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22/10/2014
The EU has increased its humanitarian aid to Iraq, with an additional €3 million going towards assisting displaced populations. With the onset of winter, the funding will support communities to prepare for harsh weather conditions, through the...
22/10/2014
The European Parliament announced last night that this year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought will be awarded to Dr Mukwege, a Congolese gynaecologist and Director of Panzi hospital, for his fight to protect victims of sexual violence who...
22/10/2014
The EU has provided €500 000 to UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to improve water, sanitation and hygiene for children and women affected by the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Through the joint initiative by ECHO and UNICEF, over 60 000 children and...
16/10/2014
On the occasion of this year's World Food Day, Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Georgieva and Development Aid Commissioner Piebalgs took stock on the achievements and remaining challenges on fight against hunger in a common statement. They recognised...
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13/10/2014
Today marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), a day in which we recognise the importance of disaster preparedness that help save lives and reduce losses. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the risks and dangers in one's...

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