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06 Jun 2016 description

Executive summary


On 1 February 2016, the WHO Director-General declared that recent clusters of cases of microcephaly and neurological disorders associated with Zika virus disease constitute a public health emergency of international concern under the International Health Regulations (2005). In light of the current widespread outbreak occurring in Latin America and the Caribbean, the risk for Zika virus importation and spread in the European Region should not be underestimated.

07 Mar 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF launches USD 1.4 billion appeal in response to most extreme crises

GENEVA, 7 March 2011 - UNICEF released the Humanitarian Action for Children Report (HAC) 2011 today, requesting $1.4 billion in its annual appeal to donors to assist children and women caught in the throes of crises.

19 Nov 2010 description

Reference: 2010-203-EN

The European Investment Bank (EIB) signed today the first tranche of EUR 62.5 million of a total EUR 250 million loan to the Portuguese Government, to support the Madeira Regional Government to re-establish lost and damaged infrastructure caused by the flooding of February 2010.

This multi-sector framework loan will contribute to repairing and reconstructing the massive damage to the public infrastructure in the Madeira Island, strengthening its resilience to natural disasters and its adaptation to climate change.

26 Feb 2010 description

Following the floods in Madeira, International Medical Assistance (AMI Foundation) has immediately started to provide aid to the victims with meals and social support through its delegation in Funchal.

An initial fund of €50 000 was allocated to the victims relocation to be applied in the house equipping.

24 Feb 2010 description

News and Decisions:

- The Museums are reopened.

- More schools were opened today.

- Public services are operating with minimum services and will be normalized soon.

- Public transportation, in Funchal, is available with 30 routes.

- The weather forecast for the next 24 hours is favourable.

Dead people estimated



18 people are still in the Hospital.

Missing People



600 people, 193 families are reallocated in temporary shelters.

Water Supply

In Funchal (Santo António) is normalized.

In Ponta do Sol and Ribeira Brava …