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20/06/2016 - News
On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the following statement is issued by Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President for Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, Federica Mogherini, High...
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24/05/2016 - News
At the World Humanitarian Summit taking place this week in Istanbul, the EU has committed to strengthen prevention and preparedness, improve the international response and help find solutions to support an overstrained humanitarian system.
Reshaping aid at the World Humanitarian Summit
13/05/2016 - News
At the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit taking place in ten days in Istanbul, Turkey, the EU and its Member States will jointly call for a reshape of the global humanitarian system.
Reshaping aid at the World Humanitarian Summit
13/05/2016 - Video
Today, some 125 million men, women and children worldwide are in need of humanitarian aid. At this critical juncture, the international community comes together at the first ever World Humanitarian Summit on 23-24 May 2016 to rethink the way relief...
Ten years of building resilience in the Philippines
29/02/2016 - Video
In the Philippines, recurring natural hazards regularly cause heavy loss of lives and extensive damage to farmlands and properties in various regions, depriving the affected residents of their assets and livelihoods. Since 1996, the European...
03/12/2015 - Blog post
Two years ago, the strongest typhoon ever recorded struck the Philippines with full force, killing thousands and affecting up to 16 million people. 
28/10/2015 - News
In response to Typhoon Koppu that hit the Philippines on 18 October 2015, the European Commission is providing €124 000 in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected populations.
Typhoon Koppu: how well prepared are the Philippines?
21/10/2015 - Video
A powerful cyclone has hit the Philippines archipelago. The European Commission has been funding disaster risk reduction projects in the country for 18 years. Made up of hundreds of islands, the Philippines witnesses over 20 typhoons a year on...
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.
EU Aid Volunteer inspired to help after Typhoon Haiyan
11/09/2015 - Video
When the deadly Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November 2013, Arnoud Keizer felt it was his duty to help the victims of that terrible disaster. Through the EU Aid Volunteer initiative, he worked with local communities to ensure that...