A new batch of urgently needed medical and relief supplies is leaving to the Ebola-affected region in West Africa today on board of the Dutch ship "Karel Doorman".
For the second time, as part of the coordinated European response to the Ebola outbreak, the Netherlands has offered to transport vital supplies free of charge. The vessel is carrying 1,500 tons of food for the World Food Programme (WFP) in addition to more than 50 vehicles, medical supplies and protective clothing for health personnel offered by Belgium, France, Germany and the UK.
Today the first Ebola aid supplies will be loaded onto the naval ship Karel Doorman, leaving for West Africa tomorrow. Goods will start to come aboard at around midday, including 11 million rubber gloves, a significant number of lorries, ambulances and other vehicles, 1,000 rubber boots, disinfectant, thermometers, generators, mobile laboratories, protective clothing for medical staff and more than 300,000 medical masks for relief workers.
De nouvelles données recueillies au niveau mondial mettent en évidence la prévalence de la violence envers les enfants, déclare l’UNICEF
NEW YORK, 4 septembre 2014 – La plus importante collecte de données jamais effectuée sur la violence envers les enfants révèle l’ampleur stupéfiante des sévices physiques, sexuels et psychologiques qu’ils subissent et met en évidence les attitudes qui perpétuent et justifient cette violence, véritablement « cachée sous nos yeux » dans chaque pays et communauté du monde.
Rapid Response Fund Payment for US$ 47,473. ACT member AIDRom is aiming at alleviating the suffering of the affected people and mitigating the effects of flooding on the small rural communities through distribution of food parcels, mineral water, personal hygiene and clothing parcels.
Emergency: Relief support to people affected by flooding in Southern and South Western Romania
Date of Emergency: 28 July – 02 August 2014
ACT Requesting Member: Ecumenical Association of Churches in Romania - AIDRom
Geneva, 12 August 2014
1. Brief description of the emergency and impact
Local communities in the Tisza River basin have recently been confronted with several serious toxic spills and ecological disasters along the river. Regional scientists, within a NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) project, have therefore started to develop a monitoring system to increase the chances of predicting environmental crises and improving disaster response.
From one disaster to another
07/31/2014 15:04 GMT
BUCHAREST, July 31, 2014 (AFP) - Two men reported missing in southern Romania following floods in Eastern Europe were found dead Thursday, taking the regional toll to five, official sources said.
The two bodies were found miles downstream from the area where they were swept away by floodwaters as high as two metres (six and a half feet), in Valcea county, the emergency inspectorate told AFP.
A further two men are still missing in Romania, where a first death was reported Wednesday.
Nine Balkan militaries agree to jointly assist the civilian population in times of disasters.
By Miki Trajkovski for Southeast European Times in Skopje -- 22/07/14
In the wake of damaging flooding in Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) this year, military leaders of nine countries in southeast Europe are promising to work together to co-ordinate emergency response to future natural disasters.
HIGHLIGHTS - The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) reached over 79,000 across Ukraine.
The Ukrainian authorities nominated Mr Volodymyr Groysman, Deputy Prime Minister as the coordinator on all IDP matters.
During the last coordination meeting on IDP matters, the authorities decided on the establishment of a registration system and on the drafting of new legislation on IDPs in line with international standards.
Further degradation of law and order and localised military operations in the east of Ukraine,
Donbas region, since March has caused a deterioration in the situation. UNHCR is aware of more than 59,600* internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Crimea and Donbas, as of 1 July; with additional unconfirmed reports of several thousand IDPs still within the eastern region itself.
Further degradation of law and order and localised military operations in the east of Ukraine, Donbas region, since March has caused a deterioration in the situation. UNHCR is aware of more than 46,100 * internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Crimea and Donbas, as of 23 June; with additional unconfirmed reports of several thousand IDPs still within the eastern region itself.
1. Severity of crisis
Disaster regional overview:
Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia were the most affected, with several major cities completely flooded, and landslides in mountainous regions.
Eastern Croatia and southern Romania also experienced flooding, while Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Slovakia were affected by the storm.
15 million Number of people living in affected countries
3.1 million Number of affected people
In this issue:
UN-SPIDER at a glance
- Call for Experts: UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Mongolia
- UN-SPIDER and LAPAN successfully organise ASEAN workshop
- El Salvador: UN-SPIDER conducts Technical Advisory Mission
- Chile Earthquake: UN-SPIDER compiles data
- UN-SPIDER participates in ISDR Asia Platform
- UN-SPIDER participates in training for International Charter Space and Major Disasters
- UN-SPIDER to conduct Technical Advisory Mission to Bhutan
SERBIA: As of 24 April, due to the recent floods, six municipalities in southern Serbia are most affected (see map). Currently the most vulnerable locations are the villages near Krusevac in the Rasina County. Forecast: According to national information, water levels are decreasing within the Velica Morava River near Ćuprije and Bagrdan below the first alarm level (out of three alarm levels). A new rise of water level is expected in the South Morava (Juzua Morava) River and its tributaries, the upper course of the Western Morava (Zapadna Morava), Ibar,
• SERBIA: Floods caused by heavy rainfall affected seven municipalities in six districts in southern Serbia (see map), blocking roads and damaging water supply networks, residences and local industries. As of 23 April the situation was most critical near the city of Krusevac. Since 18 April a total of 508 people have been evacuated from the affected areas. Water levels of most rivers were stagnating or decreasing on 23 April (National Authorities)
Romania - Floods - UPDATE (International Media, Government)
The severe flood situation by heavy rainfall and swollen rivers continues in southern Romania; on 21 April international media reported three people killed by the floods and another two missing. As of the same day emergency services had carried out around 550 rescue operations.
According to the Hydrological Bulletin of 21 April, flow rates were increasing in major southern rivers (Buzau, Prut) and their tributaries.