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22/10/2014
The EU has provided €500 000 to UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to improve water, sanitation and hygiene for children and women affected by the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Through the joint initiative by ECHO and UNICEF, over 60 000 children and...
16/10/2014
On the occasion of this year's World Food Day, Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Georgieva and Development Aid Commissioner Piebalgs took stock on the achievements and remaining challenges on fight against hunger in a common statement. They recognised...
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13/10/2014
Today marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), a day in which we recognise the importance of disaster preparedness that help save lives and reduce losses. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the risks and dangers in one's...
10/10/2014
The disaster managing entity of Guatemala has awarded the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) for its support to the country. The award will be granted today to the EU ambassador to Guatemala, Stella...
10/10/2014
The EU is helping to deliver nearly 100 metric tons of aid to regions in the three countries in West Africa hit hardest by the Ebola virus. The European Commission's Humanitarian aid department (ECHO) has made €1 million available to UNICEF in...

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