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India - Cyclone Phailin Odisha
17/08/2017
In response to a series of floods that wreaked havoc across areas of the north-eastern states of Assam and Manipur since May, the European Commission is providing close to €200 000 in humanitarian aid funding to assist the most vulnerable...
Sierra Leone
16/08/2017
Following the deadly mudslide and floods that have caused hundreds of casualties in Sierra Leone and displaced around 1100 households, the EU has released an initial amount of emergency humanitarian assistance of €300 000 for the most vulnerable...
plane Portugal fires
16/08/2017
The European Commission has helped mobilise substantial support for Portugal, through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, following a request for assistance to battle forest fires in the country. Spain has offered over 163 firefighters, 27 vehicles...
03/08/2017
With the crises in Mali and the Central African Republic worsening, the EU has released fresh humanitarian funding of €9 million to respond to the most pressing needs.This brings the EU's overall humanitarian support to West and Central Africa in...
26/07/2017
This includes the launch of the flagship 'Emergency Support To Integration & Accommodation' (ESTIA) programme to help refugees and their families rent urban accommodation and provide them with cash assistance. This marks a change from previous...
25/07/2017
France has activated the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism this afternoon as forest fires are ravaging southern regions of the country and Corsica. The national authorities requested a firefighting aircraft through the mechanism and EU support is...
Libya by EU ECHO
20/07/2017
Today, the European Commission has announced an additional €10 million in humanitarian aid for people most in need in Libya as violence and instability continue to affect vulnerable populations. This is part of the EU's broader support for Libya to...
Mosul Iraq by Peter Biro
14/07/2017
The European Commission is scaling up its response to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq with an additional €30 million. The money will enable the EU to continue its support for emergency relief in newly retaken areas and locations of displacement,...
Forest fires in Italy
13/07/2017
Italy is facing severe forest fires in its southern regions. It has requested European Union support through the Civil Protection Mechanism, upon which the EU has immediately responded.Three French air planes specialised in fire-fighting missions...
Horn of Africa Drought - The EU has announced extra funding
07/07/2017
The European Commission has announced new humanitarian assistance of €60 million to help people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, who have been facing critical levels of food insecurity due to severe drought.This additional assistance brings EU...

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