Humanitarian aid and civil protection
Helping victims of disasters and conflicts, and protecting those at risk
To help countries avoid disasters, prepare for emergencies and pool resources that can be made available to disaster-hit countries, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been set up. While the EU’s humanitarian aid targets non-EU countries, the Mechanism can be mobilised in case of emergencies inside and outside the EU. The EU Civil Protection mechanism is a tool that enhances European cooperation in civil protection. It supports Member States’ efforts at national, regional and local levels by providing effective tools for preventing, preparing for and responding to natural and man-made... disasters. This publication is a part of a series that explains what the EU does in different policy areas, why the EU is involved and what the results are.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Communication (European Commission) Themes: Activities of the European Union, Humanitarian aid
- Subject: aid policy, aid programme, aid to disaster victims, aid to refugees, developing countries, European cooperation, European Union, humanitarian aid, natural hazard, public awareness campaign
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