European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Service tools

Photos

/echo/file/20161025photohondurasjpg_en20161025_photo_honduras.jpg

Honduras: restoring hope for children affected by urban violence.
Honduras: restoring hope for children affected by urban violence.
25/10/2016
Central American countries are some of the poorest in Latin America. They are also some of the most violent in the world. Every year, tens of thousands of families, women and unaccompanied children flee the criminal violence prevalent in the “...

/echo/file/20161021photohaitijpg_en20161021_photo_haiti.jpg

24/10/2016
On its path of destruction, Hurricane Matthew ruined lives and livelihoods. It sparked the largest humanitarian crisis since the devastating 2010 earthquake from which Haiti is still recovering. The already immense humanitarian needs of vulnerable...

/echo/file/20161020myanmarfloodsjpg_en20161020_myanmarfloods.jpg

20/10/2016
In 2015, Myanmar suffered its worst floods in a century. This summer, Myanmar was again struck by severe flooding; monsoon rains wreaked havoc in late July causing the displacement of half a million people across eight of the country’s fourteen...

/echo/file/72157673886878460jpg_en72157673886878460.jpg

By Michal Lacza. Photos: ECHO/ERCC
12/10/2016
Hurricane Matthew formed from a tropical wave which moved west from the African coast across the Atlantic Ocean

/echo/file/20161006photoyemenjpg_en20161006_photo_yemen.jpg

A boy smiles as his family receives food from the World Food Programme (WFP) supported by the EU Commission.  He hopes the war will end soon so that he can return to his school and playground.   Photos: © WFP/ Fares Khoailed
A boy smiles as his family receives food from the World Food Programme (WFP) supported by the EU Commission. He hopes the war will end soon so that he can return to his school and playground. Photos: © WFP/ Fares Khoailed
06/10/2016
The World Food Programme (WFP) recently provided urgently-needed food for more than 22 000 displaced people in northern Yemen, as part of its efforts to reach vulnerable families in 19 out of Yemen's 20 governorates. The European Commission has...

/echo/file/challenges-tackling-severe-food-insecurity-remote-papua-new-guinea_enThe challenges of tackling severe food insecurity in remote Papua New Guinea

Hawaneme is from Mougulu, a remote village in Papua New Guinea's Western Province and one of the areas most badly-affected by the drought. As she holds her granddaughter on her shoulders, she recounts how she has fainted from hunger several times. Hawanem
03/10/2016
The largest and most populated country in the Pacific region, Papua New Guinea has been bearing the brunt of the climatic phenomenom known as El Niño, which has disrupted weather patterns since mid-2015, triggering both drought and frost in higher...

/echo/file/cameroon-whdjpg_encameroon-whd.jpg

03/10/2016
As a result of the violence in Central African Republic (CAR), tens of thousands of refugees have fled the country to reach Cameroon.

/echo/file/20160927photostorymauritaniajpg_en20160927_photostory_mauritania.jpg

27/09/2016
Every refugee who crosses an international border in search for safety hopes to return home soon. In protracted conflicts, years go by and certain refugee crises receive diminishing media and donor attention.

/echo/file/20160922photosiraqjpg_en20160922_photos_iraq.jpg

Hardship in the Desert: Tens of Thousands Fleeing Fallujah Still Left Stranded
Hardship in the Desert: Tens of Thousands Fleeing Fallujah Still Left Stranded
22/09/2016
This week, the first Iraqi families returned to their homes after the war-ravaged city of Fallujah was recaptured by Iraqi forces earlier this summer.

/echo/file/288549178764260a22286kjpg_en28854917876_4260a22286_k.jpg

19/08/2016
One month after hundreds died in fighting between government and opposition forces that broke out on 8 July, 2016 in Juba, South Sudan, thousands of families continue to shelter in UN displacement sites.

Pages