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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...
14/11/2012
The European Union announced today that it will use its 2012 Nobel Peace Prize money for projects helping children affected by war and conflicts across the world.In a statement accompanying the announcement, the European Commission President Jose...
13/11/2012
In Aude, France, an EU civil protection field exercise in crisis communication and response capacity to a major disaster in Europe is being held from 13 to 15 November 2012. France, Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic...
13/11/2012
Today, the Council decided on the EU conclusion of the new Food Assistance Convention, an international agreement on the fight against hunger and undernutrition. Together with the European Parliament's consent on 25 October, this decision...

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