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21 Sep 2017 description

The European Commission has announced an additional €10 million in humanitarian assistance to Iraq, bringing the total EU humanitarian contribution to this crisis to €350 million since 2015.

21 Sep 2017 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting several parts of the country since 18 September, especially the departments of Petén, Suchitepéquez, Retalhuleu and San Marcos, causing floods and damages.

  • According to media, as of 21 September, over 160 people were evacuated, approximately 70 houses were damaged and over 600 people have been affected.

  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain may still occur, including in the areas already affected.

21 Sep 2017 description
  • Hurricane MARIA continued moving west-northwest over the Caribbean Sea, strengthening. It made lanfall near Yabucoa (Puerto Rico) on 20 September at around 10.30 UTC as a category 4 hurricane. On 21 September at 6.00 UTC, it was located 90 km away from the Dominican Republic as a category 3 hurricane.

21 Sep 2017 description

The Popocatepetl Volcano, located about 50 km from the epicentre of the 7.1 earthquake, erupted on 20 September at 17.00 local time. According to media, 12 people have been killed in Atzitzihuacan (Puebla state).

21 Sep 2017 description
  • Following the earthquake of magnitude 7.1 M at a depth of 51 km that hit Puebla State on 19 September at 18.14 UTC, media report the death toll rising up to 230 people. As of 21 September at 6.00 UTC, media reported that most of the victims died in the capital: 100 in Mexico city, 69 in Morelos, 43 in Puebla, 13 in Mexico State, four in Guerrero and one in Oaxaca. Hundreds of building were damaged, some of them collapsed in the worst affected states of Mexico, Mexico City, Morelos and Puebla.

21 Sep 2017 description
  • Several incidents in central Rakhine over the past 24 hours indicate a serious deterioration of the security situation. In the late evening of 18 September, an ICRC vessel, which was being loaded with supplies for distribution, was attacked by a large group of protesters. Threats against United Nations and INGO offices are reportedly circulating on social media. All agencies have been advised to remain vigilant.

21 Sep 2017 description

Bruxelles, le 20 septembre 2017

Garantir aux enfants en situation d'urgence un accès à l'éducation figure parmi les principales priorités du financement humanitaire de l'UE.

La Commission européenne a annoncé ce jour qu'elle augmenterait encore la part du financement humanitaire permettant de scolariser des enfants dans les zones de crise partout dans le monde. En 2018, 8 % du budget humanitaire de l'UE ira à l'éducation en situation d'urgence, ce qui est bien au-dessus de la moyenne mondiale, où cette part est inférieure à 3 %.

21 Sep 2017 description

Brussels, 20 September 2017

Access to education for children in emergency situations is among the top priorities for the EU in its humanitarian funding.

The European Commission has announced today it will further increase the part of humanitarian funding dedicated to getting children into education in crisis zones around the world. In 2018, 8% of the EU's humanitarian budget will go to education in emergencies, which is far above the global average of less than 3%.

20 Sep 2017 description

The European Commission has announced today it will further increase the part of humanitarian funding dedicated to getting children into education in crisis zones around the world. In 2018, 8% of the EU's humanitarian budget will go to education in emergencies, which is far above the global average of less than 3%.

20 Sep 2017 description

In a joint statement on the earthquake in Mexico City, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides and High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini expressed their condolences and reiterated that the EU is ready to help:

20 Sep 2017 description
  • Hurricane MARIA continued moving west-northwest over the Caribbean Sea, strengthening. Its center passed south of St. Croix island (US Virgin islands) early in the morning of 20 September. It then continued moving towards Puerto Rico as a category 5 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 270 km/h.
20 Sep 2017 description
  • In Bangladesh, the number of new refugee arrivals since 25 August has reached 420 000. The humanitarian assistance plan has been revised, now targeting 1.2 million Rohingyas and host families. Human Rights Watch has released new satellite imagery which identifies 214 sites across northern Rakhine which have been almost totally destroyed by fires.
19 Sep 2017 description

Following the 7 September earthquake, 41 municipalities of the State of Oaxaca report damages, with over 20 939 houses, 241 schools and 16 hospitals presented as severely damaged. The population of concern is composed of 49 875 people. In Chiapas, 81 municipalities are affected, with 18 826 houses and 48 hospitals severely damaged. The total number of people in shelters is 6 057 (mostly in Oaxaca).

19 Sep 2017 description

Following violent attacks and intimidation, more than 3 200 people have left several villages in the commune of Nassoumbou (province of Soum). They have sought refuge in Djibo, capital of the province, and even further south. Food and non-food items have been distributed by the ICRC to 6 000 people, including IDPs and host families.

Some 16 000 people have been affected by floods. The government entity for emergency response has provided relief assistance to the affected populations.

19 Sep 2017 description

Hurricane MARIA-17 continued moving west-northwest, strengthening. It made landfall over Dominica island on 19 September at 1.15 UTC with maximum sustained winds of 260 km/h (category 5 hurricane).

19 Sep 2017 description

Following the passage of tropical cyclone DOKSURI in Vietnam, media reported that nine people were killed, four people went missing, 112 people were injured and more than 150 000 houses were damaged. The most affected provinces are Ha Tinh and Quang Binh (North Central Coast Region). National authorities reported that in the district of Ky Anh, 80 percent of houses, schools and health stations have been damaged.

In Thailand, DOKSURI affected eight provinces. Hundreds of house have been damaged by the floods and assessments are still ongoing.

18 Sep 2017 description

Facts & Figures:

  • 65.6 million people forcibly displaced;

  • 20 million at risk of famine in North-East Nigeria, South Sudan,
    Somalia and Yemen;

  • 1.5 billion people living in fragile and conflict-affected countries.

EU Action:

  • International Conference on Social Protection on 28-29 September 2017, with the participation of 25 countries;

  • Development of a training package and provision of guidance on social protection in fragile contexts;