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31/01/2014
The European Union is reaffirming its commitment towards disaster risk reduction in the Caribbean with the launch of the new Disaster Preparedness (DIPECHO) action plan 2013-2014. In total, €8.5 million have been earmarked for disaster preparedness...
European Commission launches Gender-Age Marker Toolkit
30/01/2014
Does one size fit all when providing life-saving assistance in a humanitarian crisis? The needs and risks faced by women, girls, boys and men can be very different. Gender and age are key factors in determining the vulnerabilities and capacities of...
23/01/2014
Amid the violent conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) , the European Commission continues to airlift urgently needed relief supplies into the country. Today, a plane has ferried 80 tons of relief supplies from Nairobi, Kenya into the CAR...
20/01/2014
The international community pledged over EUR 366 million at a high-level meeting on the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) today, as donors rallied to help the stricken country in response to a dramatically deteriorating...
17/01/2014
The European Commission and OCHA, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, are co-chairing a high-level meeting on the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). On Monday, 20 January,...
16/01/2014
During the donor conference in Kuwait, Commissioner Georgieva pledged additional funding of €165 million on behalf of the European Union to assist the suffering people of Syria.  She also pleaded for the children of Syria during her speech to the...
14/01/2014
Commissioner Georgieva is on her way to Kuwait for a second major pledging conference for this tragic humanitarian crisis to take place on 15 January. Before leaving for the conference, the Commissioner and her fellow Commissioner, Štefan Füle,...
10/01/2014
On 12 January 2010, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake that killed 222 750 people, injured many thousands and made 1.5 million homeless.Since the first day of this crisis, the European Union has been helping the affected Haitians and the...
08/01/2014
On 24 December 2013 severe rains and high winds struck due to an unexpected Low Level Trough System passing through the Eastern Caribbean. The trough caused severe floods, landslides and damage to critical infrastructure and homes in St Lucia and...
07/01/2014
One week ahead of a major donor conference in Kuwait on 15 January, our partners UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children, and World Vision have launched a campaign calling on governments, aid agencies and members of the public to become champions for the...

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