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Trailer District Zero with Michelle Dockery voice
20/09/2015
"District Zero" tells the story of a Syrian refugee, Maamun, who lives in Jordan’s Zaatari camp. He runs a mobile phone and print shop. With his work, he helps his fellow refugees to connect to their loved ones still in Syria and produces prints of...
Living conditions in South Sudan are very harsh – there is insufficient water, food and medical care. Photo credit: Maciej Moskwa / TESTIGO DOCUMENTARY
18/09/2015
The European Commission has released an aid package of €15 million amid an increasingly deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan. The funding brings the total EU humanitarian aid for the country to nearly €300 million so far in 2015."The...
EU Commissioner Christos Stylianides. Photo credit: EU
18/09/2015
The European Commission strongly condemns the recent mortar attack on civilian areas of Aleppo which killed at least 19 children."I strongly condemn yesterday's mortar attack on civilian areas of Aleppo, which reportedly killed nineteen children,...
Refugees queuing up at the Macedonian border. Photo credit: EU/ECHO/Fabrice Martin
14/09/2015
Last Friday, Hungary activated the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism. This will allow Hungarian authorities to benefit from material support to help cope with the influx of refugees and asylum seekers. The European Commission's Emergency Response...
10/09/2015
The European Commission has adopted a Communication 'Towards the World Humanitarian Summit: A global partnership for principled and effective humanitarian action'. The Communication sets out the EU's strategic vision for reshaping humanitarian...
09/09/2015
The European Commission has published the first-ever call for proposals for deployment of humanitarian volunteers under its EU Aid Volunteers initiative.Through the new call, around 350 junior and senior professionals are expected to be deployed to...
07/09/2015
The European Commission is providing €1 million in funding so that children orphaned and affected by Ebola receive education and psycho-social support."We must give hope to the children affected by the devastating consequences of the Ebola epidemic...
Photo credit: Luigi Baldelli
04/09/2015
Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management and Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, will open a series of events dedicated to raising awareness about refugees this weekend at Expo Milan....
02/09/2015
The European Commission is providing €300 000 in emergency humanitarian funding to assist people most affected by Tropical Storm Erika – one of the major storms of this year's Atlantic hurricane season.Dominica, a small island nation in the...
27/08/2015
On 26 August, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has signed the peace agreement endorsed by other South Sudanese parties in Addis Ababa earlier in August 2015. This commitment to engage in a political process is a crucial step towards the end of 20...

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