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Aide humanitaire: l'UE mobilise 18 millions d'euros pour la République centrafricaine en 2019

Communiqués de presse - 4 hours 19 min ago
Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse 18 millions18 millions Bruxelles, le 24 juin 2019 Alors que de nombreuses personnes souffrent encore de la situation en République centrafricaine, l'Union européenne continue de témoigner sa solidarité aux personnes en détresse dans le pays et annonce l'octroi d'une aide humanitaire de 18,85 millions d'euros pour l'année...

Vietnam - Flash floods

ERC-Flash-International - 12 hours 15 min ago
  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern Vietnam, particularly the districts of Muong Te, Sa Pa and Nam Nhun (northern Lai Châu Province) since 24 June, causing flash floods and triggering landslides.
  • According to media reports, as of 26 June, one person died and three are missing. At least 20 houses have been flooded, several roads, including the national highway and the provincial highway, have been damaged by landslides and a bridge collapsed.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain with thunderstorms is forecast over the affected province.
Categories: International

Panama - Earthquake

ERC-Flash-International - 12 hours 15 min ago
  • An earthquake of 6.2M at the depth of 26 km occurred in western Chiriquí Province (eastern Panama) on 26 June at 5.23 UTC. The epicentre was located close to the border with Costa Rica, approximately 20 km south-west of La Concepcion City and 35 km east of provincial capital David.
  • Up to 85,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and up to 300,000 to strong shaking. As of 26 June at 7.00 UTC, a total of five aftershocks of at least 3.0 M were recorded in the same area. There are no reports of casualties and damage.
Categories: International

Mexico - Tropical Cyclone ONE

ERC-Flash-International - 12 hours 15 min ago
  • Tropical Cyclone ONE formed over the central Pacific Ocean on 25 June moving west-northwest as a tropical depression, strengthening. 
  • Over the next 48 hours, it is expected to continue moving west-northwest offshore over the central Pacific Ocean with maximum sustained winds up to 75 km/h (tropical storm).
  • According to the National Meteorological Centre of Mexico, heavy rain, strong winds and high waves up to 3 metres is forecast over western and coastal states of Mexico (Guanajuato, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, Guerrero y Oaxaca) over the next 24 hours.
Categories: International

Meteoalarm, as of 26 June at 8.00 UTC

ERC-Flash-Europe - 12 hours 15 min ago
  • On 26 June: Red Alert for high temperatures over northern, southern and southwestern Switzerland. Red Alert for high temperatures over southern Luxembourg.
  • On 27 June: Red Alert for high temperatures over northern, southern and southwestern Switzerland.

Switzerland – Flash Floods

ERC-Flash-Europe - Tue, 25/06/2019 - 09:03
  • Heavy rain affected the western area of the country (particularly the Canton of Neuchâtel) over the past few days causing flash floods.
  • According to media reports, as of 25 June, one died and three were injured in the villages of Villiers and Dombresson (Val-de-Ruz District) following a road accident and several families have been relocated. The road between Dombresson and Le Pâquie has been closed by debris while power outages have been reported.
  • Drier conditions are expected in the next 24 hours.

Meteoalarm, as of 25 June at 8.00 UTC

ERC-Flash-Europe - Tue, 25/06/2019 - 09:03
  • On 25-26 June: Red Alert for high temperature over northern and southwestern Switzerland.

Myanmar - Increase fighting in Rakhine State

ERC-Flash-International - Tue, 25/06/2019 - 00:00
  • Clashes between the Arakan army (ethnic armed group) and the Burmese army are ongoing in a number of townships in Rakhine State. Despite the onset of the rainy season, there has been no let-up in the clashes or in the Arakan Army's capacity to mount attacks. Officials and political leaders in Sittwe state that the attacks sought to demonstrate the Arakan Army's capacity to strike in a heavily protected area, despite the military's significant presence here.
  • On 21 June, the Ministry of Transport and Communication directed all telecoms companies to "temporarily" suspend internet services in nine townships in Rakhine and neighbouring Chin states, citing "disturbances of peace and use of internet activities to coordinate illegal activities". Network data restrictions are still in place.
  • The conflict has already displaced approximately 35,000 people. Access for ongoing programs (including a large Development component) is even more restricted, affecting 95,000 people. The lack of support to rural populations will negatively impact the food security situation in Central and North Rakhine.
Categories: International

Humanitarian aid: EU mobilises over €18 million for the Central African Republic in 2019

Press releases - Mon, 24/06/2019 - 12:21
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 June 2019 As many people continue to suffer in the Central African Republic (CAR), the European Union continues to stand in solidarity with the people in need in the country and announces €18.85 million in humanitarian assistance for 2019.

Honduras - Protests

ERC-Flash-International - Mon, 24/06/2019 - 00:00
  • There have been ongoing protests against the Government's planned health and education reforms since April, that workers say amount to privatisation and will result in mass layoffs.
  • While the Government recently repealed the two executive decrees, strikes and protests erupted again on 19 June June and are expected to continue, as opponents call for the President's resignation.
  • Repression by the security forces against protesters resulted in reports of 3 deaths and more than 20 injured.
  • Thousands of Hondurans have left the country in the last year, fleeing poverty and violence for Mexico and the US border. President Trump said in March that he would cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador over their failure to curb migration to the US.
Categories: International

The Gambia - Windstorm

ERC-Flash-International - Sat, 22/06/2019 - 00:00
  • On 18 June 5 districts of the Upper River Region have been affected by heavy windstorm. As a result communities suffered damage such as destruction of family houses and public infrastructure including health facilities.
  • The National Disaster Management Agency has deployed teams in the field and assessment is still on going.


