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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...
08/12/2012
The European Commission intends to increase its humanitarian response to the crisis in Mali by €20 million to address the increasing humanitarian needs in the country which are compounded by the conflict in the north of the country. The conflict...
04/12/2012
 ‘Food assistance is much more for ECHO than the distribution of rice, oil and salt to vulnerable people,’ explains Claus Sorensen, Director General of the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). ‘Difficult...
30/11/2012
Responding to the urgent needs of the Congolese population, the European Commission is working with the EU budgetary authorities to increase its humanitarian aid for the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes...
28/11/2012
An outbreak of yellow fever in the Sudanese region of Darfur has alerted the international health community. So far 459 suspected cases have been reported with 116 deaths. Sudan, with World Health Organization (WHO) support, has launched a massive...
26/11/2012
 Today, Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for  International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, will open a unique multimedia event - 'Hidden Lives: The Untold Story of Urban Refugees'. The event takes place from 18.00 to 20.00...
20/11/2012
The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) allocated a further €3.8 million for a UNICEF nutrition project in Yemen, bringing the total of ECHO contribution in 2012 to this project to €7 million.With ECHO’s...
16/11/2012
Following the latest outbreak of inter-communal violence in Burma/Myanmar's Rakhine state, the European Commission has increased its humanitarian aid to those affected by a further €1 million.More than 110,000 people have been forced to flee their...

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