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14 Aug 2015 description

Portugal – Forest fire
• The forest fire that broke out in the municipality of Gouveia, Guarda district, on 10 August, has been put under control, having burnt at least 2,363 ha.

13 Aug 2015 description

Portugal – Forest fire
• A forest fire broke out in the municipality of Gouveia in the district of Guarda, central-northern Portugal, on 10 August. The fire is located near the civil parish of Aldeias e Mangualde da Serra. As of early 12 August, it was still active and nearly 400 firefighting personnel was involved in the extinguishing effort.
• According to EFFIS, the fire burnt an area of approx. 1,243 ha (as of 11 August).

19 Dec 2014 description

Lisbonne, Portugal | AFP | vendredi 19/12/2014 - 16:46 GMT

Le gouvernement portugais a annoncé vendredi contribuer à hauteur de 550.000 euros à l'installation d'un laboratoire mobile de dépistage du virus Ebola en Guinée-Bissau, pays frontalier de la zone d'Afrique de l'Ouest la plus touchée par l'épidémie.

27 Nov 2014 description

On this fifth day of eruption and according to latest information, the intensity of the eruption increased in the early morning and the flow of lava is moving at a pace of 5 meters/hour, which is an increase as compared to previous report published 26 November (1-3 m/hour).

Latest information confirmed the activity of lava emission in 4 chimneys, also an increase compared to last situation report, (1 chimney active).

26 Sep 2014 description
report UN News Service

25 September 2014 – Less than two years after its adoption by the United Nations General Assembly, the Arms Trade Treaty has now received the 50 ratifications needed to trigger its entry into force, the world body announced today.

The threshold of 50 ratifications was reached earlier today at a joint ceremony held as part of the 2014 Treaty Event – an annual undertaking on the margins of the Assembly’s high-level debate that seeks to promote wider participation in the multilateral treaty framework.

28 Jan 2014 description

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.

05 Jul 2013 description

This report presents the results of an assessment of the right to food in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) – Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe and Timor-Leste.

04 Dec 2012 description

The exercise organized on 27 and 28 November to evaluate the functioning of the Tsunami Warning System for the North East Atlantic, Mediterranean and Adjacent Seas has taken place as scheduled. This real-time simulation, based on four scenarios in which earthquakes provoked tsunamis in different regions, demonstrated that the communication system for sending and receiving alert messages to concerned national authorities, worked smoothly.

20 Nov 2012 description

A simulated tsunami will strike the western and eastern coasts of the Mediterranean Sea and the North East Atlantic shoreline on 27 and 28 November, to test the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System for the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and connected seas. The exercise, named NEAMWave12, is organized under the umbrella of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

03 Oct 2012 description

GINEBRA, 2 de octubre (ACNUR) – El Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados, António Guterres, elogió hoy a Ecuador, Honduras y Portugal por sumarse al creciente número de países que han tomado medidas concretas para responder al problema de la apatridia en el mundo.

Ecuador se adhirió a la Convención para Reducir los Casos de Apatridia de 1961, Honduras a la Convención sobre el Estatuto de los Apátridas de 1954 y Portugal se adhirió a ambas convenciones.

02 Oct 2012 description

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres today praised Ecuador, Honduras and Portugal for joining the growing ranks of countries that have taken concrete steps to address the issue of statelessness.

All three states became parties at a special event in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Ecuador became a party to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, Honduras to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and Portugal became party to both conventions.

04 Jul 2012 description
  • An overwhelming majority of Iraqi refugees 91.6% of refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in Syria are from Iraq. The Government of Syria, which has continuously implemented a generous policy towards the stay of Iraqi refugees, estimates that the country hosts about one million Iraqis. 64.6% come from the region of Baghdad alone and 62.4% sought refuge in Syria five or more years ago. 35% of the 27,681 families registered are female-headed households.

18 Nov 2011 description

Reference: IP/11/1365

Brussels, 17 November 2011 - Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, and W. Craig Fugate, Administrator of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, met today in Brussels to discuss the priorities for cooperation between the European Commission and FEMA in disaster management and emergency response.

30 Jun 2010 description
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