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Ebola: Germany provides additional medical evacuation capacity
09/01/2015
Germany is adding a specialized medical evacuation airplane to the voluntary pool of resources which EU countries have made available to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.Upon requests made via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, the German...
The international community mobilised funds to help the fisheries sector recover after the tsunami. Here, humanitarian workers hand over ECHO-funded nets in partnership with Caritas to a group of fishermen in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Photo credit:
26/12/2014
Ten years ago today, the world dumbstruck by the magnitude of the natural disaster that had just hit a series of countries across Asia and beyond: the Indian Ocean tsunami. Today, we think of all those who lost their lives ten years ago, but also...
23/12/2014
Austria will contribute €1 million to the EU's Ebola prevention and preparedness programme in West Africa, in addition to more than €1.7 million the country has already dedicated to the Ebola response. The funding will go to a treatment centre for...
23/12/2014
The European Commission is increasing its life-saving assistance to South Sudan by over €7 million, bringing its 2014 relief aid for one of the world's worst humanitarian crises to more than €116 million. The new funds will provide shelter, water,...
22/12/2014
The European Commission is providing €2 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Libyans who have been forced to flee their homes amid the increasing instability and violence, which has plagues the country over recent months. It is...
19/12/2014
EU Ebola Coordinator, Commissioner Stylianides, submitted yesterday his first report to the European Council which appointed him to this position in October to ensure a better, faster and more coordinated response to the Ebola epidemic.Commissioner...
19/12/2014
As the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine exceeded half a million, the European Commission and Germany have supported the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in further assistance to vulnerable people from Donbas...
19/12/2014
The UN Security Council on Wednesday 17 December unanimously renewed Resolution 2165, which aims to help effective cross-border and cross line assistance (between areas controlled by the Syrian government and opposition controlled areas) in Syria,...
18/12/2014
During the coming holiday season the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union (EU) will shine a spotlight on the universal custom of the family meal, by launching today the Family Meal Photo Competition, with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver...
15/12/2014
Since one year today South Sudan has been facing one of the most severe humanitarian crises currently taking place. Since a political conflict turned violent in December 2013, over 1.4 million people have been internally displaced and over 480 000...

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