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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.

22 Dec 2015 description

On 26 October 2015, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the capital of Badakhshan province, in the north-eastern border of Afghanistan. More than 12 provinces across the country were affected, all the way to the eastern province of Paktya, bordering Pakistan.

22 Dec 2015 description

The intensifying conflict in Afghanistan is taking a toll on civilians in both urban and rural areas and the country is again facing an acute humanitarian crisis. The European Commission is therefore providing additional €12 million in humanitarian assistance to meet the growing humanitarian needs.

17 Dec 2015 description

Bruxelles, le 16 décembre 2015

La Commission européenne porte son budget d'aide humanitaire à un niveau record alors que les besoins dans ce domaine devraient atteindre un sommet historique à l'échelle mondiale en 2016.

16 Dec 2015 description

As global humanitarian needs are set to reach a historic high in 2016, the European Commission is stepping up its humanitarian budget to record levels.

03 Dec 2015 description

Since Spring 2015, a shift is observed in the dynamics of the conflict in Afghanistan. AOG (mainly Taliban) ground offensives against government forces have increased both in intensity and frequency also now targeting urban centres with high population density. The civilian population is paying an increasing heavy toll through both civilian casualties and population displacements. The situation in Afghanistan can no longer be considered in a "stabilisation phase", but has reverted to an increasingly acute humanitarian crisis.

24 Nov 2015 description

Western Balkans - Refugee crisis
• Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have applied restrictions to the number of nationalities eligible to enter their territory.
• Figures confirm a sharp decrease in the number of transit (from 7000-8000 to 4000-5000 average daily).

Afghanistan - Earthquake
• 22 November - Earthquake magnitude 5.9 M occurred in Badakhshan province.