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01 Jul 2019 description

Brussels, 1 July 2019

As natural disasters threaten the most vulnerable people in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region, the EU is providing €7 million in humanitarian aid to increase the capacity of communities and authorities to prepare for and respond to disasters. This aid is in addition to the approximately €17 million in EU humanitarian assistance given this year to help people hit by cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Comoros, and people affected by food shortages in Zimbabwe.

22 Mar 2019 description
  • Heavy rains have been affecting western Angola since 16 March, causing floods and resulting in casualties and damage.
21 Mar 2019 description
  • Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2019: USD 1.65 billion, targeting 9 million most vulnerable people

  • 12.8 million people under food insecurity

  • 2.8 million new IDPs (Internally Displaced People) since 2018

  • Over 550 000 refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

  • Human Development Indicators (HDI): DRC 176 out of 189 countries

28 Feb 2019 description

Heavy rainfall has been affecting the northern Malanje province over the last days, causing flash floods that resulted in damage. As of 28 February at 8.00 UTC, according to media, 4 890 people have been displaced and at least 815 houses have been destroyed in nine municipalities of the Malanje province. The most affected municipalities are Malanje with 219 houses destroyed, Cangadala with 203, Mucari with 118, Cambundi-Catembo with 80 and Quirima with 56. Moreover, last week four people died in Luanda province.

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,

29 Jan 2019 description

Situation Overview

  • The southern African continent is highly vulnerable to extreme climatological events, due to the combination of insufficient coping capacity, widespread poverty and strong seasonal rainfall patterns. The region is experiencing a meteorological drought.

  • This region has a strong precipitation seasonality, with most of the annual rainfall falling between November and March. The meteorological drought experienced in the region could impact the next lean season.

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 Nov 2018 description
  • At least 347,100 Congolese have returned from Angola since 1 October 2018, according to the 'Direction Générale de Migration' (DGM) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Caritas, which is monitoring the return on the ground, estimates an even higher number of returnees (half a million people). Angolan authorities had set an ultimatum to all persons with an irregular migrant status to leave the country within 15 days, classifying the operation as targeting illegal immigration and illegal exploitation of informal mines.

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,

25 Mar 2017 description

Heavy rain has been affecting the country over the past days, especially the north-western provinces, causing floods.
Local media reported, as of 24 March at 7.00 UTC, 11 deaths in the province of Luanda, several missing people, 700 houses destroyed and at least 5 300 houses flooded.
Over the next 48 h, moderate to locally heavy rain is forecast for most of the country.

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.

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.

25 Nov 2016 description

Brussels/Lilongwe, 25 November 2016

As Southern Africa enters the critical lean season, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is in Malawi to visit EU humanitarian aid projects that help communities deal with the effects of prolonged drought. Commissioner Stylianides is meeting President Peter Mutharika before visiting Chikwawa and Zomba districts where nutrition and food assistance is provided to particularly vulnerable households.

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.