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This hardware shop owner has lost everything. He tells ECHO's team how his shop was looted and all of his possessions, including his cows, stolen. ©EC/ECHO/Thomas Dehermann-Roy
11/03/2014
The European Commission will provide life-saving assistance to 100 000 victims of the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) who have been forced to flee to Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon.The funding comes from the...
08/03/2014
Today marks the International Women's Day, a yearly occasion honouring the courageous struggle and accomplishments of women throughout history. Disasters and conflicts typically exacerbate their vulnerabilities. However, it is worth noting that...
"EU Aid Volunteers" to create over 18 000 opportunities worldwide
25/02/2014
In today's vote, the European Parliament gave its overwhelming support for the "EU Aid Volunteers" programme - an initiative that will allow European citizens to take part in humanitarian work worldwide. Over the next seven years the programme will...
UN adopts humanitarian resolution on Syria crisis
24/02/2014
The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Syria's humanitarian crisis which, for the first time, demands both the Syrian government and the opposition to provide immediate access for humanitarian forces to deliver aid, anywhere...
Reinforcing civil protection cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region
19/02/2014
To further promote international cooperation on civil protection, the Commission hosted a high-level conference today and announced the renewed Euro-Med Programme for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to natural and man-made Disasters (PPRD...
Sahel crisis: EU gives €142 million in humanitarian aid in 2014
03/02/2014
The European Commission today has announced it will give €142 million in humanitarian funds to the Sahel region of Africa in 2014, which is once again suffering because of a severe food and nutrition crisis this year. In addition, many people in...
03/02/2014
In a swift operation, coordinated by the European Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic offered electricity generators within hours of a Slovenian request. Slovenia appealed for EU assistance...
31/01/2014
The European Union is reaffirming its commitment towards disaster risk reduction in the Caribbean with the launch of the new Disaster Preparedness (DIPECHO) action plan 2013-2014. In total, €8.5 million have been earmarked for disaster preparedness...
European Commission launches Gender-Age Marker Toolkit
30/01/2014
Does one size fit all when providing life-saving assistance in a humanitarian crisis? The needs and risks faced by women, girls, boys and men can be very different. Gender and age are key factors in determining the vulnerabilities and capacities of...
23/01/2014
Amid the violent conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) , the European Commission continues to airlift urgently needed relief supplies into the country. Today, a plane has ferried 80 tons of relief supplies from Nairobi, Kenya into the CAR...

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