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Latin America and Caribbean

29/05/2019
Since 1994, the European Commission has provided over €1 billion in humanitarian assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on the populations most affected by natural disasters and violence and on preparing communities for future...
27/03/2019
22/06/2018 - News
A team of eight European experts will fly to Guatemala on Saturday to support national authorities after the multiple eruptions of Volcan de Fuego since 3 June. The team is being deployed though the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism,...
Christos Stylianides visiting EU aid projects in Colombia
17/03/2018 - News
During an official visit to Colombia to visit EU aid projects and meet with government officials, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides has announced today €31 million for humanitarian aid and disaster...
Cash transfers in Guatemala help families to buy nutritious food and also stimulate the local economy
21/02/2017 - Photo story
In Guatemala's ‘dry corridor’, recurrent drought has forced many people to leave their homes in search of work. Now, the World Food Programme with the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Operations are helping families buy food, allowing...
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01/02/2017 - Blog post
Protection issues are context-specific, and often reveal challenges particular to a crisis or region. Latin America is a case in point.
13/10/2016 - Blog post
Located over the Pacific’s Nazca tectonic plate, the North American plate and the Caribbean plate which are constantly shifting, the region suffers frequent, powerful earthquakes that devastate the region; in April 2015, Ecuador was shaken by a...
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.
20/05/2016 - Video
Since 1994, the European Commission has provided over €1 billion in humanitarian assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on the populations most affected by natural disasters and violence and on disaster risk reduction activities to...

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