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15/03/2013
Almost five months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Caribbean and North America, the EU has increased its aid to the victims of the disaster in the Dominican Republic and Jamaica by giving €1,5 million for further relief.This new funding comes...
13/03/2013
The European Union steps up its efforts against hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. This is the goal of a new policy, just adopted by the European Commission, which aims to improve the nutrition of mothers and children in order to reduce...
12/03/2013
The European Commission is allocating €3 million in humanitarian aid to help the most vulnerable people affected by heavy rains which have battered several Southern African countries. Mozambique, the country hardest hit by the floods, has seen more...
11/03/2013
Two years have passed today since one of the biggest disasters in Japan's history. Although Japan is one of the best prepared countries to cope with disasters, the magnitude of the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami made it necessary to...
08/03/2013
In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) meeting protection needs of vulnerable IDPs remains one of the biggest challenges during periods of conflict. Women constitute a higher proportion of IDPs and those who are displaced without men tend to be...
07/03/2013
The humanitarian situation in Syria has continued to worsen over the past weeks as violence intensifies and fighting continues throughout the country. The winter conditions and their consequences have also exacerbated the situation. Displacements...
06/03/2013
Whether major or silent, disasters have been measuredly increasing around the world for the last 30 years. With millions of lives affected, the national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies have helped victims of small and large disasters, often in...
05/03/2013
An additional €7 million of humanitarian aid have been released by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department ECHO to help those affected by typhoon Bopha. This brings the total European Commission's commitment to...
01/03/2013
Madagascar, the world’s fourth biggest island is prone to cyclones and tropical storms, particularly during the rainy season between January and April. This year saw the strongest tropical cyclone so far, Haruna hit the south-west coast of the...
18/02/2013
91% of disasters the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) respond to are not reported by the media as they are deemed small or medium sized disasters. Despite this, the suffering of people cannot be measured.Today saw...

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