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26/05/2016
The EU has today released € 4 million in humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable victims of the earthquake which struck Ecuador on 16 April. This contribution comes on top of the initial € 1 million released only 36 hours after the disaster and the...
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24/05/2016
At the World Humanitarian Summit taking place this week in Istanbul, the EU has committed to strengthen prevention and preparedness, improve the international response and help find solutions to support an overstrained humanitarian system....
20/05/2016
The EU and its Member States will jointly call for a global partnership for a more efficient and effective humanitarian aid system at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey next week.As a major donor and key policy-setter, the...
16/05/2016
Today, around 37 million children are out of school in crisis-affected countries. Yet, school not only provides children in emergencies with the skills they need to build more prosperous futures for themselves and their communities, but also a safe...
13/05/2016
At the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit taking place in ten days in Istanbul, Turkey, the EU and its Member States will jointly call for a reshape of the global humanitarian system.Investing in resilience, ensuring more efficient and effective...
European civil protection experts work hand in hand with their Chinese counterparts in a simulated chemical incident in China. © European Union/ECHO/Yves Dussart
12/05/2016
From 11 to 13 May, Chinese and European civil protection authorities and experts are joining forces to participate in "EU-SCIP 2016" – the first ever joint full-scale exercise aimed at testing and reinforcing the Chinese civil protection system...
11/05/2016
Amid the ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in the Republic of Angola, the European Union has deployed a team of medical experts under the European Medical Corps established earlier this year.Experts from three EU Member States (Germany, Portugal and...
03/05/2016
Today the European Commission has announced €3 million in humanitarian funding for a UNICEF and World Health Organisation-led nationwide polio vaccination campaign in Syria. The campaign aims to reach 2 million children in areas where medical...
26/04/2016
The European Commission set out a new strategic vision today regarding how its external action can best support refugees and displaced people in long lasting crises. The aim of this new approach, outlined in the Communication "Lives in Dignity:...
25/04/2016
A devastating earthquake struck Nepal exactly a year ago today – killing over 9 000 people and injuring more than 23 000. Over 700 000 houses were destroyed leaving many millions of people homeless.Thanks to the rapid assistance and deployment of...

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