European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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Kerala flooding damage
19/09/2018 - News
The European Commission has allocated an additional €1 million in emergency aid to India as devastating floods killed nearly 500 people and submerged entire villages in the southern state of Kerala.
03/09/2018 - Thematic page
31/08/2018 - Basic page
In the event of a disaster, either within or outside the European Union, the Commission supports Participating States of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) by co-financing transportation costs.
06/08/2018 - News
Over 360 fire-fighting personnel, 7 planes, 6 helicopters and 67 vehicles were mobilised through the European Civil Protection Mechanism in the past three weeks, to assist Sweden in combating the unprecedented forest fires.
© Matteo Arrotta via Flickr
17/07/2018 - News
The European Commission has helped mobilise two firefighting planes from Italy via the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism, following a request for assistance from Sweden due to the very high forest fire risk that the country is facing.
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides with the Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze © European Union 2018
12/07/2018 - News
The European Commission and the Emergency Management Service of Georgia will sign an administrative arrangement in Tbilisi enhancing ties in civil protection and disaster risk management.
Commissioner Stylianides at the opening in Rome
11/06/2018 - News
On Friday, 8 June 2018, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides opened the EU SAVES LIVES virtual reality exhibition in Rome in the presence of Ms Elisabetta Gardini, Member of European Parliament and Mr...

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Fighting forest fires in Italy: the EU’s solidarity in action
07/06/2018 - Video
Every year, devastating fires destroy thousands of hectares of forests in Europe. Although southern European countries are particularly at risk, no country is immune. When national capacities to respond to forest fires are surpassed, the European...
23/05/2018 - Basic page
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism runs an active and comprehensive training programme, offering experts from all over Europe a deeper knowledge of the requirements of European civil protection missions. The training helps experts improve their...
03/05/2018 - Basic page
The European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) maintains and develops a comprehensive set of civil protection partnerships with members of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, other EU institutions, neighbouring...