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25/11/2015 - Photo story
When disaster strikes, the EU is in the frontline to mobilise assistance through its instruments of humanitarian aid and civil protection. In 2015, the emergency aid provided by the European Commission to respond to humanitarian crises and disasters...
25/11/2015 - News
On the occasion of this international day, the European Commission joins the global community to put an end to violence against women and girls, which constitutes a blatant violation of human rights affecting one in three women worldwide.
24/11/2015 - Blog post
Education is the theme of the international 16 Days of Activism campaign for 2015. What is the link between gender and education in your view?Gender and education are linked in three ways. First, in many countries, the higher the education level,...

/echo/file/helping-children-emergencies_enHelping children in emergencies

Helping children in emergencies
20/11/2015 - News
Every day, thousands of children in situations of emergency are separated from their families and left alone without protection. They are also exposed to attacks, sexual exploitation, forced labour, abuse, forced early marriage and recruitment by...
19/11/2015 - Blog post
According to estimates in recent years, 1.7 million people die every year because of inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene conditions and services.
Children at a primary school in Ethiopia. Thanks to an EU-funded project, proper toilets were built in the school. © European Union/ECHO/Martin Karimi
19/11/2015 - News
On World Toilet Day, the European Commission joins the global community in shedding the light on the importance of paying attention to sanitation issues.
16/10/2015 - Blog post
The European Commission plays a leading role in providing food and nutrition assistance worldwide. Almost a third of the Commission's annual humanitarian aid budget is used for this purpose.

/echo/file/resilience-forgotten-priority_enResilience, the forgotten priority

Resilience, the forgotten priority
13/10/2015 - News
On 13 October each year, we observe the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), a day to consider the importance of disaster preparedness that helps save lives and livelihoods.
01/10/2015 - News
The European Commission has launched a new knowledge centre to support EU Member States in responding to emergencies, and preventing and reducing the impact of disasters. The new Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre will help make better use of...
10/09/2015 - Blog post
The last few months, as the EU Aid Volunteers initiative moved from the preparatory phase to being fully rolled out, have been a whirlwind. The humanitarian projects under the pilot phase have come to an end, volunteers have returned from the field...