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In an effort to deliver life-saving health equipment to Ebola-affected countries, a cargo plane transporting 14 ambulance cars has taken off today from Zaragoza airport in Spain to Guinea Conakry. This is the third cargo airlift funded by a €1...
Incoming EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, has been appointed EU Ebola Response Coordinator by the European Council. Assisted by the European Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC...
The European Commission is providing an additional €5 million to respond to the needs of the growing number of refugees in Ethiopia. The country has become the largest refugee-hosting nation in Africa, sheltering more than 643 000 refugees.  Most...
The EU has increased its humanitarian aid to Iraq, with an additional €3 million going towards assisting displaced populations. With the onset of winter, the funding will support communities to prepare for harsh weather conditions, through the...
The European Parliament announced last night that this year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought will be awarded to Dr Mukwege, a Congolese gynaecologist and Director of Panzi hospital, for his fight to protect victims of sexual violence who...