The EU responds to Haiyan disaster with coordinated relief efforts
EU News 468/2013
Brussels, 11 November 2013
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCP) has been activated to ensure coordinated European relief efforts following the Philippine authorities' request for international assistance to address the colossal needs in the aftermath of the devastating cyclone Haiyan.
"We are all deeply shocked by the devastation caused by tropical cyclone Haiyan," said Kristalina Georgieva, Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response. "The priority is to restore access to remote areas hit by the cyclone, deliver urgently needed humanitarian aid to the hundreds of thousands of people who have been left homeless and ensure that they have clean water to drink, emergency food supplies and shelter. This is what we are all working on right now through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism."
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File Photo: Commissioner Georgieva in Tokyo, 2013.11.11 Photo by V.J.Luna, EU, 2013 URL