European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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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. In the camps of Democratic Republic of Congo, 20 000...
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...
07/11/2017 - Blog post
When women are forced to leave their houses, they often only carry items which are thought to be essential to the family.
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.

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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...

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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...