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28/12/2013
The European Commission is sending urgently needed supplies to the Central African Republic (CAR) to help with meeting the needs for shelter of the increasing number of the displaced people in the country. A 747 Boeing carrying 20 000 pieces of...
23/12/2013
The fighting which broke out in the capital Juba on 15 December and since spread to other parts of South Sudan has by now uprooted over 62 000 people leaving them in dire need of assistance in a country already struggling with overwhelming...
19/12/2013
Today, Luxembourg becomes the first Member State to join the EU initiative that funds humanitarian projects assisting children affected by conflict gain access to education.The EUR 500 000 contribution by Luxembourg will enlarge the EU's support to...
18/12/2013
Taking advantage of a major gathering of humanitarian leaders on 18 December, President Barroso received Ms Valerie Amos, Under Secretary General and Emergency Relief Coordinator UNOCHA, Mr António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and...
17/12/2013
One month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the European Commission is making available additional €20 million in emergency aid to further address the overwhelming needs of the worst-hit communities. Today's decision brings the...
16/12/2013
The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian aid by €18.5 million to the Central African Republic (CAR) to provide immediate life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable suffering in a crisis which has affected the country's entire...
15/12/2013
The European Commission is sending urgently needed medical assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR). A plane carrying 37 tonnes of relief supplies will leave Brussels for the CAR capital Bangui today." A humanitarian catastrophe is...
13/12/2013
The Sahel has been hit by severe droughts three times in seven years. Normally it’s every 10 years. The European Commission calls for an urgent response to the continuing food and nutrition crisis in the region. Despite relatively good harvests...
09/12/2013
The European Commission is deploying it humanitarian air service, ECHO Flight, to the Central African Republic (CAR) following the recent surge in violence and subsequent humanitarian needs. The humanitarian airplane will reach Douala, Cameroon...
08/12/2013
15 March 2011 is generally considered as the beginning of the Syria crisis with its “Day of Rage” which resulted in protests in al-Hasakah, Daraa, Deir ez-Zor, and Hama, and smaller demonstrations in Damascus. It is exactly 1000 days since that...

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