Toggle text

Romania + 10 others
31 January 2014: Eastern / Central Europe – Severe Weather

SITUATION

In the last few days severe weather conditions (heavy snowfalls, low temperatures, rainfall) have hit parts of central and eastern Europe, in particular Romania and Bulgaria, causing power outages and transportation problems.

Toggle text

Humanitarian Assistance in Review Europe, The Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

Toggle text

Philippines + 1 other
Hungarian Foreign Minister Undertakes Historic Visit to the Philippines

05 December 2013 – Foreign Minister János Martonyi of Hungary will undertake an official visit to the Philippines from December 5 to 7 at the invitation of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario. Minister Martonyi’s visit will be the first by a Hungarian Foreign Minister in the country. The two officials had previously met in the multilateral forum of Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).

Toggle text

Philippines + 6 others
The EU responds to Haiyan disaster with coordinated relief efforts

The EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCP) has been activated to ensure coordinated European relief efforts following the Philippine authorities' request for international assistance to address the colossal needs in the aftermath of the devastating cyclone Haiyan.

Toggle text

Bulgaria + 5 others
European assistance to help Bulgaria face the refugee crisis

Support is being delivered to Bulgaria to help the national authorities cope with the influx of Syrian refugees. The assistance is provided by Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Austria, and is coordinated by the European Commission. It includes more than 2000 folding beds and mattresses, more than 4200 blankets and other items, such as bedding, towels, kitchen sets and cutlery.

Toggle text

Bulgaria + 2 others
EU countries provide aid for the refugees in Bulgaria

Truckload of material aid to Bulgaria departed today from Hungary. The aid is provided under the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, enabled by Bulgaria on 16 October 2013. The donation includes blankets, bedding, hygiene and sanitation materials and other items as requested by Bulgaria. The head of the Bulgarian mission in Budapest Biserka Benisheva thanked on behalf of the Bulgarian government and the citizens of Bulgaria for the quick response of Hungary in this difficult time for us.

Toggle text

Bulgaria + 4 others
Bulgaria – Request for assistance for refugee assistance (ECHO Daily Flash, 21 October 2013)

■Since the beginning of the year Bulgaria has been put under unprecedented pressure from asylum seekers and illegal immigrants. In result of the conflict in Syria a significant increase of the number of requests for protection is being seen. The number of persons who entered Bulgarian territory illegally this year is 7410 people. The total number of the refugees in Bulgaria as of 14th October 2013 is 6404. Bulgaria has not faced such a crisis for the last 90 years.

Toggle text

Hungary: Floods Preparedness - DREF operation n° MDRHU002

CHF 52,487 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 7th June 2013 to support the Hungarian Red Cross Society in strengthening their disaster response preparedness and in delivering assistance to 1,500 families affected by the floods on the river Danube.

Summary:

Toggle text

Fact sheet: Solutions for Syrian refugees

UNHCR has been working closely with states to provide resettlement or humanitarian admission as part of the broader protection response to refugees who have fled from Syria to neighbouring countries. These interventions are critical for refugees who are in urgent need of protection.

They are above all an expression of solidarity with countries in the region currently hosting more than two million Syrian refugees.

Toggle text

Hungary: Snow Storm - DREF operation n° MDRHU001 - final report

Summary:

The unexpected and belated severe winter weather in March paralysed almost half of Hungary for several days. The authorities issued a red alert for seven counties, and an orange alert for many others.

Toggle text

Hungary: Location Map (2013)

Want to use this map in a report or on your website? Please see the map permission page first.

See all location maps.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

Toggle text

Romania + 7 others
More disasters but reduced losses in Europe

By Denis McClean

GENEVA, 18 September 2013 - European Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva this week told European parliamentarians that significant progress has been made in reducing disaster impacts across Europe over the last nine years of the Hyogo Framework for Action, the global agreement monitored by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Toggle text

Ukraine + 17 others
Europe Zone Office Consolidated Development Operational Report January - June 2013 MAA65001

1. Executive summary

The economic crisis in Europe continues to hit headlines. According to the last EU figures, 43.6 million of EU citizens find difficulties in accessing food on a daily basis, and trends show that the need for food assistance is likely to increase in the near future.

Over 26 millions of people were unemployed across the EU in April 2013, by 1.7 million more than in April 2012. Youth unemployment figures are particularly alarming, with peaks of 56 per cent in Spain and 62.5 per cent in Greece.

Toggle text

Syria crisis - ECHO factsheet

Factsheet on Syria:

The number of people affected by this protracted crisis is estimated to be 6.8 million people.

Around 4.25 million people are reported to be displaced within Syria.

The number of refugees has now reached 1 683 901, with over 550 thousand in Lebanon alone..

The total humanitarian funding committed to the crisis is €682 million: €265 million from the EU and €417 from the Member States which includes in-kind contributions.

Toggle text

India + 5 others
India/Nepal/Mexico/Syria/Pacific Ocean/Hungary/France/Italy - Floods (ECHO Daily Flash 20/06/2013)

India and Nepal – Floods – UPDATE (AFP, Local Media)

In Nepal, the number of dead, due to the heavy rains of the past few days that caused floods and landslides, has risen to 22, 18 people were still missing (according to media, as of 19 June). Media reported more than 100 homes damaged, mainly in western Nepal. According to local media the most affected districts in far-Western Region are Darchula, Kanchanpur and Kailali.

Toggle text

Croatia + 8 others
Nicaragua/Pakistan/India/Mexico/Greece/Serbia/Croatia/Hungary/Romania- Floods (ECHO Daily Flash 17/06/2013)

Nicaragua – Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, SINAPRED, Local Media)

A strong 6.5M earthquake at a depth of 35km hit in the Pacific Ocean, ca. 40km off the coasts of Leon province, Nicaragua on 15 June at 17:34 UTC. USGS indicates 80,000 people exposed to "Strong" shaking, Local media report one person dead and light damage in the capital Managua and in the provinces of Chinandega and Leon.

Pakistan – Severe weather (Pakistan Government, Local Media)

Toggle text

Hungary: Extreme winter conditions - DREF operation n° MDRHU001 Update n° 1

GLIDE n° CW-2013-000031-HUN

Period covered by this update: 20th March to 12th June 2013.

Summary: CHF 178,068 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Hungarian Red Cross Society by the replenishment of their own emergency stocks already distributed to some 15,000 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Toggle text

Hungary + 2 others
Europe: Floods Are Here to Stay

BUDAPEST, Jun 15 2013 (IPS) - Record floods in Central and Eastern Europe have highlighted some of the challenges of climate change for the continent, as well as the floods’ potential to spur populist politics.

An extraordinarily long winter followed by weeks of intense rains has saturated soils and caused large rivers, such as the Danube and the Elbe, to overflow. The floods have wreaked havoc in the region, killing 21 people and forcing the evacuation of several tens of thousands.

Toggle text

Czech Republic + 4 others
Austria/Czech Republic/Germany/Hungary/Serbia - Floods (ECHO Daily Flash 12/06/2013)

Austria – Floods (National Authorities)

As of 11 June, the water levels of the rivers are further declining and cleanup efforts are ongoing in the flooded areas; operational measures are still focused on the area along the River Danube in Niederösterreich.