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01 Aug 2019 description
  • 20 times the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM) provided environmental expertise to the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) since 2014.

  • EUCPM prepares and responds to environmental emergencies, including incidents that arise as secondary effects of disasters.

  • DG ECHO, operating through the EUCPM, is among JEU’s most important partners.

  • DG ECHO’s collaboration with the JEU has been constantly increasing during the past years, raising at a level of 80% of all JEU missions in 2018

05 Jun 2018 description

15 times EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM) provided environmental expertise to UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) since 2014.

• EUCPM prepares and responds to environmental disasters, including incidents that arise as secondary effects of a natural disaster.

• DG ECHO, operating through the EUCPM, is among JEU’s most important partners.

• DG ECHO's collaboration with the JEU has been constantly increasing during the past years, raising at a level of 50% of all JEU missions since 2016.

20 Mar 2018 description

In 2017, DG ECHO gave EUR 3 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). When a National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society needs immediate financial support to respond to a disaster, it can request funds from the DREF.

26 Oct 2017 description

1,845 households from 28 sites have returned to their neighborhoods of origin thanks to the support of the government and its partners.

From the total households, 1,570 were assisted in the Grande Anse Department and 275 in the South.

This map shows the displaced households from hurricane Matthew that had received tailored shelter support to return to their places of origin from October 2016 to September 2017.

23 May 2017 description

The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is an indicator of vegetation health. NDVI is calculated from the visible and nearinfrared light reflected by vegetation. Healthy vegetation absorbs most of the visible light that hits it, and reflects a large portion of the near-infrared light. Unhealthy or sparse vegetation reflects more visible light and less near-infrared light. The time frame has been chosen to compare vegetation health before and after Hurricane Matthew.

03 May 2017 description

This map illustrates the satellite-detected water and/or saturated wet soil extent in Solon Communal Section, St. Louis du Sud Commune in Sud Department located in the southwestern part of Haiti. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a WorldView-2 satellite image acquired on the 28 April 2017 and could observe areas with standing waters and saturated wet soil mainly affecting agricultural fields. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis identified 118 ha of those areas, which cover 8.50% of this map's extent of 1385 ha of land. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field.

01 May 2017 description

This map illustrates the satellite-detected water extent in Cavaillon commune in Sud Department (Haiti) located in the southwestern part of Haiti. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Sentinel-1 satellite image acquired on the 26 April 2017 and a Radarsat-2 image acquired on the 17 May 2016 and could observe areas with standing waters mainly affecting agricultural fields. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis identified 566 ha of flooded areas, which cover 7% of this map's extent of ~8500 ha of land. The increase of waters within the analyzed zone is about 550%.

01 May 2017 description

This map illustrates the satellite-detected water extent in Les Cayes and Cavaillon communes in Sud Department (Haiti) located in the southwestern part of Haiti. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Sentinel-1 satellite image acquired on the 26 April 2017 and a Radarsat-2 image acquired on the 17 May 2016 and could observe areas with standing waters mainly affecting agricultural fields. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis identified 718 ha of flooded areas, which cover ~4% of this map's extent of ~20300 ha of land. The increase of waters within the analyzed zone is about 460%.

01 May 2017 description

This map illustrates the satellite-detected water extent and evolution between 26 and 28 April 2017 in Les Cayes and Cavaillon communes in Sud Department located in the southwestern part of Haiti. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Radarsat-2 image acquired on the 28 April 2017 and a Sentinel-1 satellite image acquired on the 26 April 2017. Between 26 and 28 April 2017 and within this map extent, waters receded from about ~590 ha of mainly agricultural lands : ~873 ha of satellite detected waters were observed on the 26 April 2017 and decreased to ~280 ha on the 28 April 2017.