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#Locust swarms in East Africa: EU supports fight against infestation

#Locust swarms in East Africa: EU supports fight against infestation

| February 18, 2020

The European Union has allocated an initial €1 million in emergency funding to support international efforts to tackle the desert locust outbreak currently wreaking havoc in eastern Africa. “The locust swarms are having a real humanitarian impact, destroying crops and pastures. Swift action is needed. Our emergency funding will help pastoralists and farmers in the […]

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EU and international donors pledge €1.15 billion for reconstruction after earthquake in #Albania

EU and international donors pledge €1.15 billion for reconstruction after earthquake in #Albania

| February 18, 2020

Around 100 delegations from the European Union, its member states and partners, including international organisations and civil society gathered in Brussels today at the International Donors’ Conference to mobilise support for Albania after the devastating earthquake of 26 November 2019. President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, hosting the event, said: “Today the […]

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EU solidarity in action: #EUSolidarityFund has provided vital support following 11 natural disasters in 2017-2018

EU solidarity in action: #EUSolidarityFund has provided vital support following 11 natural disasters in 2017-2018

| February 5, 2020

The European Commission has published its report on the activities of the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) for 2017 and 2018. It underlines the high added value of the Fund in providing emergency and recovery support and in alleviating the financial burden on national and regional authorities. In 2017 and 2018, the Commission has received a […]

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EU to host international donors’ conference for #Albania to help with reconstruction after #Earthquake

EU to host international donors’ conference for #Albania to help with reconstruction after #Earthquake

| January 13, 2020

The European Union will organize an international donors’ conference on 17 February in Brussels to support the reconstruction efforts in Albania after the earthquake that struck the country at the end of November, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has announced. “The European Union stands by its Western Balkan partners. I’m happy to announce […]

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#Albania – EU mobilizes additional emergency support following deadly #Earthquakes

#Albania – EU mobilizes additional emergency support following deadly #Earthquakes

| December 2, 2019

The European Union is mobilizing additional emergency support amid the strongest earthquake in decades and numerous aftershocks in Albania. The EU Civil protection Mechanism was activated at the request of the Albanian authorities on 26 November. In addition to three search and rescue teams of more than 200 staff already deployed to Albania, the European […]

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Parliament approves €4.5 million in EU aid to #Greece after #Cyclone damage

Parliament approves €4.5 million in EU aid to #Greece after #Cyclone damage

| November 28, 2019

On Wednesday (27 November), MEPs said ‘Yes’ to EU Solidarity Fund aid worth €4.5 million to help reconstruction in western Crete, severely hit by exceptional weather in February. Between 23 and 26 February 2019, exceptionally heavy rain and storms hit Crete, in particular the western part of the island. The resulting floods and landslides caused […]

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#Albania – EU mobilizes emergency support following #Earthquakes

#Albania – EU mobilizes emergency support following #Earthquakes

| November 27, 2019

Following the 6.3 magnitude earthquake and three aftershocks that hit Albania on 25 November, the EU Civil protection Mechanism was activated at the request of the Albanian authorities. The European Union has already helped mobilize three search and rescue teams, which will deploy to Albania to assist the Albanian authorities with their search and rescue […]

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