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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.
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.
Civil protection exercise
29/05/2017 - News
The European Commission has drawn up a landscape of the main disaster risks Europe faces today.
Health workers in West Africa at the height of the Ebola crisis in 2013. On 15 May 2017, an Ebola outbreak was officially declared in DRC with two confirmed deaths. ©EC/ECHO/Jean-Louis Mosser
16/05/2017 - News
On 12 May, the first case of Ebola was confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Come and visit the EU Humanitarian Aid stand at the European Commission's Open Doors Day on 6 May 2017 and immerse yourself in the world of humanitarian aid and civil protection.The stand will be a replica of the Emergency Response Coordination...
Commissioner Stylianides attends the open forum on disaster risk reduction (DRR) in istanbul
27/03/2017 - News
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is in Turkey today to attend the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction in Istanbul and visit EU humanitarian aid projects funded via the Facility for Refugees in...
20/12/2016 - News
The civil protection authorities of Algeria (DGPC) and the European Commission's humanitarian aid and civil protection department today formalised their cooperation in the field of disaster risk management, by signing an administrative...
25/11/2016 - News
To help contain the spread of devastating wildfires, Israel has requested European assistance through the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism on 24 November.
21/11/2016 - News
In response to the heavy rains and floods that affected over 32 500 people in Egypt between end of October and beginning of November 2016, the European Commission provided €166 000 humanitarian funding to help the most vulnerable families.