Today, the European Commission has announced an additional €10 million in humanitarian aid for people most in need in Libya as violence and instability continue to affect vulnerable populations. This is part of the EU's broader support for Libya to address the ongoing crisis in the country, which includes funding of €220 million allocated through various support programmes, including the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.
The European Commission is scaling up its response to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq with an additional €30 million. The money will enable the EU to continue its support for emergency relief in newly retaken areas and locations of displacement, including for families who have recently lost their homes. It will also go towards emergency medical service providers attending to injured civilians on the frontlines.
Italy is facing severe forest fires in its southern regions. It has requested European Union support through the Civil Protection Mechanism, upon which the EU has immediately responded.
Three French air planes specialised in fire-fighting missions are now already on their way to help Italian authorities to bring the situation under control.
Initiative of the European Union, European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (DG ECHO)
The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (DG ECHO) aims to save and preserve life, prevent and alleviate human suffering and safeguard the integrity and dignity of populations affected by natural disasters and man-made crises.