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FL-2018-000029-RWA Flood Rwanda On 3rd March 2018, Rubavu District, located in the Western Province of Rwanda, experienced heavy rains, which resulted in flooding along Sebeya River and other areas, were affected by landslides. The affected areas are in four sectors of Rubavu, namely Nyundo, Nyakiliba, Rugerero and Kanama.  
FL-2018-000028-BWA Flood Botswana Above normal rainfall has been experienced in Mashonaland Central province of Botswana since 23 February 2018. The current rainy season, which started in February, is expected to continue until the end of March 2018. According to the Department of Meteorology Services, rainfall amounts range between 120-192mm, with a report of dams over spilling causing floods in the neighbouring villages of the Tutume sub district. They also report that the water levels will increase as the rainfall continues until the end of March. 
TC-2018-000027-NZL Tropical Cyclone New Zealand DELETED GDACS - Low humanitarian impact, max wind speed 176 km/h  
TC-2018-000026-AUS Tropical Cyclone Australia DELETED GDACS - Low humanitarian impact, max wind speed 93 km/h  
TC-2018-000025-AUS Tropical Cyclone Australia DELETED GDACS - Low humanitarian impact, max wind speed 185 km/h 
TC-2018-000023-MDG Tropical Cyclone Madagascar Medium humanitarian impact, max wind speed 102 km/h 
EP-2018-000022-NGA Epidemic Nigeria From January 1st to March 4th, 2018, a total of 1,121 suspected LASSA FEVER cases were recorded, 353 were confirmed positive, 8 probable, 723 negative and 37 await laboratory results. Thus far there have been 110 reported deaths and a fatality rate of 23.8%, 18 States have active cases (Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, Anambra, Benue, Kogi, Imo, Plateau, Lagos, Taraba, Delta, Osun, Rivers, FCT, Gombe and Ekiti).  
EP-2018-000021-UGA Epidemic Uganda On 23 February 2018, the Uganda Ministry of Health notified WHO of an outbreak of cholera in Kyangwali refugee settlement, located in Hoima district in the western part of the country. As of 23 February 2018, a total of 700 suspected cholera cases, including 27 deaths (case fatality rate 3.9%) were reported. The affected population are mostly newly arrived refugees and a few members of the host community. The most affected places are a landing site at the shores of Lake Albert and new refugee settlements in the neighbourhood. 
EQ-2018-000020-PNG Earthquake Papua New Guinea An earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitudes occurred on 26 Feb 2018 at 03:44 hrs (local time) Southern Highlands. The approximate epicentre is located in Nipa-Kutubu district, Southern Highlands province. Reports from the ground indicate that the shaking was felt by communities in Western province and in Eastern Highlands province. Some minor landslides have been reported but no known damage to property as yet. The majority of the local population lives in remote an rural communities, with no major urban settlements at the proximity.  
CW-2018-000019-JPN Cold Wave Japan Heavy snow has hit from northern, central and western Japan since 4 February 2018. So far 18 persons were killed and more than 300 were injured.  
FL-2018-000018-MOZ Flood Mozambique Since 15 January, heavy rains have been falling on Mozambique, affecting over 73,200 people in Nampula province, according to the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC). Over 14,400 houses were damaged, including about 8,800 partially destroyed and 5,600 completely destroyed. Eight health units, 422 classrooms and 135 electricity poles were equally damaged. 
FL-2018-000017-MOZ Flood Mozambique  
FL-2018-000016-FRA Flood France Heavy rain has been affecting the northern and eastern areas of France including Paris, over the past days, causing rivers to overflow and floods. According to media, as of 29 January at 7.00 UTC, approx. 1 500 people have been temporary evacuated in Paris and in Ile de France region. In addition media reported, as of the same date, several roads and railways along the river Seine in Paris interrupted, river traffic on the Seine temporary closed. The French Civil Protection has issued an orange alert for heavy rain and flooding in 11 department in northern and central regions of the country. 
FL-2018-000015-BOL Flood Bolivia Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of the western and central parts of the country over the past week causing rivers to overflow and widespread damages. According to national authorities, as of 2 February, at least 50 houses have been damaged in Cochabamba department. They also reported, as of the same date, that hundreds of people have been evacuated and over 50 000 have been affected by floods caused by the overflow of the rivers Rocha, Ibare, Tupiza and Mamone in Chochabamba, Tarija and Santa Cruz departments. National authorities, as of 1 February, declared Flood Disaster Zones the municipalities of Guarayos and El Puente (Santa Cruz department).  
FL-2018-000014-ARG Flood Argentina During the morning of the 20th of January, intense rain resulted in an accumulated rainfall of 290 mm in Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña. This caused flooding across the city, isolating some suburbs, cutting the electricity supply and causing the collapse of the sewerage system. Some homes and public buildings were flooded by between 10 cm and 150 cm of water. The state of emergency was declared on 24th of January. The affected neighbourhoods are: Santa Mónica, Tiro Federal, Ginés Benítez, Monseñor de Carlo, Santa Elena, Hipólito Yrigoyen, Sáenz Peña, Milenium, San José, Piñeiro, Nala, Pablo VI and Quinta Ocho.  
