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ERC-Flash-Factsheets - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 00:00
  • In eastern Ukraine, the security situation remains extremely volatile with frequent clashes across the relatively stable front line. Civilians continue to fall victims to the conflict, with frequent damage to housing and critical civilian infrastructure, particularly water supply and electricity systems. Conflict-affected residents, internally displaced people and returnees face difficulties in accessing health care and other essential services. Civilians endure many hardships such as the loss of income and livelihoods as well as psychological stress.
  • Since 2014, the European Union and its Member States have contributed over EUR 677 million in humanitarian and early recovery aid. The EU addresses the needs of the population in the areas directly affected by the conflict, the internally displaced people and refugees who have fled the conflict areas, and the returnees

Categories: Factsheets

L'UE annonce une aide humanitaire de 34 millions d'euros en faveur de l'Ouganda et du Kenya

Communiqués de presse - Thu, 21/06/2018 - 15:54
Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse Bruxelles, le 21 juin 2018 La Commission a débloqué aujourd'hui une aide humanitaire de 34 millions d'euros en faveur des populations les plus vulnérables en Ouganda et au Kenya; une attention particulière sera accordée aux personnes déplacées dans ces deux pays.

EU announces €34 million in humanitarian aid to Uganda and Kenya

Press releases - Thu, 21/06/2018 - 12:39
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 June 2018 The Commission has released today €34 million in humanitarian assistance for the most vulnerable populations in Uganda and Kenya, with a special focus on displaced populations in both countries.

Ghana - Flash flood

ERC-Flash-International - Thu, 21/06/2018 - 09:10
  • Heavy rain has been affecting the country over the past few days, causing flash floods, casualties and damages. 
  • According to media reports, as of 21 June, seven people have been killed, of which four people have drowned and three others were hit by lightning in the region of Greater Accra. They also reported that the areas most affected by floods were Teshie, Madina, Ashaiman (Greater Accra Region) and Agave (Volta Region).
  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain with local thunderstorms may continue to affect the country.
Categories: International

Factsheet - Forced displacement: refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people

ERC-Flash-Factsheets - Thu, 21/06/2018 - 00:00
  • Each year, millions of people are forced to leave their homes and seek refuge from conflicts, violence, human rights violations, persecution or natural disasters. The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people) has continued to rise throughout 2017, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.
  • The majority of today's refugees live in the developing world, which means that they flee to countries already struggling with poverty and hardship.
  • The EU is a leading international donor in forced displacement situations. In 2017, it gave more than EUR 2 billion for humanitarian assistance dedicated to refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities. This funding covers projects that help the forcibly displaced access shelter, protection, food and other basic services such as health, nutrition, water, sanitation and education.

Categories: Factsheets

Aide humanitaire: l'UE débloque 68 millions d'euros pour le Soudan et le Soudan du Sud

Communiqués de presse - Wed, 20/06/2018 - 10:07
Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse Bruxelles, le 19 juin 2018 La Commission a annoncé aujourd'hui qu'elle allait fournir une assistance humanitaire de 68 millions d'euros aux communautés vulnérables du Soudan et du Soudan du Sud.

Cote d'Ivoire - Floods

ERC-Flash-International - Wed, 20/06/2018 - 08:59
  • Heavy rain has been affecting the country over the past few days, causing floods, casualties and damages. 113 mm of rain in 24 hours were recorded in Abidjan city over 18-19 June.
  • According to media reports, as of 20 June, 18 people have been killed and several houses have been damaged in the department of Abidjan. 
  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate rain with local thunderstorms may continue to affect the country.
Categories: International

Nicaragua - Violence, social unrest

ERC-Flash-International - Wed, 20/06/2018 - 00:00
  • Violence continues unabated across Nicaragua as a result of social unrest. The Red Cross reports six civilian deaths and some 40 wounded.
  • Over 200 people, mostly civilians, have been killed over the past two months and more than 1 200 people have been wounded. DG ECHO has been providing life saving assistance through the national Red Cross in light of overstretched local response capacities.
Categories: International

EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: Steering Committee discusses strategic orientation for the second €3 billion tranche

Press releases - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 12:19
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2018 Yesterday the tenth Steering Committee meeting of the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey met in Brussels. The Committee discussed the strategic orientation for the second tranche of €3 billion as part of the EU-Turkey Statement of March 2016, as well...

