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11/07/2013
The European Commission will increase its humanitarian aid by €8 million to the Central African Republic (CAR), Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva announced today in the capital Bangui during a joint visit with Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-...
09/07/2013
Today, Mr Shimpei Matsushita – Japanese Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) – is visiting the Emergency Response Centre (ERC) in Brussels.The ERC visit was preceded by a first dialogue held at technical...
01/07/2013
An EU civil protection exercise, EU TARANIS 2013, held in Salzburg, Austria, was completed on Saturday 29 June. The cooperation within and among  the civil protection teams  from Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, the Czech Republic, the...
28/06/2013
The Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the International Rescue Committee and the European Commission's department for humanitarian aid and civil protection ECHO are hosting today a high level round table on preventing and...
20/06/2013
Each year, on the 20th of June, the world focuses on the plight of people who are forced to flee their homes due to conflicts or natural disasters – refugees. This day has been significant since 2001 when the UN General Assembly designated it on...
19/06/2013
The European Commission is responding to growing humanitarian needs in the Sahel region of Africa by increasing its support with an additional €69 million. These new funds were announced this week by the Commissioner, Kristalina Georgieva, during...
14/06/2013
An EU Civil Protection Team deployed to Lebanon to assist the authorities with the assessment of the current management of the refugee crisis has completed its mission. "The situation is extremely serious. Despite the admirable efforts on the part...
13/06/2013
A large-scale EU-funded field exercise is finishing today in Lyon, France. As one of the largest exercises in Europe, it brought together some 2 500 participants, including intervention teams from France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Belgium.Based on...
07/06/2013
Since the beginning of the floods that have struck the countries of Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, the newly inaugurated Emergency Response Centre (ERC) of the European Commission based in DG ECHO, has been monitoring the...
06/06/2013
Today, President Barroso issued a video statement on the Syrian crisis, which is worsening by the day. The latest UNHCR figures now indicate almost 1.6 million refugees with Lebanon (nearly 507,00), Jordan (472,631) and Turkey (379,580) bearing the...

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