EP-2018-000013-IDN Epidemic Indonesia On 16 January 2018, Indonesian Ministry of Health (MoH) has declared a measles outbreak and malnutrition in the Asmat District of the Papua Province. The National Health Crisis Centre at MoH activated its public health emergency operation center to monitor the impact of the crisis regularly. As of 21 January 2018, at least 602 positive measles cases have been identified. Papua, as one of the poorest area of Indonesia, has a poor food security status. A large proportion of the population, especially children, are suffering of malnutrition and weakened immunity, which makes them more vulnerable to measles and its complications. Only 17 % of the area's population are vaccinated against measles. 
EP-2018-000012-PRK Epidemic Korea, Democratic People's Republic On 19 Jan 2018, the Vice Minister of Public Health officially informed the WHO about the outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) in the DPR Korea. The epidemic is affecting the whole country. As of 16 January, there were 126,674 suspected influenza cases, out of which 81,640 were confirmed as influenza. According to the information obtained thus far, 24.5% of the cases were among children under 7, and 52.7% among children between 8 and 16 of age. At least 4 deaths have been confirmed. 
CW-2018-000011-MNG Cold Wave Mongolia As of 20 December 2017, the dzud risk map for winter 2017-2018, published by National Agency of Meteorology and the Environmental Monitoring shows that about 40 percent of the country is at the extreme risk of dzud and about 20 percent of the country is at high risk of dzud. - IFRC, 24 Jan 2018, ( According to the joint FAO/WFP Crop and Livestock Assessment Mission report, released on 22 December, the 2017 wheat output, the country's main staple, is estimated at 231 000 tonnes, half of the previous year's high level and more than 40 percent lower than the average of the previous five years. The decrease is the result of a prolonged period of severe dry weather between mid-May and end-July, coupled with extreme high temperatures in June, which resulted in a considerable decrease in plantings, widespread crop losses and sharply reduced yields. - GIEWS, 15 Jan 2018( 
CW-2018-000008-MAR Cold Wave Morocco Since the beginning of January 2018, the temperatures have fallen below normal in many parts of Morocco. The worst hit parts have been the inner parts of the country, mainly the High Atlas and Middle Atlas areas, over 900 meters above the sea level, where temperatures have hit as low as -5 Celcius degrees. Many roads have been cut off due to snow, leaving many communities isolated. The freezing weather has caused enonomic losses and disrupted livelihoods. There has also been an increase of cold-related diseases. 
TC-2018-000007-MUS Tropical Cyclone Mauritius Tropical Cyclone Berguitta is strengthening and moving south-west towards Mauritius.The system could reach Mauritius on 17 January and cause heavy rain and strong winds. On Rodrigues Island, more than 40 people were evacuated following a strong tropical storm. 
VO-2018-000005-PHL Volcano Philippines On Sunday, 14th of January 2017 Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology increased the alert level for Mount Mayon to three (scale 1-5), which indicates a prospect of hazardous eruption within the following weeks or even days. On Monday, 15th of January, ash clouds were seen erupting from the crater with lava falling down the slopes. At least 15 000 people living nearby have fled their homes. 
FL-2018-000004-COD Flood Congo Democratic Republic 3 and 4th January parts of Kinshasa were flooded. 9 communes (Ngaliema, Bandalungwa, Selembao, Masina, Limete, Kalamu, Bumbu, Kimbanseke and Ndjili) were affected. As at now, 51 deaths have been registered of the 15,743 people made extremely vulnerable by the floods. Also, the Cholera Treatment Centre of Galiema is equally under water, heightening the risk of a further escalation of the current Cholera epidemic, already raging in Kinshasa. 
CW-2018-000003-BGD Cold Wave Bangladesh A cold wave has been sweeping across six divisions of Bangladesh since 4th of January 2018. On 8th of January, the temperature in Tetulia dropped to 2.9 Celcius, which is close to the all-time cold-record of 2.6 Celcius (measured in 1968). Currently, the worst hit districts are Rajshahi and Chuadanga with the average temperature of 4-6 Celcius degrees (severe cold wave). Those living in poverty, particularly children and elderly, have been worst affected by the cold temperatures. At least 29 people have died as a result of the cold wave. According to the current forecast, here is a slight chance that the temperatures may increase in the following week. 
VO-2018-000002-PNG Volcano Papua New Guinea The Kadovar volcano, previously considered dormant, has erupted for the first time in known history. . As of 6th of January 2017, over half of the island was covered in volcanic products. The darkening colour of the ash indicates that is a high potential for the eruption to become explosive. Due to the steepness of the volcano, there is a high risk for landslides. In case of an explosion, tsunamis can also be expected to affect Kadovar and the nearby islands. 
TC-2018-000001-MDG Tropical Cyclone Madagascar Madagascar remains on alert as Tropical Storm AVA moves slowly towards the island's east coast. The weather system is already causing weather disturbances in northern Madagascar and on the islands of Réunion and Mauritius. It is expected to approach Madagascar on 5 January 2018 and continue southward along the eastern coast of the country. The storm is expected to cause strong winds, heavy rains and storm surge, generating a significant risk of flooding and landslides along the eastern coast. 
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From: 2018/3/11  To: 2018/3/18

