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.
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.