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19/09/2013
Following two generations of 'pilot volunteers' returning 'back to base', the EU Aid Volunteers initiative is on its way to providing 4000 new opportunities for people to volunteer in humanitarian projects from 2014 to 2020. The EU Aid Volunteers...
17/09/2013
Music, like food, moves the world. Action Against Hunger and the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) are working together to use this connection to raise public awareness about an undeniable issue: global...
16/09/2013
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A car bomb tore through a centuries-old market in Peshawar on Sunday, killing at least 41 people in the third major attack on the Pakistani city in a week.The midday explosion at Qissa Khawani Bazaar, or the market of...
14/09/2013
Participants in the pilot projects of EU Aid Volunteers have gathered in Brussels over the weekend to share their experiences, discuss the lessons learned through the pilot phase of the initiative and chart the ways forward to a fully launched...
05/09/2013
On Solid Ground, a photo exhibition funded by ECHO, in cooperation with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Panos Pictures will be launched today in front of the Palais des Congres in Perpignan, France during the International...
03/09/2013
This morning the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced that that the number of Syrian refugees who have fled the country now totals more than 2 million, a figure which will continue to rise. Current UNHCR estimates foresee...
02/09/2013
In response to a request for assistance by authorities in Lisbon, on 31 August two fire-fighting aircraft from Croatia have been deployed to Portugal through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.Together with a helicopter belonging to the national...
30/08/2013
Namibia has been hit by the worst drought for 30 years affecting almost half of the population, over 700 000 people. The reports say that more than 780 000 people are at risk of malnutrition including almost 110 000 children under the age of five....
23/08/2013
The European Commission's Emergency Coordination Response Centre (ERCC) is facilitating the urgent provision of assistance to extinguish the forest fires in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Two fire-fighting aircraft, offered by Croatia, are on their way to...
23/08/2013
The UNHCR has announced that the number of child refugees from Syria had reached 1 million with more than 768 000 under the age of 11.Children make up half of all refugees from the Syria conflict, according to the UNHCR and UNICEF. Most have...

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