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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.