Latest news
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
Map of disaster alerts in the past 4 days. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.
The blurred events in the list below are the past events before last 4 days.
For drought alerts, all the events listed in the homepage are ongoing events. In bold: i) new events; ii) events where a significant worsening has been detected (+ 0.5 GDACS score or increase in the Alert Level); iii) events where new information products are available (Global Drought Observatory Report).
GDACS News
Philippines, Japan - Tropical Cyclone KALMAEGI and FUNG-WONG update (E
...
21 Nov 2019  11:03 UTC.


  • Tropical Cyclone KALMAEGI's (RAMON in the Philippines) centre was approximately 200 km west-southwest of Manila on 21 November at 0.00 UTC, with maximum sustained winds of 46 km/h (tropical depression) but it will we
...(more)
Lao PDR - Earthquake (ECHO 21 Nov 2019)
21 Nov 2019  11:03 UTC.


An earthquake of 6.1 M, at a depth of 10 km, hit Sainyabuli Province (north-west Laos) close to the Thai border on 20 November at 23.50 UTC (6.50 local time). The epicentre was approximately 45 km northwest of Sainyabuli Town. Two foreshocks of 5.7 and 4.6 M and one aftershock of 4.5 M were registered. Up to 8,000 people were exposed to strong shaking. According to media reports, as of 21 November, there are no reports of casualties or damage. Some people near the epicentre and surrounding areas felt aftershocks throughout this morning. Residents in Chiang Mai, Thailand felt a long period of shaking but no major damage. High-rise buildings swayed slowly for at least half a minute in Bangkok, Thailand. 
...(more)
Central African Republic - Floods
21 Nov 2019  11:03 UTC.


  • Widespread flooding in the Central African Republic (CAR) has resulted in the displacement of 20,700 people, damage to 10,000 homes and at least 57,000 people affected across Bangui according to the International Organisa
...(more)
Brazil - Landslides (ECHO 21 Nov 2019)
21 Nov 2019  11:03 UTC.


  • Heavy rain has intensified in Espirito Santo State (south-east Brazil). According to media reports from 21 November, the number of fatalities has increased to 4 following landslides in Santa Leopoldina and flooding in Car
...(more)
Ecuador - Volcanic eruption (ECHO 21 Nov 2019)
21 Nov 2019  11:03 UTC.


  • On 17 November, Sangay volcano erupted an ash plume approximately 1 km above the crater, moving in a south-east direction.
  • According to the National Risk and Emergency Management Service of Ecuador, widespread ash
...(more)
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Deteriorating humanitarian situation for refu
...
21 Nov 2019  02:00 UTC.


  • Between January - end October 2019, over 25,534 refugees and migrants passed through Bosnia and Herzegovina. An estimated 8,300 are still in country, mainly in the Una Sana Canton in the north-west. The majority are force
...(more)
Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours reported by nationa
...
21 Nov 2019  02:00 UTC.


  • Austria: threshold level 3/3 on Faaker See and on Millstätter See.
  • Croatia: threshold level 2/4 on Sava, Odra, Cesma, Kanal Obžev and Lika rivers.
  • France:
...(more)
Chad - Floods and insecurity (ECHO 21 Nov 2019)
21 Nov 2019  02:00 UTC.


  • Over 211,000 people in Chad have been affected by flooding due to heavy rain, resulting in deaths, damage to homes and property. In the Mayo-Kebbi Est province alone, the number of people affected comes to 80,600
...(more)
Flood in Italy - EC/ECHO daily map 19 Nov 2019  08:42 UTC.

A new EC/ECHO daily map is now available
MATMO-19/BULBUL-19 - UNITAR-UNOSAT activation 18 Nov 2019  17:01 UTC.

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
KALMAEGI-19 - EC/ECHO daily map 18 Nov 2019  07:01 UTC.

A new EC/ECHO daily map is now available
Evidence for policy school – disaster risk management 29 Oct 2019  08:57 UTC.

The Joint Research Centre is organizing a training school event in Florence on 13-15 January 2020. In the field of disaster risk management, an important challenge faced by practitioners and policy-makers is to anticipate disasters and m
...(more)
Disaster event feeds
Community