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19/06/2012
Between 18 and 22 June, DG ECHO is hosting 14 high-level delegates from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) working in the field of disaster management. The visit aims at enhancing cooperation on crisis management as well as disaster...
19/06/2012
On 14 June, the Commission announced its decision to make €2 million available for the provision of aid to vulnerable communities affected by the harsh winter. In particular, the assistance will target those in poor rural communities and remote...
18/06/2012
There are 18 million people facing hunger and malnutrition across 8 countries of the Sahel region of West Africa. This figure includes 1 million children who are exposed to severe malnutrition. This food crisis will peak in the coming weeks and...
18/06/2012
The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian funding to the Sahel by €40 million, bringing its response to the food crisis to €318 million. This extra funding comes just weeks before the food crisis is set to peak across the region where...
18/06/2012
Greece last Saturday night (16 June) activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The country was facing serious forest fires raging close to Keratea, South Attica. The fires were threatening residential areas. Greece needed fire fighting modules...
15/06/2012
Over 18 million people, including one million children, in the Sahel region of West Africa are now in the midst a severe food crisis. Facing this reality the European Commission has called for a meeting gathering the affected countries and the...
14/06/2012
Every minute eight people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. If conflict threatened your family, what would you do? Stay and face death in a war zone? Or flee, leave loved ones behind and risk kidnap, rape or torture? For...
12/06/2012
Hundreds of residents have fled their homes after more than 5 days of communal violence between the Muslim (Rohingyas) and ethnic Rakhine communities in Burma/Myanmar’s western Rakhine State. Dozens of deaths have been attributed to the violence....
EU Civil Protection Exercise HUNEX Cilmbing
11/06/2012
On Friday, 8 June, the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service conducted a complex rescue operation in the caves of the Kita Gačešina on the south side of Velebit, where a man became trapped and injured.A unit of the Slovenian Cave Rescue Service was also...
Eurobarometer EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection
08/06/2012
Public support for humanitarian aid has strengthened in the European Union despite the economic crisis. That is one of the key findings in the 2012 Eurobarometer surveys on humanitarian aid and civil protection. The EU is the world's leading...

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