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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...
28/10/2015
The European Commission has decided to increase the level of co-financing for transport of the assistance delivered via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism for the countries needing help in the current refugee crisis from 55% to 85%."This new...
08/10/2015
The EU today approved €7 million in humanitarian aid for Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, bringing the emergency assistance for refugees transiting through the countries to €8.74 million. The funding was announced as part of a...
01/10/2015
The European Commission has launched a new knowledge centre to support EU Member States in responding to emergencies, and preventing and reducing the impact of disasters. The new Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre will help make better use...
Refugees at the Serbian border. Photo credit: EU/ECHO/Fabrice Martin
22/09/2015
Yesterday, Serbia has activated the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism to benefit from material support to help cope with the influx of refugees and asylum seekers in the country.The European Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC)...
Refugees queuing up at the Macedonian border. Photo credit: EU/ECHO/Fabrice Martin
14/09/2015
Last Friday, Hungary activated the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism. This will allow Hungarian authorities to benefit from material support to help cope with the influx of refugees and asylum seekers. The European Commission's Emergency Response...
09/09/2015
The European Commission has published the first-ever call for proposals for deployment of humanitarian volunteers under its EU Aid Volunteers initiative.Through the new call, around 350 junior and senior professionals are expected to be deployed to...
13/08/2015
The EU and its Member States are sending an expert team through the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism to assist the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with assessing the damage caused by recent floods and mudslides.Six technical experts...

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