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14/11/2014
Three weeks into his appointment as the EU Ebola coordinator, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, is visiting the three West African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak; Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra...
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13/11/2014
Maritime incidents such as oil spills can have huge environmental and economic impact. To reinforce co-operation on maritime emergencies, the European Commission's Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) and the...
12/11/2014
The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian assistance and recovery aid to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable and conflict-affected populations in Ukraine. The EU is providing an additional €3.3 million in humanitarian aid to help...
08/11/2014
On November 8, 2013 the strongest cyclone ever recorded hit the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan (locally named Yolanda) caused massive devastation, leaving over 6 200 people dead and more than four million displaced.  In total, the destruction affected...
06/11/2014
New European assistance is on its way to West Africa to help the fight against the Ebola epidemic. A Dutch ship is sailing off today from Den Helder port in the Netherlands, loaded with ambulances, mobile hospitals, laboratories and other equipment...

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