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The security situation in Iraq continues to rapidly deteriorate following the attacks of armed opposition groups targeting the governorates of Ninewah, Salah Al-Din, Diyala and Al Anbar. The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant now controls the city of...
Photo Credit: Pio Arce/Genesis Photos - World Vision
"My visit to Tacloban has been a stark reminder of the devastation which hit the Philippines last November. Seven months on, the need for assistance remains, but I am encouraged to see people rebuilding their homes, replanting their fields, or...
EU civil protection exercise -  EU PROMETHEUS 2014
A major EU civil protection exercise, EU PROMETHEUS 2014, is underway in Attica, Greece, testing cooperation and response capacities of Member States through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Teams from Greece, Italy, Cyprus and Croatia are...
Following a request for assistance from the Government of Georgia, the European Commission has activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to respond to the landslide which occurred on 17 May. An assessment mission is being deployed and the team of...
Voices of Children in Emergencies
"At any given moment, somewhere in the world, a child faces danger. A boy is separated from his family ― lost and vulnerable ― following an earthquake.  A girl, displaced by war, is making the perilous journey to a refugee camp far from home. A...