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24 Jan 2018 description


  • 18 million food insecure people

  • 10.5 million undernourished people

  • 5.6 million people affected by natural disasters from 2004 to 2015

  • EU humanitarian funding: €135.6 million since 1995


20 Dec 2016 description

Bangkok, 20th December, 2016 – The European Commission is allocating € 300 000 in humanitarian aid funding to ensure the continued distribution of life-saving relief items to families affected by the recent large-scale flooding in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

16 Sep 2016 description


• Typhoon LIONROCK and a low pressure system have triggered heavy rains from 28 August to 2 September over the north-western DPRK causing extensive flooding in particular in the North Hamyong province.

• At least 138 people have been killed, 395 missing, over 107 000 people have been displaced and more than 35 000 houses have been destroyed. Access and communication to the affected areas is badly impacted.

09 Sep 2016 description

Mexico, USA - Tropical Cyclone NEWTON
• TC NEWTON formed over the north-western Pacific Ocean on 4 September. On 6 September at 9.00 UTC it made landfall over Baja California Sur state (Mexico) with approx. max. sust. winds of 148 km/h. On 7 September it made a second landfall over Sonora state (Mexico) with approx. max. sust. winds of 110 km/h. It then continued moving north-east over land and becoming a Post-Tropical Cyclone.

07 Jul 2016 description

Bangkok, 7 July 2016 – The European Commission is making available € 12.3 million to strengthen the capacity of disaster-prone countries across Asia and the Pacific to prepare for and protect themselves from recurring natural disasters. Almost half of the world’s natural disasters last year occurred in Asia and the Pacific, causing large-scale losses of lives and assets.

07 Jun 2016 description


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 Union2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

28 Aug 2015 description
  • Heavy rain, due to the passage of Tropical Cyclone GONI off the coast of the Korean peninsula, affected north-eastern Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) over the last few days causing floods and landslides. Approx. 218 mm of rain in 24 hrs were observed in Sinpo, 180 mm in Samjiyon and 120 mm in Chongjin over 25-26 August.

  • As of 26 August, media report 40 people dead, over 11 000 people affected, 153 homes destroyed and over 800 damaged in Rason city and north Hamgyong province.

28 Aug 2015 description

Caribbean - Tropical Cyclone ERIKA
• ERIKA continues moving north-west as a Tropical Storm. On 27 August, at 9.00 UTC, its centre was located between Grand Terre of Guadeloupe and the island of Antigua.
• Over the next 24h, ERIKA’s intensity may slightly increase, but will remain a Tropical Storm. Its centre is forecast to pass near or over portions of the Leeward Islands and the British Virgin Islands on 27 August and near or north of Puerto Rico early on 28 August UTC.

18 Aug 2015 description
South East Asia and the Pacific - version 2
Technical Annex - version 2

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 19 000 000


13 Aug 2015 description

Portugal – Forest fire
• A forest fire broke out in the municipality of Gouveia in the district of Guarda, central-northern Portugal, on 10 August. The fire is located near the civil parish of Aldeias e Mangualde da Serra. As of early 12 August, it was still active and nearly 400 firefighting personnel was involved in the extinguishing effort.
• According to EFFIS, the fire burnt an area of approx. 1,243 ha (as of 11 August).

15 Jul 2015 description

PHILIPPINES - Severe weather

• Strong winds and heavy rains have been affecting northern and central Philippines over several days, due to the Southwest Monsoon enhanced by the Tropical Cyclones CHAN-HOM ("FALCON“) and LINFA ("EGAY").
• As of 14 July (NDRRMC), there are 16 dead and over 8,600 families affected in Luzon and Visayas.
• Over the next 24 h more heavy rain and thunderstorms, and possible consequent flash floods and landslides, may still affect some areas of Luzon.

14 Jul 2015 description
  • CHAN-HOM made landfall in the coast of Zhoushan city, Zhejiang province, on11 July at 8.40 UTC, as a strong Typhoon (max.sustained winds peed at 6.00 UTC was 157km/h).
    It subsequently exited into the East China Sea and moved north-east towards DPRK, weakening into a Tropical Storm.
31 Oct 2014 description
South East Asia and the Pacific version 1
Technical Annex - version 2

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 18 000 000


This HIP covers the response to natural and man-made disasters as well as disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction and resilience activities in South East Asia and the Pacific.

21 Aug 2014 description

Key messages

  • The Asia-Pacific region is the most disaster-prone region in the world. The three largest disasters worldwide in the past four years have occurred in East and Southeast Asia.

11 Dec 2013 description

Key messages

  • The European Commission has been responding to humanitarian needs in DPRK since 1995 with over EUR 135 million in total.

  • The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department ECHO, together with its partner organisations, is providing relief assistance when an immediate response is needed, such as during and following flooding, drought or food crises.

11 Dec 2012 description

10/12/2012 - North Korea continues to be one of the most isolated nations in the world, struggling to produce enough food for its people. Recently an ECHO expert was able to go on an assessment mission to various regions of the country. He also visited ECHO funded projects in South Hamgyong province where an NGO is assisting victims of floods which occurred in July 2012. In the past 18 months, ECHO has provided €10 million in Humanitarian Aid to North Korea. Story: Mathias Eick EU/ECHO - Photo Credit: Devrig Velly EU/ECHO

04 Sep 2012 description

Facts & Figures 2012

Humanitarian Assistance - €36 million

Disaster Preparedness - €16.8 million

Through ECHO funding, nearly 150 million people are helped each year in over 100 countries outside the EU. ECHO's funds are implemented by over 200 partner organisations (International non-governmental organisations, the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement, and UN agencies).

Key messages

• Together with implementing partners, ECHO carries out rapid assessment of needs of those affected by natural and man-made disasters