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28 Apr 2017 description


  • Heavy rain has been affecting the Central Caribbean islands over the past few weeks, causing floods and landslides.

27 Apr 2017 description


This chapter provides general guidance on conducting post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA) and recovery planning for Employment, Livelihoods and Social Protection (ELSP). It outlines how to assess and estimate the effects and impact of disasters on ELSP and provides recommendations for reactivating economic activities and employment for recovery of livelihoods.

27 Apr 2017 description
  • Due to the heavy rainfall throughout the country that started on 18 April, some communities in the northern and central areas of the Cibao region are currently displaced and without communications. Weather forecasts call for the rains to intensify over the weekend. In Barahona, more than 396 mm were registered (Hurricane Sandy was 400-450 mm).
27 Apr 2017 description
  • Heavy rains have been affecting the country over the past few days, causing floods.

  • According to national authorities reports, as of 26 April at 7.00 UTC, two people died, two more are missing in Barahona province and over 9 000 people are displaced. In addition, 1 818 houses are destroyed and 5 water pipelines damaged.

26 Apr 2017 description

Mikri Poli, a new community centre for refugees and migrants opens its doors today in Ioannina. The space, located in the village of Platanos, will offer a range of free educational, cultural and recreational activities for adults and children from all backgrounds, as well as support to access social services.

Asylum seekers and Greek individuals will also have the opportunity to interact, plan and run their own activities and events at the centre. The facilities include two classrooms, a computer lab, a family support room, a child care area, a kitchen and a lounge area.

26 Apr 2017 description
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Technical annex

The present Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) was prepared on the basis of financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2017/01000 (Worldwide Decision) and the related General Guidelines for Operational Priorities on Humanitarian Aid (Operational Priorities). The purpose of the HIP and its annex is to serve as a communication tool for ECHO's partners and to assist in the preparation of their proposals. The provisions of the Worldwide Decision and the General Conditions of the Agreement with the European Commission shall take precedence over the provisions in this document.

25 Apr 2017 description

Facts & Figures

  • over 18.8 million in need of humanitarian assistance

  • 2 million internally displaced persons

  • 1 million returnees

  • 17 million people food insecure (IPC phases 3 and 4)

  • 6.8 million severely food insecure (IPC phase 4)

  • 14.8 million people in need of basic health care

  • US$ 2.1 billion requested by the 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP)


EU humanitarian assistance in Yemen

25 Apr 2017 description

The European Commission announced today at the United Nations in Geneva its intention to release further support of €116 million for those in need in Yemen. The support includes €46 million of emergency humanitarian aid and €70 million to support resilience and early recovery in 2017.

The country has become one of the world's largest humanitarian crises after 2 years of conflict with 18.8 million people, almost 70% of the Yemeni population in need of assistance.

24 Apr 2017 description
  • Heavy rains in the South Department from 20 to 23 April have caused severe damages and affected areas that have not yet recovered from the passage of cyclone Matthew.

24 Apr 2017 description

Bruxelles, le 11 avril 2017

L'aide de l'UE de 47 millions d'euros contribuera à répondre aux besoins des populations les plus vulnérables dans les régions des Grands Lacs, d'Afrique australe et de l'océan Indien.

21 Apr 2017 description


• Heavy rains have been affecting several areas of north-western Colombia over the past few days causing landslides.

• The National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) reports that approximately 40 landslides in the city of Manizales (Caldas Department, Andean Region), have so far left at least 16 people dead, nine missing, 23 injured, 400 evacuated, 500 families affected, dozens of houses collapsed, seven bridges damaged and over 80 roads affected by landslides and floods. Search and rescue operations are still on going.

21 Apr 2017 description
  • Fighting in South Sudan has intensified towards the end of the dry season. A government offensive has continued in Jonglei State, the heartland of the main opposition tribe, the Nuer. Government forces now control the villages of Motot, Waat and Walgak. Reports indicate wide-spread destruction. Humanitarian aid workers in the area (approx. 60) were forced to flee to Akobo (close to border with Ethiopia) and later on evacuated from Akobo for security concerns. Due to the ongoing fighting, all humanitarian assistance has been suspended in this area.

21 Apr 2017 description
  • Niger officially declared a Hepatitis E epidemic in the Diffa region in Niger. On 19 April, a total of 86 symptomatic cases of Hepatitis E, including 25 deaths, have been reported in the region. The first sample tests conducted in Dakar, Senegal, confirm the presence of Hepatitis E virus which is a liver disease transmitted through contaminated water.

20 Apr 2017 description
  • Snowmelt over the past few days caused floods in several regions of the north, north-central and eastern areas of the country.

  • Local media reported, as of 20 April at 7.00 UTC, that at least 7 000 people have been evacuated and 1 500 buildings have been damaged in the regions of Akmola, Aktobe, East Kazakhstan, Zhambyl, Karaganda, Kostanay and North Kazakhstan.

  • Over the next 24 h moderate rain may affect northern and eastern Kazakhstan.

20 Apr 2017 description
  • Heavy rains have been affecting several areas of north-western Colombia over the past few days causing landslides. Approx. 71 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Ibague (department of Tolima) over 18 - 19 April.

19 Apr 2017 description


  • The situation in the Kasaïs region, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), continues to deteriorate with new displacements reported on a daily basis. It now affects five regions (Kasaï, Kasaï Central, Kasaï Oriental, Lomami and Sankuru). The entire affected area is comparable in size to Italy.

  • Over 1 million people are currently displaced, 60% of them in Kasaï Central.