Humanitarian air bridge brings relief to desperate displaced Iraqi
Ten Member States have been delivering essential assistance through a humanitarian air bridge, set up to deliver relief assistance to the victims of the conflict in Iraq. The support is being sent either bilaterally or through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
Hear the voices of children in emergencies
The European Commission and UNICEF launch a new campaign today to highlight the difficulties of millions of children around the world affected by disasters (...)
Commissioner Georgieva attends the 6th European Congress on Civil Protection and Disaster Management
On September 8th, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva delivered a keynote presentation on the opening session of the 6th European Congress on Civil Protection and Disaster Management that took place in City Hall Bad Godesberg of the former German federal capital, Bonn. The main subject of the conference was "Enhancing European and National Networks for a successful Civil Protection"(...)
The Commission and Member States join efforts to transport large relief aid to Pakistan
An Antonov AN-124 cargo aircraft is leaving for Pakistan today with 100 tons of assistance provided in a joint effort by Germany, Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic, which is offering the plane on a cost-free basis. This shipment is coordinated by the Commission's Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) which currently has a team of civil protection experts in Pakistan to monitor the distribution of EU in-kind assistance, (...)