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11/01/2013
Heavy rain, snow and sub-zero temperatures in northern Jordan have greatly worsened the situation of the 47,000 Syrian refugees at the Za'atari camp near the border.In response to Jordan's request for assistance to the Commission's Monitoring and...
11/01/2013
Three years after the devastating earthquake struck Haiti, the EU continues to address the humanitarian needs in the country. Immediately after the earthquake in 2010, the European Union responded to the massive needs swiftly and decisively, saving...
10/01/2013
The European Commission has adopted its plan for the allocation of over €661 million in humanitarian aid funding for 2013. This so-called World-Wide Decision on Humanitarian Aid is the financial backbone of the Commission's humanitarian aid...
01/01/2013
The new Food Assistance Convention comes into force on 01 January 2013. Strongly supported by the European Commission, the Food Assistance Convention is an agreement confirming the international community’s commitment to fight against hunger and...
21/12/2012
The European Commission is allocating €15 million from the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) to help the most vulnerable people affected by persistent drought in the Southern African countries of Angola, Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The new...
18/12/2012
 The European Union, the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, announced today the details of the projects funded by the award money. Four humanitarian projects, reaching out to  23,000 children worldwide, were selected.In Northern Iraq, Acted will...
14/12/2012
Millions of people around the world are suffering the effects of increasingly complex conflicts and natural disasters, and humanitarian needs are only predicted to increase in the future. The Union (the Commission and Member States) is the largest...
12/12/2012
The European Commission is boosting its humanitarian assistance by €30 million for both countries due to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Sudan and South Sudan. The main concern is the ever increasing number of refugees and...
11/12/2012
Following the five-day passage of Typhoon Bopha across the Philippines last week and an assessment that has identified large-scale humanitarian needs, today ECHO released €3 million to provide emergency assistance to those worst affected, targeting...
10/12/2012
Syria Crisis: As the number of Syrian refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries has now reached over half a million, the European Commission has announced an additional €30 million in funding to assist both the refugees and their hosts. The new...

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