European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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Maritu and her father in Ehtiopia by UNICEF
12/10/2017 - Blog post
Hundreds of thousands of young Ethiopian lives are under constant threat from drought and food shortages. The good news, however, is that efforts to detect child malnutrition and provide treatment are bearing fruit.

/echo/file/turkey-eu-funded-training-enables-syrian-medical-personnel-contribute-their-community_enTurkey: EU-funded training enables Syrian medical personnel to contribute to their community

Turkey: EU-funded training enables Syrian medical personnel to contribute to their community
11/10/2017 - Video
Access to health care is one of the major concerns of the over 3.4 million refugees in Turkey. While emergency hospital treatment in Turkey is free of charge, many Syrian and refugees are reluctant or unable to use these facilities due to language...

/echo/file/emergency-food-assistance-refugees-southern-serbia_enEmergency food assistance to the refugees in Southern Serbia

Emergency food assistance to the refugees in Southern Serbia
05/10/2017 - Video
Since May 2015, Serbia and other countries in the Western Balkans have been facing an unprecedented refugee crisis. In 2015 and in the first quarter of 2016, more than 920 000 refugees and migrants - primarily from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq - have...
Checkpoint in Marinka
03/10/2017 - Blog post
The conflict in eastern Ukraine may no longer be in the headlines, but humanitarian needs persist. Surrounded by minefields, crossing points are the only way to travel back and forth between conflict-torn areas in eastern Ukraine. For many...


Protecting Palesinians in the West Bank by Peter Biro
02/10/2017 - Photo story
This year marks 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. As the low-intensity conflict between Palestinians and Israelis continues, an estimated two million people—out of a total population of 4.8 million...


Trauma care in Afghanistan
29/09/2017 - Photo story
Considered one of the epicentres of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, the southern province of Helmand has for decades suffered violent fighting, which has resulted in a number of civilian victims. Despite high numbers of war-wounded casualties,...
Ahmed walks together with Andrianna and Haji inside a Greek public hospital. Ahmed is very worried as he has not seen a doctor for a long time.
27/09/2017 - Blog post
One of the biggest obstacles that refugees and asylum seekers face in their daily life in Greece is the language barrier.
Families in Turkey by Maria del Mar Marais
22/09/2017 - Blog post
Refugees in Turkey face many challenges, from shelter, to food, to providing for all needs of their families. Due to the language barrier, many refugees do not know the rights they have in Turkey and what services they can access. With EU...
Blood storage unit in Afghanistan by WHO S. Ramo
15/09/2017 - Blog post
Blood transfusions help save thousands of lives every year in Afghanistan. Given the intensifying conflict in many parts of the country, more people than ever rely on the availability of safe blood transfusion services. With the support of the EU...
03/08/2017 - News
With the crises in Mali and the Central African Republic worsening, the EU has released fresh humanitarian funding of €9 million to respond to the most pressing needs. This brings the EU's overall humanitarian support to West and Central Africa...