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14/11/2012
The European Union announced today that it will use its 2012 Nobel Peace Prize money for projects helping children affected by war and conflicts across the world.In a statement accompanying the announcement, the European Commission President Jose...
13/11/2012
Today, the Council decided on the EU conclusion of the new Food Assistance Convention, an international agreement on the fight against hunger and undernutrition. Together with the European Parliament's consent on 25 October, this decision...
13/11/2012
In Aude, France, an EU civil protection field exercise in crisis communication and response capacity to a major disaster in Europe is being held from 13 to 15 November 2012. France, Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic...
08/11/2012
In response to serious damages caused by Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean, the European Commission released €6 million to bring immediate relief to the most vulnerable population severely affected by the hurricane in Haiti and Cuba.In Haiti and...
08/11/2012
The European Commission announced today the launching of a new civil protection programme in the Mediterranean region, building on the achievements of the successful Euro-Mediterranean Regional Programme for the Prevention, Preparedness and...
05/11/2012
In order to share our activities with the Arabic speaking community, we launched a website in Arabic on 1st November.The web site has been developed as a platform providing information on how and where ECHO works. It targets both humanitarian...
30/10/2012
In the United States, millions of people awoke on Tuesday to witness the trail of damage left behind by Hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest storms to ever hit the country: homes destroyed and underwater, trees toppled, power lines downed, etc. Six...
26/10/2012
In response to serious flooding in Benin, Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad since the beginning of the rainy season, the European Commission has committed €1 million of humanitarian funding to over 95,000 of those worst affected.Much of the funding...
25/10/2012
The European Parliament gave its green light today for the EU to approve the International Food Assistance Convention. To complete the ratification, the adoption of the Council of Ministers on the conclusion of the Convention is required. It is...
22/10/2012
There are more than 65,000 internally displaced people in the Central African Republic (CAR) in urgent need of life-saving assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The on-going conflicts in the...

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