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CW-2017-000008-MAR Cold Wave Morocco This wave of bitter cold continues its invasion of Morocco and a significant decrease in temperature was confirmed by the spokesman for the Communications Department at the Directorate of Meteorology, the significant drop in temperature will be felt in northern , east, south and in the mountainous areas. In anticipation of the severe cold wave the Interior Ministry and the Royal Gendarmerie and the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity launched a special program of solidarity for the benefit of population groups that suffer greatly from cold waves , especially Douars mountainous and remote areas. This assistance program has been launched in some heavily affected areas from last week. Several families received blankets and food and appropriate equipment for the winter. This wave of frost and snow has caused economic losses and livelihoods due to the isolation of several areas. Moreover, traffic was paralyzed and traffic accidents have occurred. The Ministry of Equipment and Transport has been mobilized to lift the isolation of remote areas and continues to launch periodic newsletters on road conditions and weather warnings. 
CW-2017-000007-MKD Cold Wave Macedonia In the afternoon of 5 January 2016, the western and north-eastern parts of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia were hit by a heavy snowstorm. In the evening, the temperatures decreased to 25 Celsius degrees below zero. The mountain passes through Gostivar, Kicevo, Kriva Palanka - Kustendil put a ban on the movement of heavy vehicles, while motor vehicles were moving in difficult conditions due to the icy road conditions. Specialized vehicles have been working on cleaning the roads from the snow. Many villages were cut off by high snowdrifts and the blocked roads in the regions of Skopje, Bitola, Kriva Palanka, Debar, Makedonski Brod, Gostivar, Kumanovo, Kichevo, Struga Ohrid and Stip, The Red Cross of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia assisted 255 vulnerable families in these regions. As a result of the cold and freezing temperatures, three people have been reported as dead in Skopje, Strumica and Pehcevo. Due to increased heavy snowfalls in the villages located in the mountainous regions of the country, the National Society conducted a needs assessment in cooperation with the local self-governments, crisis management center and the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. As a result of the needs assessment, 555 families were identified as most vulnerable ones. Part of the settlements in Skopje (Aerodrom), Negotino and Kavadarci were left without water due to frozen or damaged pipes. 
EP-2017-000006-VUT Epidemic Vanuatu As of 6th January 2017, there were 596 suspected cases of dengue fever and 112 confirmed cases. There are more cases being reported and confirmed on Efate, Urban Port vila and nearby rural areas and cases are also coming in from Sola in Torba province, Luganville in Sanma, Emae in Shefa, Norsup in Malampa province and Lenakel in Tanna, Tafea province. The current Dengue epidemic of stereotype 2 affects all age groups. Of the 596 suspected cases, 112 have been confirmed positive, 4 of them severe. Twenty-four per cent of the cases are found among children between 5 and 14, 24.2 per cent are found among those between the ages of 15 and 24, and 19.4 per cent are among those between 25 and 34, and 18.8 per cent for patients above the age of 34, i.e. 86.6 per cent of cases have been found in the population above 4 years of age. As of the 9th of December, the Ministry of Health announced that they would no longer send all cases for testing. Only cases from new sites, severe dengue cases and about 2 cases per day will be tested to detect potential introduction of new dengue virus serotypes and/or Zika virus and/or Chikungunya virus. The number of confirmed cases may therefore not accurately reflect the true extent of the outbreak. 
CW-2017-000005-BLR Cold Wave Belarus A sharp cold snap (Cyclone Axel) hit Belarus on 5 January 2017, with heavy snowfalls accompanied by frost and strong wind. Temperatures dropped down to 25?29 degrees Celsius below zero, and in some places even to 31?34 degrees. The country's meteorological service issued an orange weather warning. Invasion of cold arctic air masses from the north of European Russia followed on 6 January. Many of Belarusian citizens, especially homeless, were unprepared to severe frosts and snowfalls. Within one night, snow layers reached up to 18?22 cm. Snow caused a large number of road accidents, including those with intercity buses, leaving the drivers and travellers stranded for hours on highways. In addition, the wind was 19?22 meters per second according to the Belarusian hydro?meteorological centre. According to the data reported on 11 January 2017, it is estimated that 539 people (including 31 children) were traumatized and 10 died of hypothermia. All six regions of Belarus, Vitebsk, Minsk, Gomel, Grodno, Brest and Mogilev regions, and Minsk city have been affected by extreme winter conditions. The cyclone has considerably affected the most vulnerable people, in particular those who had to be out in the open air for a long time, the homeless and elderly people in remote areas with disruptions in heating as well as Orthodox believers who attended Christmas Eve mass on 6-7 January. 10,000 people attended the mass in Minsk, 2,000 in Gomel, 2,000 in Mogilev, 1000 in Grodno, 1,500 in Vitebsk, and 500 in Brest. 
