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01/08/2012
 In response to the worsening humanitarian crisis in Syria, Commissioner Georgieva reiterates her concern for the suffering of civilians caused by the shelling of Damascus, Aleppo and other large residential areas. She also calls once again on all...
19/07/2012
Last year, severe drought in the countries of the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti and Somalia – caused one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises of this century. The entire region faced its worst drought in 60 years. More than 13...
16/07/2012
The European Commission has activated the European Union civil protection mechanism during the weekend to help Montenegro fight the forest fires in the north of the country.  In response to Montenegro's request for assistance, two fire fighting...
12/07/2012
Millions of people from the world's most vulnerable and poorest communities will benefit from new disaster preparedness programmes funded from the European Commission's Disaster Preparedness Programme (DIPECHO). This year € 35 million has been...
11/07/2012
Just 25 years ago, on 11 July 1987, was the Day of Five Billion. We are now over 7 billion living on the planet. World Population Day is an occasion to focus on the urgency and importance on population issues.Every year the United Nations...
09/07/2012
On 9 July 2011, the Republic of South Sudan was born as the 193rd country after gaining its independence following a comprehensive peace agreement in 2005 and a successful referendum on 9 January 2011. In its first year of independence, the...
04/07/2012
The hunger crisis in the Sahel is at its peak, which means the shadow of malnutrition looms over more than a million children in the region. The youngest are the ones most vulnerable to hunger, and malnutrition often causes permanent damage to...
02/07/2012
Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva welcomes the release of four humanitarians, working for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), who had been kidnapped from the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. One person had been killed and two others injured during...
28/06/2012
Brussels/Phnom Penh: The European Commission is funding five new projects in Cambodia to assist 70,000 victims of the October 2011 floods which affected an estimated 1.7 million people across the country.  The projects, costing €3.45 million, will...
21/06/2012
Niger is one of the countries most affected by malnutrition with 15.8 million inhabitants of which almost 60 per cent live below the poverty line. UNICEF declared that nearly 394,000 under-five children will suffer from imminent and life-...

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