Today, the European Commission adopted a Recommendation and a Communication to establish common goals to boost disaster resilience in the areas of civil protection. This includes ways to better prepare European countries for natural hazards, including earthquakes, floods, and wildfires.
Following multiple earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria, the European Union is mobilising emergency funding to help meet the needs of people affected by this disaster.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Türkiye and Syria yesterday morning has already taken the lives of thousands, while many people are still stuck under the rubble.
What we do
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.