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/echo/file/responding-perus-worst-floods-30-years_enResponding to Peru's worst floods in 30 years

Responding to Peru's worst floods in 30 years
07/02/2018 - Video
In 2017, the "coastal Niño" phenomenon caused the worst floods in Peru in three decades. The scale of destruction was immense: 348 000 houses were damaged, of which 55 000 were entirely destroyed. Over 40 000 km of roads, 2 915 schools,...
31/01/2018 - Blog post
Conflict in South Sudan has claimed thousands of lives and driven 3.3 million people from their homes. While more than 2.1 million have fled as refugees to neighbouring countries in a desperate bid to reach safety, an estimated 1.9 million people...
e-Vouchers by NRC Christian Jepsen
26/01/2018 - Blog post
In Democratic Republic of Congo where 3.9 million people are now displaced, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has, with the help of the EU humanitarian funds, introduced a new distribution system for assistance to people displaced by conflict.

/echo/file/stepping-aid-avert-famine-somalia_enStepping up aid to avert famine in Somalia

Stepping up aid to avert famine in Somalia
22/01/2018 - Video
Famine has so far been averted in Somalia. Still today, after unrelenting drought in certain areas and erratic rains in others, relief efforts are needed more than ever. Half the population requires assistance and more than one million Somalis are...
Palestine by Raphael Duboispean WFP
17/01/2018 - Blog post
Sanyora, 35, is a divorced single mother, living with her six children and her brother at her parents’ home in Beit Lahia, north Gaza. Divorce in Gaza comes at a steep price. “I wouldn’t have had the courage to ask for a divorce without the support...


Cameroon: displaced people
10/01/2018 - Photo story
Boko Haram has not only wreaked havoc in Nigeria; in neighbouring Cameroon, the armed group carries out regular attacks, which have resulted in thousands of deaths and have displaced approximately 215 000 Cameroonians.
Central African Republic by UNICEF
20/12/2017 - News
In response to violent episodes and atrocities in the Central African Republic in past months, the European Commission announced an additional €7 million in humanitarian aid.
Ethiopia by IOM
08/12/2017 - News
People in Ethiopia are facing increasingly dangerous levels of food insecurity due to severe drought. To combat the worsening humanitarian situation, the European Commission has committed new emergency assistance of €15 million bringing the total...
Yemen by WFP Abeer Etefa
07/12/2017 - News
On 7th December the European Commission announced new humanitarian aid of €25 million to support civilians in desperate need in Yemen. This brings the total EU funding to €196.7 million since the start of the conflict in 2015.

/echo/file/helping-displaced-people-overcome-violence-colombia_enHelping displaced people overcome violence in Colombia

Helping displaced people overcome violence in Colombia
27/11/2017 - Video
For decades, Colombia has faced the consequences of an armed conflict that has left 7.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) – the world's largest caseload. Despite the 2016 peace agreement with one of the largest guerrillas, violence...