Factsheet on Central African Republic
There are huge protection concerns for all
civilians and the security situation remains extremely volatile and
- There are now around 657 000 people internally
displaced and more than 250 000 Central Africans are refugees in neighbouring
countries. The ongoing refugee influx is increasing the humanitarian needs in
- Over half of the 4.6 million population of the
country remains in immediate need of aid.
- European Commission (EC) increased its
humanitarian funding to EUR 45 million since the outbreak of the violence with
focus on relief assistance to displaced people.
- The EU (Member States and the EC) is the largest
donor of humanitarian assistance to the country with funding of over EUR 100
million in 2013/14.
Factsheet on Nepal
Nepal faces numerous natural and human-made
disasters every year which cause significant loss of lives and property and
there are growing concerns about the impact of climate change on the country.
- ECHO has been working in Nepal since 2001,
implementing community-based disaster preparedness projects and has contributed
almost €15 million to disaster preparedness and risk reduction activities in
Nepal, including €3.28 million allocated for 2013-2014
- The country also
hosts refugees from Bhutan who are not permitted to work outside the camps and
rely almost entirely on WFP food rations, supplemented with vegetables and
basic household items supplied by the UNHCR. ECHO has been assisting these
refugees for over 10 years.