Since it was set up, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been responding quickly and collectively to emergencies and disasters.
South Sudan is facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, with thousands of people living in famine-like conditions. In addition, more than 2 million South Sudanese are living as refugees in neighbouring countries like Sudan.
Going back to the homes they fled is only the first step in the journey back to normality
The EU supports Member States in organising the repatriation of EU citizens from across the world, wherever they may be.
In Africa’s Sahel region, Burkina Faso is among the 10 poorest countries in the world.
Socheat lives in Cambodia with her grandparents and younger sister. A few years ago, her parents left to work in neighbouring Thailand.
Violence has intensified, especially in remote and isolated areas, and displacement persists.
In eastern Ukraine, the ongoing conflict continues to cause damage to housing, schools, health facilities and water and electricity supply.
According to the European Environmental Agency, between 1980 and 2020, disasters caused by natural hazards affected nearly 50 million people in the European Union. These resulted in an economic loss of, on average, €12 billion per year.
Bangladesh’s southern district of Cox’s Bazar hosts hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
Zuhur fled the war in Syria with her husband and baby son. Although Zuhur was grateful that her family had found safety in Turkey, she started feeling depressed and stressed, trying to cope with the changes she was going through.
Bangladesh continues to be a safe haven for over 900,000 Rohingya refugees.
Discovered in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Ebola virus disease is today well known to Guinea, further West on the African continent.
Imagine leaving your home behind because the only option for your family is starvation.
At 11, Molouk, married and divorced within the space of 4 months.
Dr Taher came under attack in northern Syria 3 times.
The war in Syria has forced millions to ﬂee for safety and leave their homes and belongings behind.
Together with our partners, we’ve worked round the clock to respond to emergencies and deliver humanitarian aid.
In Colombia, thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes due to the conflict. Maria Victoria* (60) is one of them.
“My goal is to become the best juggler in the world,” says 19-year-old Muhammed.