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18 Sep 2018 description
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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP)
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Technical annex - version 4

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2017) 8863

AMOUNT: EUR 32 900 000

07 Sep 2018 description

Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of north-east Mexico over the past few days causing flash floods.

According to media reports, as of 7 September, 2 500 houses have been damaged due to the overflow of Arroyo El Soldado river in Piedras Negras, Coahuila State. At least 10 000 people have been been reportedly affected by the floods.

Over the next 48 hours, more heavy rain with local thunderstorms may occur over the already affected areas.

06 Jul 2018 description
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Worldwide modification


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,

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.