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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...
14/02/2013
The European Union is providing €1.8 million to fund humanitarian assistance to communities affected by tropical cyclone Evan, which caused wide-spread damage in Fiji and Samoa in December 2012.The decision by the EU to provide funding for...
14/02/2013
Only a few symbols qualify as "universal". One of these has been present for 150 years now on our planet and wherever humans are hit by the violence of other humans or conflict , it reminds us of this permanent movement of humanity and solidarity:...
14/02/2013
The European Union is providing €1.8 million to fund humanitarian assistance to communities affected by tropical cyclone Evan, which caused wide-spread damage in Fiji and Samoa in December 2012.The decision by the EU to provide funding for...
08/02/2013
The United Nations World Food programme and the European Union have helped save millions of lives across the globe. In 2012 alone, this partnership worked on the front-lines of hunger hotspots to support people in more than 30 countries suffering...
29/01/2013
With over 4 million people in need of aid from the Syrian conflict, the European Commission will pledge an additional €100 million of humanitarian funding. This will be announced at the International Pledging Conference for Syria convened by UN...

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