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Health workers in West Africa at the height of the Ebola crisis in 2013. On 15 May 2017, an Ebola outbreak was officially declared in DRC with two confirmed deaths. ©EC/ECHO/Jean-Louis Mosser
16/05/2017 - Dernières nouvelles
Le 12 mai 2007, le premier cas d’Ébola était confirmé en République démocratique du Congo (RDC).
20/06/2016 - Dernières nouvelles
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 - Dernières nouvelles
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 - Dernières nouvelles
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...
09/05/2015 - Dernières nouvelles
After 42 days without new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) today declared the end of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. On this occasion, the EU Ebola Coordinator and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides...
05/02/2015 - Dernières nouvelles
Ebola cases in West Africa are on the rise again. For the first time this year, we saw an increase in new infections in the week to 1 February – with 124 new confirmed cases across Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. This is very worrying.
21/01/2015 - Blog post
It is 09:57am, Brussels time. The Ebola Task Force daily meeting is about to start in the Crisis Room of the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC). The clocks on the wall mark the time in countries around the world: Syria, Belgium, Central...
13/01/2015 - Blog post
As the number of Ebola cases in Liberia is decreasing, neighbouring Sierra Leone and Guinea continue to struggle to contain the outbreak. ECHO’s expert in Liberia’s capital Monrovia, Dr. Imanol Berakoetxea, shares his reflections on how to rid the...
Ebola: Germany provides additional medical evacuation capacity
09/01/2015 - Dernières nouvelles
Germany is adding a specialized medical evacuation airplane to the voluntary pool of resources which EU countries have made available to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.