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Chad - Floods update

ERC-Flash-International - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 09:03
  • An estimated 274,816 people have been affected by recent floods occurring throughout August and September in several areas of Chad, as reported by UN OCHA on 25 September.
  • In N'Djamena Capital City, the number of fatalities stands at 10, while 5,812 families have been affected. Floods affected more than 16,000 household in the eastern and central provinces and about 17,000 families in southern Provinces.
  • In Lac Province (central-eastern Chad), close to 7,000 household have been affected and are currently displaced. There is urgent need to assist the affected population with food, WASH, non food items and livelihood.
  • Light to moderate rain is forecast over southern Chad on 28-30 September.
Categories: International

Yemen, conflict, agreement on prisoners’ release

ERC-Flash-International - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 00:00
  • On 27 September, the UN office of the Special Envoy for Yemen and the International Committee of the Red Cross announced in a joint press statement that delegates representing the Government of Yemen and Ansar Allah have agreed to immediately release a first group of 1,081 conflict-related detainees and prisoners, in accordance with the lists of agreed-upon names. 
  • The parties also renewed their commitment, as per their agreement made in Stockholm in 2018, to release all prisoners, detainees, missing persons, arbitrarily detained and forcibly disappeared persons, and those under house arrest.
Categories: International

India Floods

ERC-Flash-International - Mon, 28/09/2020 - 00:00
  • Incessant rain in Nepal and India has resulted in flooding in Assam, Bihar and Meghalaya. 
  • In these three states, 13 districts (Assam 09; Bihar 01 and Meghalaya 03) have been flooded, affecting approximately 240,000 people (Assam reporting 225,030 people affected). 
  • In Meghalaya, at least 13 death have been recorded due to floods and landslides and 5 people are missing.
  • During the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain and thundershowers are expected over sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and parts of West Assam.
Categories: International

Vietnam - Landslides

ERC-Flash-International - Fri, 25/09/2020 - 08:58
  • On 18-21 September, several landslides triggered by flash floods occurred in the mountainous districts of Quang Nam Province (central Vietnam). 
  • Damage was reported to houses, at least 10 schools, several main roads and bridges, leaving many communities isolated. The power infrastructure and water network were damaged as well, affecting many families living in the area.
  • Over the next 24 hours, rain and thunderstorms are expected of Quang Nam Province. 
Categories: International

Argentina - Forest fires

ERC-Flash-International - Thu, 24/09/2020 - 08:58
  • Since 18 September, several forest fires have been burning across Buenos Aires, and Cordoba Provinces (central Argentina).
  • National authorities report 2 people were injured during fire-fighting operations and several communities across Cordoba have been evacuated. Some road infrastructure have been damaged. Whilst the forest fire in Buenos Aires has been exstinguished, there are still 5 active fires burning in Cordoba.
  • According to the JRC Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS), the fire danger forecast on 24-25 September is from very high to extreme over eastern Cordoba, and from moderate to high over Buenos Aires.
  • From 25 September, moderate rain with thunderstorms are forecast over most of central-eastern Argentina, including Cordoba and Buenos Aires.
Categories: International

India - Monsoon rain

ERC-Flash-International - Thu, 24/09/2020 - 08:58
  • On 21-22 September, Karnataka and Gujarat States (western India) were affected by heavy rain, thunderstorms and flooding caused by the Southwest Monsoon.
  • According to national authorities, in Guajarat 4 people died, and 70 houses were damaged. In Karnataka, heavy rain injured 4 people and 2 others are still missing. Around 5,000 people have been affected by floods, and about 115 houses were damaged.
  • On 24 September, rain and thunderstorms are forecast over central-western India, including Gujarat, and over north-eastern States of India.
  • Red alerts for heavy rain and lightning have been issued for Uttar Pradesh and Bihar (northern India) for 24-25 September.
Categories: International

Yemen - UN General Assembly, High level side-event

ERC-Flash-International - Thu, 24/09/2020 - 00:00
  • On 23 September, on the margins of the 75th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic and Swedish Minister for International Cooperation Peter Eriksson co-hosted a virtual High-level event on the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen.
  • The ministerial level event convened Member States, the UN and INGOs. Participants reinstated calls to all parties to the conflict to abide by their obligations under International Humanitarian Law, most notably facilitating unhindered humanitarian access to populations in need and allowing sufficient imports of food and basic commodities into the country.
  • Recognizing the root causes of the degrading humanitarian crisis in Yemen, representatives urged all parties to agree to an immediate cessation of hostilities as a first step towards a political solution to the conflict. In the meantime measures to stabilize the economy are urgently required to reduce the rampant food insecurity.
  • Participants also recognized the need for increased recovery and development funding to the country, while maintaining sufficient levels of support  to the humanitarian response. Participants agreed on the urgent need for additional funding.
Categories: International

Meteoalarm, as of 24 September at 8.00 UTC

ERC-Flash-Europe - Thu, 24/09/2020 - 00:00
  • 24-25 September: Germany - red alert for heavy rain in southern areas.

