Nigeria – Complex Emergency (ECHO)
- Military operations and jihadist activities are causing fear and fatalities amongst civilians. Since January 2013, 2 344 deaths related to civil insecurity have been reported in the country.
- Displacements are increasing within Nigeria, with an estimated 44 740 new displacements between January and May 2013.
- The flow of refugees from northern Nigeria to neighbouring countries also continues.
- 6 450 people are reported to have crossed into Niger, while according to UNHCR, around 3 000 people have crossed into northern Cameroon.
Somalia – Humanitarian Space (ECHO)
- The 19 June suicide attack on the UN Common Compound for which Al Shabaab claimed responsibility marks a significant escalation as it also targeted humanitarian agencies. This will affect the possibility of the most vulnerable population to access the much needed assistance provided by these agencies.
Somalia – Polio (ECHO)
- 22 polio cases have now been confirmed in South Central Somalia and more suspected cases are awaiting confirmation. The outbreak constitutes a major setback in the global campaign for the eradication of polio. Given the highly mobile population there is a continued risk of a regional emergency.
Peru – Snowfall (ECHO)
- Three days of intense snowfall has caused damage in the district of San Juan de Tarucani, province of Arequipa, where at least 80 houses were severely affected. Damage and needs assessment is in process.
- Farmers have requested support from the agrarian Service in the form of food and veterinary inputs for more than 33 000 affected alpacas.
- Approximately 25 – 30 cm of snow has covered pasture lands, destroying the food sources of alpacas. The municipality will also request aid in terms of warm clothing for children and elderly that are also affected by extreme low temperatures; as well as corrugated iron sheets for roofing of affected houses. In the Department of Tacna (Alto Peru and Ancomarca districts), extreme low temperatures have affected more than 120 families, the most affected being children under five years and the elderly, who have been affected by acute respiratory infections.
Peru – Plague (ECHO)
- 60,000 coffee growers affected by coffee plague. The total area of devastated coffee crops at national level has reached 415,000 hectares
- Coffee producers have requested an emergency decree at national level in order to implement a mitigation plan for EUR 10 million and a national programme for replacing coffee plants.
Bolivia – Drought (ECHO)
- Drought is affecting four Departments in Bolivia (Tarija, Chuquisaca and Santa Cruz in El Chaco and the southern of Department of Cochabamba). Local authorities are requesting that central government issues an emergency declaration. According to the Vice-Minister of Civil Defense the most critical situation in El Chaco is in the Departments of Tarija and Chuquisaca. 16,627 families are at risk of suffering the effects of drought as well as 25,190 cattle.
- National government authorities are evaluating whether to issue a national declaration of drought emergency. In Santa Cruz, the governor declared an emergency on June 13 because of the drought in the municipalities of the Chaco, the province Cordillera where 35,000 hectares are affected; Charagua Boyuibe Cuevo and are the most affected areas with 4,000 families requiring water, fodder and seeds. On the other hand, in the highlands and valleys of six departments, frost caused crop losses.
Ecuador – Drought (ECHO)
- Ecuador’s southern region has gone for four months without rain. The province of Loja is the most affected province due to this drought. Given this situation, on 8 May 2013, during a meeting with the provincial Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), a contingency plan was presented for an immediate response to provide water for human consumption and for agricultural and livestock activities in the affected cantons.
- The IFRC has allocated, through its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF), 264,319 Swiss francs – EUR 214 497) to support the Ecuadorian Red Cross (ERC) in delivering immediate assistance initially for approximately 1,025 families.
Mexico – Tropical Cyclone BARRY (GDACS, NOAA, NASA, Mexican Civil Protection System, CNN Mexico)
- On 20 June late in the morning, BARRY made landfall in Veracruz, south-eastern Mexican coast, and is expected to rapidly dissipate.
- As of 20 June, media report damages in at least 18 municipalities in the state of Veracruz, due to rivers overflowing, floods and landslides. At least 1,000 people from 4 municipalities evacuated their homes.
