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23 Mar 2017 description

Key messages

  • Since early 2015, the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region has faced widespread food shortages owing to the worst drought in 35 years which was exacerbated by the El Niño weather phenomenon. Two consecutive failed rainy seasons have left 13.8 million people in need of emergency food assistance.

27 Apr 2016 description

Key messages

  • The current rainfall season has been the driest in the last 35 years across several parts of the Southern Africa Region. Two consecutive below-average rainy seasons have significantly impacted crop and livestock production, cereal prices, water availability, and livelihoods.

  • Food and nutrition security in the region also remains extremely fragile, with the situation expected to worsen. Overall, 28 million people are estimated to be at risk of food insecurity.

04 Dec 2015 description

Key messages

  • The region is extremely vulnerable to weather hazards such as tropical cyclones, floods, droughts and strong winds.

  • There is lack of resilience and coping mechanisms to the climate-related shocks, which results in heavy social and economic consequences for the population. Improving the local communities' resilience capacities remains central to the EU’s humanitarian assistance.

15 Jan 2014 description

BRAZIL – Severe Weather

• Heavy rains resulted in the overflowing of river Palmital in São Paulo state on 12 January.

• As of 14 January (national news agency): twelve dead and eight missing in the municipality of Itaóca, over 300 people displaced, power and transportation networks damaged and 100 houses affected (19 of which destroyed); 50 homes damaged by floods in the town of Apiaí.

• As of 15 January (INMET), heavy rains may still affect parts of São Paulo state in the next 24 h.
National Media (1, 2), INMET, NOAA

27 Mar 2013 description

27/03/2013 - Heavy rains have pounded Southern African countries resulting in widespread flooding, destruction of property, and loss of lives. The floods took place in the midst of the lean season, in a situation of acute food insecurity affecting millions of people through the region. In Mozambique, the worst hit country, more than 250,000 people, mostly women and children, are affected by the crisis with about 190,000 temporary displaced since January 2013. Malawi, Botswana, Seychelles, Zambia and Zimbabwe have also been affected by the floods.

03 Sep 2012 description

MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

i. First modification, 27 February 2012

In early 2012, the repartition of the budget between the Humanitarian Aid Budget Line and the Food Aid Budget Line was reconsidered in order to fund the Actions' proposals which were submitted to DG ECHO. A transfer of EUR 0.5 million from the Humanitarian Aid Budget Line to the Food Aid Budget Line was decided. The total allocation of the HIP remained at EUR 10 million with EUR 6.5 million from the Humanitarian Aid Budget Line and EUR 3.5 million from the Food Aid Budget Line.

19 Oct 2011 description

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2012/01000

1 . CONTEXT

Over the past 50 years there have been significant population movements throughout the Great Lakes region and in and out of DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo), largely as a result of the Rwandan genocide, the conflict in Burundi and the instability over the past 50 years in many parts of DRC. As a consequence these countries in the Great Lakes region host a total refugee population of 374,700:

16 Dec 2009 description

La Commission européenne décide d'allouer 30 millions d'EUR pour amortir l'impact de la crise économique en Haïti

La Commission européenne a approuvé les premières décisions de financement en faveur d'onze pays d'Afrique et de deux pays des Caraïbes, dont Haïti, pour 230 millions d'EUR au total, dont 215 millions au titre du «mécanisme FLEX relatif à la vulnérabilité (V­FLEX)». Il s'agit de la première série de décisions de financement dans le cadre du mécanisme V­FLEX, doté de 500 millions d'EUR, qui a été adoptée en août 2009 en réponse à la crise …

15 Dec 2009 description

IP/09/1920

Brussels, 15 December 2009 - The European Commission approved the first financing decisions in favour of eleven African and two Caribbean countries for a total of € 230 million, including € 215 million under the so-called Vulnerability FLEX mechanism (V-FLEX).

01 Oct 2009 description

Background

The Food Facility is the EU's €1 billion response to the food crisis, targeting the transition period from emergency aid to longer-term development. Set up in close collaboration with the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis it focuses on programmes that will have a quick, but lasting impact on food security.

25 Jun 2009 description

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000, in particular Article 72 thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 617/2007 of 14 May 2007 on the implementation of the 10th European Development Fund under the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement, in particular Article 8 thereof(1)

Whereas:

(1) The peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now largely well established and democratic elections were successfully carried …

05 Mar 2009 description

IP/09/355

Brussels, 5 March 2009 - The European Commission will provide a total of €247 million in humanitarian aid to vulnerable people in twelve African countries. The following allocations are to be made: Sudan - €110 million; Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - €45 million; Chad - €30 million; Burundi and refugees in Tanzania - €20 million; the Sahel region (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger) - €13 million; Uganda - €12 million; Zimbabwe - €5.5 million and Kenya - €3 million. An additional €8.5 million are for ECHO Flight, a special humanitarian air service.

23 Feb 2009 description

(ECHO/-SF/BUD/2009/01000)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid , and in particular Article 2(a) and Article 13 thereof,

Whereas:

(1) Eight countries of the southern African region have been reporting cholera cases since the last quarter of 2008, with the largest outbreaks in Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and particularly Zimbabwe ;

(2) On 31 December 2008, 32,519 cases with 1,622 deaths had been …

29 Mar 2006 description

IP/06/399

Brussels, 29 March 2006 - The European Commission has allocated €2.2 million to reduce the cumulative effects of drought and HIV/AIDS on vulnerable people in Zambia. Up to two million people face food shortages in the country's drought-affected southern and western regions. Commission-funded humanitarian operations in Zambia specifically aim to prevent the situation of vulnerable groups, like households headed by children or grandparents, deteriorating further.