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The EU Aid Volunteers initiative is at a turning point. With the closing of the pilot phase, the full implementation of the initiative including the deployment of the first 350 volunteers to humanitarian projects in disaster-affected countries is...


In early August, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was struck by a major storm causing floods and mudslides. Made up of vast mountain chains, grasslands and large river systems, the country is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters.


Haiti is the largest operation in Latin America and the Caribbean of the European Commission's Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO). The poorest country of the Americas is highly prone to tropical cyclones, floods,...


During monsoons, India regularly experiences floods that destroy houses and inundate vast stretches of agricultural land. Year after year people in rural areas suffer severe losses, which eventually wears down their capacity to recover from these...


The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) sent urgently needed supplies to the Central African Republic (CAR) to help meeting the needs for shelter of an increasing number of displaced people in the...