14/04/2014 – Due to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan, the European Commission is ready to boost its life-saving assistance by €45 million to prevent an appalling tragedy in the country which is affecting the whole region.
11/04 –The European Union is stepping up its joint efforts to contain the spread of the first outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and assist those affected by the deadly virus. The Commission has increased its funding for immediate health operations, experts and risk assessments to €1.1 million, and is contributing with medical equipment to help accelerate diagnosis.
08/04 – Today's Commission communication on reducing the impact of natural and man-made disasters constitutes a cornerstone in shaping a common EU position. Titled "The Post 2015 Hyogo Framework for Action", the communication sets the ground for a common European voice on the renewed international (UN) framework for disaster risk reduction - the so-called post 2015 Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA).