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Turkey-Earthquake (ECHO 27 Jan 2020)
Pubdate: 1/27/2020 11:03:00 AM
  • Following the 6.8 M earthquake in Sivrice District (Elazig Province, eastern Turkey) on 24 January at 17.55 UTC, the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reports 39 people dead (35 in Elazig, 4 in Malatya Province) and more than 1,600 injured. The Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation has confirmed 205 buildings have collapsed and another 3,047 are damaged.
  • Search and recovery operations are ongoing at one site in Elazig city centre. Those affected by the earthquake have been sheltered in collective emergency centres and are being provided food and hygiene kits. 
  • 21 aftershocks of more than 4 M have been reported in the area. The EU's Copernicus emergency satellite mapping service was activated for the affected area on 24 January following a request from AFAD. So far, have been produced in order to assess the damage. 

(1/27/2020 11:03:00 AM - 1/28/2020 9:30:00 AM)
Madagascar - Floods update (ECHO 27 Jan 2020)
Pubdate: 1/27/2020 11:03:00 AM
  • Over the last week, heavy rain, strong winds and flooding caused by a tropical storm have affected 116,675 people, with over 16,000 displaced and at least 32 dead in 7 regions of northern Madagascar.
  • UN OCHA reported severe damage and destruction of infrastructure, inducing roads, houses and schools. 14,103 homes are flooded and 1,517 completely destroyed. Parts of national roads connecting north-west Madagascar to the rest of the country have been severely damaged.
  • Approximately 6,600 students are out of school due to damaged or destroyed classrooms (85), or the use of schools as temporary shelters (18).
  • On 24 January, the Government of Madagascar declared a state of emergency and is leading the humanitarian response. DG ECHO partners, including the UN and international non governmental organisations have mobilised their pre-positioned stocks in support of the government-led response.

(1/27/2020 11:03:00 AM - 1/28/2020 9:30:00 AM)
Brazil - Floods and landslides (ECHO 27 Jan 2020)
Pubdate: 1/27/2020 11:03:00 AM
  • Widespread flooding and landslides hit Brazil's Southeast Region over 25-27 Janaury, particularly in Minas Gerais State.
  • According to a statement from the State Civil Defence on 26 January, 48 people died and other 17 are missing. Approximately 11,000 people are displaced accross 58 municipalities in Minas Gerais. 
  • In the metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte, 4 dams are at emergency level 3 due to possible erosion caused by heavy rain in the region. A state of emergency has been announced in 47 municipalities across Minas Gerais, while the Paraopeba River in Brumadinho Municipality has burst its banks. On 25 January 2019, a dam collapsed in Brumadinho, killing 259 people.
  • Heavy rain and thunderstoms are expected to continue over Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo, while moderate rain is forecast for Rio de Janeiro and parts of Sao Paulo. 

(1/27/2020 11:03:00 AM - 1/28/2020 9:30:00 AM)
Indonesia - Floods and landslides (ECHO 27 Jan 2020)
Pubdate: 1/27/2020 11:03:00 AM
  • Heavy rain has been affecting West and East Java causing floods, triggering landslides. According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management, as of 26 January, 2 people died and 2 have been injured following a landslide in Sumedang Regency (West Java), more than 350 people have been displaced and 20,000 affected in Bandung District (West Java) and 257 houses are flooded in Bojonegoro Regency (East Java).  
  • The national authorities are providing emergency assistance to those affected.
  • More heavy rain and severe thunderstorms are forecast across the two affected provinces over the next 24 hours.
  • Warnings for heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms have been issued for parts of West and East Java.

(1/27/2020 11:03:00 AM - 1/28/2020 9:30:00 AM)
M6.7 in Turkey - EC/ECHO daily map
Pubdate: 1/27/2020 6:38:18 AM
A new EC/ECHO daily map is now available
(1/27/2020 6:38:18 AM - 1/31/2020 6:38:18 AM)