European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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Sahrawi refugees Algeria
As a leading global humanitarian donor, the European Union is at the forefront of identifying and intervening in crises that have escaped international attention.


Ukraine: a day at school for children living on the frontline
Ukraine is now in its fourth year of conflict. Thousands of civilians have lost their lives and 3.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. The most vulnerable of which are the more than 200 000 children who live and learn under the...


ESSN card
Almost half of the 3.5 million refugees currently living in Turkey are children.


Learning to walk again in Democratic Republic Congo
The past year has been one of the most violent in DRC’s recent history. A new conflict in the Kasaï region was particularly brutal and threw the lives of its population into disarray.


DRC Marie
Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) forced more than 1.7 million people from their homes in 2017, an average of 5500 people per day.


Afghanistan by WHO
As conflict escalates in many parts of Afghanistan, the number of internally displaced people in need of assistance soars.


Pakistan Thar desert by Concern Worldwide
Due to inadequate and erratic rain patterns, the Thar Desert, in south-eastern Pakistan’s Sindh province, is a drought-prone region.


Since 2009, the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations have spearheaded a response to nutritional crises in the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC).


DRC malnutrition
Due to extreme poverty and a crumbling health care system, DRC’s population is highly vulnerable to acute malnutrition: 4.2 million children in Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) suffer from acute malnutrition, a silent crisis of staggering proportions...


Tonga cyclone Gita
Tropical Cyclone Gita swept across the small archipelago nation of Tonga in mid-February. With winds of up to 285 kilometres per hour, the cyclone caused widespread damage across large parts of the Pacific country, leaving many homeless and without...