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November 23, 2022

Affected country: Panama
Glide: FL-2022-000365-PAN
The Pacific coast of central Panama has been affected by flooding due to the overflow of the La Villa, Tonosí, and El Cacao rivers. The National System of Civil Protection (SINAPROC) reports that in Los Santos province, more than 46 families have been evacuated, while in Herrera province, rescue teams have evacuated more than 25 families and approximately 50 houses have been affected. So far, no shelters have been set up in the above-mentioned provinces. Moderate to heavy rainfall with thunderstorms is forecast on 21-22 November over most of Panama, including Los Santos and Herrera provinces. (ECHO, 21 Nov 2022)
Heavy rainfall continues to affect Panama, causing floods and landslides. On 20 November a landslide event occurred in Colón Province (Atlantic coast of central Panama), resulting in two fatalities. On the Pacific coast of central Panama, the humanitarian impact stands at about 70 displaced families across Los Santos and Herrera Provinces. Moderate rainfall is forecast over most of Panama on 23-25 November. (ECHO, 23 Nov 2022)

November 22, 2022

Affected country: Eswatini
Glide: OT-2022-000361-SWZ
A hailstorm with strong winds and big hail stones was experienced on Saturday 5 November 2022 night, affecting mostly Nsingizini and Nsubane communities under Hosea and Somntongo in the Shiselweni region. The affected communities are in the Lowveld of the country.
An estimated 1,058 people (213 households) were affected by the storm with some families losing their roofs which were blown away or roofing sheets riddled by the hailstones. Window glasses were also shattered and household furniture, food, school uniforms, books, and other documents soaked in water. (IFRC, 22 Nov 2022)

November 21, 2022

Affected country: Indonesia
Glide: EQ-2022-000363-IDN
An earthquake of 5.6 M at a depth of 10 km occurred in West Java Province (Indonesia) on 21 November at 6.21 UTC (13.21 local time). The epicentre of the earthquake was on land, about 10 km south-west of Cianjur Regency (West Java Province). USGS PAGER estimates that up to 242,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and up to 978,000 people to strong shaking. The earthquake event was felt as well in the Jakarta Capital City, according to media reports.
According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), two people died and four others sustained injuries in Cianjur. Initial damage estimations report at least seven destroyed houses, two damaged government buildings, three damaged educational facilities, and one damaged place of worship. Warnings for heavy rainfall accompanied by lightning and strong winds have been issued for 21-22 November over West Java, including Cianjur Regency. (ECHO, 21 Nov 2022)

November 21, 2022

Affected country: Nepal
Glide: EQ-2022-000358-NPL
On the early morning of 9 November 2022, an earthquake of 6.6 magnitude struck Doti district in the far western part of Nepal. According to reports, the epicentre was in Khaptad Chhanna Rural Municipality of Doti District. The shock
was felt strongly in the adjoining district, as well as in some parts of India. According to data from the Government of Nepal, six people were killed and eight were injured. In the evening of 12 November, another strong earthquake was felt in Bajhang district. As of 14 November, affected people are living in the open and are in urgent need of emergency shelter, as well as improved access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), psychosocial support (PSS), and protection services. (IFRC, 18 Nov 2022)

November 20, 2022

Affected country: Saint Lucia
Glide: FL-2022-000362-LCA
On 6 November 2022, heavy rains associated with an upper-level trough caused widespread flooding and landslides in a number of communities in the north of St Lucia. Nearly 200 families have been displaced from the flooding. Whilst some displaced persons are with families and friends, a number of affected persons continue to occupy the impacted residences. Approximately 5,500 people overall have been impacted across the communities of Corinth, Bois drorange, and Grande Riviere in Gros Islet District, as well as isolated cases in other districts. (IFRC, 19 Nov 2022)

November 10, 2022

Affected country: Togo
Glide: FL-2022-000351-TGO
Since October, heavy rains have poured down on the northern part of Togo (savannah region), causing overflowing water in communities and pockets of rain flooding in some areas. Three out of the seven prefectures in the Savannah region are seriously affected by flooding, namely the prefectures of Oti, Oti-Sud and Kpendjal.
This rainfall recorded from the northern zone and the rest of the country has spilled into the Mono River through the various affluent rivers. The Nangbéto dam is found on River Mono in the Maritime Region. On 17 October 2022, uninterrupted heavy rains in the Maritime Region caused an exponential rise in water levels and a spike in the dam’s water level. As from mid-October, Nangbéto dam officials reported that the water retention capacity had already been exceeded while forecasts predicted intense rainfalls in the coming days. On 17 October, River Mono, into which all the water from the northern region empty themselves, overflowed its banks. Dam officials were compelled to release waters to avoid dam failure and greater damages. This incident increased water levels in various streams especially in the Yoto, bas Mono and Lacs prefectures.
These widespread increases in the water level in communities destroyed crops in farms, affecting several hectares of rice, maize, soya, and beans. Floods also filled farm roads and caused material damage. Prominent among the material damage is the destruction of huts, flooding of schools and extensive livestock losses. On 25 October 2022, Togo’s National Disaster Prevention Agency (ANPC) released information collected in the Savanes and Maritime Regions, showing that over 18,596 people have been affected in the 2 regions. Inventories carried out so far by the ANPC and the Togolese Red Cross point to material damage and numerous vulnerable people. Preliminary region-based data show that the Maritime Region has been affected particularly. In fact, this region hosts 90% of those affected given that these people were hard hit by the release of water from the dam. (IFRC, 9 Nov 2022)

