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The new Azraq Camp is now ready to receive the latest influx of Syrian refugees. Credit: UNHCR
30/04/2014
Three years into the Syrian conflict, Jordan officially opened a third refugee camp today to accommodate the never-ending flow of Syrians fleeing the violence.  The Azraq camp, which was jointly set up by the Jordanian government and the UN Agency...
EU hosts first-of-its-kind international forum on resilience
28/04/2014
With the increase of natural and human-made crises worldwide, building the resilience of individuals and communities is of key importance. Today, the European Commission is opening its first edition of the 'EU Resilience Forum', bringing together...
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14/04/2014
Due to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan, the European Commission is ready to boost its life-saving assistance by €45 million to prevent an appalling tragedy in the country which is affecting the whole region.This...
11/04/2014
The European Union is stepping up its joint efforts to contain the spread of the first outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and assist those affected by the deadly virus. The Commission has increased its funding for immediate health operations, experts...
08/04/2014
Today's Commission communication on reducing the impact of natural and man-made disasters constitutes a cornerstone in shaping a common EU position. Titled "The Post 2015 Hyogo Framework for Action", the communication sets the ground for a common...
07/04/2014
As the world is focusing its attention to global health hazards of the day, it is important to note what health means in situations of humanitarian crises. Over 300 million people each year are in need of humanitarian health assistance as a result...
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03/04/2014
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has announced today that the number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon has now reached one million.  This small country of just over 4 million people is now offering sanctuary to the equivalent of one fourth of...
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28/03/2014
Following the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, the EU is assisting with €500 000 to help address the situation in Guinea and its neighbouring countries. The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has...
Bolivia, Tupiza – Aquiles Rivera, President of the Tupiza Branch of the Bolivian Red Cross calls out to community leaders leading the efforts to re-establish livelihoods. Credit: Enrique Guevara/IFRC
27/03/2014
In response to the devastating floods, caused by Bolivia's rainy season, the European Commission has allocated over €375 000 in humanitarian assistance to the country. The aid operations will be carried out in the most affected departments of Beni...
25/03/2014
Small-scale disasters are not always picked up by the media but their effects are just as catastrophic as large-scale events. Without rapid assistance, many disaster victims would be left without food, water, shelter or basic health care.The...

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