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03/12/2013
Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, responsible for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, strongly condemn in her statement published today the killing of two volunteers working for the Sudanese Ministry of Health on a...
India Philippines preparing for cyclone October 2013
27/11/2013
The Emergency Response Centre of the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department ECHO has been tracking two cyclones over the past few days. The strongest, Tropical Cyclone Phailin, has the equivalent force of a Category...
18/11/2013
One week after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, aid keeps reaching the most affected. The European Union as a whole has made available over €100 million in humanitarian assistance and early recovery, with €20 million allocated by the...
16/11/2013
The European Commission is increasing its emergency aid to the Philippines following the massive destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan. During her visit to the affected areas, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid...
14/11/2013
Administrator of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) W. Craig Fugate paid a visit yesterday, 13 November, to the emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) of the European Commission. His visit marked the second anniversary of...
13/11/2013
Following the devastating Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Philippines on 7 and 8 November, the European Commission released €3 million in immediate emergency assistance and is coordinating the European relief efforts through the EU Civil Protection...
Haiyan Child Aftermath
10/11/2013
The European Commission is making available €3 million to help in emergency relief efforts in its immediate response to the vast devastation caused in the Philippines by the tropical cyclone Haiyan (Yolanda). Funds will be used to meet the most...
10/11/2013
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCP) has been activated to ensure coordinated European relief efforts following the Philippine authorities' request for international assistance to address the colossal needs in the aftermath of the devastating...
Haiyan impact Philippines
09/11/2013
Just three weeks after a powerful earthquake shook the central area of the Philippines, the country has been hit by on of the most dangerous storms ever recorded. Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, made landfall on Friday with winds of...
Civil Protection exercise Bulgaria Spain
07/11/2013
Between 31 October and 6 November 2013, civil protection teams from France, Belgium, Portugal, Italy and Morocco have been practicing an intervention in the event of a nuclear power plant accident.The exercise "Curiex 2013" provided a joint...

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