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23 Jul 2018 description
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MOGADISHU, Somalia, 17 July 2018 – The European Union (EU) is contributing an additional €5 million in humanitarian support, towards UNICEF’s response, which will provide lifesaving health, nutrition, water, sanitation, education and protection services to children caught in the ongoing crisis in Somalia.

11 Jul 2018 description

The European Union has released €89.5 million in humanitarian assistance to Somalia and Djibouti, as millions are grappling with the consequences of prolonged extreme weather conditions.

The funding comes ahead of the Somalia Partnership Forum co-hosted by the European Union taking place next week over 16-17 July.

06 Jul 2018 description
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THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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,

21 Jun 2018 description

Bruxelles, le 21 juin 2018

La Commission a débloqué aujourd'hui une aide humanitaire de 34 millions d'euros en faveur des populations les plus vulnérables en Ouganda et au Kenya; une attention particulière sera accordée aux personnes déplacées dans ces deux pays.

21 Jun 2018 description

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 21 June 2018

The Commission has released today €34 million in humanitarian assistance for the most vulnerable populations in Uganda and Kenya, with a special focus on displaced populations in both countries.

12 Jun 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

  • Approximately 3.9 million refugees in Turkey (source Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Interior)

  • European Commission humanitarian funding for Turkey under the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: €1.4 billion in 2016-2017

  • Total aid under the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: €3 billion in 2016-2017

Introduction

23 May 2018 description
  • Tropical Cyclone MEKUNU continued moving north-west over the Southwest Arabian Sea, strengthening. On 23 May at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located 240 km south-east of Socotra Island (Socotra Archipelago, Yemen) and had maximum sustained wind speed of 102 km/h.

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue moving toward northeastern Yemen and southwestern Oman, strengthening. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect several areas of Socotra Archipelago, northeastern Somalia, northeastern Yemen and southwestern Oman over 23-28 May.

21 May 2018 description
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Communication on Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 18 May 2018

Education in emergencies helps millions of children in need across the world.

The Commission has adopted a new policy framework today that aims to increase humanitarian funding for education in emergencies and crises to 10% of its overall humanitarian aid budget as of 2019. The policy also aims to bring children caught up in humanitarian crises back to learning within 3 months.

16 May 2018 description

Situation Overview

  • Since March, heavy rainfall has led to flash floods and riverine flooding across large areas of the Horn of Africa.

• Most of the flood affected areas are the ones already affected by the 2017 drought. The compacted soil reduced their capacity to absorb rain, further increasing the flooding.

03 May 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

• Heavy rains resulted in flash floods and riverine flooding, in particular across southern Somalia (Shabelle and Juba river basins).

• An estimated 695 000 people have been affected, with almost 215 000 displaced across southern Somalia.

• Districts along the Shabelle river are particularly heavily affected, as well as concentrations of IDP sites in low-lying areas. In addition, the flooding has caused damages to infrastructure, notably water and sanitation facilities.

03 May 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

486 000 refugees from over 10 countries (UNHCR)

2.5 million people are food insecure

3.5 million people in urgent need of safe drinking water

104 000 children under 5 in need of malnutrition treatment (UNICEF)

EU humanitarian funding:

€23.8 million in 2017

Over €120 million since 2012

Introduction

26 Apr 2018 description
  • Since the start of spring rains, flooding has affected 15 counties across Kenya, particularly the eastern counties. Heavy rains in the Ethiopian highlands and across southern Somalia have resulted in flash floods and riverine flooding in many locations, mostly along the Genale and Wabi Shebelle, the Juba and Shebelle river basins.
11 Apr 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

Approximately 3.9 million refugees in Turkey (source Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Interior)

European Commission humanitarian funding for Turkey under the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: €1.4 billion in 2016-2017

Total aid under the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: €3 billion in 2016-2017

Introduction

04 Apr 2018 description
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MOGADISHU, 4 April 2018 – The European Union, through the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department, has provided €3 million euro toward UNICEF’s humanitarian response for children and women caught in Somalia’s prolonged drought.

22 Mar 2018 description
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Mensajes claves

Mensajes claves

Estimaciones globales sobre la inseguridad alimentaria aguda en 2017

• Alrededor de 124 millones de personas en 51 países se enfrentan a una situación de Crisis de inseguridad alimentaria o peor (equivalente o superior a la fase 3 del IPC/CH) y requieren una acción humanitaria urgente para salvar vidas, proteger los medios de vida y reducir los niveles de hambre y desnutrición aguda.