Humanitarian Aid: EU releases €68 million for Sudan and South Sudan

Press releases - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 12:15
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2018 The Commission has announced today €68 million in humanitarian assistance for vulnerable communities in Sudan and South Sudan. The funding comes as millions of people across both countries are in need of assistance, with the conflict in South Sudan triggering an...

Mexico - Tropical Cyclone CARLOTTA

ERC-Flash-International - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 09:07
  • Tropical cyclone CARLOTTA continued moving parallel to the coastal areas of the states of Guerrero and Michoacan, weakening and becoming a remnant low. On 19 June at 03.00 UTC its centre was 150 km west of Lazaro Cardenas (Michoacan state) and it had maximum sustained winds of 35 km/h.
  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain may continue to affect several areas of Michoacan, Guerrero and Colima. The rains are likely to produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in areas of higher terrain.
  • According to local media, three tourists have been injured due to fallen trees in Acapulco (Guerrero, Mexico).
Categories: International

Japan - Earthquake UPDATE

ERC-Flash-International - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 09:07
  • According to national authorities, the death toll of the earthquake of 5.5 M at a depth of 13 km that struck the northern part of Osaka prefecture on 17 June at 22.58 UTC, has now reached 4, with 370 injured and 334 buildings damaged. 1 809 people have been displaced in shelters in the prefectures of Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo. 
  • USGS PAGER has estimated a shaking up to "Severe" for 203 000 people and "Very Strong" for 2 580 000 people for the 5.5 M earthquake.
  • An aftershock of 4.6 M at a depth of 10 km has been registered in the same area on 18 June at 15:31 UTC. The epicentre was located 5 km south-southwest of Takatsuki and 15 km northeast of Osaka city (Osaka prefecture).
Categories: International

Ethiopia – Conflict and forced displacement

ERC-Flash-International - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 00:00
  • Renewed inter-communal violence and insecurity in West-Guji (Oromia region) and Gedeo (Southern Nations and Nationalities Region) have led to an additional 400 000 people being displaced since the beginning of the month. The total number of IDPs since the eruption of violence in this region in April 2018 has now reached 700 000, with 527 263 in Gedeo and 170 467 in West Guji IDPs according to government reports. Returns, which had been facilitated by the authorities after the initial wave of violence and displacement, do not seem to be a viable option in light of the continued and escalating violence.
  • With the IDP influx, in some woredas, which had been already among the most densely populated rural areas in the country, the population has doubled. IDPs took shelter in cramped conditions in public buildings and several spontaneous IDP sites each hosting several thousands of people. Local resources and coping capacities are very limited due to the existing food insecurity and acute malnutrition among the local host population. Nevertheless, IDPs continue to largely depend on the assistance from host communities and local authorities.
  • Humanitarian assistance is provided by several organisations including DG ECHO partners, but remains limited and far from adequate in face of the scale of the needs, mainly due to limited resources as well as insecurity. Emergency Shelter and NFIs, water and cash (where markets are functioning and accessible) have been identified as priority for immediate response. The risk of epidemics such as cholera in these densely populated areas is increasing as the rainy season continues until September.
  • While other areas of Ethiopia, in particular the border region between Oromia and Somali regions, had witnessed violence and large scale displacement since September 2017, Gedeo and West Guji had been calm until mid-April. The total number of displaced people in Ethiopia is now estimated to have reached 2.5 million people, largely due to conflict and violence, but to some extent also due to the droughts of 2017 and the recent floods.
Categories: International

India - Assam Flooding

ERC-Flash-International - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 00:00
  • The north eastern state of Assam continues to experience the effects of floods following the onset of monsoons.
  • According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), as of 18 June, 548 986 people in 719 villages of six districts (Nagaon, Hojai, Golaghat, Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj) have been affected. The death toll has risen to 11.
  • The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel have evacuated 8 201 marooned people from the flood-hit districts of Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar. All major rivers are flowing above the danger levels.
  • The Government has opened up 225 relief camps in Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj, in which 159 652 flood-hit people are taking shelter. Additionally, 212 relief distribution centres have been opened up by the district administrations of Cachar and Karimganj.
  • The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rains in isolated places in the state till 23 June.
Categories: International

