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Pakistan - Monsoon rain, update (ECHO 07 Jul 2022)
Pubdate: 7/7/2022 11:35:00 AM
  • The number of casualties is increasing following floods, flash floods and severe weather-related events triggered by the monsoon rain that has been affecting several Provinces of the country.
  • According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), as of 5 July, a total of 77 people have died across seven Provinces, most of them in Balochistan (39 fatalities) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (17), three others are still missing, and 85 have been injured. Almost 600 houses have been damaged, five bridges and roads affected. National authorities are providing help to the most affected people.
  • On 7-8 July, moderate to heavy rain with thunderstorms and strong winds are forecast in Balochistan, Sindh, Kashmir, Islamabad, northeastern Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan.
  • Urban flooding warnings are in effect across the Cities of Khuzdar, Kalat, Lasbella, Naseerabad, Gwadar, Panjgur, Turbat, Awaran, Barkhan, Bolan and Kohlu during the forecast period.


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Afghanistan - Earthquake, update (ECHO 07 Jul 2022)
Pubdate: 7/7/2022 11:35:00 AM
  • The devastating earthquake of 22 June in the eastern Afghan provinces of Khost and Paktika left 3,669 people injured and 1,036 people dead. 361,634 people are affected (UN-WHO data).
  • The humanitarian situation in both provinces, in which up to 50% of the population were already acutely food insecure (IPC 3 or above) before the earthquake, remains very tense.
  • Through the Acute Large Emergency Response Tool (ALERT) DG ECHO mobilized EUR 1 million of immediate lifesaving, assistance with focus on shelter and urgently needed food support. The  population is also exposed to water borne diseases such as acute watery diarrhea and cholera.
  • In response to the quake, an additional DG ECHO funded Humanitarian Air Bridge (HAB) flight (the 20th HAB flight) was deployed. It will land in Kabul on 7 July, carrying 36 tons of lifesaving medical relief items and WASH support for the humanitarian partners MSF, WHO and UNICEF. Since September 20 HAB flights carried approximately 635 tons of medical relief cargo. Three additional HAB flights are planned for the next months.

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India - Monsoon rains, update (ECHO 07 Jul 2022)
Pubdate: 7/7/2022 11:35:00 AM
  • Heavy monsoon rains continue to affect several States of India, triggering landslides, causing widespread flooding, and a number of severe weather-related incidents that have resulted in casualties and widespread damage.
  • On 6 July, flash floods in Chojh and Bhunter Towns (central Himachal Pradesh State, northern India) resulted in three fatalities, while four persons are missing. 
  • As of 6 July, the monsoon season in India has caused 767 fatalities (of which 184 in Assam, 179 in Himachal Pradesh, 65 in Maharashtra, and 55 in Madhya Pradesh), as reported by the National Emergency Response Centre (NDMI). At least 75 people are currently missing, and about 1,220 individuals sustained injuries.
  • About 751,200 people have been evacuated to 4,200 relief camps mostly located in Assam, which is one of the worst affected States.
  • On 7-8 July, heavy to very heavy rainfall with strong winds is forecast over central-western India, including the States of Gujarat, western Maharashtra, and Goa.

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Ecuador - Floods (ECHO 07 Jul 2022)
Pubdate: 7/7/2022 11:35:00 AM
  • Over the past few days, heavy rain has affected several Provinces of the country, causing floods, rivers overflowing, and landslides, that resulted in casualties and damage.
  • Several rivers overflowed across different localities of the country mainly affecting the provinces of Pastaza, Zamora Chinchipe, Azuay and Tungurahua.
  • According to media reports, at least three people have died, one in Cañar Province, one in Azuay, and another in Chimborazo, approximately 200 houses have been affected following floods and severe weather-related incidents.
  • For the next 24 hours, light to moderate rain is forecast across parts of central, northern and eastern Ecuador.

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Greece - Wildfires (ECHO 07 Jul 2022)
Pubdate: 7/7/2022 11:35:00 AM
  • Several wildfires have reportedly broken out across Greece, favoured by high temperatures and increased wind intensity as well as low relative humidity rates.
  • One wildfire started on 3 July near Portes village in Achaia Region (north-west Peloponnese Peninsula) and prompted the evacuations of several communities. Another wildfire started burning near Itea, in the municipality of Delphi (central Greece). Residents of the North part of Itea, as well as a convent near Amfissa, were asked to leave their premises as a precaution measure. The Arachova-Amfissa road section was closed. A state of emergency was declared in the municipal units of Amfissa, Itea and Delphi.
  • According to the Greek Civil Protection, 41 forest fires broke out across Greece on 5-6 July.  The Commission's Copernicus Emergency Mapping Service was activated on 5 July for Portes () and Itea () to assist the work of agencies involved in fire fighting operations and managing damage assessments. 
  • According to the European Forest Fire Information System (JRC-EFFIS), the fire risk will be high to extreme on 7-8 July in most of Greece.

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