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05/05/2021 - News
The number of people facing acute food insecurity and needing urgent life and livelihood-saving assistance has hit a 5-year high in 2020 in countries beset by food crises, according to an annual report launched today by the Global Network Against...
27/04/2021 - News
On 27 April, the European Parliament voted for strengthening the European Union’s role in crisis management through a legislative revision of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
08/04/2021 - News
One year ago today, the European Commission and the High Representative set out plans for a targeted EU response to support partner countries' efforts in tackling the Coronavirus pandemic combining resources from the EU, its Member States and...
15/03/2021 - News
In the run-up to the adoption of the new Humanitarian Aid Communication, the Commission gathered citizens' opinions on EU humanitarian aid in the 27 Member States.
10/03/2021 - News
The Commission has proposed to strengthen the European Union’s global humanitarian impact in order to meet the substantially rising humanitarian needs exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
10/02/2021 - News
The European Union is sending medical supplies, such as gloves, masks and overalls to Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia following their requests for assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
09/02/2021 - News
On 8 February, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have reached an important political agreement to strengthen the EU Civil Protection system and the EU’s response to disasters.
26/01/2021 - News
As global humanitarian needs worsen further due to the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and the effects of climate change, the European Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.4 billion for 2021. This represents...
18/01/2021 - News
Today marked the opening session of the high-level event ‘Water and Beyond – EU transformative approaches for international partnerships’, co-hosted by the European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA – formerly...
11/12/2020 - News
Today, Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič kick-starts the 7th European Civil Protection Forum. In a warm-up session, dedicated to the topic of Cross-sectoral cooperation in times of crisis, the Commissioner, as well as various...