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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...
10/09/2015 - News
The European Commission has adopted a Communication 'Towards the World Humanitarian Summit: A global partnership for principled and effective humanitarian action'. The Communication sets out the EU's strategic vision for reshaping...
07/09/2015
The 'BEYOND EBOLA, Helping children rebuild their lives' photograhy exhibition can be visited from 7 to 23 September 2015 in the Piazza area of the Commission's Berlaymont building in Brussels (Rue de la Loi 200).The photography exhibition...
19/07/2015
The 'Family Meal – What brings us together?' pan-European photo exhibition, run jointly by the European Commission and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), will be on display from 19 July to 19 August 2015 at the EU Pavilion at EXPO in Milan, Italy...
17/07/2015 - News
In an immediate response to a request for assistance from Greece, the EU provided firefighting planes to help stop the spread of forest fires in several parts of the country, including in the outskirts of Athens. Greece has activated the EU Civil...
07/07/2015 - Photo story
Drones, improved monitoring of hazards and airborne transfer of information are just some examples of what innovation means for civil protection today. At the European Civil Protection Forum in Brussels on 6-7 May 2015, a display of some of the...
A woman affected by a typhoon receives EU-funded cash assistance in Cambodia, 2014.
26/06/2015 - News
Cash assistance is quick to deliver, cost-effective and provides people in need with greater choice and flexibility. This week, the Council of the EU adopted Conclusions on multi-purpose cash-based humanitarian assistance recognising this type of...
26/06/2015 - Video
On 6 May 2015, Turkey signed an agreement to join the EU Civil Protection Mechanism – a mechanism created in 2001 to enable coordinated assistance from participating states to victims of natural and man-made disasters in Europe and elsewhere. As...
06/06/2015
The EU Children of Peace exhibition organised by the International Rescue Committee will be on display at the Somerset House in London, between the 6 and 14 June 2015.Through a series of photographs and short films, visitors will have the chance to...
28/05/2015 - News
Public support for the EU's humanitarian aid has gone up in spite of the economic crisis, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey.

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