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 ECHO Daily Flash of 01 July 2016

I. International

Cameroon - Conflict (ECHO, Media)

  • A suicide attack in the Far North of Cameroon, in Djakana, close to the Nigerian border, has reportedly killed 11 people and injured four others. The attack is attributed to Boko Haram.
  • At this point in time, there is no information about possible humanitarian consequences of the attack (e.g. displacement). Due to ongoing Boko Haram violence, over 158 000 Cameroonians have been internally displaced and require assistance.

Yemen - Conflict (ECHO, UN, WHO, Media)

  • The UN-mediated peace talks have adjourned and will reconvene in Kuwait after the Eid holiday. On 29 June, the UN envoy Cheikh Ahmed stated expressed hope that when talks resume on 15 July it will be possible to present the necessary mechanisms to enable a peace accord to be signed.
  • On 29 June, intense fighting started northwest of Taiz where Houthis forces tried to recapture an army base. Fighting also continued in al-Qabaita district and around Bab al-Mandab, where government forces recaptured areas in the nearby district of Dhubab. Overnight clashes were reported in the border districts of Hajjah province.
  • The casualty figures continue to rise. As of 17 June, WHO reports that since the start of the conflict at least 6 503 deaths and 32 169 injured have been reported at health facilities. This includes at least 482 children killed and 1 797 injured. These figures are expected to be much higher as many are not reported to health facilities.
  • Yemeni banks are suffering from unprecedented shortage of local currency, the Yemeni Rial, triggering many banks to set ceilings for daily cash withdrawals. 

Vanuatu - Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, Media)

  • An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 M at a depth of 39.65 km occurred in the province of Malampa (Malakula island, Vanuatu) on 30 June at 11.30 UTC. The epicentre was located approx. 2 km north of Lakatoro city and 205 km north-northwest of the capital city Port-Villa. USGS PAGER estimated a shaking up to "Moderate" for 3 000 people.
  • As of 1 July early morning (UTC), there have been no reports of damage or casualties.
II. Europe

Forest fires danger forecast (EFFIS)

  • Extreme or very high danger in central and southern Portugal, parts of central and eastern Spain, southern Sardinia (Italy), south-east and parts of the west coast of Turkey.

Reported high discharges/floods warnings during the last 24 hours by National (EFAS)

  • Belgium: The hydrological information centre for Flanders reports warning levels for several watersheds in Flandres.
  • Switzerland: The Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) reports a level four (high flood danger) for Lake Constance.

Meteoalarm - as of 1 July, 6.10 UTC (EUMETNET Meteoalarm)

  • Strong winds in central Germany - Orange Alert.
  • Extreme high temperatures in south-eastern and eastern Serbia - Orange Alert.
III. Factsheets

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