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European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 23 November 2017 The European Commission has tabled a set of proposals to strengthen the EU's civil protection response and boost Europe's ability to better deal with natural disasters.
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 November 2017 Today the European Commission has revealed ambitious new plans to strengthen Europe's ability to deal with natural disasters. The proposal is a central part of President Juncker's agenda of a Europe that protects.
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 15 November 2017 I am saddened to learn about the many people who have lost their lives and loved ones during the deadly floods affecting central Greece. On behalf of the whole European Commission, I would like to express our full solidarity with...
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 13 November 2017 The earthquake that struck the area on the border between Iran and Iraq last night has taken the lives of hundreds of people and caused extensive damage across the two countries.
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 11 November 2017 On 6 November the Saudi led military coalition closed air, sea and land entry points to Yemen. This decision has caused major disruptions in the urgent delivery of life-saving activities and a sharp rise in the price of basic commodities,...
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 November 2017 The European Commission reported on the impressive progress in the implementation of the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey, during the 8th meeting of the Steering Committee of the Facility, that took place in Brussels yesterday.
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 8 November 2017 The typhoon that has struck Vietnam over the past days has taken many lives and caused considerable damage, adding to the toll of a number of storms in the past weeks.
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 October 2017 Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has started a two-day visit to Bangladesh, to assess the situation on the ground and visit EU aid projects that are addressing the Rohingya refugee crisis.
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 October 2017 The European Commission has announced a €106 million support package - €46 million in humanitarian assistance and €60 million for development - to directly assist people in Sudan affected by forced displacement, undernutrition, disease outbreaks and recurrent extreme climatic conditions.
European Commission - Press release Geneva, 23 October 2017 The European Commission has announced humanitarian and development funds in response to the influx of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to Bangladesh. The European Union today co-hosted in Geneva a 'Pledging Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis'.
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 October 2017 The EU funded Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme has now reached one million refugees living in Turkey. Launched by the European Commission in September 2016, and implemented by the World Food Programme and the Turkish Red Crescent in collaboration with...
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 16 October 2017 "Today all our thoughts are with our citizens who are suffering from the devastating forest fires in Portugal and Spain and the storms affecting Ireland and the United Kingdom.
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 October 2017 The European Commission has today announced an additional €4 million in humanitarian aid for Serbia to assist the thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers in the country.
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 3 October 2017 In the past two weeks, in Syria there has been the highest number of casualties in 2017, as a result of the heavy air attacks hitting civilians and civilian infrastructure, in particular hospitals and medical facilities, in Northern Syria.
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 September 2017 Access to education for children in emergency situations is among the top priorities for the EU in its humanitarian funding. The European Commission has announced today it will further increase the part of humanitarian funding dedicated to getting children into education...
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 September 2017 Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, announces additional aid for people in need in Bangladesh and Myanmar As more and more refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar, the European Commission announces additional humanitarian aid of €3 million to...
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 11 September 2017 "Hurricane Irma has left a trail of devastation across many countries. It is our moral duty to help those in need whose lives and homes are being destroyed or severely threatened.
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 5 September 2017 Unrestricted humanitarian access, including for aid workers, is critical to reaching 350,000 vulnerable people in Rakhine State. They must be allowed to do their job to try to prevent the further deterioration of an already serious humanitarian situation.
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 22 August 2017 Today our heart is in Italy, with the Italian people and authorities. Once again the country has sadly suffered another deadly earthquake, this time on the island of Ischia, with initial reports of casualties and damages to infrastructures including hospitals and churches.
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 18 August 2017 When countries face natural disasters such as forest fires, floods and earthquakes or are in need of emergency assistance due to other crises, the EU has a range of funding and emergency response tools to help.