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17 Jan 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Details of Response Emergency: Support to cold snap affected people in East Romania Date of Emergency: 12th of January 2017 (Forecasted to continue also through 16-19 January) ACT Requesting Member: Ecumenical Association of Churches in Romania - AIDRom

I. NARRATIVE SUMMARY DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY

13 Jan 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Geneva, 13.01.2017

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

12 Jan 2017 description

The lowest temperatures in decades and a blanket of heavy snow in parts of the Balkans, Greece, and Eastern Europe are causing dozens of deaths, power outages, and travel delays.

Authorities have blamed at least 73 deaths on the extreme weather, the coldest since 1963, including at least 15 people who froze to death in the Balkans this week -- four elderly men in Bosnia-Herzegovina, six people in Serbia, two homeless men in Kosovo, and an elderly woman and two homeless men in Macedonia.

10 Jan 2017 description

The situation

Severe winter weather and extreme temperatures as low as – 30 degrees Celsius in some areas are affecting much of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe, including Turkey and Greece. The worst of the cold weather began at the beginning of January in many countries but in Poland, the impact of freezing temperatures was felt as early as November 2016.

The media has reported at least 40 deaths. Homeless people, asylum seekers, refugees in camps and IDPs in Ukraine are among the most vulnerable.

22 Dec 2016 description

Key Figures
Oct 2015 – 06 Dec 2016

1,950 persons relocated
5,839 places pledged
39,600 target
As of 06 Dec 2016

15 Dec 2016 description

Trends of Sea Arrivals

Between 05 and 11 December, 698 refugees and migrants crossed the sea from Turkey to the Greek islands – an increase from the 144 who crossed the previous week. Thus far, 172,607 persons have arrived to Greece by sea in 2016 in comparison to 856,723 who crossed during the same period in 2015. As of 04 December, the main countries of origin of those who arrived in Greece remain the Syrian Arab Republic (47%), Afghanistan (24%) and Iraq (15%). Children comprised 37% of arrivals with men making up 42% and women 21%.

11 Nov 2016 description

Key Figures
Oct 2015 – 08 Nov 2016
1,549 persons relocated
4,954 places pledged
39,600 target
As of 08 Nov 2016

04 Nov 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 30 Oct–5 Nov 2016 and includes updates on influenza, poliomyelitis, Zika fever, MERS CoV, cholera, West Nile virus, and enterovirus detections in Europe.

28 Oct 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 23-29 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extensively drug-resistant TB.

28 Oct 2016 description

3,930 FATALITIES 2016 (1 JAN—27 OCT)

3,777 FATALITIES 2015 (1 JAN—31 DEC)

The number of migrant deaths and disappearances recorded by IOM in 2016 so far have reached 5,328.
Most of the increases have been in the Mediterranean where an estimated 3,930 people have died trying to make the crossing in 2016 so far.

27 Oct 2016 description

Bucharest, 24 October 2016 - Mohamad is an Iraqi teenager who took refuge in Romania in 2014 when he was 15 years old. He had to flee because of protracted conflict in his home country that persists to this day, according to reports in the international press. During an attack, his parents were killed in front of him. Mohamad was shot in the legs but the surgery performed in poor conditions at a hospital in Iraq managed to worsen the situation of his wound.

26 Oct 2016 description

Key Figures
Oct 2015 – 27 Sep 2016

1,196 persons relocated
3,809 places pledged
39,600 target

As of 27 Sep 2016

21 Oct 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 16-22 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extremely drug-resistant TB.

14 Oct 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 9-15 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

12 Oct 2016 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, 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.

30 Sep 2016 description
report Council of Europe

Council of Europe’s anti-trafficking body GRETA calls on Romania to intensify efforts to prevent trafficking in children

Strasbourg, 30.09.2016 – In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) calls on Romania to step up its efforts to prevent trafficking in children and to improve the identification and assistance to child victims.

28 Sep 2016 description
report World Vision
  • The Index uses specific child protection articles from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and principles from a “systems approach” to child protection as the common foundation
  • The first pilot project covered 9 countries from South East Europe and South Caucasus
  • The Index framework consists of four sections of indicators: child vulnerability, governance environment, UNCRC child protection issues, and social work.
23 Sep 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 18-24 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

20 Sep 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports that 298,474 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 18 September, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. This figure is well short of the 469,869 arrivals recorded by IOM at this point in 2015.

Some 165,409 people have arrived in Greece and 130,561 in Italy during 2016.