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As dozens of islands across Vanuatu remain cut off from the rest of the world following the landfall of super cyclone Pam on 13 March, Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) has set up telecom relief operations, providing connectivity across the archipelago...
Clean water and good sanitation are taken for granted in many parts of the world, but in the Central African Republic (CAR) they are precious commodities made even more inaccessible by the conflict and insecurity in the country.
Over the last two years, the crisis in the Central African Republic has weakened an already fragile health system. Since the start of the crisis, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has been supporting...
"Ensuring access to population in need and safeguarding the humanitarian space is essential to preserve the ability of aid groups to operate independently." This was one of the main conclusions of a high-level joint EU-UN visit to the...
With wind speeds reaching 250 kilometres per hour, tropical cyclone Pam struck the islands of Vanuatu, in the Pacific Ocean, with full force on the evening of 13 March 2015.


Photo credit: UNICEF RD/ R.Piantini/ Dominican Republic
Photo credit: UNICEF RD/ R.Piantini/ Dominican Republic
More resilience to disasters can save lives and livelihoods. It is a pre-requisite for reduced humanitarian needs, poverty alleviation and sustainable development.
For the last 18 years, the European Commission has been funding Disaster Risk Reduction projects in the Philippines - one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Made up of hundreds of islands, the country witnesses over 20 typhoons a...
For a very long time, the state of Rakhine in Myanmar/Burma has suffered from severe ethnic tensions. In 2012 the situation turned violent between the Buddhist majority and the Muslim minority. 140 000 fled their homes. Now Rakhine holds 60...
Tomorrow, 3 March 2015, the European Union is hosting a High-level international conference on Ebola to take stock of the fight against the outbreak, coordinate further action for the total eradication of the disease and discuss the recovery process...
In the Sahel, an estimated 570 000 children die every year of malnutrition related causes. Fortunately, more and more children receive life-saving treatment every year.