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21/11/2016
In response to the heavy rains and floods that affected over 32 500 people in Egypt between end of October and beginning of November 2016, the European Commission provided €166 000 humanitarian funding to help the most vulnerable families. This EU-...
09/11/2016
In the morning of 9 November, Monique Pariat gave the opening speech at the Logistics Cluster Global Meeting, held at the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC). Taking place twice a year for 3 days, this meeting provides an opportunity for...
10/08/2016
Portugal has activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to help stop the spread of forest fires in several parts of the country. In an immediate response to the request for assistance, the EU has mobilised via the mechanism a firefighting plane...
09/08/2016
Today the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has activated the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism following recent flash floods and landslides that caused multiple casualties in the outskirts of its capital city Skopje.  A team of technical experts...
22/06/2016
The European Commission is providing €500 000 in humanitarian funding for emergency assistance to communities affected by Tropical Storm Roanu, which wreaked havoc across large parts of Sri Lanka last month."This contribution from the EU will allow...
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...

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