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Commission report: more countries than ever hit by #ForestFires in 2018

Commission report: more countries than ever hit by #ForestFires in 2018

| November 1, 2019

The European Commission has published the 2018 edition of its Annual Report on Forest Fires in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. According to the report, wildfires destroyed nearly 178 000 hectares (ha) of forests and land in the EU last year. While this is less than one sixth of the area burnt in 2017, […]

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Nearly €300 million in EU aid after #2018Floods in #Austria, #Italy, #Romania

Nearly €300 million in EU aid after #2018Floods in #Austria, #Italy, #Romania

| September 4, 2019

On Tuesday (3 September), Budgets Committee members approved €293.5 million in EU Solidarity Fund aid following extreme weather events in Austria, Italy and Romania in 2018. The €293.5 million in aid from the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) breaks down as follows: €277.2 million for Italy following heavy rains, strong winds, floods and landslides in the autumn […]

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#RescEU assets mobilized to help #Greece fight devastating forest fires

#RescEU assets mobilized to help #Greece fight devastating forest fires

| August 15, 2019

Following the request for assistance from Greece, rescEU assets have been mobilized to tackle forest fires ravaging several areas of Greece. As an immediate response, the European Union has already helped to mobilize three forest fighting planes from rescEU reserve from Italy and Spainto be dispatched swiftly to the affected regions. Humanitarian Aid and Crisis […]

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#Greece battles wildfire on Evia island, smoke blankets #Athens

#Greece battles wildfire on Evia island, smoke blankets #Athens

| August 13, 2019

A large wildfire fanned by strong winds destroyed tracts of forest on the Greek island of Evia, firefighters said on Tuesday (13 August), as authorities prepared to evacuate two villages potentially in the path of the flames, writes Renee Maltezou. Wildfires raged uncontrolled in at least four other Greek regions, and the fire brigade said […]

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#HumanitarianAid – €10.5 million for south and south-east Asia

#HumanitarianAid – €10.5 million for south and south-east Asia

| July 23, 2019

To help the most affected communities in south and south-east Asia hit by natural disasters and humanitarian crises, the European Commission has mobilized a new humanitarian funding package worth €10.5 million. This includes €1.5m in emergency aid for the victims of ongoing monsoons in India and Bangladesh, where more than 500,000 people have been displaced. […]

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#Portugal fires under partial control, weather raises concerns

#Portugal fires under partial control, weather raises concerns

| July 23, 2019

Fires that swept across central Portugal for nearly 48 hours were under partial control on Monday (22 July), but adverse weather conditions are raising concern they will flare up again, write Catarina Demony in Lisbon and Miguel Pereira and Rafael Marchante in Vila de Rei and Macao. The last of three wildfires that broke out […]

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Police launch investigation as #Wildfire sweeps central Portugal

Police launch investigation as #Wildfire sweeps central Portugal

| July 22, 2019

More than 800 firefighters battled a wildfire sweeping across central Portugal on Sunday (21 July), after bringing under control two other blazes which left 20 people injured and prompted authorities to partially evacuate a village, write Catarina Demony in Lisbon and Miguel Pereira and Rafael Marchante in Vila de Rei. In a statement released on […]

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