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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...
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...
EU humanitairan civil protection expert earthquake Bohol
17/10/2013
**Update** The initial casualties toll has now risen to 156 persons dead and 374 injured. ECHO has now dispatched two experts to the region to assess the needs on the ground and to liaise with humanitarian organisations. The damage assessment in...
17/10/2013
The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) is deploying two humanitarian experts to make an assessment of the needs in view of the floods in Cambodia and central Vietnam. They will join colleagues from...
Cambodia floods in 2011
16/10/2013
The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) is deploying its humanitarian expert to make an assessment of the needs in view of the floods in Cambodia.According to the information provided by government agencies...
15/10/2013
15/10/2013 – The damage assessment in the Philippines is underway following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippine island of Bohol in the early hours of the morning. Due to a religious holiday in the country, the public...
30/09/2013
One of the largest joint humanitarian and civil protection exercises "Triplex 2013" is taking place on the German-Danish border between 29 September and 4 October 2013. The five day exercise co-funded by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid...
02/09/2013
In response to a request for assistance by authorities in Lisbon, on 31 August two fire-fighting aircraft from Croatia have been deployed to Portugal through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.Together with a helicopter belonging to the national...

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