Japan - Tropical Storm DOLPHIN update

ERC-Flash-International - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 08:57
  • Tropical Storm DOLPHIN is moving north-east over Philippine Sea, and on 23 September, its centre was located offshore approximately 260 km south-west of Hachijo Island (Izu archipelago), and 320 km south of Higashimuro City (Wakayama Prefecture, south-eastern coast of Honshu), with maximum sustained wind of 95 km/h.
  • In the afternoon of 23 September, DOLPHIN is forecast to make landfall over Hachijo island with maximum sustained wind up to 95 km/h. Afterwards, DOLPHIN will continue north-east over the North Pacific Ocean, moving along the coast of eastern Honshu island as a Tropical Storm, and passing close to Tokyo Metropolitan Area on 24 September.
  • Heavy rain, strong wind and high waves are forecast over southern Izu islands, and moderate rain is forecast over central-eastern Honshu. Red warnings for heavy rain and high waves have been issued over southern Izu, including Hachijo, and for heavy rain over north-eastern Honshu.
Categories: International

Canada - Tropical Cyclone TEDDY update

ERC-Flash-International - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 08:57
  • Post-Tropical Cyclone TEDDY is moving north-east over the North Atlantic Ocean after it passed close to Bermuda Islands on 21 September, as a category 2 hurricane. On 23 September, its centre was located offshore approximately 135 km south of Halifax (Nova Scotia, eastern Canada), with maximum sustained wind of 120 km/h.
  • TEDDY is forecast to make landfall over eastern Nova Scotia on 23 September late morning and to pass close or over the Newfoundland Island by the night of 23 September. After that, it will approach east of Newfoundland and Labrador Province on 24 September.
  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain, strong wind, and storm surge are forecast over Nova Scotia. NOAA has issued a tropical storm warning for South coast of Nova Scotia from Digby to Meat Cove and from Port aux Basques to Francois Newfoundland.
Categories: International

Meteoalarm, as of 23 September at 8.00

ERC-Flash-Europe - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 08:57
  • On 23 September: Red alert for rainfall, wind, and thunderstorms over south-eastern Germany.
  • On 24 September: no Red alert issued.

Uganda – Food insecurity

ERC-Flash-International - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 00:00
  • According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis, a total of 2.6 million people whom are living in refugee settlements, host communities, urban areas and in the Karamoja sub-region were food insecure at crisis or emergency levels during the June – August 2020 period.
  • 2 million of them will remain facing the same levels of food insecurity during the September – December 2020 period. In addition, in Karamoja 51,758 children (6-59 months of age) are acutely malnourished.
  • Key drivers are multiple, including WFP 30% food ration cuts and low access to agricultural land among refugees, children are not accessing school meals due to school closures, reduced remittances, crops' damages caused by recent floods and desert locust.
  • COVID-19 is an aggravating factor due to movement and borders' closure/restrictions, and loss of employment among the informal sector.
  • The situation may further deteriorate due to the expected sudden peaks of new arrivals of asylum seekers related to the continued instability in South Sudan and DRC, and the likely reopening of the borders, which remain closed since March 2020.
Categories: International

Press remarks by Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on boosting the RescEU medical reserve

Press releases - Tue, 22/09/2020 - 13:07
European Commission Statement Brussels, 22 Sep 2020 Good afternoon, everybody. As you are aware, the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed some serious vulnerabilities in how the international community responds to globa...

Japan - Tropical Cyclone DOLPHIN

ERC-Flash-International - Tue, 22/09/2020 - 09:10
  • On 20 September, a new Tropical Cyclone named DOLPHIN formed over the northern Philippine Sea and started moving north toward Honshu Island (Japan). On 22 September, its centre was located offshore approximately 950 km south of Shizuoka City (southern coast of Honshu, around 120 south-west of the Tokyo area), with maximum sustained wind of 95 km/h (tropical storm).
  • DOLPHIN is forecast to continue northward over the sea and it is expected to reach the Shizuoka and the Tokyo area on 24 September as a extra-tropical low, with maximum sustained wind around 90 km/h.
  • Heavy rain, strong wind and storm surge are forecast over central, eastern and northern Honshu on 23-25 September.
Categories: International

Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand - Tropical Storm NOUL update

ERC-Flash-International - Tue, 22/09/2020 - 09:10
  • At least 17 people have died, following the passage of Tropical Storm NOUL over south-east Asia on 18-19 September.
  • In Cambodia, media report 11 fatalities due to lightning and flash floods in Battambang, Preah Sihanouk and Koh Kong Provinces. Around 1,825 houses were flooded and nearly 1,000 people were evacuated.
  • In Vietnam, the number of fatalities stands at 6 and 112 people were injured. In Thailand, approximately 1,930 households across 27 provinces were affected by the passage of NOUL.
  • On 22-23 September, light to moderate rain is forecast over most of Cambodia and moderate to locally heavy rain is forecast over most of Vietnam, and northern Thailand.
Categories: International

