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EU channels furthers assistance in response to floods in #Ukraine

EU channels furthers assistance in response to floods in #Ukraine

| June 30, 2020

Following the devastating floods in the south-west of Ukraine last week, the EU continues to mobilize emergency assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. On 29 June, an airplane of the Italian government delivered pumping equipment, personal safety material, chainsaws, power stations and tents to the affected population. Over the weekend, Sweden committed to sending […]

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Floods in #EastAfrica – EU provides initial emergency assistance

Floods in #EastAfrica – EU provides initial emergency assistance

| June 1, 2020

The EU has mobilized €3 million in emergency assistance to countries in East Africa that have been hit by heavy rainfall over the past weeks, triggering devastating landslides and floods. “In a region that is already battling the effects of a serious locust infestation and the coronavirus pandemic, these floods are adding to the hardships […]

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Commission proposes #EUSolidarityFund assistance following floods in United Kingdom

Commission proposes #EUSolidarityFund assistance following floods in United Kingdom

| January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (13 January) the Commission has proposed aid to the United Kingdom worth €60 million from the EU Solidarity Fund following the floods in 2015. In December 2015 and January 2016 heavy rainfall and strong winds led to flooding in parts of the United Kingdom. The flooding affected essential infrastructure, especially for transport, as well […]

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#Coal power: A need or a compromise?

#Coal power: A need or a compromise?

Editorial Today, many countries still keep betting on maintaining an energy balance via natural resources: an approach that can have a huge negative impact on the environment. The examples are China and India in Asia and Germany in Europe. These countries use the coal industry – recently, the World Bank has published a report stating […]

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Budgets Committee approves €16.3 million in disaster aid for Bulgaria and Greece

Budgets Committee approves €16.3 million in disaster aid for Bulgaria and Greece

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bulgaria and Greece should get €16.3 million in EU aid to help repair damage done to public and private infrastructure by exceptionally severe weather conditions early in 2015, said the Budgets Committee on Monday (14 September). This European Solidarity Fund aid still needs to be approved by Parliament as a whole in October. Country Natural […]

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EU provides civil protection experts to former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia following recent floods

EU provides civil protection experts to former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia following recent floods

The EU and its member states are sending an expert team through the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism to assist the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with assessing the damage caused by recent floods and mudslides. Six technical experts co-ordinated by the EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre, such as civil engineers for assessment and early recovery […]

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Ethiopia: EU increases humanitarian funding for refugees

Ethiopia: EU increases humanitarian funding for refugees

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Commission is providing an additional €5 million to respond to the needs of the growing number of refugees in Ethiopia. The country has become the largest refugee-hosting nation in Africa: it is sheltering more than 643,000 refugees. Most of them are fleeing the conflict in South Sudan and are facing malnutrition and the […]

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