FL-2017-000004-THA Flood Thailand Widespread flooding in Thailand's south has killed 21 people, hit rubber production in the region and shut down infrastructure. 
OT-2017-000003-BGD Other Bangladesh Over the past week, 22,000 new arrivals were reported to have crossed the border from Rakhine State (Myanmar) to Bangladesh. As of 5 January, an estimated 65,000 people are residing in registered camps, makeshift settlements and host communities in Cox's Bazaar. Biometric registration for new arrivals has been proposed to assist partners to further improve relief service provision. To complement the local response, UN agencies and NGO partners continue to provide food, NFIs, emergency shelter materials and protection services to the new arrivals and undocumented Myanmar nationals. 
FL-2017-000002-MYS Flood Malaysia The seasonal heavy continuous rains in the East Coast of Malaysia from 26th December 2016 have caused flooding in two states, namely, Kelantan and Terengganu. The floods have temporarily displaced about 25,000 people and have rendered some villages inaccessible due to damaged bridges and blocked roads. Public facilities including health centres and schools were also inundated. Schools were cancelled in many of the districts as they were converted into evacuation centres. In Kelantan, three main rivers, Sungai Golok, Sungai Galas and Sungai Kelantan, have overflown and flooded several districts including Bachok, Gua Musang, Jeli, Kota Bahru, Machang, Pasir Mas, Pasir Puteh, Tanah Merah, Tumpat and Kuala Krai. Meanwhile, in Terengganu, Sungai Besut, Sungai Terengganu and Sungai Setiu have reached critical level prompting the authorities to evacuate communities from the districts along these rivers. As of yesterday, 4th January 2017, the Terengganu state flood watch online portal stated that a total of 7,752 people (2,450 families) have been moved to 101 relief centres which was an increase of 20% from the previous Information bulletin Malaysia: Seasonal Flooding MRC Terengganu helping evacuees in Kampung Tadok week. In Kelantan, almost 11,250 (3348 families) people have been moved to 125 evacuation centre. About 68 schools in the two states were closed to accommodate the evacuees. As of today, 5 th January 2017, water levels in most of the rivers are receding as the rains in the east coast has stopped for the last 24 hours. Some of the evacuees are already leaving the evacuation centres. The authorities have closed 50 out of the 125 evacuation centres in Kelantan with 1,200 families returning to their homes in the districts of Kuala Krai, Machang and Pasir Puteh. Six schools in Terengganu and seven schools in Kelantan were reopened today. The district of Tanah Merah in Kelantan is still in critical situation as flood waters from the Kelantan River in that part is receding at a very slow rate.  
CW-2017-000001-MNG Cold Wave Mongolia Recent severe winter conditions worsened the situation with average temperature continuously being lower than normal and precipitation forming thicker layer of snow and ice over the grassland. The effect of Dzud is magnified due to the worsening socio-economic situation in the country.  
