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05/11/2012
In order to share our activities with the Arabic speaking community, we launched a website in Arabic on 1st November.The web site has been developed as a platform providing information on how and where ECHO works. It targets both humanitarian...
30/10/2012
In the United States, millions of people awoke on Tuesday to witness the trail of damage left behind by Hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest storms to ever hit the country: homes destroyed and underwater, trees toppled, power lines downed, etc. Six...
26/10/2012
In response to serious flooding in Benin, Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad since the beginning of the rainy season, the European Commission has committed €1 million of humanitarian funding to over 95,000 of those worst affected.Much of the funding...
25/10/2012
The European Parliament gave its green light today for the EU to approve the International Food Assistance Convention. To complete the ratification, the adoption of the Council of Ministers on the conclusion of the Convention is required. It is...
22/10/2012
There are more than 65,000 internally displaced people in the Central African Republic (CAR) in urgent need of life-saving assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The on-going conflicts in the...
16/10/2012
The seventh edition of the European Development Days (EDD)is taking place in Brussels, Belgium on 16 and 17 October 2012. Over the years, this landmark, annual policy event has developed into Europe’s premier forum on international affairs and...
13/10/2012
The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), October 13, aims at raising awareness of how people are taking action to reduce their risk to disasters. The theme of the 2012 International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is "Women and Girls...
12/10/2012
Today, the European Union has won the Nobel Peace Prize 2012, for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.In the pursuit of peace, the EU has always helped the victims of...
11/10/2012
The European Commission has decided to increase its humanitarian aid for the Horn of Africa by €30 million, particularly for Ethiopia and Somalia to help a million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The new funding comes from the...
10/10/2012
Commissioner Georgieva is in Sendai, Japan, to present the EU's new strategy on building resilience and making vulnerable populations better able to cope with natural disasters.Government ministers from around the world are gathered in Sendai,...

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