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19 Jan 2017 description

Bruxelles, le 19 janvier 2017

La Commission européenne a annoncé une aide humanitaire supplémentaire de 40 millions d'euros en faveur des populations du bassin du lac Tchad. La crise s'aggrave dans cette région et les besoins humanitaires augmentent rapidement.

19 Jan 2017 description

The European Commission has released €40 million in additional humanitarian aid to support the populations in the Lake Chad region in Africa. The new funding brings the overall EU humanitarian aid package for the region to over €116 million since the beginning of 2016.

It will help scale up operations and respond to urgent humanitarian needs in the areas of food, nutrition, water and sanitation, health and protection.

19 Jan 2017 description

Lucy Carrigan, Regional Coordinator, Communications, Europe Refugee Crisis, IRC

As dangerously cold weather gripped Greece, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), with the support of the European Commission, ensured that people staying in the refugee sites where IRC operates were warm and safe, with a particular concern about children and the elderly, who are most at risk of hypothermia and worse if they don't have sufficient heat.

18 Jan 2017 description
  • On 17 January, a Nigerian Air Force aircraft bombed an IDP camp in Rann, in northeastern Nigeria Borno State. The Army has said the airstrike was intended to target Boko Haram insurgents believed to be present in the vicinity of Rann and hit the IDP camp by mistake.
18 Jan 2017 description
  • The military offensive for Western Mosul could begin in the next 2 months and will most probably result in operations to retake the complex city of Telefar. It is estimated that there are 750 000 civilians inside Western Mosul, and 30-50 000 individuals in Telefar. The UN reported that access is extremely limited for humanitarian partners in these areas of Western Ninewa, predominantly under the control of Shia Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF). DG ECHO is promoting new partnerships in currently uncovered or underserved areas in Western Ninewa, including Telefar.
18 Jan 2017 description
  • The severe drought affecting Somalia has now triggered a pre-famine alert "in a worst-case scenario" by specialists of the UN.
18 Jan 2017 description
  • It is estimated that the Eastern Bank of Mosul will be entirely retaken within coming weeks by the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). As of 16 January, 150 000 individuals have been displaced as a result of Mosul offensive, with over 80% residing in camps. An estimated 400 000 civilians remained in their homes throughout the offensive and are in need of humanitarian assistance.

18 Jan 2017 description
  • Heavy rains and strong winds have been affecting the Visayas region and Mindanao over the past two days, causing floods and landslides. Approx. 209 mm of rain in 24 hours were recorded in Dipolog City (Mindanao island). As of 17 January, local media reported six deaths. 1 060 people have been evacuated and at least 5 000 people have been affected in Misamis Oriental Province.

18 Jan 2017 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting the southern provinces of the country over the past weeks, causing widespread flooding.

  • As of 17 January, local media reported that the death toll has reached 43 people.

  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain and strong winds are forecast to affect the southern areas of the country. As of 17 January, Thai Meteorological Department has issued a warning for severe weather and possible flash floods in the southern provinces.

18 Jan 2017 description

REGISTERED SYRIAN REFUGEES IN JORDAN: 655 399
UNREGISTERED SYRIAN REFUGEES IN JORDAN: 139 200

  • More than 75 000 refugees, mostly women and children, are still stranded at the North - Eastern border in the so called “berm” (a transit corridor between Syria and Jordan) with no admission to Jordan.

17 Jan 2017 description

In September 2016, the European Union signed a ground-breaking deal to help more than 1 million of the most vulnerable refugees in Turkey. The deal will see the EU’s humanitarian aid department, working hand-in-hand with the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP), the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) and the Government of Turkey to implement the most ambitious humanitarian aid programme in EU history. After a month of piloting the scheme in Ankara, the national launch took place in the winter of 2016.

17 Jan 2017 description
  • Tropical Depression ONE formed over the north-western Pacific Ocean on 7 January and moved over Mindanao and Visayas islands (Philippines), then dissipated over South China Sea. On 15 January, it formed again over the southern South China Sea and started moving west.

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to reach the southern areas of Mekong Delta region as a Tropical Depression.

  • On 16 - 18 January, heavy rain and strong winds may affect the southern areas of Vietnam, southern Cambodia and southern Thailand.

17 Jan 2017 description

Refugees
4 859 908 registered Syrian refugees (including 29 000 registered in North African countries).
Estimated 110 000 Palestine refugees from Syria in neighbouring countries, Egypt and Europe.

IDPs
6.3 million
280 000 internally displaced Palestine refugees

15 Jan 2017 description

Key messages

  • The Syria conflict has triggered the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Humanitarian needs are huge, population displacement persists and fighting continues in many parts of the country. In Aleppo and in other areas of the country the scale of destruction is massive; needs for basic services, protection, shelter and infrastructures are widespread in both urban and rural areas.

14 Jan 2017 description
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Technical Annex - version 3

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 379 400 000

14 Jan 2017 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

14 Jan 2017 description

Key messages

· The number of refugees in Turkey has reached over 3 million people, making Turkey the host country with the largest refugee population in the world.

· About 90% of Syrian refugees in Turkey remain outside of camp settings with limited access to basic services. The European Commission is providing humanitarian assistance to vulnerable refugees, particularly to those living outside of camps.

14 Jan 2017 description

People displaced because of the Mosul offensive (13/01, IOM) 144 588

Number of people who could be affected by the military operations (UNOCHA) 1,2 – 1,5 million

Total amount of assistance (UCPM) 266 tonnes 1 636 m³

13 Jan 2017 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting several parts of the country over the past weeks, causing floods.

  • According to local media, as of 13 January at 7.00 (UTC), the number of houses damaged has reached 1 800 in the municipality of Viana (Luanda province).

  • Over the next 24 hours, light to moderate rain is forecast to affect most of the country.

13 Jan 2017 description
  • The 5th meeting of the Steering Committee for the Facility for Regugees in Turkey took place on Thursday, 12 January in Brussels. The Steering Committee is chaired by the European Commission (DG NEAR and DG ECHO) and gathers the 28 Member States representatives as well as Turkey in an advisory capacity. The Steering Committee ensures the coordination, complementarity and efficiency of the EU assistance. It provides strategic guidance on priorities for funding, the amounts to be allocated and the financial instruments to be used.