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Central African Republic regional crisis. © ICRC
18/09/2018 - News
The European Commission has committed €26.5 million in emergency aid for vulnerable families affected by the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic and its neighbouring countries.
cyclone Mangkhut © EU
18/09/2018 - News
The European Commission has mobilised an emergency aid package worth €2 million to bring support to the victims of cyclone Mangkhut in the Philippines.


14/09/2018 - Photo story
The conflict in eastern Ukraine is in its fifth year with no end in sight. Although media attention has shifted and the conflict no longer features in the headlines, there are daily clashes with victims on both sides of the “line of contact”, with...
07/08/2018 - News
Following the widespread flooding triggered by incessant monsoon rains in the Philippines, the European Commission is allocating €150 000 in humanitarian funding to bring emergency assistance to affected communities.
01/08/2018 - News
As Southeast Asia faces monsoon season and its potentially devastating effects, the European Commission has committed €6 million for disaster preparedness initiatives in the region.
Colombia by ICRC
30/05/2018 - News
The European Commission allocated €160 000 to strengthen the response capacities of the Colombian Red Cross in the region of the Ituango dam in Bajo Cauca, Colombia after flooding forced many to evacuate.

/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...