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Match Day Against Hunger comes to stadiums across Europe

28/03/2012 - The ‘Professional Football Against Hunger’ campaign is coming to hundreds of European football stadiums with the message that action is needed now to avert a humanitarian disaster in the Sahel region of Africa. A hunger crisis caused by drought, chronic poverty, high food prices, displacement and conflict is threatening millions of people there. (...)

More EU support for the victims of Syria's humanitarian crisis

23/03/2012 - The European Commission is allocating an additional €7 million to finance life-saving assistance to those who have been wounded or forced to flee the ongoing violence in Syria. This brings the overall contribution (...)

ECHO turns 20: follow the launch event today!

20/03/2012 - This year we mark the 20th anniversary of ECHO, the European Commission's humanitarian aid service. An occasion to celebrate and reflect on the present and future challenges for humanitarian work (...)

New initiative seals Commission's determination to stand by most vulnerable in Horn of Africa

16/03/2012 - 16/03 - The European Commission will invest €250 million in supporting recovery from the recent drought in the Horn of Africa and strengthening the population's resistance to future crises (...)

Commissioner Georgieva reports on the importance of water for humanitarian aid at World Water Forum

15/03/2012 - 15/03 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is joining other high-level international figures at the World Water Forum in Marseilles. This is one of the (...)

Propelling hope: ECHO Flight will bring more relief to hard to reach Congolese

08/03/2012 - The European Commission will strengthen its unique humanitarian air service in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with additional funding (up to €4million more) (...)

Commissioner Georgieva on solidarity visit to disaster-stricken Brazzaville

05/03/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has interrupted her visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo to travel to the neighbouring Republic of Congo, whose capital was rocked by a series of explosions which took hundreds of lives and injured over a (...)

In Kinshasa, Commissioner Georgieva announces a surge in aid for forgotten crisis

05/03/2012 - Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Africa's second largest country is suffering one of the world's most drawn-out emergencies; hundreds of thousands of people need urgent help due to displacement (...)

The European Commission celebrates Bulgarian culture

01/03/2012 - Staff and guests at the European Commission will enjoy Bulgarian art, music and cuisine today thanks to a series of events to celebrate the traditional spring feast – Baba Marta (01 March), the country's Liberation Day (03 March) and the fifth anniversary (...)