European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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26/01/2018 - Country page
The European continent and Central Asia, like other geographical areas, are subject to an increasing number of natural disasters which are also stronger in intensity compared to before. Floods, earthquakes, storms and other extreme weather events...
25/07/2017 - News
France has activated the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism this afternoon as forest fires are ravaging southern regions of the country and Corsica.
Forest fires in Italy
13/07/2017 - News
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.
Civil protection exercise
29/05/2017 - News
The European Commission has drawn up a landscape of the main disaster risks Europe faces today.

/echo/file/eastern-ukraine-helping-those-who-need-it-most_enEastern Ukraine: Helping those who need it the most

Eastern Ukraine: Helping those who need it the most
16/09/2016 - Video
Millions of people in Ukraine are in need of humanitarian aid due to the conflict in the eastern part of the country. The prolonged fighting has led to increased vulnerability and displacement of people both inside Ukraine and beyond its borders....
10/08/2016 - News
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...
Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management  © European Union
05/07/2016 - News
Young refugees and football celebrities put on their soccer cleats and joined forces in mixed-gender teams for a special football match today in Lyon, France.
20/06/2016 - News
On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the following statement is issued by Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President for Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, Federica Mogherini, High...
© EU/Ozan Kose
24/05/2016 - News
At the World Humanitarian Summit taking place this week in Istanbul, the EU has committed to strengthen prevention and preparedness, improve the international response and help find solutions to support an overstrained humanitarian system.
16/05/2016 - News
Today, around 37 million children are out of school in crisis-affected countries.