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  • Affected country: Honduras Glide: FL-2022-000328-HND

    The Honduras government declared a state wide of emergency for 90 days to respond immediately and efficiently to the consequences of floods in the country. COPECO declared a red alert for the departments of Santa Barbara and Copan for 48 hours, for the…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Thursday, 6 October 2022
  • Affected country: Ethiopia Glide: EP-2022-000323-ETH

    On 16 September 2022, the Ethiopia Ministry of Health declared a cholera outbreak in the Harana Buluk and Berbere woredas of Bale Zone, Oromia Region. On 25 September 2022, a total of 16 new cholera cases (14 severe) were reported. There were no new deaths.…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Wednesday, 5 October 2022
  • Affected country: Haiti Glide: EP-2022-000325-HTI

    After more than three years without a single cholera case, as of 2 October, Haitian authorities have confirmed two cases and identified several other suspected cases across several communes in the Ouest department, including the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area and…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Tuesday, 4 October 2022
  • Affected countries: Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica, United States of America Glide: TC-2022-000320-CUB

    On 24 September, Tropical Depression Nine strengthened into Tropical Storm Ian. The system moved across the Caribbean Sea generating scattered showers over northern Venezuela, northern Colombia, Aruba, Bonaire,…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Wednesday, 28 September 2022
  • Affected countries: China, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam Glide: TC-2022-000318-VNM

    The Philippines: Tropical Cyclone Noru ("Karding" in the Philippines) formed over the western Philippines Sea on 22 September and started moving west toward northern Luzon Island. On 23…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Monday, 26 September 2022
  • Affected country: Bulgaria Glide: FL-2022-000312-BGR

    As a result of intense rain that fell on the territory of Plovdiv region, Central Bulgaria on 2 September 2022, consecutive floods caused heavy damages in a number of settlements in three municipalities along Stryama river - the municipalities of Karlovo,…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Saturday, 24 September 2022
  • Affected countries: Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands Glide: TC-2022-000314-DOM

    Between 16 September to 18 September, Fiona crossed the Eastern…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Wednesday, 21 September 2022
  • Affected country: Uganda Glide: EP-2022-000315-UGA

    The health authorities in Uganda today declared an outbreak of Ebola after a case of the relatively rare Sudan strain was confirmed in Mubende district in the central part of the country. The Uganda Virus Research Institute confirmed the case after testing a…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Tuesday, 20 September 2022
  • Affected country: Sierra Leone Glide: FF-2022-000309-SLE

    Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone has been experiencing persistent torrential rains since mid-August 2022. The highest recorded incident was on 28 August 2022, with rains causing associated impacts, including flooding in low-lying areas as well as…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Tuesday, 20 September 2022
  • Affected country: Guinea Glide: FL-2022-000305-GIN

    From 25 to 26 August, heavy and uninterrupted rains fell across Guinea, causing flooding in several prefectures. Some 13 of the 27 districts of the Kankan province, and 7 of the 12 sub-prefectures have experienced varying levels of impact, according to Guinea…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Saturday, 17 September 2022