European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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Shayesta and his daughter Sidiqa by PIN
25/01/2018 - Blog post
Fighting between the army and armed opposition groups regularly forces many people across Afghanistan to flee their homes in search of safety. In the eastern province of Paktia, most of the displaced families have sought refuge in the provincial...


Maternal health by ALIMA
15/01/2018 - Photo story
The Central African Republic (CAR) conflict is one of the world’s most neglected yet most alarming. It has left the country poverty stricken and divided along ethnic and religious lines. Nearly a fifth of the population has either been internally...
Doctors of the World by DWW
12/01/2018 - Blog post
There are more than 3.4 million Syrian refugees in Turkey. Due to the challenges in getting a legal status, financial problems, language and cultural barriers, some Syrian refugees face difficulties in accessing health facilities and other public...
28/12/2017 - News
The European Union will provide €570 000 in humanitarian funding to deliver emergency relief assistance to families affected by typhoon Tembin, which wreaked havoc across large parts of the southern Philippines just before Christmas. The funds will...
Commissioner Christos Stylianides statement
18/12/2017 - News
The magnitude of humanitarian needs is overwhelming in Syria; 13 million of people in need; 6.1 million people had to flee their homes, and 5.4 million Syrians are refugees in neighbouring countries. In recent weeks, the inhabitants of the Syrian...
EU health funding is geared towards immunising children against diseases such as measles, polio, yellow fever and tetanus.
18/12/2017 - Basic page
The European Commission provides around €200 million every year to support humanitarian health programmes. This amounts to up to 30% of global humanitarian health funding.
Irak by HI
06/12/2017 - News
The Commission has announced new measures to tailor EU humanitarian aid to people with disabilities caught up in crisis situations.


Nigeria cholera outbreak
17/11/2017 - Photo story
Cholera is a waterborne disease which thrives in environments lacking proper sanitation and hygiene, therefore outbreaks often happen in conflict settings when access to safe water is limited.
15/11/2017 - Blog post
Since April 2014, the people of Eastern Ukraine have been confronted by armed conflict which heavily affects their day-to-day life.

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Jordan: life-saving surgery for child refugees
09/11/2017 - Video
There are almost 660 000 registered Syrian refugees in Jordan. The vast majority live in poor urban areas and are often unable to access healthcare and other vital services. Expensive medical care involving surgery is particularly difficult for them...