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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...
16/10/2013
The NO HUNGER ORCHESTRA, a unique orchestra including banana leaf guitars and pumpkin-skin drums, performed simultaneously on 13 October in Madrid, London and Paris as part of a campaign for World Food Day, organised by ECHO and Action Against...
15/10/2013
/echo/file/1452_en20131015b.jpg 15/10/2013 – The damage assessment in the Philippines is underway following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippine island of Bohol in the early hours of the...
15/10/2013
Humanitarian aid saves lives, but with ever-growing and newly complex challenges, it needs to evolve. How to be adequate to the needs today and to prepare for the difficulties of tomorrow?Main challenges on the past, present and future of relief...
14/10/2013
This huge cyclone made landfall over the weekend causing major damage and destruction to infrastructure, housing, crops and livestock, but relatively few fatalities. Thanks to foresight and planning, around 800 000 were evacuated, avoiding the huge...
11/10/2013
The Emergency Response Centre of the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department ECHO has been tracking two cyclones over the past few days. The strongest, Tropical Cyclone Phailin, has the equivalent force of a Category...
01/10/2013
Yesterday, Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva participated in a panel gathering of major partners on the opening day of the UNHCR Executive Committee to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria. The high level segment, in Geneva was attended by UN...
30/09/2013
One of the largest joint humanitarian and civil protection exercises "Triplex 2013" is taking place on the German-Danish border between 29 September and 4 October 2013. The five day exercise co-funded by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid...

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