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Following a request for assistance from the Government of Georgia, the European Commission has activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to respond to the landslide which occurred on 17 May. An assessment mission is being deployed and the team of...
Voices of Children in Emergencies
"At any given moment, somewhere in the world, a child faces danger. A boy is separated from his family ― lost and vulnerable ― following an earthquake.  A girl, displaced by war, is making the perilous journey to a refugee camp far from home. A...
DERNIÈRE MISE À JOUR : 26/05/2014 – À la demande de la Serbie et de la Bosnie-Herzégovine, qui ont subi des inondations parmi les pires que la région ait connues en plus d’un siècle, l’Union européenne apporte une aide coordonnée grâce à son...
Emergency Response Coordination Centre
A year ago tomorrow, on 15 May 2013, the European Commission launched its Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC), enabling a better coordinated and faster European response to disasters in Europe and the world. "The Centre proved highly...
Photo credit: Joelle Goire, EU/ECHO, Philippines
Today marks the six-month anniversary since Typhoon Haiyan/ Yolanda hit the Philippines,  killing thousands and displacing millions, as one of the strongest tropical cyclones every recorded. Recent monitoring by EU field staff showed that despite...