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05/09/2014
The EU has today announced €140 million of development funding for the countries currently affected by the Ebola virus in West Africa: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria. The funding will be split for strengthening healthcare systems,...
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29/08/2014
After 3 years of conflict, the Syria crisis has today reached another tragic milestone as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced that over 3 million Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries. At least half of those fleeing...
26/08/2014
Yesterday evening, Greece requested assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to fight forest fires raging in the central part of the country. France has responded in a matter of hours and its two fire-fighting planes are already on the...
22/08/2014
Responding to the deteriorating security situation in Libya which has led to an increase in casualties and displacement, the EU is providing some €215 000 to support the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC). More than...
19/08/2014
Today's World Humanitarian Day is an occasion to pay tribute to humanitarian workers who risk their lives in bringing assistance to victims of wars and natural disasters worldwide. It is a time when we commemorate all those who were target of...

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