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05/02/2015
The European Commission is giving €3 million in humanitarian aid to assist the people affected by severe flooding in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar."The current heavy rains in the region have caused floods that destroyed houses, schools,...
03/02/2015
EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, is today addressing some 250 members of the humanitarian community gathered at the European consultation leading to the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS).This regional...
29/01/2015
The European Union has increased its assistance to the Syria crisis by €136 million in humanitarian funding. Aid is provided both inside the country and in neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees.The funding was announced as EU Commissioner...
27/01/2015
Three EU-chartered cargo planes shipping a total of over 85 tonnes of relief supplies are reaching Ukraine today. The first plane landed in Dnepropetrovsk this morning at around 12:30 local time.EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis...
26/01/2015
The European Union is increasing its humanitarian assistance in Ukraine where the latest surge of violence has deepened an already desperate situation.The aid package was announced by EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management...
23/01/2015
Today marks the launch of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative's activities following its three-year preparatory phase. The flagship initiative, running through 2020, will create over 4 000 volunteer opportunities in the humanitarian field.  "Change...
19/01/2015
In north-eastern Nigeria, a brutal campaign is being waged against innocent civilians. The European Commission is providing assistance with almost €8 million to help the victims of this violence, as well as to combat malnutrition in the country.A...
16/01/2015
After severe floods have killed at least 48 people and left more than 100 000 displaced or homeless in Malawi, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated as part of the international response to the flooding emergency.Via the Mechanism,...
Five years on from the Haiti earthquake
12/01/2015
On 12 January 2010, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake that took 222 750 lives and left 1.5 million people homeless. Five years after, 90% of the people that used to live in makeshift camps have returned to their neighbourhoods. However,...
Ebola: Germany provides additional medical evacuation capacity
09/01/2015
Germany is adding a specialized medical evacuation airplane to the voluntary pool of resources which EU countries have made available to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.Upon requests made via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, the German...

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