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Crisis response summary: India - Flooding

On 1 December 2015, a wave of heavy rains, the third in a month, hit southern India, leading to the most intense floods in living memory for communities in Chennai city and districts in northern Tamil Nadu state, killing at least ... Read more...

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18 March 2016

Crisis response summary: Sri Lanka - in anticipation of flooding

On 13-15 November, 2015, a depression system formed in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka, bringing heavy rainfall and triggering floods that affected more than 15,000 families in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mulaitivu dis... Read more...

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08 March 2016

Crisis response summary: India - Flooding

On 9 - 11 November 2015, heavy rains led to severe flooding and landslides in Tamil Nadu, southern India, destroying roughly 25,000 homes, damaging toughly 53,000 homes, killing at least 92 people and thousands of cattle, destroyi... Read more...

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29 February 2016

Crisis response summary: Nigeria - Flooding

On 30 August 2015, torrential rains, combined with a dam technological failure, caused widespread flooding in Adamawa State, Nigeria. Read more...

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29 January 2016

Crisis response summary: Nigeria - influx of returnees from Cameroon

In July 2015, Cameroon announced it was forcibly sending home as many as 15,000 Nigerians who entered its territory fleeing attacks by the Islamist group Boko Haram. Read more...

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22 January 2016

Crisis response summary: Central African Republic, displacement

From 26 to 30 September 2015, rapid and widespread violence erupted in Bangui, Central African Republic, sparked by the killing of a Muslim taxi driver that triggered unexpected clashes between pro and anti-government militias. Read more...

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15 January 2016

Crisis response summary: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador - Drought

In September 2015 three years of declining food security in the Central American ‘DryCorridor’ in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala was exacerbated by an El Nino relateddrought, resulting in an estimated 500,000 people severely ... Read more...

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11 January 2016

Crisis response summary: Sierra Leona - Flooding

Since early September 2015, the Western area of Sierra Leone were affected by flooding. Though the government and NGO response in Freetown and surrounding areas was adequate, an estimated 4590 affected people in Bo and Pujehun wer... Read more...

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05 January 2016

Crisis response summary: Columbia - Displacement

Since August 21, due to political dispute between Colombia and Venezuela, 1,482 people were deported from& Venezuela to Colombia, and a further 19,952 returned for fear of persecution Read more...

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29 December 2015

Crisis response summary: Colombia - Displacement

On 26 June, 2015, military clashes between the Colombian government and rebel forces displaced 434 of the 600 Embera Eyabida indigenous people living in Urrao, the capital of Urrao Minicipality, located in Antioquia department, Co... Read more...

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07 December 2015

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