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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,...
22/06/2018 - Basic page
Un equipo de ocho expertos europeos volará a Guatemala el sábado para apoyar a las autoridades nacionales después de las múltiples erupciones que el Volcán de Fuego ha tenido desde el 3 de junio. El equipo está siendo desplegado a través del...
21/06/2018 - News
Following the devastating floods that struck southern Tajikistan in May, the European Commission has allocated €60 000 in humanitarian funding to bring emergency assistance to communities affected by the disaster.
Sri Lanka Red Cross Society in delivering relief assistance
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.
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...
© Guatemala Red Cross
08/06/2018 - News
On 3 June, Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupted, triggering floods of lava and the emission of ash and small rocks.

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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...
05/06/2018 - News
Volcano de Fuego, one of the most active volcanos in Central America located about 40km south-west of the capital Guatemala City, erupted on Sunday 3 June.
Colombia by ICRC
30/05/2018 - News
The European Commission allocated €160 000 to strengthen the response capacities of the Colombian Red Cross in the region of the Ituango dam in Bajo Cauca, Colombia after flooding forced many to evacuate.