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14 Aug 2017 description

Portugal continues to endure a very serious situation in terms of forest fires facing over 200 forest fires a day with major fires in Aveiro, Leiria, Santarém, Castel Branco and Coimbra districts. According to media, as of 14 August at 07:30 (UTC), 40 people were injured and dozens were temporary displaced.

13 Aug 2017 description
  • Portugal continues to endure a very serious situation in terms of forest fires facing over 200 forest fires a day, mainly in central and northern part of the country.

  • On 12 August, 20:25 (UTC) Portugal activated the Union Civil Protection Mechanism requesting three Aerial forest firefighting modules and two Ground forest firefighting modules.

10 Aug 2017 description

Key figures (October 2015 – 26 July 2017)

04 Aug 2017 description

25,392 Total persons relocated
17,457 Relocated from Greece (26% of 66,400)
7,935 Relocated from Italy (20% of 39,600)

04 Aug 2017 description

Extreme or very high danger in southern and eastern Portugal; southern and central Spain and Mallorca; southern Corsica and the Mediterranean region of France; Sicily, Sardinia and southern and central Italy; coastal Croatia; central Albania; eastern Hungary; northern and eastern Serbia; former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; central Kosovo under UNSCR 1244; parts of south-west Romania; south-east and north-west Bulgaria; southern mainland Greece and the Cyclades islands; parts of central Cyprus; central and south-west Turkey.

26 Jul 2017 description

Extreme or very high danger in southern, central and eastern Portugal, the eastern Canary Islands and south, central and north-east Spain; northern Corsica and the Mediterranean coast of France; Sicily, Sardinia, and southern mainland Italy; Malta; most of Kosovo under UNSCR 1244; most of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; central Albania; parts of south-eastern Romania, parts of southern Bulgaria; southern Crete and south-east mainland Greece; central Cyprus; central, east and west Turkey.

22 Jul 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Luke Kelly, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Eduard Plana Bach, Head of Unit of Forest Policy and Environmental Governance, Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia

Marc Font Bernet, Researcher in the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia

17 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

According to available data, in the first half of 2017, there were more than 100,000 arrivals to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain (101,559). This represents a 58% decrease when compared to the same period in 2016 when 239,925 arrivals were registered. This is mainly due to the sharpe decrease in arrivals to Greece.

10 Jul 2017 description

Feature

Syria

Affected areas Raqqa governorate Cause of displacement Conflict Figures As many as 14,000 new conflict displacements between 5 and 22 June; as many as 443,000 returns between January and 30 June; about 31,000 cross border returns from Turkey, Lebanon,
Iraq, Jordan and Egypt between January and May

CONTEXT

29 Jun 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other international assistance from donors for this operation.

The situation

Spain

23 Jun 2017 description

Abstract

​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 18 June - 24 June 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza A(H7N9), Legionnaires' disease, poliomyelitis and West Nile fever.

22 Jun 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation. The Portuguese Red Cross will, however, accept direct assistance to provide support to the affected population through its national appeal (see details below).

The Situation

22 Jun 2017 description

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Mapa Informações

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Mapa Informações

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Mapa Informações

Starting on Saturday 17th June 2017 during an intense heatwave of 38-43 degrees Celsius and rainless thunderstorms, a total of 156 fires erupted across Portugal, particularly in mountainous areas 150 km northeast of Lisbon. The initial fires began in the Pedrógão Grande municipality, Leiria district, before spreading dramatically. On 18 June the Portuguese authorities reported numerous casualties and injured including firefighters. More than 1 700 firefighters have been dispatched to combat the blazes.