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20/08/2013
The European Commission has adopted a new €4 million funding decision to continue its targeted support for children affected by conflict through education in emergencies and crisis situations. All humanitarian partner organisations of the European...
19/08/2013
World Humanitarian Day, a symbolic moment to reflect on a worldwide issue of how humanitarians commit themselves to helping the most vulnerable.Created to commemorate an attack against 22 United Nations humanitarian workers killed in Bagdad on 19...
13/08/2013
A team of European experts in civil protection is leaving for Nigeria today to advise on measures to prepare for and mitigate the impact of floods. In 2012 the country suffered enormous flooding and the risk of a similar large-scale disaster is...
12/08/2013
On 17 December 1999, the UN General Assembly declared that 12 August would be designated International Youth Day, to raise awareness of issues affecting young people around the world.  Many youngsters face challenges such as high levels of...
19/07/2013
The European Commission is mobilizing an additional €10 million to deliver urgently needed relief to 2.5 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – one of today’s most complex and protracted humanitarian crises.This additional...
18/07/2013
This week, the European Commission's humanitarian aid and civil protection (ECHO) experts have visited the EU Children of Peace project along on the Ecuador-Colombia border supporting refugee children. Funded by the EU’s Nobel Peace Prize award,...
15/07/2013
A six member EU civil protection team is currently in Jordan to draw up a detailed plan for the establishment of a health centre to assist Syrian refugees in Azraq refugee camp.The team will identify the needs and requirements for setting up and...
11/07/2013
The European Commission will increase its humanitarian aid by €8 million to the Central African Republic (CAR), Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva announced today in the capital Bangui during a joint visit with Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-...
09/07/2013
Today, Mr Shimpei Matsushita – Japanese Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) – is visiting the Emergency Response Centre (ERC) in Brussels.The ERC visit was preceded by a first dialogue held at technical...
01/07/2013
An EU civil protection exercise, EU TARANIS 2013, held in Salzburg, Austria, was completed on Saturday 29 June. The cooperation within and among  the civil protection teams  from Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, the Czech Republic, the...

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