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26/01/2015
The European Union is increasing its humanitarian assistance in Ukraine where the latest surge of violence has deepened an already desperate situation.The aid package was announced by EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management...
23/01/2015
Today marks the launch of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative's activities following its three-year preparatory phase. The flagship initiative, running through 2020, will create over 4 000 volunteer opportunities in the humanitarian field.  "Change...
19/01/2015
In north-eastern Nigeria, a brutal campaign is being waged against innocent civilians. The European Commission is providing assistance with almost €8 million to help the victims of this violence, as well as to combat malnutrition in the country.A...
16/01/2015
After severe floods have killed at least 48 people and left more than 100 000 displaced or homeless in Malawi, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated as part of the international response to the flooding emergency.Via the Mechanism,...
Five years on from the Haiti earthquake
12/01/2015
On 12 January 2010, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake that took 222 750 lives and left 1.5 million people homeless. Five years after, 90% of the people that used to live in makeshift camps have returned to their neighbourhoods. However,...
Ebola: Germany provides additional medical evacuation capacity
09/01/2015
Germany is adding a specialized medical evacuation airplane to the voluntary pool of resources which EU countries have made available to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.Upon requests made via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, the German...
The international community mobilised funds to help the fisheries sector recover after the tsunami. Here, humanitarian workers hand over ECHO-funded nets in partnership with Caritas to a group of fishermen in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Photo credit:
26/12/2014
Ten years ago today, the world dumbstruck by the magnitude of the natural disaster that had just hit a series of countries across Asia and beyond: the Indian Ocean tsunami. Today, we think of all those who lost their lives ten years ago, but also...
23/12/2014
Austria will contribute €1 million to the EU's Ebola prevention and preparedness programme in West Africa, in addition to more than €1.7 million the country has already dedicated to the Ebola response. The funding will go to a treatment centre for...
23/12/2014
The European Commission is increasing its life-saving assistance to South Sudan by over €7 million, bringing its 2014 relief aid for one of the world's worst humanitarian crises to more than €116 million. The new funds will provide shelter, water,...
22/12/2014
The European Commission is providing €2 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Libyans who have been forced to flee their homes amid the increasing instability and violence, which has plagues the country over recent months. It is...

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