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16/07/2012
The European Commission has activated the European Union civil protection mechanism during the weekend to help Montenegro fight the forest fires in the north of the country.  In response to Montenegro's request for assistance, two fire fighting...
12/07/2012
Millions of people from the world's most vulnerable and poorest communities will benefit from new disaster preparedness programmes funded from the European Commission's Disaster Preparedness Programme (DIPECHO). This year € 35 million has been...
11/07/2012
Just 25 years ago, on 11 July 1987, was the Day of Five Billion. We are now over 7 billion living on the planet. World Population Day is an occasion to focus on the urgency and importance on population issues.Every year the United Nations...
09/07/2012
On 9 July 2011, the Republic of South Sudan was born as the 193rd country after gaining its independence following a comprehensive peace agreement in 2005 and a successful referendum on 9 January 2011. In its first year of independence, the...
04/07/2012
The hunger crisis in the Sahel is at its peak, which means the shadow of malnutrition looms over more than a million children in the region. The youngest are the ones most vulnerable to hunger, and malnutrition often causes permanent damage to...

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