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Movie still NotATarget by ICRC
18/04/2018 - News
From 18 April to 1 May 2018, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), supported by the European Commission's European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations in collaboration with the Belgian Red Cross, will broadcast a...

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Afghanistan by WHO
16/04/2018 - Photo story
As conflict escalates in many parts of Afghanistan, the number of internally displaced people in need of assistance soars.
copyright ICRC
03/04/2018 - News
As the crisis in Yemen continues to worsen, the European Union has pledged €107.5 million in new funding for 2018 to help civilians most in need across the country.

/echo/file/rebuilding-life-iraq-after-isis-thanks-cash-based-assistance_enRebuilding life in Iraq after ISIS thanks to cash-based assistance

Rebuilding life in Iraq after ISIS thanks to cash-based assistance
22/03/2018 - Video
Khalid and his family returned to their village after the defeat of ISIS in Anbar province, Iraq. Like many others who fled the war, they came home to a destroyed house and shattered livelihoods. With support from the European Commission, the...
Mykyta Kondratenko
20/03/2018 - Blog post
With its large windows, piles of textbooks and photos on the wall, classroom 10A at #10 Toretsk secondary school looks like any other in Ukraine. However, just two years ago, the bell here rang not only for classes but for immediate evacuation to a...
Yemen © ICRC
12/03/2018 - Blog post
"The first time I visited Yemen was when I was still a student in Arabic language and literature at university in The Netherlands. During the summer of 1998 I took a language course in one of the language institutes in Sanaa. Ever since then, I...
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06/03/2018 - News
Eleven days ago, on 24 February 2018, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2401, which requires all parties to the Syrian conflict to immediately cease hostilities for at least 30 consecutive days throughout Syria to enable the delivery of...
Ukraine Demining
28/02/2018 - News
Nearly four and a half million people have been caught up in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Today the European Commission announced €24 million in humanitarian assistance to address the basic needs of those most badly affected by the crisis.

/echo/file/eu-and-un-stand-those-forgotten-ukraine-conflict_enThe EU and the UN stand by those forgotten in the Ukraine conflict

The EU and the UN stand by those forgotten in the Ukraine conflict
28/02/2018 - Video
The fourth year of conflict in eastern Ukraine affects more than 4.4 million people, of which 3.4 million require humanitarian assistance and protection. Hostilities continue with almost daily shelling, with frequent localised clashes affecting...

/echo/file/cash-assistance-gives-syrian-refugee-families-lebanon-freedom-address-their-own-needs_enCash assistance gives Syrian refugee families in Lebanon the freedom to address their own needs

Cash assistance gives Syrian refugee families in Lebanon the freedom to address their own needs
27/02/2018 - Video
To respond to the increasing vulnerability and the myriad needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, the EU and UK fund a multi-purpose cash programme through the World Food Programme (WFP). Using an innovative electronic card, the most vulnerable refugee...

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