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Asia and the Pacific

07/07/2017 - Country page
The Asia and Pacific region is home to some 4.4 billion inhabitants, more than half of the world’s population.

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Bangladesh: Improving livelihoods in Satkhira through agriculture and social protection
21/09/2016 - Video
In Bangladesh’s south-western district of Satkhira, flooding is such a regular occurrence that entire areas are waterlogged for months on end. This severely inhibits farming activities in the predominantly agricultural region. With no source of...
20/06/2016 - News
On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the following statement is issued by Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President for Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, Federica Mogherini, High...
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24/05/2016 - News
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.

/echo/file/reshaping-aid-world-humanitarian-summit_enReshaping aid at the World Humanitarian Summit

Reshaping aid at the World Humanitarian Summit
13/05/2016 - News
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.

/echo/file/reshaping-aid-world-humanitarian-summit_enReshaping aid at the World Humanitarian Summit

Reshaping aid at the World Humanitarian Summit
13/05/2016 - Video
Today, some 125 million men, women and children worldwide are in need of humanitarian aid. At this critical juncture, the international community comes together at the first ever World Humanitarian Summit on 23-24 May 2016 to rethink the way relief...
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 - News
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...
25/04/2016 - News
The European Commission has announced €414 million of additional EU funding to address both immediate and longer-term needs of people affected by food crises worldwide.
05/04/2016 - News
Today the European Commission has announced a €52 million humanitarian aid package for 2016, which is aimed specifically at educational projects for children in emergency situations.
08/03/2016 - News
Disasters and conflicts exacerbate women’s vulnerabilities as women can become victims of violence or suffer the ill effects of gender inequality. Three fifths of all maternal deaths take place in humanitarian crisis situations according to the UN,...

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