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15/10/2013
Humanitarian aid saves lives, but with ever-growing and newly complex challenges, it needs to evolve. How to be adequate to the needs today and to prepare for the difficulties of tomorrow?Main challenges on the past, present and future of relief...
14/10/2013
This huge cyclone made landfall over the weekend causing major damage and destruction to infrastructure, housing, crops and livestock, but relatively few fatalities. Thanks to foresight and planning, around 800 000 were evacuated, avoiding the huge...
11/10/2013
The Emergency Response Centre of the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department ECHO has been tracking two cyclones over the past few days. The strongest, Tropical Cyclone Phailin, has the equivalent force of a Category...
01/10/2013
Yesterday, Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva participated in a panel gathering of major partners on the opening day of the UNHCR Executive Committee to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria. The high level segment, in Geneva was attended by UN...
30/09/2013
One of the largest joint humanitarian and civil protection exercises "Triplex 2013" is taking place on the German-Danish border between 29 September and 4 October 2013. The five day exercise co-funded by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid...
27/09/2013
The EU has allocated €400 000 to assist those affected by the extreme low temperatures in the southern highlands of Peru. The funding will benefit about 20 000 people affected by the freezing temperatures and severe snowfalls that have hit the...
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...

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