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01/08/2012
 In response to the worsening humanitarian crisis in Syria, Commissioner Georgieva reiterates her concern for the suffering of civilians caused by the shelling of Damascus, Aleppo and other large residential areas. She also calls once again on all...
19/07/2012
Last year, severe drought in the countries of the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti and Somalia – caused one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises of this century. The entire region faced its worst drought in 60 years. More than 13...
16/07/2012
The European Commission has activated the European Union civil protection mechanism during the weekend to help Montenegro fight the forest fires in the north of the country.  In response to Montenegro's request for assistance, two fire fighting...
12/07/2012
Millions of people from the world's most vulnerable and poorest communities will benefit from new disaster preparedness programmes funded from the European Commission's Disaster Preparedness Programme (DIPECHO). This year € 35 million has been...
11/07/2012
Just 25 years ago, on 11 July 1987, was the Day of Five Billion. We are now over 7 billion living on the planet. World Population Day is an occasion to focus on the urgency and importance on population issues. Every year the United Nations...

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