To prepare for the risk of forest fires during the upcoming summer, the European Commission launches today the first fleet of firefighting aircraft under the new rescEU system to tackle natural disasters.
The European Commission has announced today an unprecedented €164 million for Education in Emergencies projects in 2019.
Today the European Commission announced an initial amount of €1.2 million in response to the devastating floods that have recently affected northern and south-western parts of Iran.
At the request of Mozambique, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated to help those affected by the devastating impact of cyclone Idai.
The European Commission's proposal to strengthen the EU's collective response to natural disasters, known as rescEU, has entered into force today.
Severe flooding and tropical cyclone Idai have caused large numbers of casualties and damage to homes and infrastructue in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe.
On 6 December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.
As an increasing number of people face humanitarian crises worldwide, the EU has adopted its biggest ever initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.6 billion for 2019.
The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have taken key steps today towards political agreement on rescEU, the plan to strengthen EU civil protection response to disasters.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed every year on 25 November, highlights that violence against women and girls is still one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe...