European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Service tools



A volunteer with Action Against Hunger visits a household in Maiduguri where a displaced family lives.   She explains to the mother the basic measures to avoid children from getting sick, and shows her how the multi-coloured band helps measure the child’s
The situation in northeast Nigeria is beyond alarming. An estimated 5.1 million people are in need of food assistance in 2017.


Cash transfers in Guatemala help families to buy nutritious food and also stimulate the local economy
In Guatemala's ‘dry corridor’, recurrent drought has forced many people to leave their homes in search of work. Now, the World Food Programme with the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Operations are helping families buy food, allowing...


Afghan girls are now given the opportunity to attend school thanks to an education in emergencies initiative
For many years, scores of Afghan children have been deprived of their right to education due to the longstanding conflict and the displacement of civilians it generates.


EU firefighters attend a ceremony of thanks in Santiago, Chile, before returning to Europe.
On Sunday 12 February, the Chilean government offered an act of recognition to the firefighters of the European Union who collaborated in the fight against the devastating fires that razed several regions of Chile in the last few weeks.


EU deploys a team to fight the worst forest fires in 50 years
The European Union activated its European Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCP) to assist Chile with the worst forest fires in 50 years, responding to the invitation of Chilean authorities. Fourteen EUCP Mechanism experts facilitate the coordination and...


The EU humanitarian and civil protection teams closely cooperate with the United Nations Office of the Coordinator of Humanitarians Affairs (UN-OCHA).
More than three months after the start of the Mosul offensive, the biggest ground offensive in Iraq since the US-led invasion of 2003, Iraqi army units remain embroiled in a fierce battle to retake Iraq’s second largest city from Islamic State...


Six years since the conflict erupted in Syria, one of the bitter challenges arising each year for Syrians, whether refugee or displaced, is coping with the cold winter.


In its efforts to better address food and nutrition security, the World Food Programme (WFP) in Uganda has begun providing refugees a choice between monthly distributions of food or cash assistance.


Two million Sudanese children under 5 are acutely malnourished and 550 000 of these children are severely malnourished. Within the African continent, 13 per cent of all children suffering from severe acute malnutrition are located in the Sudan....


The Sahel has one of the highest acute under-nutrition rates in the world. Chad is among the most affected countries: 727 857 children are facing under-nutrition and 3.4 million people are food-insecure, according to the UN Office for the...