USA - Tropical Storm BETA update

ERC-Flash-International - Tue, 22/09/2020 - 09:10
  • Tropical storm BETA made landfall over Matagorda Bay (central coastal Texas) on 22 September, with maximum sustained wind of 75 km/h. On 22 September, its centre was located inland over Port Lavaca Town, and approximately 150 km  south-west of the Houston area, with maximum sustained wind of 65 km/h.
  • Media report, as of 22 September, around 2,800 customers without power in League City (south of Houston area).
  • BETA is forecast to continue to inland and along the central and eastern coastal area of Texas on 23 September, weakening. Afterthat, it is expected to pass over southern Louisiana, and south-western Mississippi on 24 September, as a tropical depression.
  • Heavy rain and strong wind are forecast over southern Texas, southern Louisiana, and southern Mississippi on 22-24 September. Storm surges are also forecast over coastal areas of Texas and Louisiana over the next 24 hours. NOAA has issued a storm surge warning over central and eastern coastal area of Texas. A tropical storm warning is also in effect over southern Texas and southern Louisiana.
Categories: International

Coronavirus: 4 new Member States join the rescEU medical reserve

Press releases - Tue, 22/09/2020 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 Sep 2020 Today, Denmark, Greece, Hungary and Sweden have joined Germany and Romania as host states of the rescEU medical equipment reserve. With financial support from t...

USA - Tropical Storm BETA

ERC-Flash-International - Mon, 21/09/2020 - 09:06
  • A new tropical storm named BETA, formed over the Gulf of Mexico on 18 September and started moving north toward the coastal area of Texas (USA). On 21 September, its centre was located over the Gulf, approximately 230 km east of Corpus Christi, and approximately 180 km south of Galveston, with maximum sustained wind of 95 km/h.
  • BETA is forecast to continue to north-west and to make landfall over Port Lavaca Town on 21 September late in the evening (UTC), with maximum sustained wind of 85-90 km/h. It is expected to turn north-east inland over southeastern Texas, and southern Louisiana on 22-24 September, weakening as a tropical depression.
  • Heavy rain and strong wind are forecast over southern Texas, southern Louisiana, and the Lower Mississippi Valley on 21-22 September. Storm surges are also forecast over coastal areas of Texas and Louisiana. NOAA has issued a storm surge warning over these areas. A tropical storm warning is also in effect over southern Texas and southern Louisiana.
Categories: International

Ecuador - Volcano eruption (DG ECHO, media, local authorities)

ERC-Flash-International - Mon, 21/09/2020 - 00:00
  • On 20 September, the Sangay volcano's activity increased considerably spewing large plumes of ashes, gas and steam. Due to the wind, heavy ashfall has been registered in localities of the Andean provinces of Chimborazo and Bolivar (urban and rural areas) and in the coastal provinces of Guayas, Manabí, Los Rios and Santa Elena. The international airport of Guayaquil was temporarily closed due to the ashfall.
  • The National Risk Management Service has deployed teams for assessing the situation and identifying the most urgent needs in terms of water supply and health. So far, 45,000 protective masks and 14,000 volcano kits have been distributed to the most affected areas as well as forage for the cattles.
Categories: International

Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar - Tropical Storm NOUL (DG ECHO partners, governments, media)

ERC-Flash-International - Mon, 21/09/2020 - 00:00
  • TC Noul caused some damage to the Central provinces of Vietnam. 4 provinces (Quang Tri, Hue, Da Nang and Quang Nam) have evacuated around 16,391 household or about 54,215 people. Houses were severely affected and the agriculture sector will likely be further suffer due to heavy rain following the storm. There were 6 fatalities and 112 injured, the storm caused severe damage to infrastructure. Due to continued heavy rain, the government warned people of flash floods in these provinces.
  • In Laos,  the main road in Ta-oy district of Xekong province was flooded. In Champassak province, water which was collected after torrential rain, flooded parts of Pakxe city. Strong wind toppled trees, electricity poles and power lines in parts of Saravan, Champassak and Xekong provinces. The Meteorology and Hydrology Department warned of landslides in mountainous areas.
  • In Myanmar, rain and thundershowers are widespread in Naypyitaw, Mandalay, Magway, Bago, Yangon, Ayeyarwady, Taninthayi Regions, Southern Shan, Rakhine, Kayah, Kayin and Mon States with likelihood of regionally heavy and isolated heavy falls until 22 September.
  • In Thailand, heavy rain brought on by the Tropical Storm particularly in the Central part of the country.
Categories: International

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