Guatemala - Earthquake and volcanic eruption

ERC-Flash-International - Mon, 18/06/2018 - 09:10
  • An earthquake of 5.6 M magnitude and 100 km depth hit the northeastern areas of Escuintla department (south-east Guatemala) on 18 June at 2.32 UTC. The epicentre was located 5 km south-southwest of Guanagazapa city and 40 km southeast of "Volcan de Fuego". USGS PAGER indicated a shaking up to strong for 150 000 people. As of 18 June early morning UTC, there are no immediate reports of casualties or damages.
  • On 3 June, "Volcan de Fuego" experienced a very strong eruption, triggering floods of lava and mud, along with ash and small rocks emissions. As of 18 June, 110 people have died, of which 101 in Escuintla and 9 in Sacatepequez department. 197 people went missing and more than 12 800 people were evacuated.
  • The Guatemalan authorities activated the Union Civil Protection Mechanism on 15 June to request expertise in volcanology, early warning and contingency planning. An EU Civil Protection Team is being set up.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain with local thunderstorms may continue to affect most of the country, including the areas affected by the earthquake and the volcano.
Categories: International

India - Southwest monsoon floods

ERC-Flash-International - Mon, 18/06/2018 - 09:10
  • Following the onset of the monsoon, heavy rains have resulted in floods in the north-eastern State of Assam.
  • According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), as of 17 June at 10.30 UTC, five people were reported death (three in Cachar District, one in Hailakandi District and one in Karimganj Distict). In addition, ASDMA reported 448 495 people affected across six districts (Hojai, Karbi Anglong West, Golaghat, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar).
  • Over the next 24 hours, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), as of 18 June at 7.30 UTC, more heavy rains are forecast over Assam State.
Categories: International

Northeast Nigeria - Conflict, displacement, nutrition crisis

ERC-Flash-International - Mon, 18/06/2018 - 00:00
  • According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Emergency Tracking Tool, which provides information on population displacement on a weekly basis, from 6 to 12 June 2018, 4 324 individuals were displaced due to the ongoing conflict, poor living conditions or voluntary relocation.
  • Among these newly displaced people, 67% of the children (6-59 months) screened for malnutrition by the UNICEF came from conflict-affected areas where the population has no access to humanitarian assistance. Of the screened children, 48% suffered from Severe Acute Malnutrition.
  • Similar alarming nutrition data has been collected by UNICEF since October 2017. According to OCHA, between 808 000 and 930 000 people are still cut off from basic services and humanitarian assistance in Northeast Nigeria due to restrictions of movement, ongoing hostilities and threats of attacks by armed groups.
Categories: International

Sweden - Forest Firest (DG ECHO, MSB, Ilalian CP)

ERC-Flash-Europe - Mon, 18/06/2018 - 00:00
  • Italian fire-fighting planes, prepositioned at the airport of Orebro, were deployed on 15 June in Nacka municipality, carrying out 44 drops of water. On 17 June, they extinguished a forest fire near Umeo with 18 drops. In both cases, water was scoped from the sea. The planes flew 15 hours and 25 minutes in total.
  • The Italian airplanes, which were deployed through the Union Civil Protection Mechanism since 10 June, are scheduled to fly back to Italy on 19 June.

Questions et réponses: le budget de l'UE destiné à l'action extérieure

Communiqués de presse - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 15:45
Commission européenne - Fiche d'information Bruxelles, le 14 juin 2018 L'Union européenne prépare un budget à la hauteur de son rôle d'acteur mondial de premier plan Qu'a proposé l'UE aujourd'hui? La Commission européenne propose de porter à 123 milliards d'euros le budget consacré à l'aide extérieure pour la période 2021-2027,...

Mexico - Tropical Cyclone BUD and FOUR-E

ERC-Flash-International - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 09:30
  • Tropical Cyclone BUD made landfall near San Josè del Cabo town (La Paz Province, Baja California Sur State) on 15 June early in the morning UTC as a tropical storm. On 15 June at 6.00 UTC, its centre was located near the coast approximately 55 km southeast of La Paz city, with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h. 
  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rains and strong winds could affect Baja California Sur, southern and eastern Sonora, Sinaloa and Durango states. 
  • Meanwhile, a new tropical depression named FOUR-E formed over the eastern Pacific Ocean, south of Guerrero State on 14 June. On 15 June at 6:00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 165 km south-southwest of Acapulco (Guerrero State) with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h (tropical depression). Heavy rains and strong winds could affect southern Guerrero State on 15-19 June. A tropical storm warning is in effect for Tecpan de Galeana to Punta Maldonado (Guerrero State).
Categories: International


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