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30 May 2012 description

In his 2009 and 2010 reports to the Security Council on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, the Secretary-General identified five core challenges to ensuring better protection for civilians in such situations: enhancing compliance by parties to the conflict with international law; enhancing compliance by non-State armed groups; enhancing protection by United Nations peacekeeping and other relevant missions; enhancing humanitarian access; and enhancing accountability for violations.

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

42

Wounded

18 people are still in the Hospital.

Missing People

18

Dislodgments

600 people, 193 families are reallocated in temporary shelters.

Water Supply

In Funchal (Santo António) is normalized.

In Ponta do Sol and Ribeira Brava …

23 Feb 2010 description

Decisions:

The Regional Government will build a residential area for the dislodgments.

Dead people: 42

Wounded:

The same situation informed in the last report: 18 are still in the Hospital.

Missing People: 18

Dislodgments:

600 people, 193 families are reallocated in temporary shelters.

Water Supply:

In Funchal (Santo António) will be normalized tomorrow.

In Ponta do Sol (Rabaças) the situation will be restored soon.

Electricity:

Electricity is being established all over the Island, except in Meia Légua (Ribeira Brava) and some small area in …

23 Feb 2010 description

Dead people: 42

Wounded: The same situation informed in the last report: 18 are still in the Hospital.

Missing People" 13

Dislodgments: the situation maintains:

480 people are reallocated in temporary shelter.

Water Supply: The situation maintains the same as reported before, however the situation in Funchal Harbour will be normalized today.

Electricity: Electricity is being established all over the Island, except in Meia Légua (Ribeira Brava) and some small areas in Funchal.

Public Services: The Public Services are operating with minimum …

22 Feb 2010 description

Dead people: 42

Wounded:

From the total of 70 people wounded, only 18 are still in the Hospital.

Missing People: 4

Dislodgments

370 people are being looked after

250 people in Funchal

120 people in Ribeira Brava

Water Supply

Dificulties reported in:

* High lands of Funchal - Santo António

* Seaside areas in Funchal

* In Ribeira Brava, Ponta do Sol and Curral das Freiras, the issues are being solved

* In Monte the situation is back to normal.

22 Feb 2010 description

Dead people: 42

Wounded

* The same situation informed in the last report: from the total of 70 people wounded, only 18 are still in the Hospital.

Missing People: 32

Dislodgments: the situation maintains:

370 people are being looked after:

250 people in Funchal

120 people in Ribeira Brava

Water Supply

* The situation maintains the same as reported before, in highlands Funchal (Santo António) and Ponta do Sol.

Electricity

* Curral das Freiras is already covered with electricity in 100%.

* The situation occurred in Serra D=B4Agua is being normalized.

15 Jan 2010 description

As a first step in the Portuguese Government's humanitarian assistance, a Portuguese Air Force C130 is expected to leave Lisbon today, January 15, bound for Port-au-Prince, carrying a multidisciplinary team to assist in the relocation and provision of medical care and medicine to the Haitian earthquake victims of last Tuesday.

The health care team is formed by five Civil Defence members, ten fire fighters, eight INEM personnel, a Legal Medicine specialist and five International Medical Assistance (AMI) members. Portugal is also sending camping gear, tents, camp beds, medical …

18 Nov 2009 description

The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have decided to extend the Portuguese aid in response to the dengue fever outbreak in Cape Verde, by sending a second medical assistance team November 17, to relieve the first team of four doctors and four nurses in the country since November 7, who will now return home.

This second team consists of two internal medicine doctors and three nurses from the same Coimbra University Hospitals (HUC) Intensive Care unit as the first team.

09 Nov 2009 description

The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will send a health care team to Cape Verde, following the appeal for international assistance the Cape Verdian Government launched yesterday in response to the outbreak of dengue fever in the country.

This team of four doctors and four nurses from the Coimbra University Hospitals, and headed by specialist in Emergency and Intensive Care Dr.

02 Mar 2009 description

The Portuguese Government reiterates its deep concern with the humanitarian situation in Gaza, and appeals for the establishment of an immediate cease-fire and for the withdraw of Israel troops from Gaza, in compliance with UN Security Council Resolution 1860.

The Portuguese Government once again prompts Israel to ensure the necessary security conditions enabling regular distribution of humanitarian aid, including medical assistance to the victims and to the general population.

Due to the seriousness of the situation, the Portuguese Government decided to provide the United Nations …

14 Jan 2009 description

The Portuguese Government reiterates its deep concern with the humanitarian situation in Gaza, and appeals for the establishment of an immediate cease-fire and for the withdraw of Israel troops from Gaza, in compliance with UN Security Council Resolution 1860.

The Portuguese Government once again prompts Israel to ensure the necessary security conditions enabling regular distribution of humanitarian aid, including medical assistance to the victims and to the general population.

Due to the seriousness of the situation, the Portuguese Government decided to provide the United Nations …

29 May 2006 description

Portugal is sending a 120-strong gendarmerie force to Timor-Leste (East-Timor), announced Portuguese Prime Minister José Sócrates. The Government took the decision on May 25th following an appeal from East Timor authorities, diplomatic contacts in the UN and with third countries and a statement by the President of the UN Security Council on the same day. The UN General Secretary Kofi Annan called Prime Minister José Sócrates to tell him that the UN fully backed Portugal's willingness to help East Timor.

03 Mar 2000 description

Mission Mozambique 2000

Mission

Given the calamity situation in Mozambique, the Portuguese Government has determined that the National Service for Civil Protection (SNPC) shall carry out a Humanitarian Aid Operation, to mitigate the consequences of the floods that occurred in Mozambique in the last 15 days.

Procedure

1. Directing, co-ordination and acknowledgement

The Operation has two slopes:

  • The acknowledgement and evaluation with the support of ERAS (Situation recognition and assessment Team).
20 Aug 1999 description

Attending the needs of Turkish authorities, the Government of Portugal is sending 12 tones of emergency aid (tents, blankets, body bags, medical supplies) in next 24 hours.

Earlier this week (August 19th), Portugal sent a Portuguese Air Force Hercules/C-130 aircraft with Search and Rescue (SAR) teams, including 6 SAR dog teams, and 2 Medical teams (total of 47 people) to the Republic of Turkey.

These teams are working in Adaparazi, a town near Izmit.

Both operations are co-ordinated by the Portuguese National Service for Civil Protection.

Source of information: SNPC …

18 Aug 1999 description

On August 18, the Government of Portugal decided to dispatch Search and Rescue (SAR) and Medical teams (total of 47 people) to the Republic of Turkey, which was attacked by a major earthquake.

The composition of the teams are as follows:

Team leader - Manuel Velloso (Head of the Planning and Operations Department of the National Service for Civil Protection - SNPC)

Support to team leader (3 SNPC officers)

2 SAR teams (26 fire fighters fully equipped)

2 Medical teams (2 doctors and 2 nurses)

6 SAR dog teams (7 police officers and 6 rescue dogs)

1 Logistic team (4 …

05 May 1999 description

The Governments of Indonesia and Portugal,

Recalling General Assembly resolutions 1514 (XV), 1541(XV), 2625(XXV) and the relevant resolutions and decisions adopted by the Security Council and the General Assembly on the question of East Timor;

Bearing in mind the sustained efforts of the Governments of Indonesia and Portugal since July 1983, through the good offices of the Secretary-General, to find a just, comprehensive and internationally acceptable solution to the question of East Timor;