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18/04/2015
This year the European Commission has allocated €25 million for Yemen to assist the victims of conflict, forced displacement, and acute malnutrition.Moreover the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has now been activated upon the request of Germany to...
Signing ceremony in Belgrade, Serbia. Photo credit: Nadezda Dramicanin
16/04/2015
Serbia and the EU signed today an agreement clearing the way for the official membership of Serbia in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Serbia joins a well-established European cooperation framework for disaster management and emergency response....
11/04/2015
EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has issued the following statement:"It was with great shock that I learned about the murder of five staff working for the international humanitarian NGO Save the...
10/04/2015
A joint photo exhibition on the plight of people living in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan will be launched on Saturday 11 April 2015. The photos were taken by the photo-reporter Luigi Baldelli, following a recent mission to the region. On...
07/04/2015
Responding to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria, the European Union is providing emergency funding of €2.5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), to...
31/03/2015
The EU significantly increased its funding in response to the Syria crisis at today's Third International Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait. Together, the European Commission and Member States pledged close to €1.1 billion – double the...
Providing food vouchers in Lebanon to Syrian refugees Photo credit: WFP/Rein Skullerud
24/03/2015
This year's annual edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference (DIHAD) is taking place within the context of growing complexities for the humanitarian community faced with an increasing number of severe...
23/03/2015
Today marks one year since the World Health Organisation reported the outbreak of Ebola in Guinea. The epidemic has left deep scars on the lives of people not only in Guinea, but also in Sierra Leone and Liberia. It has been a year of continuous...
Children are especially vulnerable to diseases caused by dirty water, Eastern Chad. Photo credit: UNHCR
22/03/2015
Today, more than 750 million people or around 10% of the world's population face chronic lack of clean water, according to the UN. It is a growing challenge. By 2050, three quarters of humanity could be in this situation. Lack of access to water,...
Installation of a satellite connection in Luganville, Vanuatu - Photo credit: Télécoms Sans Frontières
19/03/2015
Dozens of islands across Vanuatu remain totally cut off from the rest of the world following the landfall of super cyclone Pam over the weekend. The European Commission is therefore stepping forward to ensure emergency support to restore...

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