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17 Mar 2018 description

Bruxelles, le 17 mars 2018

À l'occasion d'un voyage officiel en Colombie pour visiter des projets soutenus par l'UE et rencontrer des représentants du gouvernement, M. Christos Stylianides, commissaire chargé de l'aide humanitaire et de la gestion des crises, a annoncé aujourd'hui une enveloppe de 31 millions d'euros consacrée à l'aide humanitaire et à la préparation aux catastrophes en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes.

17 Mar 2018 description

Brussels, 17 March 2018

During an official visit to Colombia to visit EU aid projects and meet with government officials, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides has announced today €31 million for humanitarian aid and disaster preparedness for Latin America and the Caribbean.

18 Feb 2018 description
  • No major damage has been reported since an earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred in the state of Oaxaca on 16 February at 23:39 UTC. 2 people were injured, and 436 houses are reported damaged.

  • A military helicopter being used to survey the earthquake damage crashed as it attempted to land. Latest reports say 13 people were killed and 16 injured. All victims were on the ground.

17 Feb 2018 description
  • An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 at a depth of 24 km occurred in the State of Oaxaca, southern Pacific Coast of Mexico, on 16 February at 23:39 UTC. The epicentre was located 37 kilometres northeast of Pinotepa, in Oaxaca State. After the earthquake, there have been registered 261 aftershocks including a 5.8 magnitude one.

07 Dec 2017 description

Ciudad de México, 7 de diciembre de 2017. En respuesta a los daños causados por los poderosos terremotos que impactaron México en septiembre de este año, la Unión Europea ha destinado 158,575 euros (MXN 3,516,621) para que unos 1,640 niños, niñas y adolescentes y 41 maestros del estado de Oaxaca puedan retomar sus clases.

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

09 Oct 2017 description

Tropical cyclone NATE continued moving inland, crossing southeastern Mississippi State and northwestern Alabama State as a tropical depression.

Over the next 24 hours, it is expected to keep moving inland toward the north-east, passing across the Tennesse Valley and the Central Appalachian Mountains. Heavy rain and strong winds may occur over several areas of Florida Panhadle, Alabama, Georgia, northern Gulf coast, Ohio Valley and east Mississippi River.

07 Oct 2017 description
  • Tropical Storm Nate formed Thursday 5 October in the Caribbean near the coast of Nicaragua.

  • The storm caused heavy rains and landslides over several countries in Central America. It is still raining in certain areas.

  • As of 6 October, the death toll has risen to 28, with 14 people missing.

  • National Civil Protection systems have been responding with local coordination mechanisms.

06 Oct 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone NATE (previously named SIXTEEN) continued moving toward the northeastern coast of Nicaragua, strengthening. In the afternoon of 5 October it made landfall south of Puerto Cabezas (Nicaragua) as a Tropical Storm. It then moved north-west over north-eastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras reaching the Gulf of Honduras. On 6 October at 6.00 UTC its centre was located 125 km east-southeast of Isla Guanaja (Honduras) and it had maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h (Tropical Storm).

05 Oct 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone SIXTEEN formed over the southwestern Caribbean Sea on 4 October. Then it started moving north-west toward the northeastern coast of Nicaragua as a Tropical Depression. On 5 October at 6.00 UTC its centre was located 120 km south-southeast of Puerto Cabezas (Nicaragua) and it had maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h (Tropical Depression).

25 Sep 2017 description
  • Another strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 M at a depth of 9 km occured in Oxaca state on 23 September at 12.53 UTC, causing casualties. The epicentre was located 68 Km north-northeast of Salina Cruz (Tehuantepec District) and 420 km away from the 7.1 earthquake of 19 September. USGS PAGER estimated a shaking up to "very strong" for 8 000 people. According to media, as of 25 September, five people died.