European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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Praia da Vieira
17/10/2017 - News
As several EU Member States face forest fires and storms, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides issued the following statement
05/10/2017 - 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...
Hurricane Maria Dominica
26/09/2017 - News
The European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department is providing €250 000 in emergency humanitarian aid to Dominica, following the severe destruction caused by hurricane Maria which devastated the island on 19 September. The...
18/09/2017 - Basic page
The European Civil Protection Forum is the largest recurring public event on European civil protection cooperation. It is organised every two years by the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO...
07/09/2017 - News
The EU is mobilising its emergency response instruments to assist countries affected or threatened by Hurricane Irma.
ERCC inside
30/08/2017 - News
The European Commission's 24/7 Emergency Response Coordination Centre has recently been in regular contact with the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Hurricane Harvey and any EU support that could help the US authorities. The EU...
plane Portugal fires
16/08/2017 - News
The European Commission has helped mobilise substantial support for Portugal, through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, following a request for assistance to battle forest fires in the country.
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.
© EU/ECHO/EEAS/EU Delegation BiH
05/07/2017 - Basic page
Why is this important?The Civil Protection Mechanism stresses the need for an integrated approach to disaster management including a strong role for disaster prevention and preparedness. EU Member States and neighbourhood countries need a tool to...

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