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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...
08/02/2016
Despite the harsh winter conditions, the flow of refugees and migrants from Turkey into Greece remains high. Every day, between 2 000 and 3 000 people land on Greek islands and they need basic emergency assistance.The European Commission and EU...
04/12/2015
International Volunteer Day, every year on 5 December, celebrates the people who devote their time and commitment to helping others, making a real difference locally, nationally and globally.Volunteers are a precious asset for humanitarian aid and...
11/11/2015
Two technical experts from the United Kingdom and Germany have arrived today to Paraguay for a two-week mission to assist the national authorities in evaluating and managing the impact caused by a fire which took place recently.A few weeks ago, a...

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