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  • Affected country: Afghanistan Glide: FF-2022-000209-AFG

    Heavy and unseasonal rainfall across large parts of Afghanistan on the 3 May caused flash flooding events directly affecting an estimated 3,400 people. Local reports indicate that at least 13 people died including in Badghis (five), Baghlan (four), Hirat (one…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Tuesday, 3 May 2022
  • Affected country: United Republic of Tanzania Glide: EP-2022-000211-TZA

    On 23 April 2022, the government reported cholera cases in Uvinza DC (Kigoma region) and Tanganyika DC (Katavi region). By 28 April 2022, the outbreak had spread to other areas along the lake shores of Lake Tanganyika with a total of 129…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Saturday, 23 April 2022
  • Affected country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Glide: EP-2022-000205-COD

    The health authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo today declared an outbreak of Ebola after a case was confirmed in Mbandaka, a city in the north-western Equateur Province. This is the third outbreak in the province since…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Saturday, 23 April 2022
  • Affected country: Liberia Glide: EP-2022-000208-LBR

    On Thursday 21 April 2022, Liberia Health Ministry declared a measles outbreak affecting 14 of the 15 counties in the country. According to the Liberian Government, the outbreak is a result of low immunization rates, due to disruption of immunization activities…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Thursday, 21 April 2022
  • Affected country: Zambia Glide: EP-2022-000203-ZMB

    On 11 April 2022, a cholera outbreak was declared in Zambia with its index case reported in Mtendere compound which has a population of 106,128 within Chelstone Subdistrict and Matero with a population of 356,462, within Lusaka. By 18 April 2022, the outbreak had…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Monday, 11 April 2022
  • Affected country: South Africa Glide: FL-2022-000201-ZAF

    On 11-13 April, severe flooding and landslides caused by heavy rainfall affected southern and south-eastern South Africa, particularly the Provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape. According to national authorities, 443 people died in KwaZulu-Natal and…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Monday, 11 April 2022
  • Affected country: Philippines Glide: TC-2022-000197-PHL

    Tropical Depression MEGI (named "Agaton" in the Philippines) formed over the western Philippine Sea on 9 April as a tropical low and on 10 April, intensified as a tropical storm approaching Eastern Samar (Eastern Visayas Region, central Philippines). On 11…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Saturday, 9 April 2022
  • Affected country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Glide: EP-2022-000202-COD

    On 4 April 2022, the Provincial Health Division (DPS) of the province of Ituri declared a resurgence of the Bubonic Plague epidemic in the health zone of Rethy, in the territory of Djugu. According to the authorities, the history of this…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Monday, 4 April 2022
  • Affected country: Somalia Glide: FR-2022-000191-SOM

    A huge fire broke out in the biggest market (Waaheen) of Hargeisa on the evening of 01 April 2022. The fire was so powerful that the Somaliland Fire Protection could only control it 16 hours after, at noon of April 02, with the support of the Ethiopia Somali…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Friday, 1 April 2022
  • Affected country: Ecuador Glide: EQ-2022-000194-ECU

    On 26 March, a 6.0-magnitude earthquake was recorded in Ecuador at approximately 11:28 pm. According to Special Seismic Report 2022-001 issued by the Geophysics Institute (IGEPN), the epicentre was located off the coast of Esmeraldas at a depth of 28 km. After a…

    ReliefWeb Disaster News on Saturday, 26 March 2022