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Pubdate: 5/20/2022 12:20:00 PM
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South Africa – Flooding and landslides (ECHO 20 May 2022)
Pubdate: 5/20/2022 11:53:00 AM
  • Following the severe flooding and landslides due to heavy rainfall mid-April April, the President of South Africa declared a national state of disaster on 18 April.
  • Floods happened in the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province, severely affecting 10 districts. Over 440 fatalities have been reported. It caused significant damage and displaced over 40,000 people.  
  • DG ECHO mobilized EUR 200,000 in emergency humanitarian funding to assist the most vulnerable families affected by the floods in the province though the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). The South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) is mainly providing multipurpose mobile cash transfers to support 7,500 people to meet their most pressing needs,  psychological first aid and Mental Health and Psychosocial support (MHPSS) and delivering Water-Sanitation-and-Hygiene (WASH) support.
  • DG ECHO is in the process of mobilising additional funding to reinforce its initial response. 

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Thailand - Floods (ECHO 20 May 2022)
Pubdate: 5/20/2022 11:53:00 AM
  • From 15 to 18 May, floods were reported across northern Thailand, specifically in the provinces of Phrae, Lampang, Nan, Uttaradit, Phayao and Nakhon Ratchasima.
  • According to the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet), almost 300 households have been affected in total. A number of road sections, bridges and houses sustained damage due to floodwaters. 
  • Heavy rainfall was also reported in Bangkok Capital City, as up to 125.8 mm of rain was recorded in 24 hours on 17 May at the Bang Na weather station.
  • On 20-21 May, moderate to locally heavy rainfall with strong winds are forecast over most of Thailand. 

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Indonesia - Floods (ECHO 20 May 2022)
Pubdate: 5/20/2022 11:53:00 AM
  • Heavy rainfall on 16-17 May caused floods in northern Sulawesi Province, affecting particularly the Regencies of Gorontalo and East Bolaang Mongondow.
  • The ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet), reports that almost 900 people have been affected and about 300 houses have been damaged by floodwaters. 
  • On 20-22 May, light to moderate rainfall with thunderstorms is forecast over most of Gorontalo and East Bolaang Mongondow.

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Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours reported by national services (ECHO 20 May 2022)
Pubdate: 5/20/2022 11:53:00 AM
  • Germany: threshold level 3/4 on Upper Nahe river in Rheinland-Pfalz
  • Ukraine: threshold level 3/3 on Desna river and threshold level 2/3 on Snov and Dnipro rivers.

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