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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...
18/06/2012
Greece last Saturday night (16 June) activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The country was facing serious forest fires raging close to Keratea, South Attica. The fires were threatening residential areas. Greece needed fire fighting modules...
15/06/2012
Over 18 million people, including one million children, in the Sahel region of West Africa are now in the midst a severe food crisis. Facing this reality the European Commission has called for a meeting gathering the affected countries and the...
14/06/2012
Every minute eight people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. If conflict threatened your family, what would you do? Stay and face death in a war zone? Or flee, leave loved ones behind and risk kidnap, rape or torture? For...
12/06/2012
Hundreds of residents have fled their homes after more than 5 days of communal violence between the Muslim (Rohingyas) and ethnic Rakhine communities in Burma/Myanmar’s western Rakhine State. Dozens of deaths have been attributed to the violence....

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