Wildfires: almost 300 European firefighters mobilised to support Canada
To tackle the worst wildfires in the last 10 years, Canada has activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism requesting European assistance. In an immediate response, France, Portugal and Spain have offered almost 300 firefighters via the Mechanism.
Ukraine: EU mobilising support after the Kakhovka dam destruction
The collapse of Nova Kakhovka dam in Ukraine has led to devastating humanitarian and ecological consequences. While evacuations of affected populations are underway, Ukraine has requested international assistance in the form of equipment and machinery needed for relief efforts.
Commissioner Lenarčič in Norway to participate in a conference on child protection
Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, is in Oslo to hold a series of bilateral meetings with the members of Norwegian government and to participate in the international conference 'Protecting Children in Armed Conflict – Our Common Future'.
Channelling aid donations to Ukrainians
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.
In the humanitarian sector, localisation means empowering local responders in affected countries to lead and deliver humanitarian aid.
Russia’s war against Ukraine, which began in February 2022, continues to have significant consequences on neighbouring Moldova.