mohamed Bashar, and his deputy were killed during an attack carried out by the JEM inside the Chadian territory near the Sudanese border. Bashar was heading to Khartoum to start implementation of a peace deal signed with Government of Sudan in Doha on 6 April.
- In East Darfur, due to continuing tensions, people are still on the move following the fighting in Labado and Muhajeria. The number of displaced is estimated at 60,000. Protection of civilians remains a major concern. There is need for more humanitarian staff, but safety of staff and peacekeepers is a concern due to the unpredictable security situation.
- In South Darfur an estimated 10,000 people fled their homes following clashes between the Tarjam and Fur tribes. Some of the displaced are slowly returning to their villages.
- As a consequence of the two above occurrences, about 16,000 new IDPs are estimated to have arrived at Kalma camp, near Nyala. IOM has started the verification of new arrivals. Most are women and children.
South Sudan – Conflict (ECHO)
- An unknown number of civilians in southern Jonglei have been displaced by clashes between the army and non-state armed actors. Travel on all main access routes is constrained due to insecurity or logistical obstacles, impeding humanitarian operations. Aid agencies in Boma have relocated their staff.
- There are reports of looting of UN and NGO humanitarian stores and hospitals, as well as of civilian property, in Pibor but due to insecurity it is not possible to access the town to assess the damage.
- Health partners in Jonglei are over-stretched, some civilians have old gunshot wounds, indicating that people have been hiding in the bush, unable to access life-saving services.
- An outbreak of meningitis has been declared in Malakal County, Upper Nile State. Health partners are mobilizing to carry out a vaccination campaign. A community outreach campaign is also being rolled out, to increase communities’ awareness and help identify new cases.
China – Severe Weather (Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs, Xinhua)
- Heavy rainfall has been affecting several provinces in southern China since 6 May.
- According to Chinese disaster management authorities, as of 13 May, nine people have been killed by floods and collapsed buildings.
- Xinhua reports a total 187,000 people in urgent need of resettlement and living aid. The worst hit areas are the Autonomous Region of Guangxi Zhuang, Hunan province and Guizhou province.
Hungary – Severe Weather (National Directorate for Disasters)
- Heavy rainfall and strong winds hit two eastern provinces of Hungary, namely Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg and Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, on 12 May, in the afternoon.
- As of 13 May, the local disaster management units report 64 houses damaged, displacing 38 people and affecting a total of 174 residents in the former of the two provinces. In the latter, one house was rendered uninhabitable.
Meteoalarm – as of 14 May, 06:50 UT
- Floods in north-eastern France – Orange Alert
Forest Fire risk in Europe – EFFIS
- Extreme or very high risk in south-western Romania
EFAS – Reported high discharges during the last 24 hours by National services
- Poland: Ongoing high discharges on some of Bug and Odra rivers tributaries.
- Serbia: Ongoing high discharges of national alert level 1 on Danube (section Novi Sad, Smeredevo) and Tisa Rivers. River levels are stable, or slowly decreasing.
- Croatia: Ongoing high discharges of national alert level 1 and level 2 on lower Drava (stabile or slowly decreasing), national alert level 1 on Danube (stable) river and alert level 1 on Sava river (increasing tendency).
- Italy: Ongoing high discharges of single level in Nure river basin. Water levels are stable.
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