Categories: International

Soudan du Sud: fourniture d'une aide humanitaire supplémentaire de 48,5 millions € par l'UE

Communiqués de presse - Thu, 20/06/2019 - 12:01
Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse Bruxelles, le 20 juin 2019 En dépit d'un récent accord de paix, le Soudan du Sud reste confronté à des besoins humanitaires criants. En effet, la population déplacée à l'intérieur du pays approche les deux millions et près de sept millions de personnes ont...

South Sudan: €48.5 million in additional EU humanitarian aid

Press releases - Thu, 20/06/2019 - 12:01
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2019 Despite a recent peace deal, humanitarian needs remain high in South Sudan with nearly two million people internally displaced and almost seven million in need of emergency food aid.

Turkey - Flash floods

ERC-Flash-International - Thu, 20/06/2019 - 09:05
  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting north-east Turkey (particularly Trabzon Province) in recent days. On 18 June, flash floods and debris flow caused a pipeline of a hydroelectric plant to break causing additional local flooding.
  • Seven fatalities have been reported, three people are missing and three injured. 70 people were evacuated and 4 buildings severely damaged in the Arakli District (Trabzon Province).
  • The European Commission's Copernicus satelite mapping service was activated on 19 June for the affected area.
  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate rainfall is forecast over north-east Turkey.
Categories: International

Central African Republic - Food insecurity

ERC-Flash-International - Thu, 20/06/2019 - 00:00
  • Food insecurity remains a major concern in the Central African Republic despite a reduction in the number of people in an emergency phase. According to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) published on 18 June, 41% of the population, some 1.8 million, are severely food insecure.
  • The situation is driven by household food shortages which are typical of the lean season, but have been exacerbated by the restriction of movement for security reasons, limiting access to fields and to agricultural activities. 
  • Acute food insecure populations are mainly found in areas with a high concentration of displaced people such as Bria, Rafai, Kaga-Bandoro, Obo and Zémio, and their respective prefectures (Haute Kotto, Mbomou and Haut Mbomou). 
  • The level of humanitarian food and nutrition assistance delivered throughout the country must be sustained to reduce the number of people who are severely food insecure.
Categories: International

Haiti - Social unrest update

ERC-Flash-International - Thu, 20/06/2019 - 00:00
  • New demonstrations on Sunday and Monday, resulted in the shut down of most commercial and administrative activities. Burning barricades and stone-throwing have been observed in several parts of the country over the past days. In Port-au-Prince, groups on motorbikes resportedly assaulted cars and pedestrians, creating panic and disrupting normal activities. 
  • A counter-demonstration called by the President's party on Tuesday was eventually cancelled at the President's demand, fearing violent clashes with the opposition.
  • Continued access constraints are disrupting humanitarian partners' operations, however there has been no suspension of activities.
  • The situation remains unpredictable and volatile. Violent demonstrations are likely to continue, further compounding the already dire situation of the most vulnerable.
Categories: International

China - Earthquake update

ERC-Flash-International - Wed, 19/06/2019 - 09:04
  • Following the earthquake of magnitude 5.8 in south-eastern Sichuan Province on 17 April at 14.55 UTC, the number of casualties and damage has increased.
  • As of 19 June, official data puts the number of deaths at 13, at least 158 injured and more than 140,000 affected. Hydro-power plants, roads, communication facilities and at least 12,700 houses have been damaged.
  • China's disaster relief authorities have launched a Level 3 emergency response in the area. 
Categories: International

India - Heatwave update

ERC-Flash-International - Wed, 19/06/2019 - 09:04
  • 12 additional deaths have occured as a result of the ongoing heatwave in north and south-east India.
  • As of 19 June, 90 people have died across Bihar (41 in Aurangabad, 35 in Gaya and 14 in Nawada Districts).
  • Temperatures 5.1°C or more above average continue to be recorded over Bihar, while monsoon season is 15 days delayed.
Categories: International

Tajikistan - Flood

ERC-Flash-International - Wed, 19/06/2019 - 09:04
  • Severe flooding and mudflows in western Tajikistan between 1 and 7 June resulting in four deaths (in south-western and north-western Tajikistan) and affecting 6,750 people in Khatlon, Sughd provinces and in Rudaky and Fayzobod districts. Approximately 1,000 houses, roads and bridges, river embankments and agricultural land have been damaged.
  • A government-led damage and needs assessment is ongoing in affected districts.
Categories: International

Northwest Nigeria- Forced displacement

ERC-Flash-International - Wed, 19/06/2019 - 00:00
  • In Northwest Nigeria (Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara States), increased violence has triggered large-scale population displacement within the states and across the border with Niger. According to recent estimations, 66,900 people have been internally displaced and are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. 
  • There are almost no humanitarian agencies on the ground to assist those displaced. The security situation has deteriorated significantly inr recent months. More than 20,000 Nigerians have fled Sokoto and Zamfara States seeking refuge in Niger (Maradi region), bringing the number of refugees from Northwest Nigeria to 86,900. This has resulted in the opening of a third hosting area for those who have been forcibly displaced in the country, in addition to Diffa and Tahoua/Tilabery regions.
Categories: International


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