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This is the first use of the mechanism during this wildfire season this year. In total, as part of preparedness measures for the wildfire season, the EU has established a fleet of 32 aerial firefighting assets and 556 firefighters, pre-positioned across Europe.

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In view of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, the EU has activated its emergency aid reserve to avoid a risk of famine in the country. This will bring the total EU response to nearly €150 million in humanitarian aid for this crisis in 2024.

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