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Commission launches major emergency procedure after strong earthquake off Sumatra

11/04/2012 - The European Commission is monitoring closely the risks of tsunami, after-shocks and potential damage, after two strong earthquakes (magnitude 8.6 and 8.3) struck in the Indian Ocean off the Indonesian island of Sumatra. (...)

Commission reaches out to victims of South East Asian floods

21/10/2011 - In response to the typhoons and flooding that are seriously affecting South East Asia, the European Commission has allocated €10 million to support emergency operations and provide relief to between 500 000 and 1 million of people in the flood-hit countries. (...)

The Commission, ASEAN and Indonesia keen on more vigorous cooperation in disaster response and risk reduction

12/09/2011 - The European Commission and ASEAN will pursue closer cooperation in regional disaster management. The mutual commitment was confirmed in Jakarta by Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva and by representatives of the Indonesian government and the ASEAN Secretary General. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva discusses ways to step up support for the most vulnerable in Burma/Myanmar

10/09/2011 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has just completed a humanitarian mission to Burma/Myanmar. In Naypyidaw and Yangon she discussed the challenges of managing disasters and humanitarian problems with government representatives and humanitarian partners of the European Commission. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva travels to Southeast Asia to discuss cooperation on tackling disasters and humanitarian challenges

09/09/2011 - As one of the world's most disaster-prone regions, where impressive growth is combined with persisting humanitarian challenges, Southeast Asia is often on the European Commission's agenda for humanitarian assistance and disaster management. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva discusses with refugees in Thailand © EU

Commissioner Georgieva pushes for durable solution for refugee problem in Thailand

14/03/2011 - Commissioner Georgieva travelled to Thailand for a two-day visit to review European humanitarian assistance to refugees from Myanmar and to discuss with the refugees, partner organisations and the Thai authorities the prospect of sustainable solutions for one of the world's protracted humanitarian crises. (...)