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South Sudan - Floods

- ECHO Daily flash of 24/09/2021

  • Since May, flooding has been affecting northern and eastern States of the country (in particular Jonglei, Western Equatoria, Warrap, Northern Bahr El-Ghazal, Unity and Upper Nile) with an estimated 500,000 people affected and 426,000 displaced.
  • Heavy rains, infrastructure damage and reduced physical accessibility, funding constraints and insecurity have hampered the flood response.  
  • According to the UN, priority needs include food and non-food items, water, sanitation and hygiene services and kits, health and nutrition supplies and services, protection services and dignity kits. 
  • The rainy season is expected to last 2-3 months longer than usual, until February next year (similar to 2019 and 2020), which could entail more heavy rains and flooding, that could affect up to 650,000 people in total.
  • Moderate to heavy rain is forecast over norther South Sudan on 24-26 September.

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Palestine - West Bank demolitions and displacement

- ECHO Daily flash of 24/09/2021

  • According to latest UN OCHA reporting, in August 2021, Israeli authorities demolished, forced people to demolish, or seized 118 Palestinian-owned structures across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. This resulted in the displacement of 191 people, including 116 children and affected the livelihoods, or access to services, of nearly 1,400 others.
  • The number of EU funded assets demolished or confiscated since the beginning of 2021 rose to 119, with an overall value of more than  EUR 250 000.
  • Since the beginning of 2021, 666 structures have been demolished and 957 people have been displaced. 

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India - Eviction drive

- ECHO Daily flash of 24/09/2021

  • According to media reports, on 23 September two people were reportedly killed and at least nine policemen injured in Darrang district of the northeast India state of Assam after police opened fire on the protestors, residents protesting against their eviction by the district administration.
  • Approximately 800 families were rendered homeless, this was the second round of evictions carried out in the last three months at the village Dhalpur, inhabited mostly by Muslims of East Bengal origin.
  • The State Government of Assam has instituted an inquiry by a retired Gauhati high court judge to probe circumstances that led to the deaths and injuries.

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Sudan - Floods

- ECHO Daily flash of 24/09/2021

  • Since the beginning of the rainy season in the second half of July, heavy rainfall and related floods have been affecting over 303,000 people in 14 States across Sudan and displaced at least 65,000 people in the south of country.
  • Flooding has caused widespread damage, including about 14,800 destroyed and over 45,300 damaged homes.  Part of the affected population is being assisted with food and non-food items.
  • In Blue Nile, River Nile and West Kordofan states, affected people are yet to receive shelter and non food items assistance and in Khartoum, Northern, Sennar and West Kordofan affected people are in need of urgent food and WASH assistance.
  • Limited remaining stocks of relief supplies and access constraints due to floodwaters and security challenges are also impacting the timely delivery of humanitarian assistance in some of the affected States. 
  • Moderate to heavy rain is forecast over southern and south-eastern Sudan on 24-26 September.

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Indonesia - Floods and landslides

- ECHO Daily flash of 24/09/2021

  • Heavy rain continues to hit several parts of Sulawesi Island (central Indonesia), causing floods, triggering landslides and leading to casualties and damage.
  • According to the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet), more than 460 people have been displaced, and approximately 7,200 people have been affected across the Provinces of North, South and Southeast Sulawesi, and Gorontalo.
  • For the next 24 hours, light rain is forecast across most of Sulawesi.

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Bolivia - Severe weather

- ECHO Daily flash of 24/09/2021

  • In the last 24 hours heavy rain, hailstorm and lightning were reported across southern Bolivia, resulting in casualties.
  • According to media, one person died and one is missing in Camargo Town (Chuquisaca Department), after floods caused by river overflow. Another person died due to a lightning event that occurred in Colquechaca Municipality (Potosí Department).
  • Drier conditions are expected over southern Bolivia on 24-26 September. 

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Yemen

- ECHO Daily flash of 24/09/2021

  • After more than 6 years of conflict, Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Millions of Yemenis are displaced, destitute and hungry. More than half the population is food insecure. The situation only worsened after COVID-19 hit.
  • Around 16.2 million people face food insecurity, more than half of them children. For the first time in 2 years, Yemen was again on the brink of famine in 2021, mostly in areas with conflict, displacement and limited humanitarian access.
  • In 2021, the EU has allocated EUR 134 million in humanitarian aid for those affected by conflict and famine in Yemen. Since the beginning of the war in 2015, the EU has contributed over EUR 1.1 billion  to respond to the crisis in Yemen.

 

https://ec.europa.eu/echo/where/middle-east/yemen_en


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Spain - Volcanic eruption, update

- ECHO Daily flash of 24/09/2021

  • Cumbre La Vieja volcano continues its explosive and effusive activity. On 23 September since 16.20 UTC (17.20 local time), a series of powerful explosions with significant ash and gas emissions have been reported by the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (INVOLCAN).
  • The lava flow is 3800 m long and is located 2100 m from the coast and its speed has slowed down. The lava affected the area of almost 220 ha. 
  • At least 5,700 people have been evacuated across the Municipalities of Tazacorte, El Pais and Los Llanos de Aridane and 400 houses have been destroyed. 800 emergency personnel from all administrations are currently working in the field.
  • The aviation colour code has risen to red due to the eruptive column of gases and ash emitted on 23 September.
  • The Copernicus Emergency Mapping Service (EMSR546) was activated on 19 September to support the damage assessment and eight maps have been produced so far.


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Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours reported by national services

- ECHO Daily flash of 24/09/2021

  • United Kingdom: threshold level 2/3 for Churchil Barriers in Scotland.

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Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand - Tropical cyclone TWENTYONE

- ECHO Daily flash of 23/09/2021

  • Tropical Cyclone TWENTYONE formed over the western South China Sea and is moving northwest towards central-eastern Vietnam.  On 23 September at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 215 km east of Quy Nhon City (Bình Dinh Province) with maximum sustained winds of 56 km/h (tropical depression).
  • TWENTYONE is forecast to continue northwest, and it will make landfall over southern Quang Ngai Province on the late morning of 23 September as a tropical storm. After that, it will cross central Vietnam and reach southern Laos and eastern Thailand weakening.
  • On 23-24 September, heavy rain and strong winds are forecast over the Provinces of central and eastern Vietnam and heavy rain is expected over southern Laos, eastern Thailand and northeastern Cambodia.

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