European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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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...

/echo/file/getting-back-school-despite-colombia-s-conflict_enGetting back to school despite Colombia’s conflict

Getting back to school despite Colombia’s conflict
04/01/2018 - Video
A six decade-long armed conflict in Colombia has caused the most prolonged and serious humanitarian crisis in the Americas. Despite government peace accord with the country’s largest guerrilla group, the FARC, civilians continue to suffer the...


Ethiopia by IOM Little Suns
07/12/2017 - Photo story
In March and April 2017 alone, a seemingly endless drought forced 60 000 Ethiopians from their homes in the Somali region.
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.

/echo/file/helping-displaced-people-overcome-violence-colombia_enHelping displaced people overcome violence in Colombia

Helping displaced people overcome violence in Colombia
27/11/2017 - Video
For decades, Colombia has faced the consequences of an armed conflict that has left 7.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) – the world's largest caseload. Despite the 2016 peace agreement with one of the largest guerrillas, violence...

/echo/file/humanitarian-assistance-forcibly-displaced-colombians-putumayo-southern-colombia_enHumanitarian assistance for forcibly displaced Colombians in Putumayo, southern Colombia

Humanitarian assistance for forcibly displaced Colombians in Putumayo, southern Colombia
16/11/2017 - Video
Sixty years of armed conflict in Colombia have caused one of the largest humanitarian crises in the Western Hemisphere. Colombia still records the largest number of internally displaced people (IDPs) worldwide. Despite the 2016 Government-FARC (...
Commissioner Stylianides in Serbia
09/10/2017 - News
The announcement of additional aid comes as Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is currently on his fourth visit to Serbia, where he is assessing the humanitarian situation on the ground and discussing the EU...
Photo credit Said Penda Mbombo
27/09/2017 - News
At a time when conventional humanitarian responses are struggling to address a mounting number of deep and seemingly interminable crises across the globe, the Commission is hosting the "International Conference on Social Protection in Contexts...
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...
Binta Seydou
28/08/2017 - Blog post
The Diffa region of Niger, located in the Lake Chad Basin, has been plagued by the violence of the Boko Haram insurgency for many years.