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Iran - Floods (ECHO 21 Jan 2022)
Pubdate: 1/21/2022 12:19:00 PM
  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting central and southern Iran (particularly the Kerman Province) since 18 January, triggering floods and causing a number of severe weather-related incidents that have resulted in casualties and damage.
  • The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) and media report, as of 20 January, around 18,000 affected people and approximately 1,200 damaged houses across over 300 villages in 14 counties of Kerman Province. Media also report one injured person and three rescued people in Qaleh Ganj Village (Qaleh Ganj County, Kerman Province).
  • IRCS has deployed 130 relief teams to respond to the flood-affected areas and the distribution of a 40 ton consignment of relief supplies is ongoing.
  • Over the next 24 hours, drier conditions are expected over central and southern Iran.

(1/21/2022 11:22:04 AM - 1/22/2022 9:30:04 AM)
Turkey - Severe weather (ECHO 21 Jan 2022)
Pubdate: 1/21/2022 12:19:00 PM
  • Heavy snowfall and strong winds have been reported in the last days across southern Turkey.
  • According to Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management authorities (AFAD), four people died and at least 18 others were injured in Mardin Province. Several citizens were rescued and transferred to evacuation centres in the Provinces of Osmaniye, Diyarbakir, Bingöl, Mardin, Van, Province. Thousands of people have been isolated across southern Turkey, as several roads have been blocked by heavy snowfall. National authorities have distributed food assistance to those affected. 
  • On 21 January, snowfall is forecast over western Turkey, while from 22 January, snowfall and low temperatures are forecast over most of the country.

(1/21/2022 11:22:04 AM - 1/22/2022 9:30:04 AM)
Zambia, Zimbabwe - Floods (ECHO 21 Jan 2022)
Pubdate: 1/21/2022 12:19:00 PM
  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting southern Zambia (particularly the Southern Province) and the neighbouring northern Zimbabwe over the last week, causing river overflow (in particular the Kafue River) and floods that have resulted in casualties and damage.
  • In Zambia, media report, as of 21 January, around 15,000 affected people across the Namwala District (Southern Province). In addition, media also report around 110 displaced people and 500 affected families across the Choma District in the same Province.
  • In Zimbabwe, media report a number of destroyed and damaged houses, some damaged roads and a damaged bridge in Victoria Falls City (Matabeleland North Province).
  • Over the next 24 hours, drier conditions are expected over southern Zambia and northern Zimbabwe.

(1/21/2022 11:22:04 AM - 1/22/2022 9:30:04 AM)
Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours reported by national services (ECHO 21 Jan 2022)
Pubdate: 1/21/2022 12:19:00 PM
  • Lithuania: threshold level 2/3 in one region in the western part of the country.
  • Poland: threshold level 2/2 at ten stations across the north of Poland.

(1/21/2022 11:22:04 AM - 1/22/2022 9:30:04 AM)
Syria - Cold wave (ECHO 20 Jan 2022)
Pubdate: 1/20/2022 11:56:00 AM
  • Heavy snowfall and very low temperatures have been affecting the internally displaced people (IDPs) camps across northern Syria (particularly Aleppo, and Idleb Governorates) since 18 January, causing casualties and damage.
  • UN OCHA and CARE report, as of 19 January, three fatalities, of which one in a camp in Qastal Miqdad Village area (Afrin District, Aleppo Governorate) and two additional in a camp north of Aleppo City. UN OCHA also reports more than 2,100 affected people and 363 damaged tents across a number of camps in the area, with Abraz Camp (Afrin District) the worst affected.
  • Some of the roads to the camps remain blocked due to the snow accumulation. Heating and bread are reported as the most urgent needs. Humanitarian partners are calling for the provision of additional support for winterisation.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more precipitations are forecast over northern Aleppo Governorate, while drier conditions are forecast over Idleb Governorate.

(1/20/2022 10:57:29 AM - 1/21/2022 9:30:29 AM)
 
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