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13/11/2014 - Video
Working together in Europe and around the world: training, coordinating and responding when disaster strikes around the world. Find out more about how the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism was created and is used today to ensure Europe is ready...
04/11/2014 - News
The 'Family Meal campaign' opened with a photography exhibition at Brussels Gare du Midi that will travel across Europe over the next year. Madrid, Dublin and Lisbon are next in line to display the photographs showing how EU humanitarian...
27/10/2014 - Video
INFORM is the first global, open-source tool for measuring the risk of a humanitarian crisis or disaster occurring in a country. It provides a common evidence base so all governments and organisations can work together better to reduce the risk of...
16/10/2014 - News
On the occasion of the today's World Food Day, Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Georgieva and Development Aid Commissioner Piebalgs took stock on the achievements and remaining challenges on fight against hunger. They recognised the decline in the...
Photo credit: EU/ECHO/I.Coello
13/10/2014 - News
Today marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), a day in which we recognise the importance of disaster preparedness that help save lives and reduce losses. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the risks and dangers in one's...
Health care in danger - It's a matter of life & death
06/10/2014 - News
Violence against health care must end. To raise awareness of the unacceptable attacks against health care workers and facilities in conflict zones, a photo exhibition is launched in Brussels today by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid...
02/10/2014 - Video
Heard about our and UNICEF Voices of Children campaign? If not let's recap to see how many people have been reached and helped share the message that children in emergency situations must be heard! Have you lent your voice to a child in an...
22/09/2014 - News
Given the drastic increase in frequency, severity and magnitude of natural disasters, the EU and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) are launching today a joint campaign on effective preparedness measures.
EU Children of Peace: Dance for peace
21/09/2014 - Video
On International Day of Peace, we remember the over 1 billion children around the world affected by conflict! With kind financial contributions from Austria and Luxembourg, the legacy of the EU's Nobel peace prize has been dedicated to helping...
26/08/2014 - News
Yesterday evening, Greece requested assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to fight forest fires raging in the central part of the country. France has responded in a matter of hours and its two fire-fighting planes are already on the...

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