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Acting to stop gender-based violence: Interview with ECHO's Global Gender Specialist

25/11/2014
Why are gender considerations important in humanitarian action?The term gender refers to the social differences between females and males throughout...
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Three Ethiopian women climbing out of the abyss: Clean water within walking distance

24/11/2014
Bugaletch Kora is a 27-year-old mother of three boys who lives in Chereche, a mountainous kebele (ward) of Kindo Koyisha woreda in southern Ethiopia...
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Birthing centre an island of peace amid conflict in South Sudan

19/11/2014
Anjelina James, 32, gazed at her husband’s final gift quietly sleeping on her lap. Her seventh child, a healthy baby girl, had been born 12 hours...
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Supporting community resilience in the South Caucasus

19/11/2014
In Armenia, we carry out many activities with local partners in the regions of Tavush and Vayots Dzo. The activities target diverse community groups...
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Slovenian basketball star helps children in Chad: Part III

18/11/2014
On Sunday morning we paid the nine year-old Moussa another visit. In our opinion, his story best depicts the problem of orphans here in the town of...
19/11/2014
From 12-16 November, Commissioner Christos Stylianides travelled to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia together with Commissioner for Health, Vytenis...
10/11/2014
On 8 November 2013, the strongest typhoon in recent history hit the coast of the Philippines, leaving behind a trail of destruction. Over 6 200...
07/11/2014
As an archipelago nation, the sea is an integral element of life in the Philippines and a source of livelihood for millions. Typhoon Haiyan, which...
07/11/2014
Living in one of the world's most disaster-prone regions, residents of the Philippines regularly face the risks and challenges brought on by...
06/11/2014
On 8 November 2013, super typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) turned millions of Filipinos' lives upside down, taking over 6 000 lives and...
24/11/2014
A universal custom, the family meal is about food and nutrition but also emotions, warmth and education. With support from the European Commission's...
20/11/2014
On 19 November, as part of a coordinated European response, a Dutch vessel, the Karel Doorman, carried vital supplies to the three worst-hit...
20/11/2014
At least 1.6 million children have fled the conflict, and become refugees in neighbouring countires, while more than 5 million children are in need...
18/11/2014
The Ebola disease has caused the deaths of over 5000 people throughout West Africa and affected over 14000 people. The EU has committed over €1.1...
13/11/2014
Working together in Europe and around the world: training, coordinating and responding when disaster strikes around the world. Find out more about...