November 03, 2022

Affected country: Ethiopia
Glide: FL-2022-000356-ETH
Due to the heavy rains recorded in July and August, some regions have been affected by floods in the country. In
Gambella, the regional authorities have reported that over half the population (more than 250,0000 people) have been
affected by floods across eight of the 14 woredas, including 36,000 children. In addition, 75,000 people, including 10,000
children, have been displaced. The heavy rains in the neighbouring highland areas have also caused flash floods from
the Awash River in Afar region, displacing over 70,000 people and causing damage to 59 schools, 21 health facilities,
and 36 water supply points/schemes in 10 woredas. In addition, in Amhara, heavy rains have led to flooding and
landslides, causing displacement, loss of lives and livelihoods, and damage to infrastructure. According to zonal
authorities, flooding and landslides have so far affected over 260,000 people, destroying 51 schools impacting over
16,000 people in Wag Himra, Central Gondar, Oromo special zone and South Wollo zones. (UNICEF, 6 Oct 2022)
In 2022, heavy rains from early August to October caused flooding across 12 woredas and in the regional capital [in Gambella]. At least 185,200 people (37,040 households) were displaced (IDPs) and an additional 79,631 people (15,927 households) were affected. The displaced people are in dire situation, taking refuge in substandard and overcrowded shelters such as schools and health facilities or out in the open air. The IDPs rely on wild plant leaves and roots to fill the food gap. Assessments also revealed that 72 per cent of cropland was damaged (mostly the staple maize) and, on average, eight per cent of livestock have reportedly died, mostly poultry. Destruction of properties and of social infrastructure is also rampant. (OCHA, 24 Oct 2022)

November 01, 2022

Affected countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
Glide: TC-2022-000357-BLZ
At 10:30 am on 31 October 2022, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) issued Advisory No. 1 on Tropical Storm Lisa. Tropical Storm Lisa was located near latitude 15.5 N, longitude 77.3 W or about 735 miles East by South of Belize City. Lisa was moving to the West at 12 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and a minimum central pressure of 1003 mb. The system is forecasted to continue on a general west to west-north-westward track for the next few days with landfall possible on Belize late on Wednesday 2 November night or early Thursday 3 November in the morning. Lisa is expected to strengthen with the potential to make landfall as a category 1 hurricane on Belize. At 12:00 pm on 31 October 2022 the National Hydrological Service released Flood Bulletin No. 1 for Tropical Storm Lisa indicating areas expected to increase to flood stages across the entire country affecting main rivers. At 1:00 pm on 31 October 2022, the Prime Minister of Belize in his capacity as the Chairman of NEMO declared a hurricane watch (RED – 1) for the entire coast of Belize with landfall likely within 36 to 48 hours. (UNCT Belize, OCHA, 1 Nov 2022)
On 2nd November 2022, hurricane Lisa made landfall just south of Belize City as a category 1 storm. [...] The NEMO estimated close to 39 percent affectation rate of the country’s population i.e. approximately 172,000 persons. At the time of the submission of the Initial Situation Assessment (ISA), there were no reported fatalities associated with the storm’s passage. The storm has resulted, however, in the temporary displacement of a large number of persons, with an estimated 5K+ seeking refuge in state managed shelters across the country of Belize. The ISA reports damages primarily to the housing sector which is reflective of the poor housing stock associated with the areas of affectation. An estimated 500 houses have been reported as being completely destroyed, with an additional 5,000 homes suffering from light, medium and heavy damages. The NEMO reports initial damage estimates to the housing sector as being approximately USD$10M with most of this damage recorded within the Belize District. (UNCT Belize, OCHA, 4 Nov 2022)

October 31, 2022

Affected country: Mali
Glide: FL-2022-000355-MLI
On 23 September, flooding in Syn village, Mopti region, destroyed over 400 houses and displaced over 3,000 people. Moreover, on 25 September, flooding in Soala village, also in Mopti region, affected about 4,350 people. And in Touara village, Segou region, floods significantly affected inhabitants. Affected people in these villages critically need aid in food, shelter, nutrition, etc. Humanitarian organizations are mobilizing to provide assistance. (OCHA, 28 Sep 2022)

October 29, 2022

Affected country: Philippines
Glide: TC-2022-000352-PHL
Severe tropical storm Nalgae (locally named Paeng) has brought heavy rains and strong winds to the Philippines and affected several hundreds of thousands of people, most severe in Regions 5, 6, 8, 12 and BARMM, over 557,000 are affected only in BARMM. At least 170,000 people are taking temporary shelter in and outside evacuation centres. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has reported that the storm left at least 45 people dead, injured 33 with 14 missing, due to flash floods and landslides. All numbers are expected to increase. (OCHA, 29 Oct 2022)