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07/09/2017
The EU is mobilising its emergency response instruments to assist countries affected or threatened by Hurricane Irma. High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini declared that:“The European Union fully supports our partners and friends in...
ERCC inside
30/08/2017
The European Commission's 24/7 Emergency Response Coordination Centre has recently been in regular contact with the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Hurricane Harvey and any EU support that could help the US authorities. The EU's...
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...
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...
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...
Commissioner Sylianides
19/06/2017
The European Commission has responded swiftly to Portugal's request for assistance in order to tackle the deadly forest fires. President Juncker and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides immediately offered...
03/04/2017
As part of the Brussels Conference "Supporting the future of Syria and the region" the  event "Humanitarian Aid Inside Syria: Needs, Challenges & the Way Forward" took place on 4 April in Brussels.  The event had two main objectives:To reflect...
Christos Stylianides in a video statement about Mosul
31/03/2017
"Ensuring that civilians inside Mosul are protected during the conflict is the single most effective life-saving action that can be taken.A few weeks ago I was in Iraq myself, visiting the conflict areas and seeing how our humanitarian aid can best...
EU celebrates it 60th anniversary
27/03/2017
The key goals of the European Commission's emergency response work are to save lives, prevent and reduce human suffering and safeguard the integrity and dignity of populations affected by natural disasters and man-made crises. This is possible by...
"We must live up to the challenge of assisting the people most in need, during and after the military operations." Commissioner Stylianides reinforces EU commitment to humanitarian support in Iraq.
17/02/2017
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides praises Iraqi authorities and military forces, and renews calls for humanitarian access to all active conflict areas in Iraq.The military operations in Mosul have so far...

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