Canada – Floods (CNN, Alberta Emergency Management, WMO)
- Heavy rainfall (between 50 and 120 mm in 24h) the southern parts of province of Alberta on 20 June, causing floods in the region of Calgary. Around 20 communities in the area are under mandatory evacuation orders as of early on 21 June.
USA – Fire (USDA Forest Service, Local Media)
- On 12 June, a wildfire broke out in the state of Colorado, central- western USA, at the Black Forest, near the municipality of Colorado Springs.
- As of 20 June, the fire is contained, having burnt an area of ca.5,780ha. According to local media, more than 500 houses were destroyed.
Pacific Ocean – Tropical Cyclone LEEPI (GDACS, JMA, Local Media)
- On 20 June 18:00 UTC, LEEPI’s centre was located in the East China Sea, ca. 350km WSW of island Kyushu (Japan) and was moving over water with an eastward direction, towards Kyushu.
- As of 21 June, a red alert for heavy rain is in effect on the island of Kyushu.
- As of 21 June, local media report heavy rain and floods already in parts of Wakayama and Yamaguchi prefectures.
Philippines – Floods (NDRRMC)
- Since 13 June, floods, caused by heavy rain, have been affecting the province of Maguindanao, south-western Philippines.
- As of 20 June, two deaths and 12,570 affected families in nine municipalities have been recorded.
Cyprus – Fire (EFFIS FireNews, Cypriot Civil Protection)
- On 19 June morning, a fire broke out in the district of Larnaca, central-southern Cyprus, threatening the villages of Choirokitia, Tochni, Psematismenos, Agios Theodoros and Skarinou, as well as an army base in the area. The latter two villages and the army base were preventively evacuated, while Choirokitia underwent compulsory evacuation.
- The fire crossed the Lemesos-Lefkosia highway, burning three vehicles.
- As of 20 June, the fire has been extinguished, having burnt ca. 900ha.
France – Floods (COGIC)
- As a result of the flash floods on 17 June, disruptions in the road network and power cuts persist in the worst-affected department of Hautes-Pyrenees and some parts of the city of Lourdes remain flooded. A few communities remain stranded and without potable water in the department of Haute-Garonne and ca. 100 people were evacuated in the department of Gironde. The situation in general is considered stabilized and the peak of the floods has left the affected areas.
- Meteoalarm – as of 21 June, 06:40 UTC
- High Temperatures in eastern Croatia and northern Montenegro – Red Alert
- High Temperatures in Serbia, southern Montenegro, northern Croatia, Hungary, southern and eastern Slovakia, eastern Slovenia, eastern Austria, southern Poland, Latvia – Orange Alert
- Heavy Rain in central-eastern and south-eastern Norway – Orange Alert
- Thunderstorms in central-northern Czech Republic, northern and south-western Poland – Orange Alert
Forest Fire risk in Europe - EFFIS
- Extreme or Very High Risk in southern and western coastal Portugal; in Mallorca and in south-eastern Spain; in Sicily, central-western, southern coastal and eastern coastal Italy, from north to the south; in southern coastal and parts of eastern Croatia; in parts of eastern Austria; in central-northern Serbia; in south-western Albania; in parts of southern former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; in the Ionian and Aegean islands and in northern, eastern coastal and western coastal Greece; throughout Cyprus; in southern Ukraine; in south-western Russia.
EFAS Reported high discharges during the last 24 hours by National services:
- Croatia: Ongoing high discharges of II. and III. degree of national alert level on Danube (decreasing) and the II. degree of national alert level on Drava river (decreasing).
- Serbia: Ongoing high discharges of II. degree of national alert level on Danube and Sava rivers (decreasing).
- Switzerland: Ongoing high water levels in the region of Lake Constance. Warning level 3 (orange).
- Germany: Ongoing high dischareges on the lower Elbe, decreasing.
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