India – Floods (Indian Government, Media, Assam Disaster Management)
- The rescue operations in the flood-hit districts of Uttarakhand are continuing and nearing completion; ca. 3 400 people were evacuated by the Indian Army, Air Force and Police on 26 June with an estimated 3 000 - 4 000 people still stranded in Badrinath, Dharsu and Harsil districts.
- More than 100 villages in Uttarakhand are estimated to have been badly damaged or destroyed by the flash floods of 15-17 June. As many as 600 villages remain cut-off (estimate by Indian media) and are sustained by air-drops. An estimated 658 villages are without power. The death toll as of 26 June was 845 people and at least 300-400 people are still missing.
- Meanwhile, heavy rainfall in Andra Pradesh, SE India, has caused local rivers to overflow and stranded ca. 50 villages in Adilabad district. Heavy rainfall has also hit NE India in the last couple of days, causing floods in Assam that affected 17 villages in two districts. No casualties have been reported as of early on 27 June by these flood events.
- The Government of India has not requested international assistance, but has launched a massive and effective search, rescue and evacuation operation, involving the Indian Air Force, the Army, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, the Border Roads Organisation, and the National Disaster Response Force. Emergency relief camps have been set up. The Central Government has announced a total relief package of EUR 128 million.
Honduras - Dengue outbreak (ECHO)
- On 21 June, the National system for Risk Management in Honduras (SINAGER), declared a red alert in 28 municipalities, yellow alert in 12 municipalities and green alert in 72 municipalities due to the increase of dengue cases in the country. Until now, authorities registered 1 219 as severe cases, 6 833 uncomplicated cases and seven deaths.
- On 25 June, the Ministry of Public Health proposed the creation of a National Front for Dengue Control that would be composed of the secretaries of the national system for disaster prevention. The government of Honduras is getting prepared to respond to a dengue emergency despite the fact that up to now president Lobo is considering whether to declare a state of emergency. In the meantime he has announced that all the means of the State would be made available to the Health Secretary to contain the epidemic.
El Salvador - Dengue outbreak (ECHO)
- On 25 June, the Secretary of Vulnerability Affairs and Director General of Civil Protection has declared a tiered nationwide alert for dengue as follows: orange alert for 18 municipalities, yellow alert for 140 Municipalities and green alert for 104 municipalities. Currently there are 2 578 cases confirmed for El Salvador.
Bolivia – Drought (ECHO)
- Decree of National Emergency for Drought – Government of Bolivia has allocated EUR 2,07 million for the most affected families.
- On 19 June, the Minister of Defence, Rubén Saavedra announced the issue of a National Emergency Decree due to drought that is affecting four Departments in Bolivia (Tarija, Chuquisaca and Santa Cruz in El Chaco and the south of Department of Cochabamba). The Minister reported that 16 900 families, more than 48 000 cattle and 86 452 hectares of land have been affected. An amount of approx. EUR 2 million, to respond to the emergency situation in affected departments (basically: water needs for human and animal consumption and fodder for livestock).
Paraguay – Floods (ECHO)
- The heavy rains of recent days caused many rivers to overflow, including the Paraná river (the most important river in Paraguay). Affected people are being evacuated to schools and churches in the city. In other area, the municipality of Ayolas (Department of Misiones) reported the evacuation of 50 families from the waterfront. Local authorities estimate that the situation will get worse in the next days. There is a high risk that 750 families (about 3 000 people) could be affected in the coming days. The mayor of Ayolas said that today and tomorrow will begin to seek shelter for families who are affected by the Paraná River flood may have shelter. He further indicated that urgently needed tents. The National Emergency Secretariat is going to send about 100 food kits for people evacuated.
Ecuador – Refugees (ECHO)
- In the framework of the World Refugee Day, 20 June, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador has confirmed that the country hosts a total of 55 249 refugees from 70 different countries, 98,4% from Colombia. A total of 166 613 asylum requests have been received over the last decade and for this reason Ecuador is the country with the highest number of asylum seekers and refugees in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility reiterated the commitment of the Ecuadorian state in to continue providing assistance and protection to this population, with the support of the international community.
- In May 2012, the Government adopted Refugee Decree 1 182, removing the broader refugee definition contained in the Cartagena Declaration and introducing more restrictive admissibility procedures. The decree gives a maximum of 15 days to asylum seekers to submit their admission requests. John Fredrickson, UNHCR Representative in Ecuador, has expressed his concern as this decree could trigger invisibility and clandestine situations. UNHCR expects to maintain the dialogue with the State.
Lao PDR – Floods (ECHO)
- Due to heavy rain on 26 June, flash flooding occurred in Bolihan District of Bolikhamxay Province, Lao PDR.
- On 24 June the water level of the Nam river had risen significantly, affecting 5 000 people in nine villages.
No casualties are reported, but damage to houses, rice stocks, equipment and livestock.
Meteoalarm – Red and Orange Alerts as of 06:00 UTC
- Flood risk in central and southern Czech Republic – Red Alert
Forest Fire risk in Europe (EFFIS)
- Extreme or very high risk in most of Portugal, central, western and southern Spain, SE France, southern coastal Italy including Sardinia and Sicily, Malta, coastal Greece, most of Turkey, most of Cyprus and eastern Ukraine.
EFAS Reported high discharges during the last 24 hours by National services:
- Croatia: Ongoing high discharges of 1st degree of national alert level on Danube river (decreasing).
- Switzerland: Ongoing high water levels in the region of Lake Constance. Warning level 3 (orange).
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