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24/05/2019 - Video
Meet Nilsa, a 28-year-old firefighter who was on the front line against the forest fires in the municipality of Mação in Portugal. Everyday in the European Union, ordinary heroes work together to protect us. Nilsa is one of them.  Learn more about...
04/05/2019
In advance of Europe Day, the European institutions in Brussels will open their doors to the public for its annual Open Day on 4 May from 10:00 to 18:00. Entrance to all buildings is free.The Open Day is a unique opportunity for everyone from the...
02/04/2019 - News
A report presented today jointly by the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) finds that around 113 million people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity...
27/09/2018 - News
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides and UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore co-hosted a side-event ‘Children and women under attack: ending gender-based violence in emergencies’ during the 73rd session...
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26/09/2018 - News
The European Union (EU) merged its efforts with the Kingdom of Belgium and the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to raise awareness on the cost of armed conflict and its dire consequences on civilians.
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24/07/2018 - News
The European Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre is working around the clock and is in constant contact with the authorities of Greece, Sweden, and Latvia, which have all requested EU support following the unprecedented forest...
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27/06/2018
On 27 June 2018, the European Commission will organise an event on ‘Preventing and responding to Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies: challenges and opportunities’.This public event aims to raise awareness on gender-based violence (GBV) in...
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26/06/2018 - News
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides will give an opening address during the event ‘Call to Action: Eradication of Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies’ which takes place in Brussels today, in the margins of...
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20/06/2018 - News
Every minute, every day, nearly 30 people are forcibly displaced. Today, more than 68.5 million people have been forced to leave their homes due to conflicts and violence, persecution, natural disasters or the very real consequences of climate...
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19/06/2018 - News
Sexual violence against women and girls, boys and men is a despicable crime, and even more so when it occurs in situations of conflict, or as a tactic of war.