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ECHO Daily Map of 27 May 2015



ECHO Daily Map of 26 May 2015



ECHO Daily Map of 22 May 2015

China - Severe weather - UPDATE
  • Heavy rainfall continued affecting several areas of southern China in the last few days. Approx. 175 mm of rain in 24 h were observed in Heyuan (Guangdong) and 75 mm in Longzhou (Guangxi) on 20-21 May.
  • The recent severe weather (heavy rainfall, hail and strong winds) caused floods and landslides in a number of provinces of southern China, killing at least 35 people and damaging houses and crops, in particular in the provinces of Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi and Guizhou.
  • As of 22 May, the Chinese Government reported nine dead, two people missing and more than 2 800 houses collapsed in Fujian province; eight dead, three missing and more than 4 300 houses collapsed in Jiangxi; two dead and more than 1 000 houses collapsed in Hunan; two dead and more than 200 houses collapsed in Guangdong; three dead and nearly 900 houses collapsed in Guangxi; 11 dead, eight missing and more than 300 houses collapsed in Guizhou; and several damaged houses in Sichuan and Yunnan.
  • Over the next 24 h heavy rainfall may still affect several areas of southern China, including the provinces already affected by floods. Heavy rains (100-130 mm) are expected in eastern Guangxi and along the coast of central Guangdong.

ECHO Daily Map of 21 May 2015



ECHO Daily Map of 20 May 2015



ECHO Daily Map of 19 May 2015

Colombia - Severe weather and landslides
  • Heavy rains affected north-western Colombia over the last few days, causing river overflow and landslides, particularly in the department of Antioquia. Approx. 124 mm of rain in 24 h were observed in Quibdo (Choco Department) and 56 mm in Monteria (Cordoba department) over 16-17 May.
  • In Antioquia department (north-western Colombia), a landslide occurred in the area of La Margarita in the municipality of Salgar on 18 May, after heavy rains caused the overflow of the river Liborina. As of 19 May morning, there were at least 62 dead and more than 40 people injured. Search and rescue operations are on-going under the leadership of UNGRD (Disaster Risk Management Unit) with the support of the Colombian Red Cross. Water and sanitation services have been cut affecting about 18 000 people. The municipality declared a state of public calamity.
  • In Choco department, local media (as of 15 May) reported 30 people injured and at least 500 houses affected by strong winds in the municipality of Condoto.
  • Over the next 24 h more heavy rainfall may still affect western Colombia, as well as south-eastern and eastern regions.

ECHO Daily Map of 18 May 2015



ECHO Daily Map of 13 May 2015

Nepal - Earthquakes - UPDATE
  • 7.3 M earthquake (depth: 15 km) hit the Central Region of Nepal on 12 May at 7.05 UTC, already affected by the 7.8 M earthquake of 25 April. The epicenter of the 12 May earthquake was located in Dolakha district, approx. 76 km east-northeast of Kathmandu and 85 km west-southwest of Mt. Everest, while the 7.8 M earthquake of 25 April was approx. 77 km north-west of Kathmandu. Several aftershocks followed the 7.3 M earthquake, including one of magnitude 5.6 M at 7.17 UTC and one of 6.3 M at 7.36 UTC on 12 May. 
  • According to first assessments at least 66 people were killed and over a thousand injured with numbers expected to rise in Nepal, the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and China. Major tremors were felt across large swathes of Northern and Eastern India, including the metropolitan areas of Kolkota and New Delhi. At least 16 people were killed in Bihar (15) and Uttar Pradesh (1) states, according to media.
  • In Nepal, several areas were affected by the new earthquake, including Sindhupalchowk, the district most affected by the 25 April earthquake. As of 12 May, media reported more than 65 people killed (at least 20 in the town of Charikot, Sindhupalchowk), more than 1 000 injured and many houses damaged or destroyed. A further increase of these figures is still expected. National search and rescue (SAR) teams have been deployed. In the meantime, the latest figures of the Nepalese Government of the 25 April earthquake (as of 12 May) showed at least 8 151 people killed (3 213 in Sindhupalchowk, 1 203 in Kathmandu), nearly 18 000 injured and 300 000 houses reported destroyed.
  • The EUCPT continues to support the main OSOCC in Kathmandu and the humanitarian hubs in Gorkha and Chautara. As of 12 May the total death toll stands at 8151 whereas 17 866 people were injured.
  • Over the next 24 h, thunderstorms may still locally affect some areas of Nepal and light snowfall may affect some mountainous areas of the country.

ECHO Daily Map of 12 May 2015

Federated States of Micronesia, Guam - Tropical Cyclone DOLPHIN
  • DOLPHIN (previously SEVEN), formed over the northern Pacific Ocean on 6 May and started moving through Pohnpei and Kosrae States (Federated States of Micronesia, FSM). Heavy rainfall and winds affected several islands of these states during its passage with some floods, damaged crops and power outages in Pohnpei island reported by media.
  • On 12 May, at 0.00 UTC, DOLPHIN was a Tropical Storm, with max. sustained winds of 84 km/h. Over the next 48 h it is forecast to move west towards Guam, intensifying. It is forecast to reach Guam on 15 May, strengthened into a Typhoon. As of 12 May, 3.00 UTC (NOAA), a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Fananu in Chuuk State (FSM).

ECHO Daily Map of 11 May 2015

Yemen - Crisis
  • On 8 and 9 May, intensive airstrikes were carried out across Sa’ada, Amran, Hajjah and Sana’a governorates. On 10 May, more airstrikes targeted the runway of Sana’a airport and the residence of former president Saleh. During airstrikes there were reported at least four people killed and ten injured in Sa'daa, and three more people killed in Amran.
  • Massive displacement is taking place from Sa’ada governorate as Saudi Arabia asked civilians to leave. As of 9 May, local authorities reported that at least 4 000 families have arrived in Amran and up to 2 500 families in Sana’a. Numbers of new arrivals in Hajjah and Hodeida governorates have not yet been published. Due to huge number of the displaced people, host communities are unable to cope and IDPs have been sheltered in public buildings, schools and universities.
  • The Saudis and the Houthis have in principle agreed to a 5-day humanitarian pause. The 5-day truce will allow humanitarian agencies to import humanitarian supplies and deliver assistance to people in need. Meanwhile, heavy clashes continued in Aden, Dhale, Marib and al-Jawf.
  • According to Amnesty International, coalition airstrikes are causing large numbers of civilian deaths. Amnesty reported “at least 139 people, including at least 97 civilians (33 children) were killed during these strikes, and 460 individuals were injured (at least 157 of whom are civilians). Airstrikes and shelling have also destroyed or damaged hospitals, schools, universities, airports, mosques, food transport vehicles, factories, petrol stations, telephone networks, electricity power stations and stadiums.”.
  • Partners are preparing to respond to the new IDP influx in Amran and Sana’a with food rations, non-food items, shelter kits, water tanks, water trucking and mobile clinics. On 7 and 8 May, 28 000 people were reached with food assistance in Amran and Sana’a and another 18 000 people received food assistance on 9 May. In the south, assistance is being delivered to IDPs in Buraiqa (Aden) and in Abyan, Lahj and Dhale governorates.
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