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18/09/2018
The European Commission has mobilised an emergency aid package worth €2 million to bring support to the victims of cyclone Mangkhut in the Philippines."The EU is supporting those in need in the Philippines, many of whom are suffering the...
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03/09/2018
The humanitarian crisis in the Africa's Lake Chad basin, which affects parts of Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon, continues to worsen due to prolonged violence, insecurity, and environmental degradation. To help the most vulnerable communities,...
17/08/2018
On the 15th anniversary of the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, the European Union pays tribute to the commitment of aid workers who risk their lives to deliver humanitarian aid worldwide. The unequivocal respect of international law, the...
16/08/2018
The European Commission has allocated €2 million in humanitarian aid funding to provide life-saving assistance to those most in need in the conflict-prone southern province of Mindanao. Home to several armed groups fighting against the government,...
14/08/2018
The EU has announced a further €500 000 to step up its emergency response to meet the most pressing needs of those affected by the devastating earthquakes that struck the Indonesian island of Lombok in late July and early August. The latest...
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07/08/2018
Following the widespread flooding triggered by incessant monsoon rains in the Philippines, the European Commission is allocating €150 000 in humanitarian funding to bring emergency assistance to affected communities. The aid will directly help 30...
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06/08/2018
Over 360 fire-fighting personnel, 7 planes, 6 helicopters and 67 vehicles were mobilised through the European Civil Protection Mechanism in the past three weeks to assist Sweden in combating unprecedented forest fires.This is the largest European...
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01/08/2018
As Southeast Asia faces monsoon season and its potentially devastating effects, the European Commission has committed €6 million for disaster preparedness initiatives in the region. The funding comes on top of the €7 million announced in May to...
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31/07/2018
The European Commission has mobilised €200 000 in emergency relief for the families most affected by the collapse of a section of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in southern Lao PDR. Heavy rainfall in the country over the past few days...
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25/07/2018
The World Health Organisation has today declared the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be over. These are welcome news.Today our thoughts are with the victims and the brave health workers who fought on the frontline...

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