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Coronavirus: EU supports Member States with transport of essential supplies

Press releases - Fri, 30/07/2021 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Jul 2021 The Commission continues to provide further financial support to six Member States through the Mobility Package of the Emergency Support Instrument amounting to over €14 million, for the transport of COVID-19 vaccination-related equipment and COVID-19 therapeutics.

Forest fires in Sardinia: EU mobilises immediate assistance to Italy

Press releases - Sun, 25/07/2021 - 20:57
European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 Jul 2021 In response to Italy's request for assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to assist in the fight against the ongoing wildfires raging in Sardinia, the EU is mobilising immediate assistance from France and Greece.

Migration: EU helps channel humanitarian support to migrants in Lithuania

Press releases - Fri, 23/07/2021 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 Jul 2021 Following a request for assistance from Lithuania, the European Commission is helping European countries send support through the European Civil Protection Mechanism.

EU supporting Belgium with flood response

Press releases - Thu, 15/07/2021 - 08:51
European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 Jul 2021 The EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated to tackle heavy floods, following a request for assistance from Belgium on 14 July 2021.

Coronavirus: Over 3 million vaccines doses shared via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

Press releases - Thu, 15/07/2021 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 Jul 2021 Following new offers of assistance from EU Member States to countries in need, the Commission has so far supported the sharing of over 3 million COVID-19 vaccines with countries outside of the EU through the European Civil Protection Mechanism.

Humanitarian aid: EU mobilises €22 million to support most vulnerable in Iran and Pakistan

Press releases - Mon, 12/07/2021 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 Jul 2021 Today the Commission has announced renewed support for those most in need in Iran and Pakistan with €22 million in humanitarian aid.

Syria: Commissioner Lenarčič visits Turkish border and calls for renewal of UN cross-border resolution

Press releases - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 08 Jul 2021 Today Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič is visiting the Turkish border with North-West Syria, which is a crucial crossing point for the delivery of humanitarian assistance for millions of people inside Syria.

Afghanistan: EU mobilises €25 million in humanitarian aid to fight hunger

Press releases - Mon, 05/07/2021 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 05 Jul 2021 The Commission is allocating €25 million in humanitarian funding from its Solidarity Emergency Aid Reserve to fight hunger in Afghanistan.

EU deploys immediate assistance to help Cyprus contain devastating forest fires

Press releases - Sat, 03/07/2021 - 22:26
European Commission Press release Brussels, 03 Jul 2021 Cyprus activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism on 3 July 2021, requesting support to tackle forest fires in the Limassol district. Responding immediately, t...

EU Humanitarian Air Bridge to deliver aid to Mozambique

Press releases - Wed, 30/06/2021 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 Jun 2021 In the margins of the G20 Ministerial event on 30 June in Brindisi, an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight, co-organised also with Italy and Portugal, will depart to Mozambique, carrying 15 tonnes of life-saving cargo addressing pressing humanitarian needs. 

COVID-19: EU helps deliver vaccines to Kosovo

Press releases - Tue, 29/06/2021 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 Jun 2021 The European Union is helping Norway to deliver over 180,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Kosovo, following Kosovo's request for assistance via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

Forest fires: European Commission is stepping up its preparations for the forest fire season 2021

Press releases - Mon, 21/06/2021 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 Jun 2021 To be prepared for any large-scale wild fires this season, the European Commission has set up a strengthened European fleet of 11 firefighting planes and 6 helicopters hosted across Member States under the rescEU system.

North Africa: EU mobilises €20 million in humanitarian aid for vulnerable populations

Press releases - Fri, 18/06/2021 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 Jun 2021 Today, the Commission announced €20 million in humanitarian funding to be provided in Algeria, Egypt and Libya.

Venezuela: EU reaffirms support to refugees and migrants at International Donors' Conference

Press releases - Thu, 17/06/2021 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 Jun 2021 The European Union pledged €147 million euros for immediate humanitarian assistance, medium and longer-term development assistance and conflict prevention interventions to Venezuelan refugees and migrants.

Child Labour: Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative on the World Day against Child Labour

Press releases - Fri, 11/06/2021 - 00:00
European Commission Statement Brussels, 11 Jun 2021 In 2021, we mark the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. Despite the progress made globally over the years, in 2020, there were still 160 mi...

EU-U.S Joint statement on the humanitarian emergency in Tigray

Press releases - Thu, 10/06/2021 - 10:08
European Commission Statement Brussels, 10 Jun 2021 Seven months into the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, human rights atrocities and the full-blown humanitarian crisis are alarming, currently pushing 400,0...

Central America and Mexico: EU reaffirms support with €18.5 million in humanitarian and development aid

Press releases - Thu, 10/06/2021 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 Jun 2021 The EU has announced today at the “Solidarity event for forcibly displaced persons and host communities in Central America and Mexico”, that it will allocate €18.5 million in aid.

Ukraine: EU allocates €25.4 million in humanitarian aid

Press releases - Thu, 27/05/2021 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 May 2021 As the conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its eighth year, the European Commission has announced €25.4 million in humanitarian aid to help people still suffering from the ongoing hostilities.

EU increases humanitarian assistance for Palestine to over €34 million

Press releases - Tue, 25/05/2021 - 11:02
European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 May 2021 Today, the EU has increased its humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people in Palestine by €8 million, taking the total to €34.4 million this year.

Coronavirus: EU channels further support to Nepal and repatriates EU citizens

Press releases - Thu, 20/05/2021 - 00:00
European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 May 2021 An aircraft from Spain carrying urgently needed oxygen cylinders and concentrators, ventilators and rapid antigen tests arrived in Nepal today, following the country's request for support for EU assistance to help contain its rapid surge in COVID-19 infections.

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