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17 Feb 2019 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, amending Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) No 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, (EU)
No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, and Decision No 541/2014/EU and repealing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/20121 , and in particular Article 110 thereof,

28 Dec 2018 description
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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,

06 Jul 2018 description
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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,

23 Mar 2017 description

Key messages

  • Since early 2015, the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region has faced widespread food shortages owing to the worst drought in 35 years which was exacerbated by the El Niño weather phenomenon. Two consecutive failed rainy seasons have left 13.8 million people in need of emergency food assistance.

19 Jul 2016 description

Syria - Conflict
• On 15 July, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein - expressed alarm about the increasingly desperate situation of civilians trapped in Syrian towns where air and ground military offensives are being carried out.

27 Apr 2016 description

Key messages

  • The current rainfall season has been the driest in the last 35 years across several parts of the Southern Africa Region. Two consecutive below-average rainy seasons have significantly impacted crop and livestock production, cereal prices, water availability, and livelihoods.

  • Food and nutrition security in the region also remains extremely fragile, with the situation expected to worsen. Overall, 28 million people are estimated to be at risk of food insecurity.

09 Mar 2016 description

ANGOLA
• Heavy rain affected some areas of Angola over the last few days, causing floods in Cuanza Sul Province (centralwestern Angola). As of 7 March, media reported six deaths as well as several flooded roads and houses in Sumbe municipality.
• Over the next 48 h, locally heavy rain may still affect central Angola.

04 Mar 2016 description

Countries globally continue to experience the effects of El Niño, which include below average precipitation during the rainy season, more intense cyclones in the northwestern Pacific and potentially more frequent cyclones in the south Pacific over the coming weeks. Droughts in southern and eastern Africa and the Latin America and Caribbean region contribute to a declining food security, nutrition and health situation.

04 Dec 2015 description

Key messages

  • The region is extremely vulnerable to weather hazards such as tropical cyclones, floods, droughts and strong winds.

  • There is lack of resilience and coping mechanisms to the climate-related shocks, which results in heavy social and economic consequences for the population. Improving the local communities' resilience capacities remains central to the EU’s humanitarian assistance.

01 Mar 2005 description

This annual report for the year 2004 considers humanitarian crises worldwide. In addition to examining key events, its special features look back at the response to the Indian Ocean tsunami and how "Sudan, a forgotten crisis enters the limelight". Other features include:

- ECHO at work: in brief, global reach, facts and figures
- People: Burma / Myanmar, Palestinian Territories, Angola
- Crises zones: DR Congo, Iraq

01 Feb 2002 description

This annual report for the year 2001 considers humanitarian crises worldwide. In addition to examining key events and new instruments for speedy intervention in sudden onset crises, its special feature discusses the ICRC's orthopaedic project in Afghanistan. Other features include:

- Accounts: Afghanistan, Angola, Chechnya, India
- Crises: Western Saharan Refugee in Algeria
- ECHO: Partnerships, policy aspects, prevention and preparedness, training and studies
- Global overview

01 Jan 2000 description

The annual report for the year 1999 looks at humanitarian crises worldwide. In addition to examining key events, its features include:

- People in Sierra Leone, Angola, East Timor, Kosovo
- Disaster areas: Venezuela, Turkey and India and disaster preparedness policy  
- Conflict areas: North Caucasus, Kosovo, Sudan, Great Lakes, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Colombia, Afghanistan  
- Global overview of ECHO's work