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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...
20/11/2014
Today's field exercise nearby the city of Antwerp, Belgium, titled "ARETE 2014", simulates a complex situation of a terrorist attack which includes chemical weapons and hostages. It is overseen by Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for...
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13/11/2014
Maritime incidents such as oil spills can have huge environmental and economic impact. To reinforce co-operation on maritime emergencies, the European Commission's Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) and the...
29/09/2014
Montenegro and the European Union today signed an agreement paving the way for Montenegro's membership in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Once the agreement is ratified in Montenegro, the country will become the 32nd member of this community...
26/08/2014
Yesterday evening, Greece requested assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to fight forest fires raging in the central part of the country. France has responded in a matter of hours and its two fire-fighting planes are already on the...
18/08/2014
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism is helping European humanitarian aid arrive in Iraq as Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, is in the country to address the worsening...
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07/08/2014
The European Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) is facilitating the urgent provision of assistance to extinguish the forest fires raging in Sweden. Fire-fighting aircraft were offered by Italy, France and Spain to be...
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05/06/2014
"My visit to Tacloban has been a stark reminder of the devastation which hit the Philippines last November. Seven months on, the need for assistance remains, but I am encouraged to see people rebuilding their homes, replanting their fields, or...

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