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"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...
Jeddah displacement camp, Qayyarah, Iraq, provides temporary shelter for people uprooted by fighting in Mosul. Today the EU is increasing its humanitarian response in Iraq by a further €25 million
16/12/2016
Today the European Commission is stepping up its response for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq by a further €25 million, bringing total EU humanitarian aid to €159 million in 2016. The new funding comes in addition to aid deliveries this week by EU...
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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...

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