FL-2016-000137-ARG Flood Argentina On 25 and 26 December 2016, more than 20 locations in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Santa Fe were affected by intense rainfall which was accompanied by hail and strong electrical activity. The fact that these were low-lying areas, the soil's saturation and the presence of crevices in basins (the most important in Argentina) caused by the constant rainfall throughout the year led to significant flooding and overflows from rivers and streams. The localities affected in this province by this emergency in this period were not affected by the rainy season in 2015 and 2016. Pergamino, a city in northern Buenos Aires province was one of the most affected by the rainfall, receiving some 220 millimetres of water in 4 hours, causing the Pergamino Stream, its tributaries and effluents, such as Chu Creek, to overflow. This led to flooding throughout the city, which is organized into 24 urban and peri-urban neighbourhoods. The flooding, mainly impacted riverside neighbourhoods (the river cuts across the city) such as 9 de Julio, Cueto, Centenario, Tocha, San Vicente, Kennedy, Centro, 27 de Noviembre, Belgrano, Martín M. de G?emes and José Hernández (the latter three are considered informal settlements); and Jorge Newbery (also an informal settlement) along Chu Creek, affecting 13,650 people, i.e. around 11 per cent of the total population. Basic services such as power, telephony, internet and water were partially interrupted for some 36 hours (completely in affected neighbourhoods), and some stretches of National Routes 8 and 9 (the main access roads to Pergamino) were blocked completely by flooding, making it difficult to mobilize assistance from outside of the city. More than 3,400 homes have been flooded (between 30 and 220 cm of water), forcing families to leave their homes as access is only possible by boat or some 4-wheel drive vehicles. According to Civil Defence reports, around 50 residents have refused to self-evacuate or be evacuated and remain on the roofs of their homes, and approximately 250 are being housed in four collective centres. At the family / individual level, in addition to some medical emergencies and health complications associated with the emergency (injuries, blood pressure issues, etc.), families have reported the loss of household items (furniture, appliances, household goods, bedding, etc.) and sanitation issues such as garbage, waterlogged structures, vermin, vectors. These issues have been exacerbated by the meteorological conditions that are typical for this time of year, such as mean temperatures above 24? C (with highs above 32? C), high humidity, unstable weather conditions and the pre-existing pollution of the Pergamino Stream. In addition to partial structural damage to dwellings and some public buildings (Primary Health Care Centres [CAPS] in G?emes and José Hernández neighbourhoods), the blocks adjacent to the Pergamino Stream have large amounts of accumulated debris and waste, which have been hard to remove because of the difficulty in accessing these streets. While the city does have a Local Response Plan, it failed to fully anticipate the storm's effects, catching a great number of families by surprise in their homes. On 25 December, the city formally declared a state alert, including a health alert, due to the level of impact suffered. In Cordoba Province, the strong storm that hit the area on 26 December caused damage to electrical and water services and forced 100 people to evacuate in Jovita. Twelve homes were damaged by hail, and electrical services were interrupted in La Cumbre and in La Falda due to high winds that damaged lamp posts. Six neighbourhoods suffered damage in Villa Dolores, 50 people had to self-evacuate and there were blocked roads and fallen lamp posts; additionally, the storm interrupted electrical and water services in Villa Giardini, Rio Ceballos, Salsipuedes, Agua de Oro, Jesús María and Colonia Caroya. More than 200 people in Santa Fe Province were forced to evacuate. The cities of Rosario and Alvarez were the most affected, as overflowing channels left half of the city cut off and hindered the evacuation efforts. Provincial authorities reported up to one metre of water in dwellings, including the Volunteer Fire Department facilities, which had to be evacuated as well. The National Society is coordinating state assistance in the form of mattresses, blankets, food, bags and tarps; relevant Ministry of Health agencies are working on site. 
FL-2016-000136-MYS Flood Malaysia The seasonal heavy continuous rains in the East Coast of Malaysia from 26th December 2016 have caused flooding in two states, namely, Kelantan and Terengganu. The floods have temporarily displaced about 25,000 people and have rendered some villages inaccessible due to damaged bridges and blocked roads. 
FF-2016-000135-NPL Flash Flood Nepal one recent disaster event that happened in mid-Northen Nepal in mountainous area on 17th December (Saturday). It was an unexpected big flash flood that swept away 7 bridges, drinking water supply system, irrigation canals and some houses and fortunately there is no loss of life. Different agencies have been asking DHM about the causes and we have to tell them the truth whether glacial lake has bursted or avalanche or anything else in the upstream. 
TC-2016-000134-FSM Tropical Cyclone Micronesia, Federated States  
TC-2016-000134-PHL Tropical Cyclone Philippines Severe Tropical Storm Nock-ten (Nina) has maintained its strength with maximum sustained winds of 105 km/h near the centre and gusts of up to 130 km/h. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecasts that STS Nock-ten will intensify as it traverses the Philippines Sea but will slightly weaken when it makes landfall over the province of Catanduanes in the afternoon or evening of 25 December and will continue to cross Southern Luzon, National Capital Region and Central Luzon. Authorities have warned possible landslides and floods especially in low-lying areas. 
FL-2016-000133-VNM Flood Viet Nam Heavy rainfall since 13 December has caused severe flooding in Central and South-Central Vietnam and parts of the Central Highlands. 15 people are known to have died and four people are missing. Almost 112,000 houses have been damaged. 
TC-2016-000132-FJI Tropical Cyclone Fiji The Tropical Depression was located to the west of Fiji as of 19 December. Some 1,363 people have been evacuated to 86 evacuation centres following flash floods. In Central Division, area water supplies have been cut off and power outages have been reported. In the Northern Division, the government is providing emergency food rations to Qamea Island.  
