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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...
11/06/2019
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 is a global agreement to reduce and prevent disaster risks across the globe. It aims to strengthen social and economic resilience to ease the negative effects of climate change and man-made...
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06/06/2019 - News
As many people continue to be displaced in Colombia and are threatened by natural disasters, the European Commission announced today a new aid package of €6 million to help those most in need in the country.
24/05/2019 - Video
Meet Nilsa, a 28-year-old firefighter who was on the front line against the forest fires in the municipality of Mação in Portugal. Everyday in the European Union, ordinary heroes work together to protect us. Nilsa is one of them.  Learn more about...
30/11/2018 - Photo story
Idyllic as their location may seem, Madagascar and Mozambique are regularly battered by cyclones and other extreme weather. New drone technology has the potential to help communities in both countries better withstand these disasters. EU...
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14/11/2018 - Video
Dzud is a Mongolian term for an extreme weather phenomenon characterised by a very harsh winter. During a dzud, livestock are unable to graze and have to rely on food stocks. In the past, a dzud occurred once or twice in a decade. Today, climatic...
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19/09/2018 - Video
Malawi is a small country in southern Africa with a population of 14 million people who mainly rely on agriculture as a means of subsistence. In 2017, drought in the country affected more than half the population. EU humanitarian support enables...
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31/07/2018 - News
The European Commission has mobilised €200,000 (LAK 1,958,800,000) in emergency relief for the families most affected by the collapse of a section of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in southern Lao PDR.
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17/07/2018 - News
The European Commission has helped mobilise two firefighting planes from Italy via the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism, following a request for assistance from Sweden due to the very high forest fire risk that the country is facing.
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides with the Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze © European Union 2018
12/07/2018 - News
The European Commission and the Emergency Management Service of Georgia will sign an administrative arrangement in Tbilisi enhancing ties in civil protection and disaster risk management.

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