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.
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.
22/06/2018 - News
A team of eight European experts will fly to Guatemala on Saturday to support national authorities after the multiple eruptions of Volcan de Fuego since 3 June. The team is being deployed though the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism,...
12/06/2018 - News
Following the devastating floods and landslides which struck Sri Lanka over the last weeks, the European Commission gave €160 000 in humanitarian funding to bring emergency assistance to the communities affected by the recent floods.
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...
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...
06/03/2018 - News
Today the European Commission signed an administrative arrangement with Tunisia to boost ties in civil protection and disaster risk management.
12/01/2018 - Basic page
The Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC), operating within the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), was set up to support a coordinated and quicker response to disasters both inside and outside...
30/10/2017 - News
The European Commission has helped mobilise emergency support for Italy through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, following a request for assistance to battle forest fires in the country.
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