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Map of disaster alerts in the past 4 days. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.The designations employed and the presentation of material on the map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the European Union concerning the legal status of any country, territory or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
The blurred events in the list below are the past events before last 4 days.
For drought alerts, all the events listed in the homepage are ongoing events. In bold: i) new events; ii) events where a significant worsening has been detected (+ 0.5 GDACS score or increase in the Alert Level); iii) events where new information products are available (Global Drought Observatory Report).
Turkey-Earthquake (ECHO 27 Jan 2020)
27 Jan 2020  11:03 UTC.

  • Following the 6.8 M earthquake in Sivrice District (Elazig Province, eastern Turkey) on 24 January at 17.55 UTC, the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reports 39 people dead (35 in Elazig, 4 in Ma
Madagascar - Floods update (ECHO 27 Jan 2020)
27 Jan 2020  11:03 UTC.

  • Over the last week, heavy rain, strong winds and flooding caused by a tropical storm have affected 116,675 people, with over 16,000 displaced and at least 32 dead in 7 regions of northern Madagascar.
  • UN OCHA repor
Brazil - Floods and landslides (ECHO 27 Jan 2020)
27 Jan 2020  11:03 UTC.

  • Widespread flooding and landslides hit Brazil's Southeast Region over 25-27 Janaury, particularly in Minas Gerais State.
  • According to a statement from the State Civil Defence on 26 January, 48 people died and
Indonesia - Floods and landslides (ECHO 27 Jan 2020)
27 Jan 2020  11:03 UTC.

  • Heavy rain has been affecting West and East Java causing floods, triggering landslides. According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management, as of 26 January, 2 people died and 2 have been injured following
M6.7 in Turkey - EC/ECHO daily map
27 Jan 2020  06:38 UTC.

A new EC/ECHO daily map is now available
Philippines - Volcanic eruption update (ECHO 27 Jan 2020)
27 Jan 2020  02:00 UTC.

  • Taal volcano continues to emit white steam-laden plumes of 50-800 meters high drifting north-east and has seen 170 volcanic earthquakes and 4 low-frequency earthquakes in the last 24 hours.
  • 394,094 people are affe
2020 GDACS Annual Meeting at the HNPW 12 Dec 2019  16:18 UTC.

The GDACS meeting will be held in connection with the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) at the International Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday, 4 February 2020 from 09:00 to 12:30 (room 5). In ad
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