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Afghanistan by ICRC
04/10/2018 - News
Large parts of Afghanistan are facing severe drought, worsening an already dire humanitarian situation. In response, the European Commission has committed an additional €20 million in emergency aid, bringing the total EU humanitarian aid for...
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26/09/2018 - News
The European Union (EU) merged its efforts with the Kingdom of Belgium and the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to raise awareness on the cost of armed conflict and its dire consequences on civilians.

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Jordan: a refugee’s digital story
24/09/2018 - Video
Around 5.6 million Syrians have been forced to take refuge in neighbouring countries. Many challenges await them as they start their new lives, not least getting their civil and legal documentation in order. These crucial documents enable refugees...
17/08/2018 - News
On the 15th anniversary of the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, the European Union pays tribute to the commitment of aid workers who risk their lives to deliver humanitarian aid worldwide.

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A humanitarian worker explains what drives her to help those in need
17/08/2018 - Video
“You do this job by choice, out of conviction.” Rose Etame is a humanitarian worker with the European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). She is currently based in Cameroon. Being a humanitarian worker means she...
16/08/2018 - Photo story
One year after Iraq’s second-largest city Mosul was retaken from ISIS by the Iraqi government, thousands of improvised explosive devices, unexploded aerial bombs and complex booby-traps litter the city, waiting to be triggered by the slightest...
20/07/2018 - Basic page
What is International Humanitarian Law?International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is a set of rules that seek to limit the effects of armed conflict. It lays out the responsibilities of states and non-state armed groups during an armed conflict. This set...
Commissioner Stylianides.
14/06/2018 - News
For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission proposes to increase the external action budget to €123 billion, to significantly simplify its structure, and make it much more flexible and effective to address today's global...
13/06/2018 - News
The latest reports today confirmed the intensification of the military operations around the city and the port of Hodeidah.
Learning to walk again in Democratic Republic Congo
22/05/2018 - Photo story
The past year has been one of the most violent in DRC’s recent history. A new conflict in the Kasaï region was particularly brutal and threw the lives of its population into disarray.