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01/10/2015
The European Commission has launched a new knowledge centre to support EU Member States in responding to emergencies, and preventing and reducing the impact of disasters. The new Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre will help make better use...
Refugees at the Serbian border. Photo credit: EU/ECHO/Fabrice Martin
22/09/2015
Yesterday, Serbia has activated the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism to benefit from material support to help cope with the influx of refugees and asylum seekers in the country.The European Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC)...
Refugees queuing up at the Macedonian border. Photo credit: EU/ECHO/Fabrice Martin
14/09/2015
Last Friday, Hungary activated the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism. This will allow Hungarian authorities to benefit from material support to help cope with the influx of refugees and asylum seekers. The European Commission's Emergency Response...
09/09/2015
The European Commission has published the first-ever call for proposals for deployment of humanitarian volunteers under its EU Aid Volunteers initiative.Through the new call, around 350 junior and senior professionals are expected to be deployed to...
13/08/2015
The EU and its Member States are sending an expert team through the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism to assist the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with assessing the damage caused by recent floods and mudslides.Six technical experts...
06/08/2015
The European Commission is providing emergency support to Myanmar/Burma and Bangladesh following floods and mudslides which affected thousands of people in both countries. Myanmar will receive €1million and Bangladesh €500 000.Christos Stylianides...
17/07/2015
In an immediate response to a request for assistance from Greece, the EU provided firefighting planes to help stop the spread of forest fires in several parts of the country, including in the outskirts of Athens.Greece has activated the EU Civil...
25/06/2015
The European Commission is releasing an additional €6 million of humanitarian assistance to Nepal. This support will contribute to the early recovery efforts and address unmet needs, mainly for shelter, livelihoods, health and logistics. This...
 European Commission's civil protection experts at the Chautara Humanitarian Hub, Nepal.  Photo credit: EU/ECHO/ Pierre Prakash
22/05/2015
The European Commission is facilitating the deployment of a large cargo of equipment to Nepal. International Humanitarian Partnership countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Luxembourg) will establish a "base camp" for 60 humanitarian...
Commissioner Stylianides opens the 5th European Civil Protection Forum, 6-7 May 2015, Brussels.   Photo credit: EU
07/05/2015
90% of European citizens say they would expect help from other EU countries if a disaster struck in their country, according to a recent poll. Over 900 experts are meeting today in Brussels to discuss how European countries can best be prepared and...

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