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04/04/2019 - News
Today the European Commission announced an initial amount of €1.2 million in response to the devastating floods that have recently affected northern and south-western parts of Iran.

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Supporting victims of the Indonesian earthquakes
29/03/2019 - Video
Six months ago, on 28th September 2018, a series of strong earthquakes struck the province of Central Sulawesi in Indonesia, triggering a series of simultaneous natural disasters: a devastating tsunami on the coast, landslides in mountainous areas,...
27/03/2019 - News
At the request of Mozambique, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated to help those affected by the devastating impact of cyclone Idai.
An exercise by the Spanish reinforcement brigade for forest fires (BRIF). © EU
21/03/2019 - News
The European Commission's proposal to strengthen the EU's collective response to natural disasters, known as rescEU, has entered into force today.
Mozambique floods by WFP
19/03/2019 - News
Severe flooding and tropical cyclone Idai have caused large numbers of casualties and damage to homes and infrastructue in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe.

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Accurate weather forecasting for nomadic Mongolian herders
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...
Volcan de Fuego eruptions in Guatemala
05/10/2018 - Photo story
On 3 June 2018, Guatemala’s Fuego volcano blew up in one of the most violent series of eruptions in a century.
Afghanistan by ICRC
04/10/2018 - News
Large parts of Afghanistan are facing severe drought, worsening an already dire humanitarian situation. In response, the European Commission has committed an additional €20 million in emergency aid, bringing the total EU humanitarian aid for...
Indonesian earthquake by IFRC
01/10/2018 - News
Following the high number of casualties and damages caused by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia this weekend, the European Commission has released an initial €1.5 million in emergency humanitarian assistance.
Kerala flooding damage
19/09/2018 - News
The European Commission has allocated an additional €1 million in emergency aid to India as devastating floods killed nearly 500 people and submerged entire villages in the southern state of Kerala.