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19/12/2013
Today, Luxembourg becomes the first Member State to join the EU initiative that funds humanitarian projects assisting children affected by conflict gain access to education.The EUR 500 000 contribution by Luxembourg will enlarge the EU's support to...
18/12/2013
Taking advantage of a major gathering of humanitarian leaders on 18 December, President Barroso received Ms Valerie Amos, Under Secretary General and Emergency Relief Coordinator UNOCHA, Mr António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and...
17/12/2013
One month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the European Commission is making available additional €20 million in emergency aid to further address the overwhelming needs of the worst-hit communities. Today's decision brings the...
16/12/2013
The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian aid by €18.5 million to the Central African Republic (CAR) to provide immediate life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable suffering in a crisis which has affected the country's entire...
15/12/2013
The European Commission is sending urgently needed medical assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR). A plane carrying 37 tonnes of relief supplies will leave Brussels for the CAR capital Bangui today." A humanitarian catastrophe is...
13/12/2013
The Sahel has been hit by severe droughts three times in seven years. Normally it’s every 10 years. The European Commission calls for an urgent response to the continuing food and nutrition crisis in the region. Despite relatively good harvests...
09/12/2013
The European Commission is deploying it humanitarian air service, ECHO Flight, to the Central African Republic (CAR) following the recent surge in violence and subsequent humanitarian needs. The humanitarian airplane will reach Douala, Cameroon...
08/12/2013
15 March 2011 is generally considered as the beginning of the Syria crisis with its “Day of Rage” which resulted in protests in al-Hasakah, Daraa, Deir ez-Zor, and Hama, and smaller demonstrations in Damascus. It is exactly 1000 days since that...
06/12/2013
Between 9 and 12 December 2013, civil protection teams from Estonia, Hungary, the United Kingdom and Austria will be jointly responding to a simulated earthquake and tsunami in Venice, Italy. The EU co-funded field exercise will enable the...
05/12/2013
"On Solid Ground", a photo exhibition funded by ECHO, in cooperation with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Panos Pictures will be on display in central Brussels until 20 December. Don't miss the launch event today from 18:30 to 21:00,...

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