EP-2016-000131-SOM Epidemic Somalia A serious outbreak of measles was reported in southern Somalia with 704 cases of fever and rashes in Kismayo, the majority of them children. 
FL-2016-000130-VCT Flood Saint Vincent & The Grenadines On Tuesday, 29 November 2016, St. Vincent and the Grenadines was impacted by heavy rains, which resulted in flooding and landslides in several communities. Sandy Bay in the north-eastern area of St. Vincent was the most severely affected community; however, the villages of Magum, Orange Hill, Overland, London, Point, Owia and Fancy in the north-east and Spring Village, Coulls Hill, Troumaca, Rose Bank, Sharpes, Fitz Hughes and Chateaubelair in the northwest of St. Vincent were also impacted. Some people suffered losses to their subsistence crops and livestock, and a they are experiencing severe psychosocial effects, access to water and sanitation issues, and financial challenges as a direct consequence of the flooding. 
TC-2016-000129-IND Tropical Cyclone India Cyclone Vardah which was formed in the Southeast Bay of Bengal on Thursday 08 December has undergone several modifications during the past few days. The system was close to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and wreaked havoc over the region. Over 2000 tourists were stranded in Havelock and Neil Islands. During the past 48 hours, the system intensified into a severe cyclone and thereafter into a very severe cyclonic storm. On Monday 12 December, the landfall is expected to be very close to Chennai (Eastern India). The city is expected to receive moderate to heavy rains with isolated very heavy spells. According to GDACS criteria, Tropical Cyclone VARDAH-16 could have a high humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability. 
EQ-2016-000128-SLB Earthquake Solomon Islands A very strong undersea earthquake of magnitude 8.0 occurred near 62km West-South-West of Kirakira, Makira Ulawa Province, Solomon Islands. A tsunami was observed in Makira. 
EQ-2016-000127-IDN Earthquake Indonesia The 6.4 magnitude quake struck near the town of Sigli on Sumatra island destroying dozens of buildings. An undersea earthquake off Indonesia's Aceh province has killed at least 24 people, authorities said. 
EP-2016-000126-NGA Epidemic Nigeria Following the harmonization of the available data from the Early Warning and Response System (EWARS), IDP camp surveillance data from State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA), Health sector partners and Integrated Diseases Surveillance and Response (ISDR), it was concluded that there is an ongoing measles outbreak in Borno State afflicting camp and non-camp populations. The Borno State Ministry of Health (BSMOH) is already conducting a reactive vaccination campaign with the support of partners, targeting 18 IDP camps. 
TC-2016-000125-CRI Tropical Cyclone Costa Rica Hurricane Otto 
FL-2016-000124-COD Flood Congo Democratic Republic Since the beginning of the month of November, rains and winds have hit the town of Gemena, headquarters of the province of Sud-Ubangi. Gemena town is located 3 hours by air (979 Km) from the town of Kinshasa. with a total population of 350,511 people (source: Provincial Mayor). On 9 November 2016, rain and violent winds intensified, causing extensive floods in the Gemena neighbourhoods located on the banks of rivers Mombonga, Sukia and Labo. 
FL-2016-000123-DOM Flood Dominican Republic A series of hydrometeorological events cause severe flooding and landslides in the provinces of Puerto Plata, La Vega, Espaillat, María Trinidad Sánchez, Montecristi, Santiago and Valverde.  
FL-2016-000122-SRB Flood Serbia ?On 7 November 2016, heavy rainfall affected several areas of Kosovo* for three days with major floods. The situation is critical in the municipalities in Vushtrri, Gjakova, Rahovec, Podujeva and Malisheva. The rainfall intensity was approximately between 20 -25 mm/3h, or from 60-75 mm/24 hours. On 11 November 2016, the highest rainfall intensity recorded was 65-90 mm within 24 hours, which in total is 125-165 mm (l/m2). According to the preliminary information provided by the RCK structure operating in the flooded areas, the affected families have lost their winter food reserves and their livestock, including their home furniture and home appliances. Many families have been evacuated and some are in the process of being evacuated to schools. Power stations and water supply stations were flooded and many of the affected areas have no power and drinking water.? 
