European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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19/09/2013 - News
Following two generations of 'pilot volunteers' returning 'back to base', the EU Aid Volunteers initiative is on its way to providing 4000 new opportunities for people to volunteer in humanitarian projects from 2014 to 2020.
17/09/2013 - News
Music, like food, moves the world. Action Against Hunger and the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) are working together to use this connection to raise public awareness about an undeniable issue:...
14/09/2013 - News
Participants in the pilot projects of EU Aid Volunteers have gathered in Brussels over the weekend to share their experiences, discuss the lessons learned through the pilot phase of the initiative and chart the ways forward to a fully launched corps...
05/09/2013 - News
On Solid Ground, a photo exhibition funded by ECHO, in cooperation with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Panos Pictures will be launched today in front of the Palais des Congres in Perpignan, France during the International...
02/09/2013 - News
In response to a request for assistance by authorities in Lisbon, on 31 August two fire-fighting aircraft from Croatia have been deployed to Portugal through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
23/08/2013 - News
The European Commission Emergency Response Centre (ERC) is facilitating the urgent provision of assistance to extinguish the forest fires in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
19/08/2013 - News
World Humanitarian Day, a symbolic moment to reflect on a worldwide issue of how humanitarians commit themselves to helping the most vulnerable.
01/07/2013 - News
An EU civil protection exercise, EU TARANIS 2013, held in Salzburg, Austria, was completed on Saturday 29 June.
20/06/2013 - News
Each year, on the 20th of June, the world focuses on the plight of people who are forced to flee their homes due to conflicts or natural disasters – refugees.
13/06/2013 - News
A large-scale EU-funded field exercise is finishing today in Lyon, France.