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 ECHO Daily Flash of 19 April 2019

I. International

Libya - Fighting for Control of Tripoli (DG ECHO, UNOCHA, UNHCR, WHO media)

  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), at least 205 people have been killed in the battle for control of the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Fighting has forced nearly 27,000 people to flee their homes since the start of hostilities. Most have sought shelter with family, in schools or other buildings. Approximately 2,000 are living in collective shelters established by local authorities.
  • Negotiations with parties to the conflict to allow a humanitarian truce continues. A 9th ambulance and health facilities have been hit by artillery. Indiscrimate targeting of relief workers is preventing the evacuation of trapped citizens and the delivery of assistance. The situation continues to deteriorate for civilians in conflict-affected areas, with shortages of food water, medicines and fuel. Power cuts are reported.
  • Nearly 4,000 refugees and migrants remain in detention centres in conflict areas or in the proximity of hostilities. UNHCR has relocated 400 vulnerable asylum seekers to a safer location. However, due to the escalation of fighting, there are difficulties to continue with relocations.
  • Due to the rapid escalation of the conflict, UNOCHA has launched a Flash Appeal for USD 10 million to reinforce preparedness and scale-up the response.
II. Europe

Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours reported by national services (European Flood Awareness System - EFAS)

  • Finland: Flood warning level 2/3 exceeded for Rapojärvi-Haukkojärvi station in the Kymenlaakso region.
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