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CW-2017-000007-MKD
Cold Wave,Macedonia: In the afternoon of 5 January 2016, the western and north-eastern parts of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia were hit by a heavy snowstorm. In the evening, the temperatures decreased to 25 Celsius degrees below zero. The mountain passes through Gostivar, Kicevo, Kriva Palanka - Kustendil put a ban on the movement of heavy vehicles, while motor vehicles were moving in difficult conditions due to the icy road conditions. Specialized vehicles have been working on cleaning the roads from the snow. Many villages were cut off by high snowdrifts and the blocked roads in the regions of Skopje, Bitola, Kriva Palanka, Debar, Makedonski Brod, Gostivar, Kumanovo, Kichevo, Struga Ohrid and Stip, The Red Cross of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia assisted 255 vulnerable families in these regions. As a result of the cold and freezing temperatures, three people have been reported as dead in Skopje, Strumica and Pehcevo. Due to increased heavy snowfalls in the villages located in the mountainous regions of the country, the National Society conducted a needs assessment in cooperation with the local self-governments, crisis management center and the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. As a result of the needs assessment, 555 families were identified as most vulnerable ones. Part of the settlements in Skopje (Aerodrom), Negotino and Kavadarci were left without water due to frozen or damaged pipes.

CW-2017-000008-MAR
Cold Wave,Morocco: This wave of bitter cold continues its invasion of Morocco and a significant decrease in temperature was confirmed by the spokesman for the Communications Department at the Directorate of Meteorology, the significant drop in temperature will be felt in northern , east, south and in the mountainous areas. In anticipation of the severe cold wave the Interior Ministry and the Royal Gendarmerie and the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity launched a special program of solidarity for the benefit of population groups that suffer greatly from cold waves , especially Douars mountainous and remote areas. This assistance program has been launched in some heavily affected areas from last week. Several families received blankets and food and appropriate equipment for the winter. This wave of frost and snow has caused economic losses and livelihoods due to the isolation of several areas. Moreover, traffic was paralyzed and traffic accidents have occurred. The Ministry of Equipment and Transport has been mobilized to lift the isolation of remote areas and continues to launch periodic newsletters on road conditions and weather warnings.

EP-2017-000006-VUT
Epidemic,Vanuatu: As of 6th January 2017, there were 596 suspected cases of dengue fever and 112 confirmed cases. There are more cases being reported and confirmed on Efate, Urban Port vila and nearby rural areas and cases are also coming in from Sola in Torba province, Luganville in Sanma, Emae in Shefa, Norsup in Malampa province and Lenakel in Tanna, Tafea province. The current Dengue epidemic of stereotype 2 affects all age groups. Of the 596 suspected cases, 112 have been confirmed positive, 4 of them severe. Twenty-four per cent of the cases are found among children between 5 and 14, 24.2 per cent are found among those between the ages of 15 and 24, and 19.4 per cent are among those between 25 and 34, and 18.8 per cent for patients above the age of 34, i.e. 86.6 per cent of cases have been found in the population above 4 years of age. As of the 9th of December, the Ministry of Health announced that they would no longer send all cases for testing. Only cases from new sites, severe dengue cases and about 2 cases per day will be tested to detect potential introduction of new dengue virus serotypes and/or Zika virus and/or Chikungunya virus. The number of confirmed cases may therefore not accurately reflect the true extent of the outbreak.

CW-2017-000005-BLR
Cold Wave,Belarus: A sharp cold snap (Cyclone Axel) hit Belarus on 5 January 2017, with heavy snowfalls accompanied by frost and strong wind. Temperatures dropped down to 25?29 degrees Celsius below zero, and in some places even to 31?34 degrees. The country's meteorological service issued an orange weather warning. Invasion of cold arctic air masses from the north of European Russia followed on 6 January. Many of Belarusian citizens, especially homeless, were unprepared to severe frosts and snowfalls. Within one night, snow layers reached up to 18?22 cm. Snow caused a large number of road accidents, including those with intercity buses, leaving the drivers and travellers stranded for hours on highways. In addition, the wind was 19?22 meters per second according to the Belarusian hydro?meteorological centre. According to the data reported on 11 January 2017, it is estimated that 539 people (including 31 children) were traumatized and 10 died of hypothermia. All six regions of Belarus, Vitebsk, Minsk, Gomel, Grodno, Brest and Mogilev regions, and Minsk city have been affected by extreme winter conditions. The cyclone has considerably affected the most vulnerable people, in particular those who had to be out in the open air for a long time, the homeless and elderly people in remote areas with disruptions in heating as well as Orthodox believers who attended Christmas Eve mass on 6-7 January. 10,000 people attended the mass in Minsk, 2,000 in Gomel, 2,000 in Mogilev, 1000 in Grodno, 1,500 in Vitebsk, and 500 in Brest.

TC-2016-000106-LCA
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.