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21/06/2012
Niger is one of the countries most affected by malnutrition with 15.8 million inhabitants of which almost 60 per cent live below the poverty line. UNICEF declared that nearly 394,000 under-five children will suffer from imminent and life-...
20/06/2012
Every year, natural disasters, conflicts and human rights violations are forcing millions of people to leave their homes and to flee from destruction, violence and persecution. Their survival often depends on international assistance and protection...
19/06/2012
Between 18 and 22 June, DG ECHO is hosting 14 high-level delegates from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) working in the field of disaster management. The visit aims at enhancing cooperation on crisis management as well as disaster...
19/06/2012
On 14 June, the Commission announced its decision to make €2 million available for the provision of aid to vulnerable communities affected by the harsh winter. In particular, the assistance will target those in poor rural communities and remote...
18/06/2012
The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian funding to the Sahel by €40 million, bringing its response to the food crisis to €318 million. This extra funding comes just weeks before the food crisis is set to peak across the region where...

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