Commission hosts meeting of European ministers to discuss chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear preparedness
Ministers responsible for civil defence in EU Member States and Participating States in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism are meeting today in Brussels for an informal ministerial-level coordination meeting on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) preparedness.
Wildfires: EU doubles rescEU firefighting fleet for summer 2023
Following up on President von der Leyen’s State of the Union speech in September last year, Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič announced today the doubling of the rescEU aerial firefighting fleet for this year’s wildfire season,
Myanmar and Bangladesh: EU releases €2.5 million to support those affected by devastating cyclone Mocha
Following cyclone Mocha in Myanmar and Bangladesh, the Commission has released €2.5 million in emergency humanitarian aid to address the most urgent needs of the affected population.
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.