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22 Jun 2016 description

Facts & Figures

  • 65 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide:

  • 21.3 million refugees,

  • 40.8 million internally displaced - 1.8 million seeking asylum.

  • Largest sources of refugees: Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan , Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

16 Jun 2016 description
  • The overall number of refugees and migrants in Greece, including the islands, was reported as 57 113 on 12 June.

  • On 13 June, evacuation began of informal sites at Polykastro, close to the northern border and the former Idomeni site. Around 300 officers took part in the operation to relocate a total of around 4 000 migrants from the makeshift sites into state-run facilities.

03 Jun 2016 description
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Technical Annex

The full implementation of this HIP is conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available under the Facility for Refugees in Turkey

AMOUNT: EUR 505,650,000

02 Jun 2016 description
  • Three aid workers of Focus, an international NGO linked to the Aga Khan Development Network, were shot and killed on 1 June in Parwan province, Eastern Afghanistan. No militant group has yet claimed responsibility for the killings.

  • Afghanistan is considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world for aid workers. 75 security incidents targeting humanitarian workers have occurred since January; five of them being killed, 10 wounded and 81 abducted, victims mostly national staff.

27 Apr 2016 description

Humanitarian situation

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

19 Apr 2016 description
  • Flash floods following heavy rains since 16 April in Northern, Central and Western regions of Afghanistan have affected 17 provinces. Preliminary information suggests that floods have killed 25 people, while 13 people are missing and four injured. Hundreds of families have been displaced as their homes have been damaged or destroyed. Needs assessments are coordinated by the local authorities and UNOCHA.
19 Apr 2016 description
  • The northern provinces of Kunduz and Baghlan are experiencing increased displacements of civilians due to increased conflict between Afghan National Security Forces and Armed Opposition Groups. According to preliminary figures, almost 1000 families are displaced in neighbouring districts and urban centres such as Taloqan and Puli Khumri cities.
  • According to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan, 1 943 civilian casualties (600 deaths and 1 343 injured) have been recorded in the first 3 months of 2016 alone.
19 Apr 2016 description

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 45 000 000

12 Apr 2016 description

SITUATION

• An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 M at a depth of 210 km occurred in the province of Badakhshan (north-eastern Afghanistan) on 10 April at 10.28 UTC. The epicentre was located in Zebak district which is in a low population density area 39 km west-southwest of Ashkasham and 282 km northeast of the capital city, Kabul. The earthquake was also felt across Pakistan and India.

11 Apr 2016 description
  • An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 M at a depth of 210 km occurred in the province of Badakhshan (north-eastern Afghanistan) on 10 April at 10.28 UTC. The epicentre was located in Zebak district which is in a low population density area 39 km west-southwest of Ashkasham and 282 km north-east of the capital city, Kabul. The earthquake was also felt across Pakistan and India. USGS PAGER estimated that 5 331 000 people were exposed to "Light" shaking.

05 Apr 2016 description
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Communiqué de presse
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Fiche d’information sur l’éducation dans les situations d’urgence

La Commission européenne a annoncé aujourd’hui un train de mesures d’aide humanitaire d’un montant de 52 millions d’euros, visant spécifiquement la réalisation, en 2016, de projets éducatifs en faveur d’enfants en situation d’urgence.

05 Apr 2016 description
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Press Release
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Q&A - EU supports education for children in emergencies
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Factsheet on Education in Emergencies

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 5 April 2016

EU quadruples its humanitarian financing to education in emergencies worldwide.

03 Mar 2016 description

Key messages

The European Union's current humanitarian actions in Pakistan focus on several separate but interrelated crises:

  • Support for people affected by the conflict in the northwest, where over one million people are presently displaced. The on-going complex emergency remains underfunded with little media attention and is classified by the European Commission as a Forgotten Crisis.

25 Jan 2016 description

SITUATION

With a population of almost 200 million, Pakistan faces a multitude of interlinked challenges:

  • Complex Emergency
    Estimation of 1 161 248 people still in displacement due to military operations against non-state armed groups. Most of the IDPs have sought refuge in the adjoining districts in Pakistan, but also across the border in Afghanistan. In 2015, 660 540 IDPs returned to their place of origin.

23 Dec 2015 description

Key messages

  • Over three decades of conflict in Afghanistan have led to insecurity and large scale displacement both within the country and to neighbouring Iran and Pakistan.

  • The European Commission continues to provide humanitarian assistance to the displaced and those affected by conflict and natural disaster, providing emergency health services, shelter, water and sanitation and livelihood support to the most vulnerable.

  • Vulnerable Afghan refugees in Iran and Pakistan benefit from EU-funded care and maintenance support.