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Following the widespread flooding triggered by incessant monsoon rains in the Philippines, the European Commission is allocating €150 000 in humanitarian funding to bring emergency assistance to affected communities. The aid will directly help 30...
Over 360 fire-fighting personnel, 7 planes, 6 helicopters and 67 vehicles were mobilised through the European Civil Protection Mechanism in the past three weeks to assist Sweden in combating unprecedented forest fires.This is the largest European...
As Southeast Asia faces monsoon season and its potentially devastating effects, the European Commission has committed €6 million for disaster preparedness initiatives in the region. The funding comes on top of the €7 million announced in May to...
The European Commission has mobilised €200 000 in emergency relief for the families most affected by the collapse of a section of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in southern Lao PDR. Heavy rainfall in the country over the past few days...
The World Health Organisation has today declared the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be over. These are welcome news.Today our thoughts are with the victims and the brave health workers who fought on the frontline...
The European Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre is working around the clock  and is in constant contact with the authorities of Greece, Sweden, and Latvia, which have all requested EU support following the unprecedented forest...
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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.In 2001, the EU...
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides with the Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze © European Union 2018
The European Commission and the Emergency Management Service of Georgia will sign an administrative arrangement in Tbilisi enhancing ties in civil protection and disaster risk management.The administrative arrangement outlines key areas of...
somalia © ICRC
Somalia and Djibouti will receive €89.5 million in European Union humanitarian assistance, as millions of people in the two countries grapple with the consequences of prolonged extreme weather."The devastating effects of two years of drought and...
Sur la route de Rosso by © EU/ECHO/Sylvain Cherkaoui
As the Sahel region experiences its worst food and nutrition crisis in five years and continued insecurity, the Commission has announced a humanitarian aid package worth €191.3 million."There is no time to waste with many affected by a worsening...