Tropical Cyclone,Australia: DELETED GDACS - Low humanitarian impact, max wind speed 185 km/h

Tropical Cyclone,Madagascar: Medium humanitarian impact, max wind speed 102 km/h

Epidemic,Nigeria: From January 1st to March 4th, 2018, a total of 1,121 suspected LASSA FEVER cases were recorded, 353 were confirmed positive, 8 probable, 723 negative and 37 await laboratory results. Thus far there have been 110 reported deaths and a fatality rate of 23.8%, 18 States have active cases (Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, Anambra, Benue, Kogi, Imo, Plateau, Lagos, Taraba, Delta, Osun, Rivers, FCT, Gombe and Ekiti).

Tropical Cyclone,Australia: DELETED GDACS - Low humanitarian impact, max wind speed 93 km/h

Tropical Cyclone,New Zealand: DELETED GDACS - Low humanitarian impact, max wind speed 176 km/h

Tropical Cyclone,Saint Lucia: Hurricane Matthew rapidly gained power Friday, escalating to a powerful Category 4 storm as it moved over the open Caribbean south of Jamaica, US forecasters said. Packing wind speeds of 140 miles (220 kilometers) per hour, the storm moved in a western direction about 465 miles southeast of Jamaica. A hurricane watch was issued for Jamaica due to the approaching storm, and forecasters warned of tropical storm conditions for Haiti and Cuba in the next two days.