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ECHO Daily Map of 13 December 2019

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ECHO Daily Map of 12 December 2019

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Samoa, Fiji - Measles outbreak and response
  • The Government of Samoa has confirmed 4,898 cases of measles and 71 related deaths. Approximately 91% of all eligible people in Samoa have been vaccinated against measles. 
  • The EU's Civil Protection Mechanism was activated at the request of the World health Organisation (WHO) on 26 November for 2 emergency medical teams. France and Norway offered 2 emergency medical teams in response. The French team left Samoa on 8 December but the Norwegian team is still providing support to hospitals in Apia. 
  • 19 measles cases have been reported in Fiji. UNICEF and the Australian and New Zealand Governments are providing vaccines through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and the WHO continues to provide technical support. An additional 400,000 vaccine doses will be distributed to the remaining health divisions this week. As with the campaign in Central Division, the national campaign will target those most at risk of catching and spreading the disease.

ECHO Daily Map of 11 December 2019

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ECHO Daily Map of 10 December 2019

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Madagascar, Mayotte - Tropical Cyclone BELNA update
  • Tropical Cyclone BELNA made landfall over Soalala District (Boeny Region, west of Madagascar) on 9 November with maximum sustained winds up to 140 km/h. On 10 December at 6.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 30 km north of Antsalova Town (Melaky Region), with maximum sustained winds up to 110 km/h.
  • BELNA will move inland across western and central Madagascar, weakening to a tropical depression on 11 December before dissipating.
  • Schools along the west coast of Madagascar have been closed. Emergency teams from national authorities and international partners have been deployed to Boeny Region and to Mayotte Island, were the passage BELNA brought heavy rain.
  • Heavy rain will continue to affect central-western Madagascar over 10-11 December, while moderate rain is forecast over Mayotte.
  • The European Commission's Copernicus emergency satellite mapping service (EMSR415) was activated on 8 December for Mayotte Island, producing  satellite maps for 5 eastern areas.

ECHO Daily Map of 9 December 2019

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ECHO Daily Map of 6 December 2019

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Madagascar, Mayotte, Comoros, Mozambique, La Reunion, Mauritius - Tropical Cyclones BELNA and AMBALI update
  • Tropical cyclone BELNA is strengthening as it moves southwest towards the Mozambique Channel. On 6 December at 6.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 470 km north of the northern coast of Madagascar with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h.
  • On 7-8 December, BELNA will continue south-west across the Mozambique Channel passing between Madagascar and Mayotte, after that, on 8 December evening it will make landfall in the north-western coast of Madagascar close to Soalala Town (Soalala District, Boeny Region).
  • Meanwhile, Tropical Cyclone AMBALI, formed over south-western Indian Ocean on 2 December, is moving south-west offshore toward Mauritius. On 6 December at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 1,200 km north-east of Mauritius with maximum sustained winds of 250 km/h. On the forecast track, AMBALI will continue moving south-west, weakening.
  • For the next 48 hours, heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge are expected in northern Madagascar, north-eastern Mozambique, Mayotte and Comoros while moderate rain is forecast over Mauritius and La Reunion.

ECHO Daily Map of 5 December 2019

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ECHO Daily Map of 4 December 2019

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ECHO Daily Map of 3 December 2019

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ECHO Daily Map of 2 December 2019

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Philippines - Tropical Cyclone KAMMURI update
  • Tropical Cyclone KAMMURI (named TISOY in the Philippines) is moving west over the Philippine Sea, approaching the eastern coast of Luzon and Visayas Islands (Bicol Region, central Philippines). On 2 December at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 270 km east of Sorsogon City in Luzon, with maximum sustained winds of 170 km/h. 
  • KAMMURI is expected to make landfall over eastern Bicol on the evening of 2 December, with maximum sustained winds up to 170-180 km/h. Thereafter, it is expected to move west inland across Visayas islands. 
  • A warning signal level 3 (out of 5), and severe flood warnings have been issued for eastern Luzon and Visayas. Heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge are forecast over southern Luzon and northern Visayas on 2-3 December.
  • Around 113,300 people have already been evacuated in three provinces of the Bicol Region. Mandatory evacuations have been issued for approximately 500,000 people across southern Luzon and northern Visayas, due to high risk of flash floods and landslides. 
  • Inter-island ship trips in Bicol and Eastern Visayas have been cancelled. 28 domestic flights were also cancelled. School classes are suspended in 14 provinces and in almost all cities of Metro Manila. 
  • The humanitarian community monitors the situation together with the national government . Some DG ECHO partners are already in Bicol and ready to assess possible humanitarian impact. 
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