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EU endorsing key Relief, Recovery and Peace initiatives of the COP28

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.

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EU allocates emergency humanitarian aid for floods in Horn of Africa

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.

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Bolivia: EU mobilises 40 firefighters to support response to wildfires

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.