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Forest fires in Italy
13/07/2017
Italy is facing severe forest fires in its southern regions. It has requested European Union support through the Civil Protection Mechanism, upon which the EU has immediately responded.Three French air planes specialised in fire-fighting missions...
Commissioner Sylianides
19/06/2017
The European Commission has responded swiftly to Portugal's request for assistance in order to tackle the deadly forest fires. President Juncker and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides immediately offered...
03/04/2017
As part of the Brussels Conference "Supporting the future of Syria and the region" the  event "Humanitarian Aid Inside Syria: Needs, Challenges & the Way Forward" took place on 4 April in Brussels.  The event had two main objectives:To reflect...
Christos Stylianides in a video statement about Mosul
31/03/2017
"Ensuring that civilians inside Mosul are protected during the conflict is the single most effective life-saving action that can be taken.A few weeks ago I was in Iraq myself, visiting the conflict areas and seeing how our humanitarian aid can best...
EU celebrates it 60th anniversary
27/03/2017
The key goals of the European Commission's emergency response work are to save lives, prevent and reduce human suffering and safeguard the integrity and dignity of populations affected by natural disasters and man-made crises. This is possible by...
"We must live up to the challenge of assisting the people most in need, during and after the military operations." Commissioner Stylianides reinforces EU commitment to humanitarian support in Iraq.
17/02/2017
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides praises Iraqi authorities and military forces, and renews calls for humanitarian access to all active conflict areas in Iraq.The military operations in Mosul have so far...
Commissioner Stylianides welcomes and honours the firemen who helped to control the forest fires in Chile
14/02/2017
In recent weeks, Chile has experienced devastating fires that razed several regions of the country. The fires were the worst in the past 50 years and caused multiple casualties and widespread damage, particularly in central and southern areas of...
EUCPM experts unloading a "Bambi" 900 l. bucket from a helicopter for a reconnaissance flight.
03/02/2017
Chile has already lost over half a million hectares to more than 100 wildfires raging throughout the country, the worst such disaster in 50 years. Barely half of the fires are controlled due to an exceptionally dry and windy summer in the southern...
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30/01/2017
EU support has been mobilised to support Chile following numerous wildfires in the past week that have caused multiple casualties and damages, in central and southern areas of the country. The assistance comes as the Government of Chile issued an...
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09/01/2017
The European Commission is currently working alongside EU Member States to facilitate emergency aid deliveries in Iraq, to help people affected by the crisis in Mosul.Three additional planes carrying emergency assistance from Austria and France...

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