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ECHO Daily Map of 20 January 2017



ECHO Daily Map of 19 January 2017

Italy - Earthquake and Severe Weather
  • Four earthquakes with magnitude between 5.1 and 5.5 M occurred in L’Aquila province on 18 January, between 9.25 and 13.33 UTC. The epicentres were located approx. 40 km south-west of Teramo city. INGV estimated a shaking up to “Severe”. Several other smaller earthquakes occurred in the area.
  • The same area has been affected by severe weather, including strong winds, snowfalls and very low temperature, over the last few days with serious impact on the electric power distribution and road networks.
  • As of 19 January at 7.00 UTC, local media reported one death in Castel Castagna municipality (Teramo province) and one person missing in Campotosto municipality (L’Aquila province). Some already damaged buildings are reported to have collapsed in Amatrice and Accumoli (Rieti province), as well as in Campotosto and Poggio Cancelli (L’Aquila province). According to local media at least 100 000 people are still without power in Abruzzo and Marche regions due to severe weather conditions.
  • The earthquake caused a snow avalanche in Farindola municipality (Pescara province, about 40 km south-east the 18 January earthquake epicentres). According to local media, as of 19 January at 7.00 UTC, at least three people are missing and at least 25 people were buried in a building in Farindola municipality due to the avalanche. Search and Rescue Operations are ongoing.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more snowfall, strong winds and very low temperatures are forecast for the central-eastern and southern-eastern areas of the country, particularly Marche, Abruzzo and Molise regions. As of 19 January, a Meteoalarm Orange Alert for snow/ice is in place for Molise.


ECHO Daily Map of 18 January 2017



ECHO Daily Map of 17 January 2017



ECHO Daily Map of 16 January 2017

Syria - Factsheet
  • The European Union and its Member States are collectively lead providers of international aid. More than € 9.2 billion has been mobilised for relief and recovery assistance to Syrians inside the country, from any entry point possible (cross border, cross line), and to refugees and their host communities in neighbouring Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt.
  • The European Commission is funding humanitarian programmes implemented by its humanitarian partners who provide millions of people with life-saving assistance including food and safe drinking water, non-food items, shelter, emergency medical treatments and protection.
  • The EU welcomes the cessation of hostilities that entered into effect on 30 December 2016; the ceasefire guarantors' commitment to facilitate humanitarian access; the renewal of the UNSC Resolution 2165 (with adoption of UNSCR 2332) allowing cross border aid activities; as well as all efforts to restore peace in Syria. The EU calls for the respect of the ongoing ceasefire, the International Humanitarian Law (IHL), the protection of civilians, especially children, women and other vulnerable groups and for unhindered unconditioned humanitarian access to all those in need.


ECHO Daily Map of Friday 13 January 2017



ECHO Daily Map of 12 January 2017



ECHO Daily Map of 11 January 2017



ECHO Daily Map of 10 January 2017

Thailand – Floods
  • Unseasonably heavy rain, the worst in 30 years, has hit 12 out of 67 provinces, mainly in southern Thailand. Widespread flooding has affected an estimated 700 000 people and 21 people are reported to have died.    
  • The floods have cut off roads, rail services, forced the closure of airports, damaged bridges, and left thousands stranded in their homes. Military assets are being deployed to provide assistance. People are being evacuated to higher ground.     
  • Southern Thailand is a major rubber-producing area, and the flooding will have a serious impact on the livelihoods of farmers.

ECHO Daily Map of 9 January 2017

Italy - Severe Weather

  • Severe weather, including snow storms, hail and extreme low temperatures, has been affecting the country over the past few days, especially the regions of Tuscany, Lazio, Lombardy, Puglia, Basilicata, Molise and Abruzzo, causing casualties.
  • According to local media, as of 9 January at 7.00 UTC, at least eight people have been killed due to extreme low temperatures.
  • Over the next 24 h, moderate to heavy snowfall and low temperatures may continue to affect the country from North to South, including Sicily. On 9 January, Meteoalarm issued an Orange Alert for extreme low temperatures in the regions of Abruzzo, Basilicata and Molise.


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