European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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Southern Africa and Indian Ocean

05/05/2020 - Blog post
I came to Mozambique as an EU Aid Volunteer last October to support WeWorld-GVC, my host organisation, that is running projects helping communities recover from the effects of cyclones Idai and Kenneth. I expected that this would be challenging...
22/01/2020 - Photo story
Months after tropical cyclone Idai devastated Mozambique, the communities in the port city of Beira continue to face the challenges of rebuilding their homes.
16/01/2020 - News
The European Commission is mobilising a humanitarian aid package of €22.8 million to help address emergency food needs and support vulnerable people in Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
09/10/2019 - News
The European Commission is mobilising an additional €10 million in humanitarian assistance for the many people still dealing with the consequences of the 2 unprecedented tropical cyclones that hit Mozambique in 2019.
06/08/2019 - News
The EU has announced that it is providing an additional €10 million in funding to help address growing humanitarian needs in Zimbabwe.
01/07/2019 - News
As natural disasters threaten the most vulnerable people in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region, the EU is providing €7 million in humanitarian aid to increase the capacity of communities and authorities to prepare for and respond to...
Emergency Medical Team
06/05/2019 - Video
Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique on 14 March 2019, bringing massive destruction, which injured 1600 people and left nearly 600 people dead. Italy sent an Emergency Medical Team through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to help respond to...
26/04/2019 - News
Following the extensive damage caused by tropical cyclone Kenneth in northern Mozambique and Comoros, the EU is providing initial €1.5 million to help the people affected by the heavy rainfall and destruction that the new cyclone left in its trail.
09/04/2019 - News
The European Union has announced an additional €12 million in humanitarian support in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.