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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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This is the first use of the mechanism during this wildfire season this year. In total, as part of preparedness measures for the wildfire season, the EU has established a fleet of 32 aerial firefighting assets and 556 firefighters, pre-positioned across Europe.

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The EU Civil Protection Mechanism can be activated to request assistance for consular support during evacuation operations.
Food assistance
Through its humanitarian food assistance, the EU aims to ensure access to safe and nutritious food for the most hungry and vulnerable people in crises.
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The European Commission has set up an operational system to channel in-kind donations from third countries and the private sector to Ukraine, Moldova, and neighbouring EU countries.

Humanitarian protection addresses violence, coercion, deliberate deprivation and abuse for persons, groups, and communities in humanitarian crises