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04/09/2012
Yesterday afternoon the authorities in Lisbon requested assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to support efforts to tackle a series of forest fires that are raging in Portugal.Spain was quick to respond, sending two Canadair aircraft...
03/09/2012
The European Commission has allocated €3 million to provide relief to the victims of Tropical Storm Isaac in Haiti.The European Commission's funding will support emergency relief to victims of tropical storm Isaac. This includes the provision of...
30/08/2012
Commissioner Georgieva has issued a statement welcoming the debate called by the French Presidency of the UN Security Council which will take place on Thursday, 30 August. The humanitarian situation in Syria will be high on the agenda of the...
29/08/2012
Award-winning photographer and film-maker Sean Smith travelled to Niger for ECHO to chronicle the effects of the peak of the Lean Season in the Sahel. Smith, a veteran staff photojournalist for The Guardian newspaper, has covered conflicts and...
25/08/2012
Tropical Storm ISAAC is still passing over Haiti with heavy rains, rising sea levels and winds of up to 375 km an hour at the centre. In Brussels and on the ground, EU teams are closely tracking the path of the storm, anticipating the potential...

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