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05/04/2013
The passage of the tropical cyclone Haruna in February 2013, which affected over 40,000 people in Madagascar, has again highlighted the dangers of chemical and industrial accidents and spills following natural disasters. On 27 March, the European...
27/03/2013
Heavy rains have pounded Southern African countries resulting in widespread flooding, destruction of property, and loss of lives. The floods took place in the midst of the lean season, in a situation of acute food insecurity affecting millions of...
26/03/2013
Following the Séléka rebel coalition takeover of Central African Republic's (CAR) capital city Bangui, the situation in the city remains unclear.  Lootings of humanitarian compounds and people's homes have been reported.  The centre of Bangui has...
25/03/2013
Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response and Akihiro Ohta,  Minister of Land, Infrastructure,  Transport and Tourism of Japan have exchanged letters providing a framework to...
22/03/2013
It is the most basic of human needs. It is something we often take for granted but for more than 2 billion people around the world, water is a luxury. 70% of the world's population live in areas which are at risk of drought.Water is life but water...
22/03/2013
The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department ECHO  and The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM) have today strengthened the 2008 agreement on cooperation during emergencies. Both parties have signed a...
15/03/2013
Almost five months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Caribbean and North America, the EU has increased its aid to the victims of the disaster in the Dominican Republic and Jamaica by giving €1,5 million for further relief.This new funding comes...
13/03/2013
The European Union steps up its efforts against hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. This is the goal of a new policy, just adopted by the European Commission, which aims to improve the nutrition of mothers and children in order to reduce...
12/03/2013
The European Commission is allocating €3 million in humanitarian aid to help the most vulnerable people affected by heavy rains which have battered several Southern African countries. Mozambique, the country hardest hit by the floods, has seen more...
11/03/2013
Two years have passed today since one of the biggest disasters in Japan's history. Although Japan is one of the best prepared countries to cope with disasters, the magnitude of the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami made it necessary to...

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