Mozambique – Food insecurity
(DG ECHO, IPC – Integrated Food Security Phase Classification)
- The latest IPC-Acute Food Insecurity Analysis published on 28 November 2023, shows that between May to September 2023 an estimated 2.6 million people in Mozambique have been classified as IPC3+. During the projected period October 2023 to March 2024, food insecurity is expected to worsen with an estimated population of 3.3 million in IPC3+. Two Cabo Delgado districts (Moçimboa da Praia and Meluco) are expected to be in IPC4.
- It is estimated that about 210,000 children aged between 6-69 months will be affected by Acute Malnutrition in the next 12 months. In Palma district (Cabo Delgado) the situation is rated – and projected- as Critical (Phase 4) due to the increasing movement of returnees, lack of humanitarian assistance and ineffectiveness of social and health services.
- Current and projected vulnerabilities of Mozambique are driven by occurrence of extreme weather events - including cyclones, floods and El Niño- conflict in Cabo Delgado, inflation and prices rise and lack of employment opportunities.
Somalia - Communicable diseases
(DG ECHO, UN OCHA, WHO, INGOs)
- Somalia has been having uninterrupted cholera transmission in 11 districts – currently flood affected – since 2022, and in Banadir region since 2017.
- In 2023, a total of 15,554 suspected cases of cholera, including 43 associated deaths (fatality rate 0.3%), were reported. Over the past two weeks, the number of new cholera cases increased by 44% in all districts.
- Highest attack rates were reported in Belethawa (3387 cases per 100,000), Afmadow (1036 cases per 100,000), Dolow (1437 cases per 100,000) and Daynile (1040 cases per 100,000) – all flood affected districts. All DG ECHO supported partners have scaled up their cholera response activities in districts affected by floods.
- In the first half of 2023, close to 2.5 million cases of malaria were confirmed, with 1,375 cases of measles until November 2023.
- The compounding effect of infectious diseases and access constraints, exacerbated by the current floods, is life-threatening for thousands of children in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition to access treatment facilities.
Philippines - Severe weather, floods, update
(DG ECHO, NDRRMC, PAGASA, media)
- Following the combined effect of the Low-Pressure Area (LPA) and Shear Line that has been affecting Philippines since 14 November, causing floods, triggering landslides, the number of casualties and damage is increasing.
- According media, as of 29 November, five people died in Northern Samar Province, Eastern Visayas Region. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), as of 28 November, reports one injured person and one missing person. A total of 76,312 people are still displaced in 167 evacuation centres, and 1,155,465 people have been affected, most of them in Eastern Visayas, Western Visayas and Bicol Regions. Moreover, 272 houses have been damaged, 161 roads and ten bridges have been affected.
- The European Union has released EUR 300 000 to support humanitarian partners in responding to the emergency. The humanitarian assistance will support the provision of food, livelihood support, clean water and sanitation to the most affected families in Eastern Visayas.
- For the next 48 hours, more rainfall is expected across most parts of the country, with locally very heavy rainfall over the north-eastern Philippines.
Perú - Severe weather
(INDECI, PAHO, NOAA)
- Heavy rainfall have affected Huancayo Province in Junìn Department, central Perú, on 27 November, that resulted in displacement and damage.
- As of 29 November, according to Peru's National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI) and WHO PAHO, 116 people have been affected, of whom 58 in Chilca District, 50 in Huancan District and eight in Huancayo District. In addition, 17 houses have been destroyed and 43 have been damaged.
- Over the next 24 hours, more rainfall is forecast over the whole country, with locally very heavy rainfall in central Perú.
Australia - Severe weather and floods
- Heavy rainfall, strong winds and thunderstorms have been affecting eastern and south-eastern Australia, in particular New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and south-eastern Queensland States since 28 November, causing floods, flash floods and a number of severe weather-related incidents that have resulted in evacuations and damage.
- In New South Wales State, media report as of 30 November, around 100 evacuated people in the area of the Lake Conjola Town, south of the Sidney City area, dozens of rescued people and approximately 130 flooded houses across south-eastern parts of the State. In addition, media also report a number of flooded houses and more than 14,000 power outages in the Adelaide City area, South Australia State, and several canceled flights in the international airport of the mentioned city.
- Over the next 72 hours, more heavy rinfall is still forecast over eastern Victoria State and south-eastern New South Wales State.
Iceland - Volcanic unrest, update
(Icelandic Met Office, Iceland Civil Protection)
- The seismic activity due to magma intrusion that is affecting the Reykjanes Peninsula (south-western Iceland) since early November has continued to decrease in the last two days.
- According to the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), as of 29 November, nearly 340 earthquakes were detected in the last 24 hours in the region of the magma intrusion, east of Sýlingarfell. Moreover, the rate of uplift is decreasing in Svartsengi area.
- As of 28 November, the Icelandic Civil Protection reports that the building of a defense wall around Svartsengi power plant is ongoing and 3,700 people are still evacuated from Grindavik. Moreover, electricity, drinking water networks, several houses and roads have been damaged. The alert level have been downgraded from emergency to hazard phase.
- Following the activation of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) on 20 November, five civil protection experts from Germany, Finland and Italy have been deployed.
Germany - Severe weather
- From 27 to 28 November, heavy snowfall, strong winds and very low temperatures have been affecting south-western, central and north-eastern Germany, in particular Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hessen, Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg States as well as the Capital Berlin, causing several severe weather-related incidents that have resulted in casualties and damage.
- In Hessen the German Federal Agency, THW supported the local emergency services assisting those affected. The worse affected region is Hesse, where several people had to overnight in a school due to heavy snowfall.
- The German Federal Agency reports as of 30 November, one fatality in Baden-Württemberg, one in Rhineland-Palatinate States and slightly injured persons due to road accidents in Bavaria, Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt States.
- Over the next 72 hours, more severe weather is still forecast over southern Germany.
Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours reported by national services
- Belgium: threshold level 2/3 for IJzer, Demer and Kleine Nete basin in West Flanders.
- Germany: warning level 2/4 for 8 locations in Lower Saxony and 1 location in Saxony Anhalt and 1 in Nordrhein Westfalen.
- Italy: warning level 2/3 for Toscana region.
- Poland: warning level 2/2 for Sasiecznica and Widawa station in the Dolnoslaskie region.
- United Kingdom: warning levels 2/3 for 18 locations in North and South England.
Meteoalarm, as of 30 November at 7:00 UTC
- On 30 November: no red alert issued.
- On 1 December: red alert for heavy rain over Italy.