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Commission pledges €100 million to help #Mozambique recover from cyclones #Idai and #Kenneth

Commission pledges €100 million to help #Mozambique recover from cyclones #Idai and #Kenneth

| June 4, 2019

The EU has pledged €100 million to help Mozambique recover from the devastating effects of cyclones Idai and Kenneth, which hit the country in March and April this year. International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica made the announcement on June 1 at the International Donors Pledging Conference held in Beira, one of the areas hardest […]

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EU sends planes to help #Israel tackle #ForestFires

EU sends planes to help #Israel tackle #ForestFires

| May 28, 2019

The EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated to tackle forest fires, following a request for assistance from the Israeli authorities last night (23 May). In an immediate response, the European Union has already helped mobilize four firefighting planes (two from Italy and two from Cyprus) to be dispatched swiftly to the affected areas. Humanitarian […]

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Safety programme established six years ago in #Bangladesh has saved lives and stopped retaliation across hundreds of factories

Safety programme established six years ago in #Bangladesh has saved lives and stopped retaliation across hundreds of factories

| May 16, 2019

An independent mechanism allowing garment workers to directly raise safety issues is making factories safer and empowering workers to advocate for their own safety, according to a report published by the International Labour Rights Forum. The success of the complaint mechanism run by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh – trusted by […]

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#Iran – EU releases additional assistance following devastating floods

#Iran – EU releases additional assistance following devastating floods

| April 15, 2019

At the request of Iran, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism was activated to help those affected by floods in the northern and south western parts of Iran. Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides said: “The EU is again providing concrete support to people in need and I would like to thank our participating countries for their […]

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#CycloneIdai – €12 million EU assistance in #Mozambique, #Zimbabwe and #Malawi

#CycloneIdai – €12 million EU assistance in #Mozambique, #Zimbabwe and #Malawi

| April 12, 2019

The European Union has announced an additional €12 million in humanitarian support in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. This funding will assist people in need following cyclone Idai and the subsequent floods. Total EU humanitarian assistance in response to this natural disaster now amounts to more than €15m. “We continue to stand in solidarity with the […]

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EU channels further support for #Mozambique following #CycloneIdai 

EU channels further support for #Mozambique following #CycloneIdai 

| March 25, 2019

At the request of Mozambique, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated to help those affected by the devastating impact of Cyclone Idai.  Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides said: “Mozambique is not alone in these difficult times. More EU support is on its way. We are working 24/7 to deliver essential supplies and save lives. […]

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#RescEU – strengthened EU Civil Protection Mechanism enters into force

#RescEU – strengthened EU Civil Protection Mechanism enters into force

| March 22, 2019

The European Commission’s proposal to strengthen the EU’s collective response to natural disasters, known as rescEU, has entered into force. Numerous disasters have affected all regions of Europe in recent years, causing hundreds of casualties and billions in damage to infrastructure. Better to protect citizens, the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the Commission […]

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