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26/05/2016
The EU has today released € 4 million in humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable victims of the earthquake which struck Ecuador on 16 April. This contribution comes on top of the initial € 1 million released only 36 hours after the disaster and the...
European civil protection experts work hand in hand with their Chinese counterparts in a simulated chemical incident in China. © European Union/ECHO/Yves Dussart
12/05/2016
From 11 to 13 May, Chinese and European civil protection authorities and experts are joining forces to participate in "EU-SCIP 2016" – the first ever joint full-scale exercise aimed at testing and reinforcing the Chinese civil protection system...
11/05/2016
Amid the ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in the Republic of Angola, the European Union has deployed a team of medical experts under the European Medical Corps established earlier this year.Experts from three EU Member States (Germany, Portugal and...
25/04/2016
A devastating earthquake struck Nepal exactly a year ago today – killing over 9 000 people and injuring more than 23 000. Over 700 000 houses were destroyed leaving many millions of people homeless.Thanks to the rapid assistance and deployment of...
22/04/2016
More EU support is being provided to help Ecuador in the aftermath of the recent earthquake, through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Several EU countries are offering various kinds of support, with rescue teams and relief items now being...
18/04/2016
Following the deadly earthquake on Saturday evening, which caused multiple casualties and left many injured in Ecuador, the Commission has taken immediate steps to provide coordinated European support to the relief efforts. The EU has today...
14/03/2016
Following a recent increase in contributions to support the country via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, Greece will receive additional deliveries of aid this week to support refugees in the country. Greece activated the EU Civil Protection...
11/03/2016
The European Commission has made available €1 million in humanitarian funding to provide emergency assistance to families impacted by Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji.The funds are used to provide the most vulnerable people with shelter, food...
03/03/2016
Firefighters, police officers and ambulance personnel from across London, as well as emergency teams from Italy, Hungary and Cyprus, participated this week in a four-day-long exercise aimed at reinforcing civil protection teams' preparedness for...
15/02/2016
The EU today launches the European Medical Corps to help mobilise medical and public health teams and equipment for emergencies inside and outside the EU.Through the European Medical Corps, EU Member States and other European countries can make...

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