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14/03/2015
In its immediate response to the devastation caused by the tropical cyclone Pam in Vanuatu, the European Commission is making available an initial €1 million to help in the emergency relief efforts. The European Commission is also deploying two...
13/03/2015
Over the past decade, the frequency and intensity of disasters have increased significantly. Natural disasters have cost the EU alone around €100 billion. From 14 to 18 March, the international community is coming together in Sendai, Japan, to...
13/03/2015
Over recent days, the EU has facilitated the evacuation of six international health workers from Ebola-hit West Africa to equipped European hospitals."We pay tribute to the tremendous courage of the healthcare workers who are risking their lives...
13/03/2015
Marking four years since the start of the Syria crisis, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides called for unimpeded humanitarian access in Syria, so that humanitarian workers can deliver aid to populations...
11/03/2015
Four years ago, conflict broke out in Syria. The crisis has had a devastating impact on the lives of millions. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, schools and homes have been destroyed, and 7.6 million people are displaced within...
10/03/2015
Responding to the urgent humanitarian needs outlined in the UN's 'fast-track' appeal for Iraq, the EU is the first donor to contribute an initial €5 million, with more funding to follow. The appeal aims to respond to the most urgent, lifesaving...
09/03/2015
Following the severe floods in southern Albania in the beginning of February, Albania has requested assistance from donors for post-flood reconstruction and recovery efforts. The EU, along with the World Bank and the UN, have agreed to support a...
09/03/2015
Every 4 seconds a person in the world is forced to flee their home. Today, 51.2 million people are deprived of a home, a family and a job, due to the intensification of conflicts. It is the highest number of refugees and displaced people since...
Deddeh is an Ebola survivor.  Out of solidarity she has decided to stay in the treatment area to take care of baby Elijah who lost his mother because of Ebola and is now infected himself. Medical staff give Deddeh instructions on how to feed Elijah.
08/03/2015
Humanitarian crises have a different impact on women and men because of the different gender roles they play in their societies. To mark International Women's Day, we want to highlight the enormous strength that women have shown in one of the most...
03/03/2015
While international efforts to fight Ebola have recently reduced the number of infections, action is still needed to avert a new possible increase in cases. Today, the European Union is hosting a high-level conference "Ebola: From emergency to...

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