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The European Emergency Response Capacity is commonly referred to as the "voluntary pool". It consists of a range of emergency response capacities that countries participating in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism make available for EU emergency response operations.
The European Emergency Response Capacity is commonly referred to as the "voluntary pool". It consists of a range of civil protection capacities which countries that participate in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism make available for EU emergency response operations.
The relief and recovery efforts are still ongoing at a high intensity. Accessibility gradually improving, pharmacies and banks have re-opened, and water pipes being repaired. Situation is still defined as relief effort and medevacs are still ongoing, but the overall response is gradually shifting to recovery.
However lack of transportation in situ is severely challenging the distribution of relief items.
The worst floods and mudslides (huaicos) in almost 30 years are affecting over half of the country due to a sudden and abnormal warming of Pacific waters along the northern coast of Peru, identified as a coastal El Niño.
SLOVENIA - EUCPM activation 22/10
Personal protective equipment, sleeping bags, blankets, bedding, beds, mattresses, heating devices, tents, medical equipment, light towers, tables, residential and sanitary containers
CROATIA - EUCPM activation 26/10
Personal protective equipment, sleeping bags, blankets, beds, mattresses, heating devices, tents, cords, raincoats
Western Balkans - Refugee Crisis (ECHO, UNHCR, NGOs)
As the influx of refugees through the Western Balkans continues, the EU approved additional €17 million to support Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to cope with refugee influx. DG ECHO will manage €7 million out of this additional funding to address humanitarian needs; including health services, distribution of food, hygiene and basic non-food items for the winter, among other priorities.
West Africa - The Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak (BE FPS Home Affairs, ECHO)
■The Biological Light Fieldable Laboratory for Emergencies (B-LiFE), offered by Belgium, is now operational in Guinea. First tests are expected to begin on Christmas Day.
■The B-LIFE Laboratory has been recently registered in CECIS, under the Union Civil Protection Mechanism Voluntary Pool. It was mobilized upon the invitation of the ERCC.
West Africa - The Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak (NL NCTV, ECHO)
A new batch of urgently needed medical and relief supplies is leaving to the Ebola-affected region in West Africa today on board of the Dutch ship "Karel Doorman".
For the second time, as part of the coordinated European response to the Ebola outbreak, the Netherlands has offered to transport vital supplies free of charge. The vessel is carrying 1,500 tons of food for the World Food Programme (WFP) in addition to more than 50 vehicles, medical supplies and protective clothing for health personnel offered by Belgium, France, Germany and the UK.
In the past few days severe weather (thunderstorms, rains, winds, hail, lightning) hit parts of Europe; starting from France and moving towards northern Germany. Damage was observed mostly in Germany, as well as France and Belgium.
•Severe weather (strong winds, rains, lightning, hail) affected northern Germany on 9-10 June.