Commission hosts meeting of European ministers meet to discuss chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear preparedness
Ministers responsible for civil defence in EU Member States and Participating States in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism are meeting today in Brussels for an informal ministerial-level coordination meeting on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) preparedness.
Myanmar and Bangladesh: EU releases €2.5 million to support those affected by devastating cyclone Mocha
Following cyclone Mocha in Myanmar and Bangladesh, the Commission has released €2.5 million in emergency humanitarian aid to address the most urgent needs of the affected population.
Horn of Africa: Commissioner Lenarčič participates in high-level pledging conference
The event focuses on securing scaled-up resources in response to the drought, highlighting the capacity of humanitarian actors, and looking more closely at the root causes of the current situation.
Africa: Commissioner for Crisis Management in Sudan high-level meeting
The meeting aims at mobilising additional resources to secure immediate emergency response for those most in need in Sudan and in neighbouring countries, as well at calling on all involved to respect international humanitarian law.
Yemen: international community assess the humanitarian situation
On 23 May, the European Commission and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden co-hosted the 5th Yemen Humanitarian Senior Officials’ Meeting.
Floods: EU mobilises emergency equipment to assist Italian authorities
Following a request for assistance from Italy, high-capacity pumping teams from Slovakia and Slovenia have been mobilised to the Emilia Romagna region via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to help the Italian authorities deal with heavy floods.
EU reaffirms support at Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction midterm review
Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič attended today the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York on the midterm review of the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Commissioner Lenarčič in the United States to discuss disaster risk prevention and preparedness
The visit coincides with the midterm review of the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in New York, an opportunity to further strengthen international cooperation on disaster risk reduction.
Sudan: further EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights
The EU continues to support the delivery of humanitarian supplies to Sudan, through Humanitarian Air Bridge flights. A new flight this week has delivered 30.3 tonnes of essential supplies, including medical supplies and shelter equipment.
Humanitarian aid: EU releases €8 million for the Philippines, Nepal and South-East Asia
Today, the Commission has announced the release of €8 million in humanitarian assistance and disasters preparedness funding for the Philippines, Nepal and other South-East Asian countries to support people affected by recurrent natural hazards and conflict, among other causes of vulnerability.