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11/03/2015
Four years ago, conflict broke out in Syria. The crisis has had a devastating impact on the lives of millions. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, schools and homes have been destroyed, and 7.6 million people are displaced within...
10/03/2015
Responding to the urgent humanitarian needs outlined in the UN's 'fast-track' appeal for Iraq, the EU is the first donor to contribute an initial €5 million, with more funding to follow. The appeal aims to respond to the most urgent, lifesaving...
09/03/2015
Following the severe floods in southern Albania in the beginning of February, Albania has requested assistance from donors for post-flood reconstruction and recovery efforts. The EU, along with the World Bank and the UN, have agreed to support a...
09/03/2015
Every 4 seconds a person in the world is forced to flee their home. Today, 51.2 million people are deprived of a home, a family and a job, due to the intensification of conflicts. It is the highest number of refugees and displaced people since...
Deddeh is an Ebola survivor.  Out of solidarity she has decided to stay in the treatment area to take care of baby Elijah who lost his mother because of Ebola and is now infected himself. Medical staff give Deddeh instructions on how to feed Elijah.
08/03/2015
Humanitarian crises have a different impact on women and men because of the different gender roles they play in their societies. To mark International Women's Day, we want to highlight the enormous strength that women have shown in one of the most...
03/03/2015
While international efforts to fight Ebola have recently reduced the number of infections, action is still needed to avert a new possible increase in cases. Today, the European Union is hosting a high-level conference "Ebola: From emergency to...
25/02/2015
Despite a ceasefire agreement that came into force on 15 February 2015, the volatile security situation in Eastern Ukraine hampers access of humanitarian organisations to people in need of food, health, basic household items, clean water and...
23/02/2015
"Ari's colourful shot from Laos is a fantastic example of how important and fun it can be to prepare and share a meal with your loved ones" said Jamie Oliver, the renowned celebrity chef and food campaigner, about the photo winning the Family Meal...
19/02/2015
More than 2.5 million people in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua are reported to be facing severe or moderate food insecurity. The European Commission is providing €4 million in humanitarian aid to assist those in need.Over the last...
17/02/2015
 Additional EU aid for flood victims in AlbaniaTo assist the population affected by the floods in Albania, the European Commission is giving over € 118 000 to provide around 8 000 people in the most badly hit areas with food parcels, hygiene kits...

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