The 2018 Modex Romania is the largest medical exercise ever conducted in the framework of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and is taking place in Bucharest, Romania until 18 October 2018. The simulation will mobilise over 1000 people and involve medical teams from Austria, Germany, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, Norway, and Israel, and experts from other states participating in the Mechanism.
Large parts of Afghanistan are facing severe drought, worsening an already dire humanitarian situation. In response, the European Commission has committed an additional €20 million in emergency aid, bringing the total EU humanitarian aid for Afghanistan to €47 million in 2018.
Afghanistan is one of the most violent crisis-ridden countries in the world. The worst-hit communities are those that have been displaced or have lost access to basic services due to the conflict which has worsened since the beginning of 2018.
Following the high number of casualties and damages caused by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia this weekend, the European Commission has responded with a commitment of an initial €1.5 million in emergency humanitarian assistance.
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.