2,165 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
31 Aug 2016 description

The situation

On 24 August 2016, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, 76 kilometres (47 miles) southeast from the city of Perugia. The quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), at the very shallow depth of 10km (six miles). 98 aftershocks within the next 36 hours have continued taking a toll on survivors. According to Italian Red Cross, as of 30 August, 292 people were killed in the towns of Amatrice, Accumoli and Arquata del Tronto as follows: (see chart)

31 Aug 2016 description

GENEVA, 31 August 2016 - Italian Prime Minister, Mr. Matteo Renzi, is to introduce a major overhaul of how the country prepares for earthquakes following last Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy which has claimed 292 lives so far.

The national plan will be called Casa Italia and will include making structures earthquake-proof across the country and a range of other environmental measures.

31 Aug 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | Wednesday 8/31/2016 - 13:47 GMT

A year ago, the highly publicised death of a three-year-old Syrian boy sparked outrage across the world and drove home the grim reality of Europe's growing migration crisis.

Germany threw open its borders and volunteers across Europe flocked to train stations and frontier crossings to welcome those fleeing war and poverty.

But a major backlash swiftly followed. The EU's outer borders have since come back down hard, the so-called Balkan migrant route has shut and anti-migrant sentiment has soared.

31 Aug 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | mercredi 31/08/2016 - 09:23 GMT | 715 mots

par Florence DE MARIGNAN

Il y a un an, la photo du corps sans vie du petit Aylan, enfant syrien retrouvé noyé sur une plage turque, faisait le tour du monde et choquait l'Europe.

Dans l'année qui suit, à une phase éphémère d'ouverture des frontières sous l'impulsion de l'Allemagne, va succéder une rafale de mesures restrictives dans l'Union européenne.

31 Aug 2016 description

By Nichola Jones, IFRC

Almost one week after an earthquake rocked Central Italy, communities are coming to terms with the devastation.

Italian Red Cross volunteers, specialising in psychological support, have been working with those who have lost everything in the quake – including family members.

The Red Cross’s mobile kitchen in Amatrice is providing 800 meals a day to survivors as well as emergency services who are continuing to work 24 hours a day on the response.

30 Aug 2016 description

30 August 2016, GENEVA – The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, has written to the Italian Prime Minister, Mr. Matteo Renzi, and expressed his condolences on the tragic loss of life in last week’s earthquake and welcomed the Prime Minister’s commitment to build a culture of prevention in the earthquake-prone country. The Italian PM announced yesterday his intention to present a national plan, Casa Italia, to make Italy safer against earthquakes and to appoint a Commissioner to oversee the reconstruction effort.

30 Aug 2016 description
file preview
Summary report - English version
Missing Migrants: Management of Dead Bodies in Lesbos - Greece Summary Report (short) - English version
Missing Migrants: Management of Dead Bodies in Lesbos - Greece Summary Report (long) - English version
Summary report - Greek version
Missing Migrants: Management of Dead Bodies in Lesbos - Greece Summary Report (long) - Greek version

Germany - In 2015 and the first half of 2016, over 6,600 refugees and migrants drowned or went missing in the Mediterranean after their boats capsized while trying to reach Europe. The crisis is ongoing.

A new report: Missing Migrants in the Mediterranean: Addressing the Humanitarian Crisis, authored by the University of York, City University London and IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre in Berlin, shows that many of the bodies are never identified, and families at home face never finding out what has happened to their loved ones.

30 Aug 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 272,070 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 28 August, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, where 106,461 migrants and refugees have arrived during 2016.

This total is lower than the number recorded through 2015’s first eight months, when a total of 354,618 arrivals were recorded crossing the Mediterranean, the majority from Turkey to Greece.

Mediterranean fatalities among migrants and refugees stood at 3,165 through last weekend, or 509 more than IOM reported through 2015’s first eight months.

30 Aug 2016 description

30 August 2016, Mediterranean Sea – On Monday, the Search and Rescue boat Dignity I, run by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), contributed to the rescue of around 3,000 people drifting in about 20 rubber dinghies and several wooden boats, one of which carried between 600-700 people, in the central Mediterranean.

30 Aug 2016 description

IOM Libya presents the first publication of its Flow Monitoring initiative. Libya’s Flow Monitoring statistical and analytical reports build on IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Mobility Tracking Packages towards better articulating Libya’s human mobility profile. Each report presented in this document can be read independently or as part of DTM’s comprehensive Flow Monitoring monthly report.

30 Aug 2016 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Tuesday 8/30/2016 - 19:52 GMT

by Mathilde AUVILLAIN

Rescuers saved 3,000 migrants in the waters off Libya on Tuesday as they tried desperately to reach Europe, a day after a record 6,500 people were rescued in the Mediterranean.

"Around 3,000 migrants were saved Tuesday during 30 operations coordinated by the coastguard," the Italian coastguard said in a statement.

29 Aug 2016 description
report IRIN

By Kristy Siegfried and Tom Westcott

"I was very scared in the sea. The boat was overcrowded. I could barely move. I was afraid of dying, but even more afraid of being caught by the Libyan police.”

Read the full article on IRIN

27 Aug 2016 description
report Humanity Road

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Central Italy on August 24, 2016 causing serious damage in the central regions of Lazio, Umbria, and Marche. Humanity Road activated its Digital Disaster Response Team on August 24 to monitor social media and amplify official messages in social media for those impacted by the earthquake. Humanity Road provides this information as a public service to people impacted and to those first responders providing aid.

26 Aug 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21-27 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever and malaria in Greece.

26 Aug 2016 description

The situation

On 24 August 2016, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, 76 kilometres (47 miles) southeast from the city of Perugia. The quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), at the very shallow depth of 10km (six miles).

26 Aug 2016 description
report CEDIM
file preview
English version

Vulnerability and Exposure Metrics (Population, Infrastructure, Economic)

26 Aug 2016 description

NO AFFECTED AREAS OR DAMAGE DETECTED

Map Information

In the first hours of 24th August 2016 an earthquake occurred in the centre of Italy involving a very large territory including several Regions (Lazio, Abruzzo, Umbria) and Municipalities. After the main shock several others occurred in the areas producing casualties and damages on structures and infrastructures. The Italian Civil Protection is currently in action and has requested support to retrieve damage information on the affected areas.

26 Aug 2016 description

NO AFFECTED AREAS OR DAMAGE DETECTED

Map Information

In the first hours of 24th August 2016 an earthquake occurred in the centre of Italy involving a very large territory including several Regions (Lazio, Abruzzo, Umbria) and Municipalities. After the main shock several others occurred in the areas producing casualties and damages on structures and infrastructures. The Italian Civil Protection is currently in action and has requested support to retrieve damage information on the affected areas.

26 Aug 2016 description

Map Information

In the first hours of 24th August 2016 an earthquake occurred in the centre of Italy involving a very large territory including several Regions (Lazio, Abruzzo, Umbria) and Municipalities. After the main shock several others occurred in the areas producing casualties and damages on structures and infrastructures. The Italian Civil Protection is currently in action and has requested support to retrieve damage information on the affected areas.