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August 09, 2022

Affected country: Gambia
Glide: FL-2022-000276-GMB
From 30 to 31 July 2022, heavy rains hit several regions of The Gambia, leading to widespread flooding. Some houses have been so severely affected that the occupants had to be evacuated to public buildings such as mosques and schools for safety.
The most affected regions are Banjul, Kanifing Municipality, West Coast, and North Bank. In North Bank Region, five children have been reported dead and one is in critical condition and under treatment as a result of the thunderstorm that accompanied the rains on 30 July 2022. One other person is also reported dead in the West Coast Region. [...] According to the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), approximately 1,961 households are affected as of 31 July 2022. However, data verification done by GRCS as of 02 August 2022, shows that 606 households (7,021 people) are affected so far, with damages to their shelters, food, and latrines. This verification exercise is still ongoing and more verified data is expected to be obtained from GRCS volunteers in the field.
Preliminary information obtained as of 01 August 2022 from the first situational report produced by the NDMA indicates that a total of 17,201 people from 1,961 households have been affected. The impacts include destruction of houses, food stock, toilet facilities, and household items. (IFRC, 8 Aug 2022)

August 09, 2022

Affected country: Mongolia
Glide: FF-2022-000278-MNG
Since early June, the country has been experiencing sudden and heavy rains in different regions. The rainfall precipitation average is 46-60 mm which differs depending on the region and has continued nearly four to six hours. [...]
The flash flood impacts include damages to infrastructure including the railway, road, bridge, and at the household level damage, livestock mortality, complete destruction to gers, fences, water barricades. [...] The major flash floods occurred on 19 and 24 of July, along with additional heavy rainfall and floods reported on the 26 of July affecting Bayanzurkh, Songinokhairkhan and Chingeltei districts. According to the primary data collected from MRCS local branches, 1,186 households or approximately over 4,269 people have been severely affected by the flash floods in which 15 households had their “ger” destroyed. According to the National emergency management agency, one person has been killed and 21 injured. Around 900-1000 buildings were damaged. (IFRC, 8 Aug 2022)

August 01, 2022

Affected country: Uganda
Glide: FL-2022-000275-UGA
Heavy rainfall has been affecting the Eastern Region since 30 July, triggering landslides and causing rivers to overflow (in particular the Nabuyonga, and Namatala Rivers) and floods that have resulted in casualties and damage. At least 3,745 households have been affected in the districts of Mbale, Kapchorwa, Sironko and Bulambuli, and Bukedea, with 24 deaths recorded. Joint rapid assessments with Government authorities and partners on the ground are ongoing.
The Uganda Red Cross Society is delivering immediate shelter, WASH and health assistance. Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rainfall with locally very heavy rainfall is forecast over the whole country. (ECHO, 1 Aug 2022)

August 01, 2022

Affected country: Nigeria
Glide: FL-2022-000271-NGA
On 17 July, floods and flash floods were reported in Yobe state (north-eastern Nigeria), resulting in casualties. According to media, four people died and a number of people sustained injuries. Over 100 households have been displaced across 11 communities in Gulani and one community in Gujba. Several towns, including Gulani, Bara, Gagure, and Njibulwa, are inaccessible as the main bridge linking these areas was cut off. (ECHO, 19 Jul 2022)
Since 20 June 2022, abundant rains are being recorded over localized areas in southern Nigeria, with total amount of rains exceeding 100mm per day so far. Floods have also started to be recorded in some parts of the area at risk, mainly in Northern localities and urban areas since the end of June 2022. Currently, more flash floods are recorded and general alerts are for the moment in yellow alert with close monitoring of meteorological experts issuing frequent alerts since July. [...] The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA)'s Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) predicted that 233 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in 32 states of the Federation and the FCT fall within the Highly Probable Flood Risks Areas, while 212 LGAs in 35 States of the Federation including FCT fall within the Moderately Probable Flood Risks Areas. (IFRC, 29 Jul 2022)
On 2 August, floods caused by heavy rainfall reportedly affected Jigawa State (northern Nigeria), resulting in casualties. According to reports from media, five people died and seven others sustained injuries in the Kirikasamma area, while two other fatalities occurred in Balangu Town. Floods have damaged houses, livestock, and food items. On 4 August, moderate rainfall is forecast over northern Nigeria (including Jigawa), while on 5 August, moderate to locally heavy rainfall is forecast for north-western and central Nigeria. (ECHO, 4 Aug 2022)

