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Bolivia, Tupiza – Aquiles Rivera, President of the Tupiza Branch of the Bolivian Red Cross calls out to community leaders leading the efforts to re-establish livelihoods. Credit: Enrique Guevara/IFRC
27/03/2014
In response to the devastating floods, caused by Bolivia's rainy season, the European Commission has allocated over €375 000 in humanitarian assistance to the country. The aid operations will be carried out in the most affected departments of Beni...
25/03/2014
Small-scale disasters are not always picked up by the media but their effects are just as catastrophic as large-scale events. Without rapid assistance, many disaster victims would be left without food, water, shelter or basic health care.The...
22/03/2014
Water is an essential component for life, yet some 2.5 billion people around the world are still lacking sufficient access to it, even for their basic sanitation needs. Put in proportion, that is five times as many as the entire population of the...
17/03/2014
For the third time, the European Commission is transporting urgently needed humanitarian assistance directly into the conflict-stricken Central African Republic (CAR). The aid is needed as the humanitarian situation in the country remains dramatic...
14/03/2014
On the eve of the third anniversary since the Syrian conflict broke out, Commissioner Georgieva is visiting Syrian refugees in Iraq.  From the Iraqi-Syrian border she stated: “We must not let this tragedy slip into political oblivion because of...
13/03/2014
During her short stay in Baghdad yesterday, Commissioner Georgieva announced that the EU would increase its humanitarian funding for Iraqi refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) from €4 million in 2013 to €7 million in 2014.  The...
This hardware shop owner has lost everything. He tells ECHO's team how his shop was looted and all of his possessions, including his cows, stolen. ©EC/ECHO/Thomas Dehermann-Roy
11/03/2014
The European Commission will provide life-saving assistance to 100 000 victims of the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) who have been forced to flee to Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon.The funding comes from the...
08/03/2014
Today marks the International Women's Day, a yearly occasion honouring the courageous struggle and accomplishments of women throughout history. Disasters and conflicts typically exacerbate their vulnerabilities. However, it is worth noting that...
"EU Aid Volunteers" to create over 18 000 opportunities worldwide
25/02/2014
In today's vote, the European Parliament gave its overwhelming support for the "EU Aid Volunteers" programme - an initiative that will allow European citizens to take part in humanitarian work worldwide. Over the next seven years the programme will...
UN adopts humanitarian resolution on Syria crisis
24/02/2014
The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Syria's humanitarian crisis which, for the first time, demands both the Syrian government and the opposition to provide immediate access for humanitarian forces to deliver aid, anywhere...

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