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15/05/2014
LAST UPDATE: 26/05/2014 - Upon the requests of Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina, suffering the worst floods in over a century, the European Union is providing coordinated assistance through its Civil Protection Mechanism. The vast majority of EU...
Emergency Response Coordination Centre
14/05/2014
A year ago tomorrow, on 15 May 2013, the European Commission launched its Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC), enabling a better coordinated and faster European response to disasters in Europe and the world."The Centre proved highly...
Photo credit: Joelle Goire, EU/ECHO, Philippines
08/05/2014
Today marks the six-month anniversary since Typhoon Haiyan/ Yolanda hit the Philippines,  killing thousands and displacing millions, as one of the strongest tropical cyclones every recorded. Recent monitoring by EU field staff showed that despite...
Central African refugees in Cameroon ©EC/ECHO/Thomas Dehermann-Roy
06/05/2014
The EU is increasing its life-saving assistance to refugees of the Central African crisis by €6 million. The new funding tops the previous €4 million aid to Central African refugees since the country's crisis escalated last December. It will help...
The new Azraq Camp is now ready to receive the latest influx of Syrian refugees. Credit: UNHCR
30/04/2014
Three years into the Syrian conflict, Jordan officially opened a third refugee camp today to accommodate the never-ending flow of Syrians fleeing the violence.  The Azraq camp, which was jointly set up by the Jordanian government and the UN Agency...
EU hosts first-of-its-kind international forum on resilience
28/04/2014
With the increase of natural and human-made crises worldwide, building the resilience of individuals and communities is of key importance. Today, the European Commission is opening its first edition of the 'EU Resilience Forum', bringing together...
©EU/ECHO/Malini Morzaria
14/04/2014
Due to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan, the European Commission is ready to boost its life-saving assistance by €45 million to prevent an appalling tragedy in the country which is affecting the whole region.This...
11/04/2014
The European Union is stepping up its joint efforts to contain the spread of the first outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and assist those affected by the deadly virus. The Commission has increased its funding for immediate health operations, experts...
08/04/2014
Today's Commission communication on reducing the impact of natural and man-made disasters constitutes a cornerstone in shaping a common EU position. Titled "The Post 2015 Hyogo Framework for Action", the communication sets the ground for a common...
07/04/2014
As the world is focusing its attention to global health hazards of the day, it is important to note what health means in situations of humanitarian crises. Over 300 million people each year are in need of humanitarian health assistance as a result...

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