July 29, 2022

Affected country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Glide: FF-2022-000274-IRN
Red Crescent has deployed its relief teams to support flood-affected households in Estahban, Darab and Neyriz in Fars province. According to local officials, 21 people have lost their lives following the massive flood in Estahban. (Iranian Red Crescent, 24 Jul 2022)
Heavy rainfall has been affecting south-western Iran (particularly Fars province) since 22 July, triggering rivers overflow (in particular the Roudbal river) floods and flash floods and that have resulted in casualties and damage. Media report, as of 25 July, 22 fatalities, two persons still missing and around 90 injured people across ten villages in the aforementioned province. The worst affected areas are the villages nearby Estahban city. (ECHO, 25 Jul 2022)
Flash floods and mudslides caused by heavy rains in the early hours of 28 July have left seven dead, nine injured and 19 missing in Imamzadeh Davood, a religious shrine in north-western Tehran. Search and rescue operation by the Iranian Red Crescent Society in Tehran Province has been ongoing with 121 relief workers, 10 rescue dog teams and 20 operational vehicles deployed to rescue the affected households and search for the missing. So far, more than 500 people have been evacuated to safer locations ... Iran’s Meteorological Organization on 27 July declared the highest level of warning for the provinces of Yazd, Sistan and Baluchestan, Kerman, Bushehr and Hormozgan. It is reported that 21 provinces of the country are possible to be affected by heavy rains and floods until Monday, 1 August 2022. Many roads in Sistan and Baluchestan and Kerman Provinces have already been flooded amid the torrential rains. (OCHA, 29 Jul 2022)

July 27, 2022

Affected country: Philippines
Glide: EQ-2022-000273-PHL
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the mountainous province of Abra at 8.43 a.m. local time on 27 July, triggering landslides and the collapse of structures. The tectonic earthquake’s epicenter was located in the town of Tayum, Abra (17.64°N, 120.63°E - 003 km N 45° W) at a depth of 17 kilometers, with the tremor felt in varying intensities across Northern Luzon including the capital Metro Manila. Initial assessments from local governments, supplemented by reports from the press and social media, indicated collapsed structures, landslides, and damages to roads in the provinces of Abra, Ilocos Sur, Benguet. Water, power and communication lines seem to be functioning in most of the affected areas. At least four deaths were reported but these are still being verified by authorities. According to the initial situation report of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), there are currently 1,624 people currently in 16 evacuation centers in Ilocos Sur province. (OCHA, 27 Jul 2022)
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reports, as of 28 July, four fatalities, 131 injured people, more than 1,800 evacuated people (of which 567 across 21 evacuation centres) and a total of 12,945 affected people across Ilocos, and Cordillera administrative regions. In addition, NDRRMC reports 868 damaged houses, five damaged bridges and over 20 damaged roads. (ECHO, 28 Jul 2022)

July 14, 2022

Affected country: Yemen
Glide: FL-2022-000265-YEM
People in Yemen’s several governorates, mainly internally displaced people, were affected by heavy rains and floods in June, losing their shelters, food supplies and household items. Initial reports received from humanitarian partners and the local authorities during the month indicated that an estimated 6,800 households (approximately 41,000 people) were affected by floods in Ad Dali’, Al Hodeidah, Hadramawt, Hajjah and Ta’iz governorates. The number of the affected households was not fully verified yet. Initial rapid assessments were conducted in some of the affected locations which were accessible and as resources allowed.
In early June, nearly 400 households in Ouda and Al Oshaira displacement sites in Al Makha District of Ta’iz Governorate and another two displacement sites in Al Mukalla District of Hadramawt Governorate were affected by heavy rains. According to the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster partners, the affected households lost their shelters and food, with their household items damaged.
Following heavy rains on 5 June, several districts in Ta’iz Governorate were affected by floods. According to national NGOs that conducted initial assessments in flood-affected districts, more than 2,800 households (approximately 16,800 people) in At Ta’iziyah, Mawiyah, Dimnat Khdair, Maqbanah and Sami’ districts were affected by floods.
Displaced people in Al Hodeidah Governorate faced heavy rains and floods, with their shelters and food supplies destroyed. According to initial assessment conducted by CCCM partners, more than 2,900 displaced households across 22 sites in Abs, Aslam, Khayran Al Muharraq and Bani Qays districts of Hajjah Governorate and 238 households in 13 displacement sites in Az Zuhrah District of Al Hodeidah Governorate were affected. In Ad Dali’ Governorate, humanitarian partners reported some 470 households in 11 sites in Ad Dali’ City and Qa’tabah District of Ad Dali’ Governorate were affected by floods in late June. (OCHA, 30 Jun 2022)

