GDACS Daily Newsletter for 1/24/2012

By Newsroom America Feeds at 24 Jan 2012

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System — Newsletter 1/24/2012

This daily newsletter provides an overview of the natural disasters that happened in the last 24 hours and response measures for ongoing disasters. GDACS currently covers earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical cyclones, volcanic eruptions and floods. The color coding (red, orange, green) is related to the estimated humanitarian impact of the event.

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Disaster events in the last 24 hours

GDACS detected the following potential disasters. For up-to-date media coverage, latest maps and ReliefWeb content related to these disasters, please go to GDACS homepage.

Earthquakes (source JRC, USGS and EMSC)

Automatic impact report (JRC) Off-shore area, (M 6.3, depth 582.8km, unpopulated)
NEIC—Tuesday, January 24, 2012 12:52:00 AM UTC (6 hours ago)

Documents from other organisations

USGS Shakemap

Automatic impact report (JRC) Chile, (M 6.2, depth 29.7km, 1 million people)
NEIC—Monday, January 23, 2012 4:04:00 PM UTC

Documents from other organisations

USGS Shakemap

6.2 - OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:06:47 +0000
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:04:54 UTCLat/Lon: -36.4149/-73.0152Depth: 29.7 Current tropical cyclones (source JRC and Pacific Disaster Center)

Automatic impact report (JRC) FUNSO-12 in SWIndian
PDC—23 Jan 2012

Tropical Cyclone FUNSO-12 of Saffir-Simpson Category 5 affected 3.3 million people with winds above 39mph (63 km/h) and 501 thousand people with hurricane wind strengths (74mph or 119 km/h). In addition, 83 thousand people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.

Discussions in Virtual OSOCC

The GDACS Virtual OSOCC is a forum for emergency managers. If you are involved in an ongoing emergency as a local emergency management authority or as an international responder, please provide your information in the GDACS Virtual OSOCC. The following emergencies are currently open.

Colombia: Oil Spill/Drinking Water Crisis 18-Dec-2011 02:42 ReliefWeb Situation Reports

More content on ongoing disasters on ReliefWeb.

South Sudan (Republic of): Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin 13-22 January 2012 Mon, 23 Jan 2012 20:47:33 +0000
Source:  UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country:  South Sudan (Republic of), Sudan (the)


Following continued inter-communal violence in Jonglei State, humanitarian partners doubled the estimated number of affected people to 120,000, many of whom require life-saving assistance.

Continued inter-communal attacks were reported in Duk, Nyirol and Akobo counties in Jonglei, with insecurity restricting humanitarian assessment of those in need.

Humanitarian assistance continues to over 78,000 refugees in Upper Nile and Unity states, displaced by ongoing fighting in Sudan?s Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

Afghanistan: Avalanches In Badakhshan Situation Report No. 2 Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:49:35 +0000
Source:  UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country:  Afghanistan


The provincial governor has reiterated that the situation is improving and the local population having coping mechanisms for avalanches which are a regular feature in Badakhshan during the winter.

Local authorities and the humanitarian community are exploring strategies to facilitate assessments in the affected areas

The MoD is planning to send two helicopters to Arghanj-Khaw to recover 15 persons affected by extreme cold temperatures and in need of medical treatment.

ANDMA has stated that it lacks helicopter fuel to effect more assessments using MoD helicopters.

Given the very heavy snowfalls, preparations must commence in earnest for landslides and flooding which is likely to take place between February and May.

Liberia: One UN Weekly Humanitarian Sitrep (9-18 January 2012) Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:17:54 +0000
Source:  UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country:  Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire


President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph Boakai were inaugurated for a second six-year term of office on Monday, 16 January. In her inaugural address, the President underscored the need for reconciliation among Liberians and called on them to be more patriotic. The main opposition party, the Congress for Democratic Change attended the ceremony.

Given the hope of peace and political stabilization in Cote d?Ivoire, 7,321 refugees are reported to have spontaneously returned to Cote d?Ivoire, especially from Rive Gee County.
The overall refugee figure now stands at 128,067 individuals.

The UNHCR and the Liberian Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) handed over 31 shelters in the Gblah community which was previously occupied by 31 refugee families.

Due to a severe food and resource pipeline break, WFP has been instituting a cereal ration reduction from December 2011 onwards to temporarily mitigate the shortfall. Since January 2012, WFP has been providing food assistance only to refugees residing in camps and relocation villages.

Over 46,473 Ivorian and Liberian children now have access to Primary Education, Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Vocational Skills Training services in Nimba, Grand Gedeh, River Gee and Maryland Counties. The number of beneficiaries in the respective counties has slightly dropped as compared to those in the last reporting period.

Crucial lack of livelihood, life skills, psychosocial and education programs in camps and host communities for young people. This will have a long term implications for peace building and stability in Liberia.

Central African Republic (the): Information Bulletin No. 186, 03 ? 17 January 2012 Mon, 23 Jan 2012 14:02:00 +0000
Source: Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team CAR, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic (the)


? Jean-Jacques Demafouth in custody

? ACF and TGH projects funded by the AFD

? The Health Cluster

Central African Republic (the): Bulletin d?information No. 186, 03 ? 17 janvier 2012 Mon, 23 Jan 2012 13:55:21 +0000
Source: Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team CAR, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic (the)


? Arrestation de Jean-Jacques Demafouth

? L?AFD finance les projets d?ACF et de TGH

? Le cluster sante


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ReliefWeb Maps

More maps in ReliefWeb Map Centre.

Mozambique: Mozambique: Storms and Floods (as of 23 Jan 2012) - Location Map Mon, 23 Jan 2012 22:13:59 +0000

Link: Mozambique Storms Situation Report 1

Country:  Mozambique Source:  ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

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Created on 1/24/2012 8:02:06 AM.


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