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.
Greece is receiving support through the European Union's Civil Protection Mechanism to fight the forest fires raging in the central part of the country (...)
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Last time I came to the Philippines it was to bring massive assistance from Europe to help people here survive the impact of the most powerful typhoon ever recorded to have made landfall. This super-typhoon, known as Haiyan in the world and as Yolanda in the Philippines, killed more than six thousand and severely affected the lives of eleven million [...]View all posts
Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva pays tribute to the people who risk their lives everyday as their work continues to grow more dangerous. The nature of conflict is changing and over 51 million people were forced to flee in 2013. At the same time, 454 humanitarians were killed, kidnapped or injured in the same year. This World Humanitarian Day, join with the European Union as it honours the work humanitarians are undertaking to help those in need in an ever more riskier environment.More pictures and videos