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 ECHO Daily Flash of 16 October 2018

I. International

Indonesia - Earthquake/Tsunami (DG ECHO, BNPB, AHA)

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  • According to the latest official figures from the Government’s national disaster management agency BNPB as of 15 October, a total of 2 100 people have lost their lives, 680 more are missing, and 4 612 are suffering from major injuries. There are 78 994 internally displaced persons and the state of emergency has been extended until 25 October.
  • National authorities, under the leadership of BNPB and with support of AHA, are leading the humanitarian response, along with national NGOs and some INGOs which were registered in the country prior to the disaster, through their local branches or via local implementing partners.
  • A four person Union Civil Protection Mechanism Coordination Team has also been deployed to Indonesia and is due to arrive in Palu on 16 October. In addition, DG ECHO's Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) has deployed two liaison officers, currently operating in Jakarta and Balikpapan alongside two additional EU humanitarian experts.
II. Europe

France - Floods (COGIC, Meteo France, Ministere de l'interieur, local media)

  • Heavy rain has been affecting parts of southern France, especially the departments of Aude and Var causing floods.
  • According to national authorities, as of 16 October, 11 people died, nine were injured and 2 000 people were evacuated from the Aude department.
  • Copernicus Emergency Management Service was activated on 15 October at 13.32 UTC.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain may affect southern France, including areas already affected. Meteo France has issued, as of 16 October, a red warning for floods in the Aude department.

Meteoalarm - As of 16 October, 7.30 UTC (EUMETNET)

  • 16/17 October: red alert for floods in south-east France. 

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) - Preparations for winterisation (DG ECHO, UNHCR)

  • To date, over 17 177 detected refugees, asylum seekers and migrants arrived to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) since the beginning of the year; the trend of arrivals increased to an average of more than 1 000 per week, as reported by UNHCR. It is estimated that the number of refugees and migrants present in BiH amounts to 2 700 people, mainly near the Croatian border (Una Sana Kanton). There is a risk that more people will be stranded in the Una Sana Kanton during the winter due to the bad weather conditions and the closure of existing migration routes.
  • DG ECHO continues to deliver assistance to refugees and migrants, including emergency shelter, non-food items, sanitation, food, health and protection through IOM and UNHCR. DG ECHO's partners are currently working on an Action Plan for winterisation; it should include the provision of warm clothing, winterised non-food items, special focus on health issues (hypothermia, respiratory diseases, etc.) and winterised shelter. The EU has already mobilised funding through EU 1.5 million in humanitarian assistance and EUR 7.2 million from the European Neighbourhood Instrument.

Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours reported by national services (EFAS)

  • France: Warning levels 4/4 have been issued for the Mediterranee Ouest region.
  • United Kingdom: 2 flood warnings 2/3 have been issued for the Northwest region in England. 1 flood warning 2/3 has been issued for the North region in Wales.
III. Factsheets

Chad - Factsheet

  • Chad remains one of the poorest countries in the world. On top of a critical food and nutrition situation, violence in neighbouring countries has forced thousands of people to flee to Chad, while internal displacement continues in the Lake Chad region.
  • EU humanitarian aid provides food assistance, life-saving nutrition treatment for acute undernourished children, and support to fight epidemics. Aid reaches internally displaced people, refugees and host communities.
  • From 2013, the EU has provided EUR 309.5 million to support vulnerable people affected by the various humanitarian crises. In 2018 alone, the EU has provided EUR 54.7 million in Chad.

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