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In our ever-lasting efforts to provide up-to-date and user-friendly information about our activities – we have revamped the ECHO website. The new platform is meant to better serve our online community by providing easy access, simplified navigation...
High-level event to mark end of Commission's mandate as ODSG's Chair
LAST UPDATE: 02/07/2014 - The European Commission – for the first time since the establishment of the Group – has been at the steering wheel of the Donor Support Group (ODSG) of the United Nations' Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...
In view of the alarming spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the European Union has stepped up its relief assistance. The EU is providing additional €500 000 to enhance interventions aimed at curbing the worsening epidemic in Guinea,...
WRD 2014
Marking World Refugee Day, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has released a new global trends report which states that every four seconds someone in the world is forced to flee; literally in a blink of an eye. Every year,...
The European Union will increase its humanitarian assistance to Iraq by €5 million in order to respond to the urgent needs of those affected by the recent violence in central and northern Iraq. As a result of the fighting, a large-scale...