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21 Feb 2017 description
  • Two incidents of avalanche and landslides happened during the night between 17 and 18 February in district Chitral, killing eight people and injuring others.

  • In Rech valley, an avalanche killed one person and injured three others. In a landslide in Lowari tunnel, 14 people of a SAMBU company got trapped. The army, Chitral Scouts and others rescued seven, while seven others lost their lives.

20 Feb 2017 description

Brussels, 20 February 2017

Today Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced additional funding for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine during his visit to the country.

Today Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced additional funding for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine during his visit to the country.

17 Feb 2017 description

Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides praises Iraqi authorities and military forces, and renews calls for humanitarian access to all active conflict areas in Iraq.

17 Feb 2017 description

SITUATION

• Tropical Cyclone DINEO continued moving west south-west over the Mozambique Channel as a Tropical Cyclone. On 15 February afternoon UTC, it made landfall near the city of Massinga (Inhambane province), as a Tropical Cyclone with approx. maximum sustained wind speed of 130 km/h. On 16 February at 00.00 UTC, it continued through the provinces of Inhambane.

16 Feb 2017 description
  • A cold wave, including heavy snowfall, has caused the isolation of numerous communities in the eastern, central and high plateau regions of Algeria.

  • About 25 000 families have been affected by the adverse weather conditions, which have entailed loss of livelihoods. Homes have been damaged, especially the tents used by the nomadic population. The need for food and relief items such as blankets, clothing and mattresses has been identified.

16 Feb 2017 description

Situation

  • Tropical Cyclone DINEO continued moving west south-west over the Mozambique Channel towards southern Mozambique, strengthening.

15 Feb 2017 description

LA COMMISSION EUROPÉENNE, vu le traité sur le fonctionnement de l’Union européenne, vu le règlement (UE) 2015/322 du Conseil du 2 mars 2015 relatif à la mise en œuvre du 11e Fonds européen de développement1 , et notamment son article 9, paragraphe 3, vu le règlement (UE) 2015/323 du Conseil du 2 mars 2015 portant règlement financier applicable au 11e Fonds européen de développement2 , et notamment son article 26, considérant ce qui suit:

15 Feb 2017 description

A worsening food security situation, due to a prolonged drought and ongoing conflict in Somalia, is threatening to unravel the fragile progress achieved since the famine of 2011. More than ever, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is counting on its partnership with the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Operations to assist in meeting the needs of the most vulnerable Somalis.

Khadija Maalliim Ali is 25, divorced, jobless and singlehandedly raising six children. She lives with her sister, also a single mother with 4 children.

15 Feb 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone DINEO continued moving west south-west over the Mozambique Channel towards southern Mozambique, strengthening. On 15 February at 00.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 260 km north-east of Inhambane city (Inhambane province) and had max. sustained wind speed of 111 km/h (Tropical Storm). It is expected to make landfall close to Massinga city (Massinga district, Inhambane province), on 15 February afternoon (UTC) possibly as a Tropical Cyclone (equivalent to a Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale).

15 Feb 2017 description
  • The National Civil Defence Institute (INDECI) of Peru reports that damage caused by rains has affected 302 630 people. 33 192 people have lost their homes, roads and bridges have also been destroyed or damaged.
  • The most affected departments are Lambayeque, Piura, Ica, Huancavelica, Arequipa, and Loreto (all in a state of emergency).
15 Feb 2017 description

Situation

  • Tropical Cyclone DINEO formed over the Mozambique Channel on 13 February and then started moving south-west towards southern Mozambique, strengthening.

  • On 14 February its centre was located approx. 480 km north-east of the city of Inhambane province and it had max. sustained wind speed of 83 km/h (Tropical Storm strength).

15 Feb 2017 description

Ulaanbaatar, February 10th, 2017 – In response to the particularly harsh winter which has struck large parts of Mongolia since November, the European Commission is providing over 115 000 EUR in humanitarian funding to bring immediate relief to the most affected families. The aid will directly benefit 5000 most vulnerable individuals in some of the country’s worst-hit provinces, namely Khuvsgul, Selenge, Uvs and Zavkhan.

15 Feb 2017 description
  • Airstrikes have continued in the last days and civilian casualties were reported in Hodeidah city. On 13 February, the city's telecommunications building was destroyed, reducing the possibilities of contacts with the population. While airstrikes intensify on Hodeidah, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concerns over the direct targeting of civilians.

14 Feb 2017 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EU) 2015/322 of 2 March 2015 on the implementation of the 11th European Development Fund1 and in particular Article 9(3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EU) 2015/323 of 2 March 2015 on the financial regulation applicable to the 11th European Development Fund2 and in particular Article 26 thereof Whereas:

14 Feb 2017 description

A new Tropical Cyclone named DINEO formed over the Mozambique Channel on 13 February and continues to move west south-west towards southern Mozambique, strengthening. As of 14 February, its centre was located approx. 480 km north-east of the city of Inhambane and it had max. sustained wind speed of 83 km/h. JRC estimations indicate a maximum storm surge height of 0.8 m in Marivate (Inhambane province) for 15 February at 20.00 UTC. Over the next 24 h, it is forecast to continue moving west south-west towards the southern coast of Mozambique, strengthening but remaining a Tropical Storm.

14 Feb 2017 description

Situation

  • Tropical Cyclone DINEO formed over the Mozambique Channel on 13 February and then started moving south-west towards southern Mozambique, strengthening.

  • On 14 February its centre was located approx. 480 km north-east of the city of Inhambane province and it had max. sustained wind speed of 83 km/h (Tropical Storm strength).

13 Feb 2017 description

Bruxelles, le 18 janvier 2017

Dans un rapport publié ce jour, la Cour des comptes souligne le succès du mécanisme de protection civile de l'UE, géré par la Commission européenne, en réaction aux catastrophes naturelles et aux principales épidémies récentes dans le monde.

Une coordination européenne efficace