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02/06/2015
In the early hours of 2 June 2015, nine staff members of the Czech NGO People in Need (PIN) were killed in Zare District of Balkh Province in Afghanistan by an unknown armed group. As a humanitarian partner of the European Commission, PIN carries...
28/05/2015
Public support for the EU's humanitarian aid has gone up in spite of the economic crisis, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey.90% of European citizens believe that it is important for the EU to continue funding humanitarian aid, a rise of...
CAR refugees in Cameroon. Photo credit: OCHA/Ivo Brandau
26/05/2015
The EU, already the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR), has increased its financial humanitarian support to the country by €11 million.In the grip of a crisis since 2013, more than half of CAR's...
 European Commission's civil protection experts at the Chautara Humanitarian Hub, Nepal.  Photo credit: EU/ECHO/ Pierre Prakash
22/05/2015
The European Commission is facilitating the deployment of a large cargo of equipment to Nepal. International Humanitarian Partnership countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Luxembourg) will establish a "base camp" for 60 humanitarian...
22/05/2015
The European Commission is providing assistance worth €34 million for immediate food aid for the most vulnerable people in Mauritania, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Mali, Niger and Chad. Coming at the start of the lean season in the Sahel region,...
Sana’a, Yemen's capital, is experiencing an acute shortage of clean drinking water. Photo credit: UNICEF
21/05/2015
The European Commission is giving €5.1 million in humanitarian funding for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to respond to the crisis in Yemen. This will allow essential supplies to be delivered to populations facing a massive...
13/05/2015
The European Commission is giving an additional €5 million in humanitarian assistance to Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique following the floods that ravaged the countries earlier this year.The aid is aimed at supporting the early recovery process...
09/05/2015
After 42 days without new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) today declared the end of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. On this occasion, the EU Ebola Coordinator and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos...
Commissioner Stylianides opens the 5th European Civil Protection Forum, 6-7 May 2015, Brussels.   Photo credit: EU
07/05/2015
90% of European citizens say they would expect help from other EU countries if a disaster struck in their country, according to a recent poll. Over 900 experts are meeting today in Brussels to discuss how European countries can best be prepared and...
06/05/2015
Turkey has joined the European framework for cooperation in disaster management and emergency response. Today Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, signed the agreement on the country's official...

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