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ECHO Daily Map of 17 August 2018

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Japan, China, Vietnam - Tropical Cyclones RUMBIA, BEBINCA and SOULIK
  • Tropical Cyclone RUMBIA continued moving north-west over the East China Sea as as tropical storm. Over the next 48 hours, it is forecast to cross the Chinese provinces of  Shanghai and Anhui, weakening and dissipating. Heavy rain and strong winds may continue to affect Shanghai, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces over 17-18 August. 
  • Meanwhile, Tropical Cyclone BEBINCA continued moving over the South China Sea and made landfall close to Hai Nhan (Tinh Gia district, Thanh Hoa, Vietnam) on 16 August evening UTC as tropical storm. Over the next 48 hours, it may head southwest-west over the Vietnamese province of Cao Bang, northern Lao PDR and northwestern Thailand, weakening and dissipating. Heavy rain and strong winds may affect these regions over 17-19 August.
  • A new Tropical Cyclone named SOULIK formed over the North West Pacific Ocean on 15 August, close to Guam. Over the next 48 hours, it is forecast to continue moving north-northwest towards Osumi islands and southern Kyushu island (Japan), strengthening.

ECHO Daily Map of 16 August 2018

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ECHO Daily Map of 14 August 2018

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Indonesia - Earthquake UPDATE
  • According to the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB), as of 13 August, the death toll following the earthquake of magnitude 6.9 M that hit the island of Lombok (West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia) had reached 392 people, with more than 1 353 people injured,  and over 387 000 people displaced. There are also reports of damages to 67 875 houses, 6 bridges, 606 schools, 3 hospitals, and 20 office buildings. Figures are expected to rise as search and rescue continues to access remote areas.
  • BNPB also report early estimates of the damages at more than EUR 121.22 million . The governor of Nusa Tenggara has extended the emergency period until 25 August 2018. The Indonesian government has declared a state of calamity for the island of Lombok.

ECHO Daily Map of 13 August 2018

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ECHO Daily Map of 10 August 2018

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ECHO Daily Map of 9 August 2018

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Ethiopia - Somali region - Violence and riots
  • On Saturday 4 August, the Ethiopian Federal Army was deployed in Jijiga, the capital of the Ethiopian Somali Regional State in the South and East of the country. Some fighting between the army and the regional paramilitary police loyal to the Regional president erupted in Jijiga and Dire Dawa. Riots were reported in several towns, with shops being looted, religious buildings being burned and acts of violence being committed notably against non-Somalis. On Monday 6th August, the resignation of the Regional President Abdi Mohamoud Omar was announced.
  • Due to the violence and volatile situation, humanitarian partners in Jijiga and in other affected areas of the Somali region have temporarily suspended their operations. They have decided to evacuate their non-essential international staff and non-Somali staff.
  • Since the recent outbreak of violence, it is indicated that 50 000 people have fled their homes and arrived in Babile town (East Hararghe). On 8 August, 17 000 additional people were observed on the move in East Hararghe.
  • According to the most recent information, it is estimated that approximately 10 000 to 30 000 non-Somali Ethiopians would have taken refuge in churches in Jijiga area. These people would be in a very acute situation with no access to food and water despite preliminary assistance for the Ethiopian Red cross.
  • Inter-ethnic violence since September 2017, namely along the Oromia-Somali regional border, has led to 500 000 people still being displaced. In addition, large parts of Somali region have been the hardest hit areas of the 2016-17 drought and the floods in spring 2018. Food insecurity and climate related displaced affects 373 600 individuals. IDPs require substantial humanitarian assistance.

ECHO Daily Map of 08 August 2018

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ECHO Daily Map of 7 August 2018

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ECHO Daily Map of 6 August 2018

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Indonesia - Earthquake
  • On 5 August, at 18:45 local time, a powerful earthquake of 7.0 magnitude RS struck the areas of east Lombok of Indonesia. This was followed by a number of strong aftershocks and a minor tsunami with waves not exceeding 20 cm.
  • The full scale of damages and humanitarian needs of the local populations are not yet known, as the governmental agencies, and local NGOs continue their assessments. It is however expected that the needs may be significant. Until now, at least 82 people are confirmed dead, hundreds were injured and more than 3,000 buildings damaged. The government has also declared an emergency status for East and North Lombok regencies.
  • This earthquake follows a similar phenomenon that hit the same area last week and to which the local agencies have been responding. The latest experience puts additional pressure on available resources and capacities dealing with the humanitarian needs created by the calamities. At this point the Government has not indicated that there will be a request for international assistance.

ECHO Daily Map of 03 August 2018

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Democratic Republic of Congo – New Ebola Epidemic
  • On Wednesday 1 August 2018, one week after the declaration of the end of the ninth DRC Ebola outbreak, the DRC Ministry of Health has declared the tenth Ebola epidemic in the country. It is located in the health district of Malabako in the Beni territory, North Kivu.
  • According to the information provided by the Ministry of Health, as of 2 August, 33 cases of fever with haemorrhagic symptoms were identified in three health areas, Mangina, Bingo and Mangodomu, with 20 fatalities.
  • Six samples were taken on hospitalised patients and sent to Kinshasa on 31 July for analysis by the INRB (Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale). From these six samples, four were tested positive for the Ebola virus.
  • All the national coordination fora and working groups have been reactivated in Kinshasa. A new team of 12 experts from the MoH will be dispatched from Kinshasa to Beni on 2 August to set up the response to this new outbreak, with the usual activities ranging from laboratory to medical treatment and epidemiological surveillance.
  • A new transport of medical staff and material will be provided by ECHO Flight on 2 August from Goma to Béni. DG ECHO health partners in the area are ready to intervene.
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