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12/06/2012
Hundreds of residents have fled their homes after more than 5 days of communal violence between the Muslim (Rohingyas) and ethnic Rakhine communities in Burma/Myanmar’s western Rakhine State. Dozens of deaths have been attributed to the violence....
EU Civil Protection Exercise HUNEX Cilmbing
11/06/2012
On Friday, 8 June, the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service conducted a complex rescue operation in the caves of the Kita Gačešina on the south side of Velebit, where a man became trapped and injured.A unit of the Slovenian Cave Rescue Service was also...
Eurobarometer EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection
08/06/2012
Public support for humanitarian aid has strengthened in the European Union despite the economic crisis. That is one of the key findings in the 2012 Eurobarometer surveys on humanitarian aid and civil protection. The EU is the world's leading...
30/05/2012
An administrative arrangement in the field of civil protection has been signed today between the European Commission and the Emergency Situations Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova. With it, the two partners...
24/05/2012
This week, Spanish football star Raúl González visited Chad in support of joint efforts of FAO and the European Commission to mobilise more help for the people suffering from the humanitarian food crisis in the country. Under the headline "Together...
23/05/2012
The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has just released €5 million to assist people affected by severe flooding in South America, particularly in Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil.An...
22/05/2012
The Commission has announced an increase of €5 million in its funding to Yemen for food assistance as the malnutrition rates in some parts of the country are among the highest in the world. The crisis is made more complex by the on-going unrest,...
21/05/2012
Today, civil protection intervention teams from seven Western Balkan countries are arriving near Zagreb in Croatia to take part in a four-day exercise simulating a large scale flooding. The teams from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the...

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