Wildfires: almost 300 European firefighters mobilised to support Canada
To tackle the worst wildfires in the last 10 years, Canada has activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism requesting European assistance. In an immediate response, France, Portugal and Spain have offered almost 300 firefighters via the Mechanism.
Ukraine: EU mobilising support after the Kakhovka dam destruction
The collapse of Nova Kakhovka dam in Ukraine has led to devastating humanitarian and ecological consequences. While evacuations of affected populations are underway, Ukraine has requested international assistance in the form of equipment and machinery needed for relief efforts.
Commissioner Lenarčič in Norway to participate in a conference on child protection
Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, is in Oslo to hold a series of bilateral meetings with the members of Norwegian government and to participate in the international conference 'Protecting Children in Armed Conflict – Our Common Future'.
Ukraine: Statement by High Representative Borrell and Commissioner Lenarčič on the destruction of the Kakhovka dam
High Representative/Vice President, Josep Borrell, and Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, have issued a new statement on the destruction of the dam at Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant.
Chad: EU launches Humanitarian Air Bridge to bring assistance to people displaced from Sudan
As the conflict in Sudan has already forced thousands of people to flee into neighbouring Chad, the EU has launched a Humanitarian Air Bridge to transport critical supplies for humanitarian partners assisting refugees crossing the Chadian border.
Commission hosts meeting of European ministers 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.
Wildfires: EU doubles rescEU firefighting fleet for summer 2023
Following up on President von der Leyen’s State of the Union speech in September last year, Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič announced today the doubling of the rescEU aerial firefighting fleet for this year’s wildfire season,
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.