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09 Apr 2018 description

In 2017, EM-DAT data indicates that 318 natural disasters occurred, affecting 122 countries. The impact of which resulted in 9,503 deaths, 96 million people affected, and US$314 billion in economic damages.

The human impact of natural disasters in 2017 was much lower than the last 10 year average, where events with extremely high mortality occurred, such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti (225,570 deaths) and the 2008 Nargis Cyclone in Myanmar (138,400 deaths).

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

14 May 2009 description
report European Union

Main developments in past 24 hours

- 5 new confirmed cases reported from EU and EFTA countries, with first case reported from Belgium;

- Outside EU and EFTA countries, Thailand and Cuba reported their first cases;

- Age-specific attack rates in Mexico indicate tha almost all age groups are being equally affected.

This report is based on official information provided by the national public health websites, or through other official communication channels.

12 May 2009 description
report European Union

Main developments in past 24 hours

- 14 new confirmed cases reported from EU and EFTA countries;

- First case reported form mainland China;

- Four additional confirmed cases with in-country transmission reported from the UK;

- Outside of EU and EFTA countries, 5073 confirmed cases;

This report is based on official information provided by the national public health websites, or through other official communication channels. In addition, outside of the EU and EFTA countries, media reports from credible sources are included when quoting national authorities.

11 May 2009 description
report European Union

Main developments in past 24 hours

- 12 new confirmed cases reported from EU and EFTA countries;

- Norway reported its first 2 confirmed cases;

- One case in Italy, previously classified as in-country transmission, has been reclassified as travel-related;

- Seven additional confirmed cases reported from the UK with in-country transmission;

- Outside of EU and EFTA countries, 4936 confirmed cases;

- One more death from the US in a previously confirmed case

This report is based on official information provided by the national public health websites, or through other …

10 May 2009 description
report European Union

Main developments in past 24 hours

- 11 new confirmed cases reported from EU and EFTA countries;

- Seven more confirmed cases with in-country transmission in the UK;

- One more confirmed case with possible in-country transmission in Italy;

- Outside of EU and EFTA countries, 4201 confirmed cases;

- Increase of the number of confirmed cases in the US of approximately 30%;

- Three more deaths in Mexico;

- First death in Costa Rica;

This report is based on official information provided by the national public health websites, or through other official communication …

09 May 2009 description
report European Union

Main developments in past 24 hours

- 17 new confirmed cases reported from EU and EFTA countries;

- Five new cases of in-country transmission were reported from the UK all related to previous confirmed cases inside a school;

- First in-country transmission reported from Italy;

- Outside of EU and EFTA countries, 3278 confirmed cases are reported;

- First cases were confirmed in Australia (1), Japan (3), Argentina (1), Panama (1), Brazil (4);

- Two more deaths were reported: Mexico (1), Canada (1)

- The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) published recommendations regarding …