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ECHO Daily Map of 24 March 2023

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Malawi - Tropical Cyclone FREDDY and floods, update
  • Heavy rainfall, associated to the passage of the tropical cyclone FREDDY and its remnants on 12-15 March, affected southern Malawi, causing severe floods and triggering landslides.
  • The death toll continues to increase across the country. The Department of Disaster Management Affairs of Malawi (DoDMA) reports, as of 23 March, 511 fatalities, 533 people still missing, 1,332 injured people and 563,771 displaced people (a number of these across 577 accomodation centres) throughout the Southern Region.
  • On 23 March, Malawi requested support from the EU Civil Protection Mechanism for shelter, health, WASH, non-food, and food items.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rainfall is forecast over Northern and Central Regions, while drier conditions are expected over the already affected Southern Region.

ECHO Daily Map of 23 March 2023

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ECHO Daily Map of 22 March 2023

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Afghanistan, Pakistan - Earthquake
  • The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 6.5 earthquake with epicenter 40km south-southeast of Jurm district in Afghanistan at a depth of 187km hit the region on 21 March 2023. Three aftershocks of magnitude 3.9 were recorded so far in the Hindukush region bordering Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan. 13 deaths were reported but the number of fatalities may rise as search and rescue teams reach more affected villages.
  • In Afghanistan, at least 4 people were killed, and 75 others injured according to a Taliban spokesman.
  • In Pakistan, the provincial Disaster Management authority (PDMA) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) reported nine fatalities and 44 injuries across the province. 19 houses collapsed in different parts of the province, particularly in Lower Dir district. Landslides and road closures are reported. Cracks were also reported in buildings in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
  • In India, strong tremors were widely felt across the northern region including Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi NCR, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh and part of Northwest India, including Rajasthan (Jaipur and adjoining districts) and Gujrat. Tremors were also felt in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan.

ECHO Daily Map of 21 March 2023

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ECHO Daily Map of 20 March 2023

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Ecuador, Peru - Earthquake, update
  • Following the 6.8 M earthquake (6.5 for Ecuadorean Authorities) that occurred on 18 March at 17:12 UTC that affected mostly the Provinces of Guayas, Azuay, Cañar y El Oro (central-southwestern Ecuacuor), the amount of injured people and damage has increased. In addition, the seismic event hit Tumbes Province (north-western Peru) and resulted in casualties and damage.
  • In Ecuador, the Risk Management Secretariat of Ecuador (SGR) reports 13 fatalities (11 in El Oro Province and two in Azuay Province), 461 injured people, 89 destroyed houses and 192 damaged.
  • In Peru, according to the National Institute of Civil Defense of Peru (INDECI), one person died, another has been injured, 140 people have been affected, and more than 50 houses have been damaged or destroyed across Tumbes Province.
  • National authorities are still conducting the damage assessment and are providing help for those affected.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate rain is expected over western Ecuador (including the affected Provinces) and north-western Peru.

ECHO Daily Map of 17 March 2023

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ECHO Daily Map of 16 March 2023

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ECHO Daily Map of 15 March 2023

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Mozambique, Malawi - Tropical cyclone FREDDY, update
  • As of 15 March, tropical cyclone FREDDY is dissipating and it is moving as a low pressure area between the Zambezia Province (central-northern Mozambique) and the Mozambique Channel.
  • Very heavy rainfall associated with the passage of FREDDY (after its second landfall on 11 March) across central-northern Mozambique and southern Malawi caused severe floods and mudslides that resulted in casualties and widespread damage.
  • In Malawi, UN OCHA reports as of 14 March, 190 fatalities, 16 people missing, 59,000 affected and approximately 19,000 displaced people across the Southern Region. The President of Malawi has declared a State of Disaster for this region.
  • In Mozambique, the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGD) reports ten fatalities, 14 injured and around 37,780 displaced people across Nassa, Zambezia, Tete, Manica and Sofala. 
  • Over the next 48 hours, very heavy rainfall is forecast over southern Malawi and over Zambezia, Sofala and Tete Provinces (central-northern Mozambique).

ECHO Daily Map of 14 March 2023

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Indonesia - Floods and landslides
  • Since 9 March, heavy rainfall has been affecting several Regencies of the South Sumatra and Lampung Provinces causing floods, triggering landslides and resulting in casualties and damage.
  • According to the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet), one person died in Lahat Regency and more than 18,400 people have been affected across the Regencies of Muara Enim, Panukal Abab Lematang Ilir, Musi Rawas, Muara Enim, and Lahat. In addition, the National Agency for Disaster Countermeasure (BNPB) reports two fatalities due to a landslide occurred in Lampung Province.
  • Furthermore, following the landslide that occurred on 6 March in Serasan District (Natuna Regency, northern Riau Islands, north-western Indonesia), the death toll reached 46 people while nine people are still missing.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate rain with localized thunderstorms is forecast over most parts of South Sumatra and Lampung Province while no rain is expected across Riau Islands Province. 

ECHO Daily Map of 13 March 2023

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Peru - Cyclone Yaku, river overflow and floods, update
  • Due to Cyclone Yaku six people died in Piura and Lambayeque Departments. Landslide in Huancabamba (Piura Department) has blocked the main road, leading to 70,000 inhabitants isolated.
  • The State of Emergency has been declared in various provinces of Ancash, Cajamarca, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Piura, Arequipa and Tumbes, departments.
  • On 10 March, an increase in the flow of La Leche River was reported as result of the intense rains recorded in Lambayeque, five people are reported missing.
  • Support mechanisms have been activated by Indeci, the Armed Forces, Police and the Ministries of Housing and Transport.
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