July 14, 2022

Affected country: Sudan
Glide: FL-2022-000277-SDN
Since the beginning of the rainy season in June, about 19,409 people (numbers yet to be verified) have been affected
by heavy rains and flooding so far, mostly in South Kordofan and White Nile, Kassala, and West Darfur state. (OCHA, 2 Aug 2022)
On 10 July, flash floods triggered by torrential rains in areas south-east of Kassala town have affected an estimated 750 people in the Ashwaei area located in southern parts of Fatu, Al-Aitma and Al-Shuhada neighborhoods. At least five tukuls (huts) in the area were destroyed, according to the Government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) that visited the area recently. In the eastern and northern parts of Al-Shuhada neighbourhood, some houses are still surrounded by water, and other houses are damaged. According to preliminary reports, emergency shelter, non-food relief supplies, and food assistance are the priority needs of the affected families. The area Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) convened on 13 July 2022 and agreed with sectors to conduct registration, verification of affected people, and the provision of emergency response. (OCHA, 13 Jul 2022)

July 14, 2022

Affected country: Côte d'Ivoire
Glide: FL-2022-000249-CIV
Since 16 June 2022, the rainfall in Côte d'Ivoire is above average. The torrential rains of June 21 were the heaviest recorded since the beginning of the rainy season in the country, with nearly 200 mm of water in less than 24 hours in several neighbourhoods of Abidjan and near-urban areas. This is the equivalent of several weeks of rain that caused major flooding and landslides. Waterspouts and mud and rock flows caused loss of life and serious material damage. In the 10 localities affected, the damage recorded thanks to the rapid assessment made by the Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire (RCSCI) includes the destruction of 134 houses and 11 schools, the collapse of roads, flooding of markets, contamination of wells, etc. The heavy flooding led to the breaking of water pipes, thereby further increasing the water level in the communities. Ten localities were affected, including five in the hinterland (Alépé, Azaguié, Bonoua, Dabou, and Grand-Bassam) and five in Abidjan (Abobo, Anyama, Attécoubé, Bingerville, and Port-Bouët).
A total of 11,478 people, i.e., 1,913 households were affected by the disaster. The damage recorded and the water situation severely affected the living conditions, hygiene and access to basic necessities, food and non-food items and other goods. Some 403 households (2,418 people) are still without shelter, as their houses were destroyed or still flooded. Although some inhabitants (97) were able to return to their homes with the first aid of the Red Cross after the waters were evacuated, other households are still relocated in host families.
To date, 114 injured were registered and has received first aid; and 13 people died in less than 7 days, with 6 being swept away by landslides following the heavy rains on 16 June in western Abidjan. In terms of the number of deaths, the situation is more serious than in previous rainy seasons, this is a major concern to the government. (IFRC, 13 Jul 2022)

July 13, 2022

Affected country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Glide: EQ-2022-000248-IRN
According to the Iranian Seismological Center, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Sayeh Khosh village near Khamir port in Hormozgan province of South Iran on 2nd July 2022 at 02:02 am local time. So far, 81 aftershocks (the biggest one with 6.1 Richter at 03:55 local time has hit the region). The affected area consists of one city and 55 villages, with a total population of approximately 5,318 households (22,216 people). According to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS), 84 individuals were injured and 5 died because of the quake. People in the affected areas are worried, and it is expected that many will stay outside overnight in the following days as aftershocks continue. Many buildings have been damaged, and some infrastructures destroyed. Cracks on the walls of buildings can be seen primarily in the villages near the epicenter and surrounding areas. The worst-affected villages are Kooshk, Konkh, Berke Seflin, Saye Khosh, Gavmiri, Chahderaz, Tang Sim, Doab, Basaeidoo, Chah Sahrghi, Gooran. (IFRC, 11 Jul 2022)