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05/12/2014
Only 13 months after the deadly Typhoon Haiyan made its landfall in the Philippines, the nation is being threatened by another ferocious storm with heavy rainfall and shattering winds. Though the impact of Typhoon Hagupit, which is currently taking...
02/12/2014
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated upon the request of Cape Verde, off Africa's west coast, due to the volcano eruption on the island of Fogo. So far, Portugal offered in-kind assistance through the Mechanism. A navy vessel with...
26/11/2014
As part of the preparatory consultations for the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), an online consultation platform was opened today to gather ideas and recommendations from European stakeholders. The platform will remain open until 19 December...
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20/11/2014
Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for...
20/11/2014
Today's field exercise nearby the city of Antwerp, Belgium, titled "ARETE 2014", simulates a complex situation of a terrorist attack which includes chemical weapons and hostages. It is overseen by Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for...

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