European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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06/03/2020 - News
The European Commission is working at all levels to support Greece as it deals with increased numbers of refugees and migrants at its external borders.
18/02/2020 - News
About 100 delegations from the European Union, its Member States and partners, including international organisations and civil society gathered in Brussels today at the International Donors' Conference to mobilise support for Albania after the...
30/09/2019 - News
Following the extensive damage caused by the 2 powerful earthquakes that struck Albania on 21 September 2019 and the heavy rains that hit the same area soon after, the Albanian authorities called for international assistance via the European Union...
The European continent and Central Asia, like other geographical areas, are subject to an increasing number of natural disasters which are also stronger in intensity compared to before. Floods, earthquakes, storms and other extreme weather events...
06/08/2018 - News
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 the unprecedented forest fires.
07/06/2018 - News
Today, the European Commission announced €1.5 million in humanitarian aid to address the increasing needs of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants stranded in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
plane Portugal fires
16/08/2017 - News
The European Commission has helped mobilise substantial support for Portugal, through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, following a request for assistance to battle forest fires in the country.
25/07/2017 - News
France has activated the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism this afternoon as forest fires are ravaging southern regions of the country and Corsica.
Forest fires in Italy
13/07/2017 - News
Italy is facing severe forest fires in its southern regions. It has requested European Union support through the Civil Protection Mechanism, upon which the EU has immediately responded.
Commissioner Sylianides
19/06/2017 - News
The European Commission has responded swiftly to Portugal's request for assistance in order to tackle the deadly forest fires.