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02/02/2015 - Blog post
Humanitarian crises today are more devastating than ever before. In the last decade, nearly two billion people were affected by natural disasters, and nearly a million lost their lives due to earthquakes, floods, or extreme temperatures. Only last...
18/12/2014 - News
During the coming holiday season the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union (EU) will shine a spotlight on the universal custom of the family meal, by launching today the Family Meal Photo Competition, with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver...
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11/12/2014 - News
The European Commission is allocating over €63 000 through the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support Belarus Red Cross Society in meeting immediate needs of vulnerable refugee populations who fled the conflict in eastern Ukraine into...
11/12/2014 - Blog post
Unrest in Ukraine has led to wide-spread displacement, with over 440 000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and nearly 500 000 refugees. With support from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), Save...
09/12/2014 - Video
The EU Children of Peace initiative has had further funding thanks to the the kind contributions of Luxembourg and Austria. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz explains why it's so important to fund children's education in emergencies...
26/11/2014 - News
As part of the preparatory consultations for the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), an online consultation platform was opened today to gather ideas and recommendations from European stakeholders. The platform will remain open until 19 December...
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20/11/2014 - News
Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for...
20/11/2014 - News
Today's field exercise nearby the city of Antwerp, Belgium, titled "ARETE 2014", simulates a complex situation of a terrorist attack which includes chemical weapons and hostages. It will be overseen by Christos Stylianides, EU...
18/11/2014 - News
During today's session, the international Food Assistance Convention elected Florika Fink-Hooijer to chair its Committee during its 2015 sessions on behalf of the EU. Ms Fink-Hooijer, director at the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid...
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13/11/2014 - News
Maritime incidents such as oil spills can have huge environmental and economic impact. To reinforce co-operation on maritime emergencies, the European Commission's Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) and the...

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