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04/05/2015
EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, announced additional €3 million in humanitarian aid to Nepal after witnessing in person the destruction caused by the earthquake during his mission last week. The new...
Valerie Amos, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, on the right, and Christos Stylianides, 2nd on the right, speak with a displaced Nepali about her situation and hardship since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the nation.
01/05/2015
In a joint press conference in Kathmandu, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides and UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos appealed to the...
29/04/2015
EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, is travelling to Nepal today following the devastating earthquake that hit the country on 25 April 2015. He is traveling together with the UN Under-Secretary-General...
29/04/2015
Preparedness to disasters is crucial – it can save lives. As part of its efforts to strengthen the EU's ability to respond to emergencies, the European Commission co-funded and participated in a large civil protection exercise which is taking place...
27/04/2015
The European Commission is making €3 million available in its immediate response to the vast devastation caused by the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday.This funding comes in addition to the assistance from the Member States and the deployment...
18/04/2015
This year the European Commission has allocated €25 million for Yemen to assist the victims of conflict, forced displacement, and acute malnutrition.Moreover the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has now been activated upon the request of Germany to...
Signing ceremony in Belgrade, Serbia. Photo credit: Nadezda Dramicanin
16/04/2015
Serbia and the EU signed today an agreement clearing the way for the official membership of Serbia in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Serbia joins a well-established European cooperation framework for disaster management and emergency response....
17/02/2015
 Additional EU aid for flood victims in AlbaniaTo assist the population affected by the floods in Albania, the European Commission is giving over € 118 000 to provide around 8 000 people in the most badly hit areas with food parcels, hygiene kits...
16/01/2015
After severe floods have killed at least 48 people and left more than 100 000 displaced or homeless in Malawi, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated as part of the international response to the flooding emergency.Via the Mechanism,...
02/12/2014
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated upon the request of Cape Verde, off Africa's west coast, due to the volcano eruption on the island of Fogo. So far, Portugal offered in-kind assistance through the Mechanism. A navy vessel with...

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