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/echo/file/rising-rubble-helping-victims-ecuadors-2016-earthquake-reclaim-their-lives_enRising from the rubble: helping victims of Ecuador's 2016 earthquake reclaim their lives

Rising from the rubble: helping victims of Ecuador's 2016 earthquake reclaim their lives
17/04/2018 - Video
On 16 April 2016, the strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador since 1949 devastated the country's north coast. The 7.8 magnitude tremor killed 671 people, injured over 17 600 and left close to 2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. With...
02/04/2018 - News
Greece bore the weight of responsibility at the height of the Mediterranean refugee and migrant crisis which at its peak saw 10 000 men women and children arriving in the country in one day.
Commissioner Stylianides in DRC
26/03/2018 - News
According to the United Nations 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan, 16.6 million people are affected by the crisis in the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC), with 13.1 million people in need of assistance.


Tonga cyclone Gita
13/03/2018 - Photo story
Tropical Cyclone Gita swept across the small archipelago nation of Tonga in mid-February. With winds of up to 285 kilometres per hour, the cyclone caused widespread damage across large parts of the Pacific country, leaving many homeless and without...
08/03/2018 - News
Following the 7.5-magnitude earthquake which struck Papua New Guinea on 26th February, the European Union is providing €110 000 to channel emergency assistance to the affected communities in the heavily impacted areas of Southern Highlands and Hela...
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/responding-perus-worst-floods-30-years_enResponding to Peru's worst floods in 30 years

Responding to Peru's worst floods in 30 years
07/02/2018 - Video
In 2017, the "coastal Niño" phenomenon caused the worst floods in Peru in three decades. The scale of destruction was immense: 348 000 houses were damaged, of which 55 000 were entirely destroyed. Over 40 000 km of roads, 2 915 schools,...
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...
20/12/2017 - News
In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which wreaked havoc across the Caribbean in September 2017, the European Commission has mobilised an additional €3.3 million to support preparedness initiatives that will help countries in the region to...