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GDACS Daily Newsletter for 11/29/2011

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Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System — Newsletter 11/29/2011

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)
capPapua New Guinea, (M 6.4, depth 50.4km, <10000 people)
NEIC—Monday, November 28, 2011 12:26:00 PM UTC


Documents from other organisations

USGS Shakemap

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.

Earthquake in the Van Province, Turkey 23-Oct-2011 14:21
Central America region - floods 20-Oct-2011 19:17
Nicaragua - floods 18-Oct-2011 23:45
Southeast Asia: Flooding 13-Oct-2011 16:45
6.8M Earthquake - Sikkim, INDIA 18-Sep-2011 18:39
Bahamas - Hurricane Irene 27-Aug-2011 16:55

ReliefWeb Situation Reports

More content on ongoing disasters on ReliefWeb.

Ethiopia: Humanitarian Bulletin - Weekly Humanitarian Highlights in Ethiopia, 28 November 2011 Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:03:45 +0000
Source:  UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country:  Ethiopia, Sudan (the)

Meher Seasonal Assessment

The Government-led, multi-sectoral seasonal assessment kicked off on 21 November 2011, with twenty two teams deployed throughout the country for 20 days. Hotspot woredas in six zones of Tigray, ten zones of Amhara, 13 zones of Oromia, twelve zones of SNNP, five zones of Afar, nine zones of Somali and all zones of Benishangul Gumuz and Gambella regions will be covered by the assessment. The teams will collect and analyse data at the regional level, and the compiled assessment results will be presented in the 2012 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), which the Government has committed to release by late January 2012. For more information, contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


See all maps produced by UNOSAT.

No content published since yesterday.

ReliefWeb Maps

More maps in ReliefWeb Map Centre.

Somalia: Somalia: Malaria Cases in South Central, October 2011 Mon, 28 Nov 2011 21:36:11 +0000
Country:  Somalia
Source:  World Health Organization
Somalia: Somalia Rainfall Forecast Issued: 28th November, 2011 Mon, 28 Nov 2011 16:11:11 +0000
Country:  Somalia
Source:  Food and Agriculture Organization
Somalia: Somalia Total IDPs as of November 2011 Mon, 28 Nov 2011 16:03:14 +0000
Country:  Somalia
Source:  UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Somalia: Population Movement Tracking Monthly Report - October 2011 Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:37:43 +0000

Since the peak of 63,000 in July, 2011 and further steady decline in the displacement trends in August and September, the month of October recorded an increase in the displacements. Forty one thousand (41,000) displacements were recorded in October, mainly due to insecurity as opposed to 35,000 displacements in September. Insecurity due to ongoing fighting between various warring parties, accounted for 74% of the total displacements reported, mainly in Mogadishu, Afgooye district and border region of Juba Hoose. In Mogadishu, 22,000 insecurity-related displacements were recorded due to fighting between AMISOM/TFG and Al Shabaab, mainly in Dayniile (7,800 displacements) and Yaqshid (2,700 displacements) districts. Of the 22,000 insecurity-related displacements, 13,700 were displaced within Mogadishu, while 8,100 were displaced from Afgooye district.
Nevertheless, over 1,100 IDPs arrived in Kismaayo district from Afmadow and Badhaadhe districts of Juba Hoose region due to fighting between warring parties. On the other hand, 21% of the total displacements were drought related, recorded mainly to Gedo region with 1,500 displacements reported to Belet Xaawo from Bay and Hiran regions, as well as within Gedo region. About 180 displacements were reported to have returned from Ethiopia to Gedo region.

Country:  Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Yemen
Source:  UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka: Storm and Floods (as of 27 Nov 2011) - Location Map Mon, 28 Nov 2011 11:38:21 +0000
Country:  Sri Lanka
Source:  ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

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Created on 11/29/2011 8:01:19 AM.


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