Europe needs better, more strategic crisis management, according to independent scientific and ethics advisors
According to the scientific and ethical recommendations given to the Commission in Strasbourg, the Union has to improve how it prepares for and responds to crises.
As a full member of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, Albania will not only be able to receive immediate support but can also send assistance to countries struck by a disaster through the Mechanism.
The European Commission is coordinating a new aid delivery of over 1,800 tonnes in emergency assistance this month.
Ahead of the G20 Summit in Bali, the Commission is stepping up support to help those most affected by the devastating effects of rising food insecurity globally.
As Burkina Faso risks a major humanitarian disaster, the EU is stepping up emergency support to deliver aid to vulnerable populations where access is severely limited.
Cholera has returned to Lebanon after almost 3 decades. An epidemic was declared on 6 October 2022, the first since 1993. Amid a worldwide spike in cholera infections, the outbreak in Lebanon is evolving at an alarming rate.
On 4 November, the European Commission co-chaired the Disaster Response Emergency Fund (DREF) pledging conference. The objective of the conference was to promote the DREF and collect pledges by donors for 2023.
The EU is allocating €100,000 to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to families affected by the earthquake that struck Iran in early October.
Today, the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) published the latest edition of its Annual Report on Forest Fires in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in 2021.
Following the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Uganda, the EU has mobilised further emergency funding of €3 million.