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11/07/2014
In our ever-lasting efforts to provide up-to-date and user-friendly information about our activities – we have revamped the ECHO website. The new platform is meant to better serve our online community by providing easy access, simplified navigation...
High-level event to mark end of Commission's mandate as ODSG's Chair
30/06/2014
LAST UPDATE: 02/07/2014 - The European Commission – for the first time since the establishment of the Group – has been at the steering wheel of the Donor Support Group (ODSG) of the United Nations' Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...
24/06/2014
In view of the alarming spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the European Union has stepped up its relief assistance. The EU is providing additional €500 000 to enhance interventions aimed at curbing the worsening epidemic in Guinea,...
WRD 2014
20/06/2014
Marking World Refugee Day, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has released a new global trends report which states that every four seconds someone in the world is forced to flee; literally in a blink of an eye. Every year,...
19/06/2014
The European Union will increase its humanitarian assistance to Iraq by €5 million in order to respond to the urgent needs of those affected by the recent violence in central and northern Iraq.As a result of the fighting, a large-scale humanitarian...
13/06/2014
The security situation in Iraq continues to rapidly deteriorate following the attacks of armed opposition groups targeting the governorates of Ninewah, Salah Al-Din, Diyala and Al Anbar. The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant now controls the city of...
Photo Credit: Pio Arce/Genesis Photos - World Vision
05/06/2014
"My visit to Tacloban has been a stark reminder of the devastation which hit the Philippines last November. Seven months on, the need for assistance remains, but I am encouraged to see people rebuilding their homes, replanting their fields, or...
EU civil protection exercise -  EU PROMETHEUS 2014
01/06/2014
A major EU civil protection exercise, EU PROMETHEUS 2014, is underway in Attica, Greece, testing cooperation and response capacities of Member States through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Teams from Greece, Italy, Cyprus and Croatia are...
26/05/2014
Following a request for assistance from the Government of Georgia, the European Commission has activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to respond to the landslide which occurred on 17 May. An assessment mission is being deployed and the team of...
Voices of Children in Emergencies
15/05/2014
"At any given moment, somewhere in the world, a child faces danger. A boy is separated from his family ― lost and vulnerable ― following an earthquake.  A girl, displaced by war, is making the perilous journey to a refugee camp far from home. A...

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