Indonesia – Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, BNPB, BBC)
- An earthquake of magnitude 6.1M at a depth of 10km hit northern Sumatra island, Aceh province, on 02 July, 07:37 UTC. Its epicentre was located in Central Aceh district, ca. 4.5km SE of the village of Brawanggadjah and ca. 10km SW of the village of Lampahan (Bener Meriah district).
- Two aftershocks of 5.2M and 5.3M were also recorded in the same area.
- As of 03 July, BNPB reports a total of 22 deaths, 10 of which in Central Aceh and 12 in Bener Meriah, 210 injuries and thousands of buildings and vehicles damaged, while damage data estimation is still ongoing. Landslides and transportation network damage are also reported.
China – Tropical Cyclone RUMBIA (WMO, Media)
- As of 03 July, RUMBIA has caused heavy rainfall over Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. WMO reports 89.8mm of precipitation in 24h in the prefecture of Beihai.
- According to media quoting local officials, over 1,600 people have evacuated the Region, hundreds of houses collapsed or were damaged and over 2,000ha of farmland was affected. The worst hit area is Yulin prefecture.
USA – Wildfire (USDA, Reuters, BBC)
- The wildfire in Yarnell Hill, Arizona, is still ongoing, but is currently under partial control. The fire was ignited on 28 June by lightning and killed 19 firefighters on 30 June.
- As of 03 July, it has burnt over 3,300ha, destroyed 50 buildings and threatened hundreds more.
Argentina – Floods (Argentinian National News Agency, Local Media)
- The overflown river Paraná, which has been causing flood damage in Paraguay since June, is now affecting Argentina.
- As of 02 July, ca. 3,000 people were evacuated in the provinces of Chaco and Corrientes, while preventive measures are being taken in Santa Fe and Entre Rios.
Argentina – Earthquake (GDACS, USGS)
- An earthquake of 5.7M at a high depth of 192.8km hit the province of Jujuy, northern Argentina, on 02 July, 20:04 UTC. Its epicentre was located ca. 45km N of the town of San Antonio de los Cobres.
- As of 03 July, no damages are reported in the local media.
France (New Caledonia) – Severe Weather (WMO, COGIC, Meteo-France Nouvelle Caledonie)
- Heavy rainfall is affecting parts of New Caledonia. Ca. 110 mm of rain in 24h was observed on 02 July in Noumea.
- As of 03 July early morning (UTC), ca. 400 people were moved to safer locations and no victims are reported.
- As of the same date, a red alert for heavy rains and thunderstorm is in effect for Canala, Thio and Yaté (SE New Caledonia).
Lao PDR – Dengue (ECHO)
- The accumulated cases of dengue fever in Laos reached to more than 14,000 with more than 50 reported deaths, which results in a case-fatality rate of 0.4 %.
- Verification capacity is limited and true figures could be substantially higher
Meteoalarm – as of 03 July, 06:40 UTC
- High Temperatures in northern Montenegro – Orange Alert
EFAS reported high discharges during the last 24 hours by National services:
- Switzerland: Ongoing high water levels in the region of Lake Constance. Warning level 2 (yellow)
- Croatia: Ongoing high discharges of 1st alert level on the Danube and the Drava rivers (stabile or decreasing).
- Serbia: Ongoing high discharges of 1st alert level on the Danube (decreasing).
- Germany: Ongoing high discharges of 1st alert level on Elbe and Oder rivers.
Factsheet on EU Aid Volunteers
- The EU Volunteers' initiative provides a practical training programme for humanitarian volunteers and matches the volunteers with humanitarian organisations.
- The initiative aims to develop common European standards on the management of volunteers by humanitarian organisations.
- The volunteers will be trained and deployed in EU funded humanitarian operations worldwide.
- The initiative is opened to a variety of profiles, from newcomers to experienced humanitarian experts.
- The provisional budget proposed for the EU Aid Volunteers initiative is €239.1 million from 2014 to 2020.
Factsheet on South Sudan
- 4.1 million individuals are expected to be food insecure and up to 4.5 million people may require humanitarian assistance in South Sudan in 2013.
- Inter-communal violence, natural disasters and fighting between the government and non-state actors continue to create huge humanitarian needs and displace thousands of people: 125 000 IDPs and 224 838 refugees in the country.
- ECHO is supporting life-saving activities in South Sudan with nearly €160 million in 2012/2013. The aid also includes assistance for internally displaced people, returnees and refugees.
- The working environment for aid organisations is increasingly difficult and humanitarian access has clearly deteriorated since 2012.
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