At COP28, Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, will endorse on behalf of the EU 2 new flagship initiatives to address the human impact of the climate crisis and emphasizing the interconnectedness of climate change, conflicts, and growing humanitarian needs.
The current cholera epidemic broke out in February 2023, and has since affected all 10 provinces of Zimbabwe. Until 20 November 2023, there had been nearly 10,000 cases and 206 people had lost their lives.
EU Civil Protection Mechanism launches preparations for possible extreme weather events for 2024 in the face of climate change
Today, Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič is meeting the Italian Minister for Civil Protection and Sea Policies, Nello Musumeci, for the opening session of the European Civil Protection Mechanism “lessons learnt” meeting on wildfires and floods.
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.