The EU has allocated an additional €4 million to Uganda, to help the country address the influx of new refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The assistance delivered includes 180 ambulances, 125 fire-fighting vehicles, 300 power generators, 35 heavy machinery vehicles, and 4 pontoon bridges.
Following a request for assistance from France, the European Commission has dispatched 4 airplanes from its rescEU firefighting fleet positioned in Greece and Sweden.
The additional funding will enable our humanitarian partners address the most urgent emergency needs.
To relieve pressure on local hospitals, since 11 March, the EU has been coordinating patient transfers to other European countries who have available hospital capacity.
The quake, which killed ten people and injured 410 others, has caused extensive damage to homes and buildings, including schools and healthcare facilities.
The EU has swiftly mobilised 2 firefighting airplanes and 2 helicopters to Czechia where a large forest fire is burning in the north of the country.
Yesterday, 20 June, Slovenia requested assistance to tackle unprecedented forest fires in the Karst of Gorica region of the Miren Kostanjevica municipality.
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism continues to channel assistance to respond to the severe forest fires breaking out across Europe.
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism continues to channel support to help combat severe forest fires in Portugal, France and Albania.