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06 Aug 2017 description
  • Several large forest fires are burning in the areas of Jendouba, Kassérine, Sfax and Béja comprising of a burnt area of 4 496ha.

  • On 5 August, Tunisia requested assistance from the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) consisting of two aerial firefighting assets.

  • The Copernicus EMS has been activated to provide satellite maps for the area of Jendouba.

  • Local media reported that at least 23 families have been evacuated from Jendouba.

25 Jul 2017 description
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Technical annex

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2016) 8795

AMOUNT: EUR 20 000 000

07 Jun 2016 description

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 Union2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

11 Aug 2015 description
North Africa - version 3
Technical annex - version 3

AMOUNT: EUR 16 000 000

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

July 2015 – Modification No. 2

03 Jun 2015 description
North Africa - 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 13 000 000

0. PURPOSE OF THE AMENDMENT

May 2015 – Modification No. 1

14 Nov 2014 description
North Africa version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

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

AMOUNT: EUR 10 000 000

1. CONTEXT

19 Feb 2014 description

To further promote international cooperation on civil protection, the Commission hosted a high-level conference today and announced the renewed Euro-Med Programme for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to natural and man-made Disasters (PPRD South II). The second round of this EU-funded programme will run until end of 2016, further supporting the Mediterranean partner countries (Algeria, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria [1], and Tunisia) in their cooperation with the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

07 Nov 2012 description

Reference: IP/12/1188 Event Date: 08/11/2012

Brussels, 8 November 2012

The European Commission announced today the launching of a new civil protection programme in the Mediterranean region, building on the achievements of the successful Euro-Mediterranean Regional Programme for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to natural and man-made disasters (PPRD).

The new programme will start in the spring of 2013 and will run until 2016. It was announced at a high-level conference in Brussels which marked the completion of the current PPRD programme.

06 Aug 2012 description

Summary: 6 August 2012, Bruxelles - La Commission européenne a adopté un nouveau projet d'une valeur de 12 millions d'euros visant à réduire les inégalités d'accès à la santé dans 13 régions les plus défavorisées à l'Ouest et au Sud de la Tunisie qui représentent 40% de la population tunisienne.

15 Sep 2011 description

Facts & figures (as of 11 September 2011)

  • Number of third country nationals "in camp" in Tunisia in need of repatriation: 637

  • Number of persons of concern "in camp" under UNHCR protection applying for Refugee status: 3,785

  • Total EU (European Commission + Member States) humanitarian aid and civil protection financing to date: € 153,232,569

HUMANITARIAN SITUATION AND NEEDS

Situation in Libya

29 Aug 2011 description

ƒFacts & figures

- Estimated number of Libyan refugees based on border crossing figures: 90,000

-ƒ Number of Libyan refugees registered by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees: 41,343

-ƒ Total EU (European Commission + Member States) humanitarian aid and civil protection financing to date: €152,088,335

Situation in Libya

-ƒ ECHO has deployed a multi-sectoral humanitarian team to Tripoli which has started its assessment of the humanitarian needs.

23 Jun 2011 description

HUMANITARIAN SITUATION AND NEEDS

Situation in Libya

  • The UN team has warned of public health threats in Tripoli with the potential outbreak of infectious diseases (a measles outbreak has already been reported) and a deterioration of food security. For the moment, there is no UN presence in the city due to security concerns.

  • The Dhibat/Wazin border remains open and humanitarian partners are able to access and provide assistance to the Nafusa Mountains as far as Yafran via this border crossing.