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24/10/2013
24 October marks one year since Hurricane Sandy formed and moved through the Caribbean, killing 70 people and leaving at least 5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Haiti, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.  About 250 000...
24/10/2013
ECHO has allocated additional funding of € 3 million for immediate and early recovery assistance to the victims of cyclone Phailin.  It will provide food assistance and livelihood recovery, shelter and basic healthcare, as well as water/sanitation...
23/10/2013
A number of items such as folding beds, mattresses, blankets, kitchen sets, cutlery and jerry cans have reached Bulgaria following its recent request for assistance to the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) of the European Commission due...
EU Children of Peace Education in Conflict
23/10/2013
Tonight, 23 October at 19:45, Euronews will broadcast the first episode of an exclusive series of four in-depth reports on children caught in conflicts around the globe. The series produced by Euronews in association with ECHO focuses on the...
22/10/2013
This powerful cyclone which hit India on 12 October, left a trail of destruction in its path. Fortunately, thanks to the evacuation of almost one million people, the fatalities were relatively few. However, many people have lost their homes and...
Chad girls education
17/10/2013
Humanitarian crises are not gender or age neutral. Women and children are 14 times more likely than men to die in an emergency, and boys generally received preferential treatment over girls in rescue efforts: disasters further increase the chances...
17/10/2013
The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) is deploying two humanitarian experts to make an assessment of the needs in view of the floods in Cambodia and central Vietnam. They will join colleagues from...
EU humanitairan civil protection expert earthquake Bohol
17/10/2013
**Update** The initial casualties toll has now risen to 156 persons dead and 374 injured. ECHO has now dispatched two experts to the region to assess the needs on the ground and to liaise with humanitarian organisations. The damage assessment in...
17/10/2013
Humanitarian crises are not gender or age neutral. Women and children are 14 times more likely than men to die in an emergency, and boys generally received preferential treatment over girls in rescue efforts: disasters further increase the chances...
Cambodia floods in 2011
16/10/2013
The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) is deploying its humanitarian expert to make an assessment of the needs in view of the floods in Cambodia.According to the information provided by government agencies...

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