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Protection Civile et Operations d'Aide Humanitaire Européennes

The factsheets produced by the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department provide overviews on specific themes or geographical areas.

All factsheets listed below are updated regularly, with their latest revision date indicated on each page.

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Le logement est un besoin humain fondamental pour la survie en cas de catastrophes naturelles ou de conflits. Un abri assure la sécurité personnelle...

Ongoing conflict, insecurity, and a drought in spring 2021 continue to cause large-scale suffering and displacement in Afghanistan and the region.

Climatic shocks and recurrent natural hazards, on top of economic and political challenges, crop pests and diseases, and conflict, continue to affect millions of people in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region.

Les catastrophes naturelles et les crises de cause humaine ne sont pas neutres sur le plan du genre – elles produisent des effets différents sur les...

The political conflict in Western Sahara, unresolved for over 4 decades, has left thousands of Sahrawi refugees stranded.

Central America and Mexico are regularly exposed to natural hazards requiring emergency aid for around 1.7 million people per year.

South America is exposed to multiple, often combined, natural hazards. Climate change has increased the frequency and intensity of these weather-related disasters and has been hampering the resilience of the most vulnerable communities.

The 6-week long hostilities in and around Nagorno-Karabakh have resulted in thousands of casualties, including civilian deaths and injuries. The fighting pushed hundreds of thousands to flee their homes for safety. Today, some remain displaced.

Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – the 5 republics of Central Asia – are particularly exposed to natural hazards such as landslides, avalanches, floods, earthquakes, droughts and melting glaciers.

L’aide alimentaire est fournie dans l’attente, au cours et dans le sillage d’une crise humanitaire. Son objectif est de sauver des vies et de...

For decades, Bangladesh has offered a safe haven for Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar. However, following widespread military crackdowns in Myanmar's Rakhine state in August 2017, the massive influx of Rohingya refugees has worsened the humanitarian situation in Cox’s Bazar.

Since the beginning of 2018, close to 70,000 refugees and migrants arrived to Bosnia and Herzegovina via the Western Balkans migration route. Restrictive COVID-19 measures slowed down the movement along the route.

The humanitarian situation is deteriorating quickly and severely in Burkina Faso, a fragile country among the 10 poorest in the world. The internal conflict has intensified, spreading across all regions in the country.

Currently, over 300,000 Burundian refugees are displaced in neighbouring countries. In Burundi itself, around 136,000 internally displaced people require humanitarian assistance. Since its independence in 1962, Burundi has faced periods of instability and conflict.

Cameroon has an increasingly complex humanitarian situation. Since 2017, tensions in the Northwest and Southwest regions have escalated. Violence and insecurity have uprooted thousands of people. Cameroon hosts more than 447,000 refugees and asylum seekers.

Located in the “hurricane belt” and surrounded by several tectonic plates, the Caribbean region is regularly battered by disasters. Along with annual hurricanes, the Caribbean is also prone to droughts, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, floods, landslides, mudslides, earthquakes, and recurrent epidemics

The Government of Colombia signed a peace agreement with the country’s largest guerrilla group, the FARC, in 2016. However, several other armed groups remain active across the country, and civilians continue to suffer the humanitarian consequences of the ongoing violence.

According to United Nations agencies, more than 43% of North Korea’s population of 25 million are undernourished, have limited access to basic services and require humanitarian assistance.