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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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#EmergencyTrustFundForAfrica – EU mobilizes almost €100 million to support most vulnerable in Horn of Africa

#EmergencyTrustFundForAfrica – EU mobilizes almost €100 million to support most vulnerable in Horn of Africa

| June 29, 2020

The European Commission has announced a €97.2 million package of additional funding for programmes in the Horn of Africa. Under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), this package will support the creation of job opportunities, public finance management and access to education for vulnerable groups, in particular refugees and displaced persons. Out of […]

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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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Austria, Italy, Portugal and Spain receive €279m after #NaturalDisasters in 2019

Austria, Italy, Portugal and Spain receive €279m after #NaturalDisasters in 2019

| May 29, 2020

On Thursday (28 May), Budgets Committee Members approved €279 million in EU aid following extreme weather events in Austria, Italy, Portugal and Spain in 2019. The draft report by rapporteur José Manuel Fernandes, (EPP, PT), who recommended that the assistance be approved, was adopted by 38 votes in favour, none against and without abstentions. The €279m from the […]

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#Coronavirus global response: EU allocates additional €50 million in humanitarian aid

#Coronavirus global response: EU allocates additional €50 million in humanitarian aid

| May 22, 2020

On 20 May the European Commission announced an additional €50 million in humanitarian aid to help respond to the dramatic increase in humanitarian needs caused by the Coronavirus pandemic globally. The new funding follows increased appeals by humanitarian organizations, including the UN Global Appeal. Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič said: “The coronavirus pandemic is creating […]

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#Poland – Wildfire breaks out in #Biebrza national park

#Poland – Wildfire breaks out in #Biebrza national park

| April 24, 2020

Wildfires have been ravaging the marshes of the Biebrza National Park in north-eastern Poland, home to moose, beavers and unique wetland birds, since Sunday (19 April), as the country faces the severest drought in decades, writes Agnieszka Barteczko. Hundreds of firefighters are tackling the blaze, which has spread to around 6,000 hectares. The area of […]

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EU Copernicus satellite activated for #Wildfires in #Poland

EU Copernicus satellite activated for #Wildfires in #Poland

| April 24, 2020

As wildfires rage in Podlaskie Voivodeship area of Poland, the EU’s emergency satellite mapping service has been activated. Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič said: “Our EU Emergency Response Coordination Centre is closely monitoring the situation working to provide satellite mapping support to the national authorities. We are in close contact with Polish authorities and stand ready to assist […]

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