The Horn of Africa continues to face multiple challenges resulting from extreme weather events: a catastrophic prolonged drought has been followed by widespread and devastating floods, affecting thus far more than 3 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya.
Following a request of assistance from Bolivia, the EU has mobilised firefighters’ teams from France through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Around 40 firefighters have been deployed to assist the Bolivian authorities in their efforts to extinguish the wildfires currently active in the country.
High Representative Borrell and Commissioner Lenarčič travel to Barcelona for the Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean
On 27 November, High Representative Josep Borrell and Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič will travel to Barcelona, Spain, to take part in the 8th Regional Forum of the Union for Mediterranean (UfM).
The new EU humanitarian package announced today consists of €11.5 million for Syria and €3.5 million for Lebanon. It will provide life-saving humanitarian aid including food assistance and water, sanitation and hygiene support for those who need it the most.
The funding will provide assistance to the most vulnerable, including shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as support for livelihoods and other basic needs.
A latest EU Humanitarian Air Bridge (HAB) flight transporting supplies for humanitarian partners UNICEF, Emergency and Relief International, has delivered aid in Sudan this weekend.
Following the activation from Cyprus and Egypt, respectively for support concerning the arrival of refugees to Cyprus and to strengthen the Egyptian healthcare system in managing the influx of wounded Palestinians from Gaza, including some EU citizens.
Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič is participating today in the pledging conference organised in Geneva by the humanitarian organisation Geneva Call, of which the EU is its largest donor.
EU releases €10.5 million in humanitarian aid for people in Myanmar and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
Due to the deteriorating humanitarian situation, the EU has released €10.5 million in humanitarian aid to address the needs of people in Myanmar and of Rohingya refugees and their host communities living in Bangladesh.
Following the earthquake that struck Nepal earlier this month, the EU has approved a €2 million aid package to bring relief to the most affected people. It will help provide shelter, access to clean water and sanitation, and health care, among other services.