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ECHO Daily Map of Monday 26 June 2017

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Yemen - Cholera and human rights violations
  • Yemen faces the worst cholera outbreak in the world: suspected cholera cases have now exceeded 200,000 and more than 1,310 people have died (one quarter of them children). There are an estimated 5,000 new cases every day. The caseload is expected to rise to 300,000 by the end of August.
  • According to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 49 civilians lost their lives last month as a result of indiscriminate shelling attacks on public spaces. The parties to the conflict were reminded by the UNHCHR spokesperson that indiscriminate or disproportionate attacks or attacks targeting civilian objects such as markets are prohibited under international humanitarian law.
  • Human Rights Watch denounced UAE's support to Yemeni forces in arbitrarily detaining, forcibly disappearing, torturing, and abusing dozens of people during security operations. According to HRW, multiple sources, including Yemeni government officials, have reported the existence of numerous informal detention facilities and secret prisons in Aden and Hadramawt. Houthi-Saleh forces have also arbitrarily detained and disappeared scores of people in northern Yemen, according to the Human Rights organization. 

ECHO Daily Map of 23 June 2017

  • Since 1 July 2016, Uganda faces the world's fastest growing refugee crisis with continuous and unprecedented influx of refugees from South Sudan. By June 2017, the total number of refugees from South Sudan alone was over 950 000. An overwhelming majority (more than 86%) of the new arrivals are women and children. 
  • The situation in other source countries are also of concern: with postponed elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, prevailing instability in Burundi, drought and insecurity in Somalia and the ongoing situation in Eritrea may also induce further displacement into Uganda in 2017. The country has now become the largest host-country in Africa with over a million refugees.
  • Although Uganda has a progressive refugee policy, providing them with land to grow food, the right to work and freedom of movement, there is increasing pressure due to the scale of the crisis. This policy is therefore becoming harder to implement, as funding is limited and available land becomes scarce.

ECHO Daily Map of 22 June 2017

Portugal - Forest Fire UPDATE
  • Forest fires continue to burn in the central region of Portugal, but the situation is improving. One major fire in Pedrogao Grande (Leiria district) is under-control, and another one in Gois (Coimbra district) is still active but coming under control. 
  • According to Portuguese civil protection authorities, the fires have caused 64 deaths (including one firefighter) and 204 injuries. An area of 45 624 ha has burnt in the central region.
  • All national and international means are engaged. Between 18 and 21 June, six firefighting planes sent via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM) have performed 489 water drops.
  • The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) assesses the fire danger risk to remain "high" on 22 June but the overall situation is gradually improving. Over the next 24 hours, moderate winds and no rain is forecast. Temperatures are expected to drop as of 23 June.

ECHO Daily Map of Refugees by hosting countries in 2016



ECHO Daily Map of Tuesday 20 June 2017



ECHO Daily Map of Monday 19 June 2017

Portugal - Forest Fires UPDATE
  • Fire danger conditions, led by very high temperatures in the last week, resulted in numerous fire outbreaks in Portugal on 17 June. Two large fires have caused damage. One is located in Figueiro dos vinhos, Pedrogao Frande and Castaheira de Pera and has burnt an area of 16 724 ha. Another one is still active in the municipalities of Gois and Pampilhosa da Serra and has burnt an area of 4 526 ha.
  • The Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection (ANPC) reported, as of 18 June, that 62 people died and 58 people were injured.
  • On 18 June, Portugal activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUPCM) to request aerial and terrestrial firefighting modules. Assistance from France, Italy and Spain has been deployed. An EUCPM liaison officer arrived to Portugal on the same day. 
  • The Copernicus Emergency Management Service was activated by the Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection on 18 June and maps are currently being produced. 
  • According to the European Forest Fire Information System, the fire danger risk is expected to remain "high" on 19 June. Over the next 24 hours, extreme dry conditions and winds are forecast in several areas of the country, including the already affected ones. Meteoalarm, as of 19 June at 8.00 UTC, has published an Orange Alert for High temperature in northern, central and western Portugal.

ECHO Daily Map of Friday 16 June 2017



ECHO Daily Map of 15 June 2017

Guatemala, Mexico - Earthquake
  • An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 M (GDACS, USGS) at the depth of 94 km hit the department of San Marcos on 14 June at 7.29 (UTC). It affected south-western Guatemala. 
  • As of 15 June at 7.00 UTC, national authorities report that two people have died (one in Retalhuleu, Retalhuleu department and one in Malacatan, San Marcos department), five people were injured, 330 people were affected and several buildings were damaged in the departments of San Marcos, Quetzaltenango, Suchitepequez and Retalhuleu. A number of landslides also occurred on the roads of Atlantic and Retalhuleu.
  • CONRED (National Coordinator for Natural Disaster Risk Reduction) has declared an Orange Alert for earthquakes in the departments of San Marcos, Quetzaltenango, Suchitepequez and Retalhuleu. The assessment of damages is ongoing. 

ECHO Daily Map of 14 June 2017

Bangladesh - Landslides
  • Heavy rain in Bangladesh over the past few days has led to several landslides in the Chittagong Division. Local media, as of 14 June, reported that landslides have caused 136 deaths.
  • In addition to mudslides, severe flooding in low lying areas have significantly damaged roads and communication infrastructure. Remote communities in Bandarban, Chittagong and Rangamati districts have been cut off and remain without water, electricity and food supplies.
  • Bad weather is hampering rescue operations. The Bangladesh Army is now clearing roads and conducting rescue operations with the help of local police, fire and medical services. 18 emergency shelter centres have opened to accommodate over 4 500 displaced people. Emergency relief, including 500 tons of rice and $15 000 in cash, has been approved by the government and is being sent to the affected areas.
  • Over the next 24h, moderate to locally heavy rain may continue to affect most of the country, especially Chittagong and Barisal divisions. Bangladesh Meteorological Department, as of 14 June at 7.00 UTC, has issued a warning for heavy rainfall for several areas in Chittagong division.

ECHO Daily Map of 13 June 2017

Greece - Earthquake
  • An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on Richter scale at a depth of 11 km hit off the south-eastern coast of Lesbos island (North Aegean region) on 12 June at 12.28 UTC (15.28 local time). The epicentre was located in the Aegean Sea 34 km south south-west of the city of Mitilini and 250 km east-north-east of the city of Athens. Many buildings in Vrisa and Plomari (Lesbos island) were damaged, assessment is still in progress.
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