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European countries and Commission offer swift aid to Turkey in coordinated solidarity gesture

28/10/2011 - Fourteen European Union countries have responded to the call for assistance to Turkey that was transmitted by the European Commission on Wednesday night. After the strong earthquakes that inflicted massive damage in the Turkish province of Van, (...)

Europe moves to help victims of Central America floods

28/10/2011 - The European Commission intends to give €4 million of humanitarian aid to assist people affected by floods in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. The region is grappling with heavy rains and the resulting mudslides and floods. (...)

Europe works with Turkey to help quake survivors

27/10/2011 - The Commission's emergency response centre is coordinating European support for Turkey after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the country's Van province. Turkey has requested family-type tents and pre-fabricated housing to shelter those made homeless. (...)

Commission reaches out to victims of South East Asian floods

21/10/2011 - In response to the typhoons and flooding that are seriously affecting South East Asia, the European Commission has allocated €10 million to support emergency operations and provide relief to between 500 000 and 1 million of people in the flood-hit countries. (...)

Three months of famine: the Commission increases aid to Horn of Africa

20/10/2011 - The European Commission is mobilising an additional €24 million to assist vulnerable people threatened by famine and the effects of drought in the Horn of Africa. (...)

Together to serve humanity: the Commission meets humanitarian partners

17/10/2011 - The European Commission will meet with its humanitarian partners to discuss common priorities and challenges. On 18 and 19 October, more than 350 participants from 200 organisations are expected in Brussels for the annual Partners Conference, (...)

World Food Day - Europe acts to alleviate hunger and ensure nutrition around the world

16/10/2011 - Today is World Food Day. Today is also a day when close to a billion people around the world remain under-nourished, when the number of those hungry is the highest it has been since 1995, and when there are still countries - from North Korea to Somalia and from Haiti to Yemen (...)

Commission responds to desperate needs triggered by floods in India

14/10/2011 - The European Commission will provide emergency funding of €3 million for the victims of the monsoon floods in India. The disaster has displaced between 200 000 and 300 000 people, who are in urgent need of humanitarian relief. (...)

International Disaster Risk Reduction Day - saving lives, saving money

13/10/2011 - Today we mark International Disaster Risk Reduction Day: an occasion to discuss how we can boost our resilience to disasters and decrease our vulnerability. (...)

Commissioner Georgieva appeals for protection of civilians in Sirte

07/10/2011 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has called for international humanitarian law to be respected, and civilians caught up in the conflict in Sirte to be allowed to leave the Libyan city safely. (...)