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Forest fires in Italy
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.
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
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...
ERCC © EU/ECHO/Ezequiel Scagnetti
20/09/2017 - News
In a joint statement on the earthquake in Mexico City, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides and High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini expressed their condolences and reiterated that the EU is...
Clearing roads by Tatiana Fernandez
11/09/2017 - News
On 11 September 2017, the EU announced further assistance for Caribbean islands affected by Hurricane Irma. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides made the following statement
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.
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.
Commissioner Sylianides
19/06/2017 - News
The European Commission has responded swiftly to Portugal's request for assistance in order to tackle the deadly forest fires.

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