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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...
04/11/2014
The 'Family Meal campaign' opened with a photography exhibition at Brussels Gare du Midi that will travel across Europe over the next year. Madrid, Dublin and Lisbon are next in line to display the photographs showing how EU humanitarian aid helps...
01/11/2014
As the new Commission headed by President Jean-Claude Juncker takes office today, the Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) welcomes Christos Stylianides as its new Commissioner. The Commissioner also serves as the EU...
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29/10/2014
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...

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