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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...
Typhoon Haiyan Philippines approach map
07/11/2013
Just three weeks after a powerful earthquake shook the central area of the Philippines, the country is about to be hit by the most dangerous storm of this year. Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) has intensified its strength, with winds of...
04/11/2013
Over 200 people were killed, hundreds got injured and 3.1 million are still affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that shook the Philippines last 15 October. Thousands of buildings and homes were destroyed, roads and bridges collapsed, power...
24/10/2013
24 October marks one year since Hurricane Sandy formed and moved through the Caribbean, killing 70 people and leaving at least 5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Haiti, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.  About 250 000...
24/10/2013
ECHO has allocated additional funding of € 3 million for immediate and early recovery assistance to the victims of cyclone Phailin.  It will provide food assistance and livelihood recovery, shelter and basic healthcare, as well as water/sanitation...
EU Children of Peace Education in Conflict
23/10/2013
Tonight, 23 October at 19:45, Euronews will broadcast the first episode of an exclusive series of four in-depth reports on children caught in conflicts around the globe. The series produced by Euronews in association with ECHO focuses on the...
23/10/2013
A number of items such as folding beds, mattresses, blankets, kitchen sets, cutlery and jerry cans have reached Bulgaria following its recent request for assistance to the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) of the European Commission due...
22/10/2013
This powerful cyclone which hit India on 12 October, left a trail of destruction in its path. Fortunately, thanks to the evacuation of almost one million people, the fatalities were relatively few. However, many people have lost their homes and...

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