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16/12/2013
The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian aid by €18.5 million to the Central African Republic (CAR) to provide immediate life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable suffering in a crisis which has affected the country's entire...
15/12/2013
The European Commission is sending urgently needed medical assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR). A plane carrying 37 tonnes of relief supplies will leave Brussels for the CAR capital Bangui today." A humanitarian catastrophe is...
13/12/2013
The Sahel has been hit by severe droughts three times in seven years. Normally it’s every 10 years. The European Commission calls for an urgent response to the continuing food and nutrition crisis in the region. Despite relatively good harvests...
09/12/2013
The European Commission is deploying it humanitarian air service, ECHO Flight, to the Central African Republic (CAR) following the recent surge in violence and subsequent humanitarian needs. The humanitarian airplane will reach Douala, Cameroon...
08/12/2013
15 March 2011 is generally considered as the beginning of the Syria crisis with its “Day of Rage” which resulted in protests in al-Hasakah, Daraa, Deir ez-Zor, and Hama, and smaller demonstrations in Damascus. It is exactly 1000 days since that...
06/12/2013
Between 9 and 12 December 2013, civil protection teams from Estonia, Hungary, the United Kingdom and Austria will be jointly responding to a simulated earthquake and tsunami in Venice, Italy. The EU co-funded field exercise will enable the...
05/12/2013
"On Solid Ground", a photo exhibition funded by ECHO, in cooperation with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Panos Pictures will be on display in central Brussels until 20 December. Don't miss the launch event today from 18:30 to 21:00,...
03/12/2013
Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, responsible for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, strongly condemn in her statement published today the killing of two volunteers working for the Sudanese Ministry of Health on a...
India Philippines preparing for cyclone October 2013
27/11/2013
The Emergency Response Centre of the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department ECHO has been tracking two cyclones over the past few days. The strongest, Tropical Cyclone Phailin, has the equivalent force of a Category...
18/11/2013
One week after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, aid keeps reaching the most affected. The European Union as a whole has made available over €100 million in humanitarian assistance and early recovery, with €20 million allocated by the...

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