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27 Apr 2016 description

Humanitarian situation

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

19 Apr 2016 description
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Sudan and South Sudan - version 2
Technical Annex - version 2

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2015) 8936 final and conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available from the 2016 general budget of the European Union

AMOUNT: EUR 88 500 000

19 Apr 2016 description
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Technical Annex - Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000

AMOUNT: 77 000 000 EUR

08 Apr 2016 description

Key messages

  • Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in 50 years following two failed rainy seasons. One quarter of the population is affected and more than 10 million people are in need of emergency assistance. This number could increase if the spring rains are further delayed. Ethiopia is one of the countries most affected by the El Niño phenomenon, which has caused extreme weather across the African continent.

05 Apr 2016 description
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Communiqué de presse
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Fiche d’information sur l’éducation dans les situations d’urgence

La Commission européenne a annoncé aujourd’hui un train de mesures d’aide humanitaire d’un montant de 52 millions d’euros, visant spécifiquement la réalisation, en 2016, de projets éducatifs en faveur d’enfants en situation d’urgence.

05 Apr 2016 description
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Press Release
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Q&A - EU supports education for children in emergencies
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Factsheet on Education in Emergencies

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 5 April 2016

EU quadruples its humanitarian financing to education in emergencies worldwide.

19 Mar 2016 description

Key messages

  • Providing access to clean water in sufficient quantities is essential to sustain life and promote health in emergency and crisis situations. Basic sanitation and appropriate hygiene behavior and management are essential conditions to create a safe living environment.

  • The European Commission is one of the largest humanitarian donors in providing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) assistance with almost €120 million alone allocated in 2015 to projects in this sector.

12 Mar 2016 description
  • The humanitarian situation is deteriorating in the state of Northern Bahr el Ghazal in South Sudan and across the border in Sudan. There are about 280 000 people identified as being in crisis situation in Northern Bahr el Ghazal. ECHO partners reported that the number of children being admitted for treatment for acute malnutrition increased during February.

24 Feb 2016 description

Since 2011, Uganda has experienced a number of refugee emergencies with a spike of arrivals from South Sudan since war broke out there in December 2013. Today, the country hosts more than half a million refugees and asylum seekers from 33 different countries.

19 Feb 2016 description
  • On 17 February, fighting between rival ethnic groups was reported within the Malakal Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Upper Nile sheltering over 47 000 persons from four different ethnic groups living in already very difficult conditions. At least 16 people were killed (among them two MSF South Sudanese staff) and 91 wounded. Thousands of IDPs, mainly children and women, are seeking refuge into the UNMISS compound.
  • ECHO’S health partners MSF, IOM and IMC remain operational and are providing health services.
03 Feb 2016 description
  • Gambella region in Ethiopia is hosting more than 260 000 South Sudanese refugees. The region is also regularly affected by internal displacement.
  • The situation in Gambella town is tense at the moment after several security incidents linked to inter-ethnic clashes involving Nuer and Anuak ethnic groups. The conflict erupted on 20 January, initially in Gambella town and Itang woreda. However, tensions and clashes expanded to other areas. The situation is unpredictable and clashes may continue for weeks to come.
29 Jan 2016 description

15,517,531 Total number of displaced people in African countries

3,975,947 Total number of refugees

11,541,584 Total number of Internally Displaced People

134,492 Total sea arrivals in 2015 from African countries to Europe (Greece, Italy, Spain and Malta)

21 Jan 2016 description

Alors que la Corne de l’Afrique connaît toujours une multitude de crises, qu'il s'agisse de cycles récurrents de conflits ou de catastrophes naturelles, touchant des millions de personnes, l’UE a annoncé qu'elle accorderait une aide humanitaire de 77 millions d’euros à cette région en 2016.

21 Jan 2016 description

With the Horn of Africa continuing to face a multitude of crises from recurrent cycles of conflict to natural disasters, affecting millions of people, the EU has today announced €77 million in humanitarian aid for the region in 2016.

The Horn of Africa region is hosting some 1.7 million refugees. More than half a million live in Kenya.

23 Dec 2015 description

Key messages

  • Ethiopia is currently experiencing a severe drought due to two consecutive poor rainy seasons. 10.2 million people are in need of emergency assistance. It is one of the countries most affected by the El Nino phenomenon.

21 Dec 2015 description
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Technical Annex

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
Fourth modification as of 18/12/2015

Despite the signature of the peace and power sharing agreement in South Sudan in August 2015, humanitarian needs continue to increase. In the conflict affected areas, the provision of basic services remains almost entirely under humanitarian aid and the livelihoods and coping mechanisms have drastically deteriorated.

21 Dec 2015 description

Brussels, 21 December 2015

With nearly 4 million people estimated unable to meet their food needs, South Sudan is on the brink of famine

18 Dec 2015 description
Horn of Africa -version 5
Technical Annex - version 5

AMOUNT: EUR 93 000 000

  1. MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Fourth modification as of 16/12/2015

A shift between the specific objectives of the Financing Decision is necessary in order to adapt to the current humanitarian situation, which results in the following new breakdown of the HIP budget, namely EUR 80 050 000 under Man-made crises and EUR 12 950 000 under Natural disasters.

Third modification as of 15/10/2015