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11/09/2015 - Blog post
In May 2013, after a year of preparations, I travelled with my soon-to-become team to the city of Peja, Kosovo. Our mission was to assist the local civil protection and humanitarian aid organisations in strengthening existing capacities, and most...
25/08/2015 - Photo story
In early August, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was struck by a major storm causing floods and mudslides. Made up of vast mountain chains, grasslands and large river systems, the country is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters.
13/08/2015 - News
The EU and its Member States are sending an expert team through the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism to assist the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with assessing the damage caused by recent floods and mudslides.
06/08/2015 - News
The European Commission is providing emergency support to Myanmar/Burma and Bangladesh following floods and mudslides which affected thousands of people in both countries. Myanmar will receive €1million and Bangladesh €500 000.
17/07/2015 - News
In an immediate response to a request for assistance from Greece, the EU provided firefighting planes to help stop the spread of forest fires in several parts of the country, including in the outskirts of Athens. Greece has activated the EU Civil...
 European Commission's civil protection experts at the Chautara Humanitarian Hub, Nepal.  Photo credit: EU/ECHO/ Pierre Prakash
22/05/2015 - News
The European Commission is facilitating the deployment of a large cargo of equipment to Nepal. International Humanitarian Partnership countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Luxembourg) will establish a "base camp" for 60...
Commissioner Stylianides opens the 5th European Civil Protection Forum, 6-7 May 2015, Brussels.   Photo credit: EU
07/05/2015 - News
90% of European citizens say they would expect help from other EU countries if a disaster struck in their country, according to a recent poll. Over 900 experts are meeting today in Brussels to discuss how European countries can best be prepared and...
07/05/2015 - Video
As part of its efforts to strengthen the EU's ability to respond to emergencies, the European Commission co-funded and participated in a large civil protection exercise in Oslo. The scenario of HarbourEX15 is a major accident in the industrial area...
06/05/2015 - News
Turkey has joined the European framework for cooperation in disaster management and emergency response. Today Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, signed the agreement on the country's official...
29/04/2015 - News
Preparedness to disasters is crucial – it can save lives. As part of its efforts to strengthen the EU's ability to respond to emergencies, the European Commission co-funded and participated in a large civil protection exercise which is taking...

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