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16/03/2019 - Basic page
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26/09/2018 - News
The European Union (EU) merged its efforts with the Kingdom of Belgium and the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to raise awareness on the cost of armed conflict and its dire consequences on civilians.
17/08/2018 - News
On the 15th anniversary of the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, the European Union pays tribute to the commitment of aid workers who risk their lives to deliver humanitarian aid worldwide.

/echo/file/humanitarian-worker-explains-what-drives-her-help-those-need_enA humanitarian worker explains what drives her to help those in need

A humanitarian worker explains what drives her to help those in need
17/08/2018 - Video
“You do this job by choice, out of conviction.” Rose Etame is a humanitarian worker with the European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). She is currently based in Cameroon. Being a humanitarian worker means she...
16/08/2018 - Photo story
One year after Iraq’s second-largest city Mosul was retaken from ISIS by the Iraqi government, thousands of improvised explosive devices, unexploded aerial bombs and complex booby-traps litter the city, waiting to be triggered by the slightest...
20/07/2018 - Basic page
The principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence are grounded in International Humanitarian Law. All EU Member States have committed to them by ratifying the Geneva Conventions of 1949.Humanity means that human suffering must...
19/06/2018 - News
Today, The Commission announced €68 million in humanitarian aid for vulnerable communities in Sudan and South Sudan. The funding comes as millions of people across both countries are in need of assistance, with the conflict in South Sudan triggering...
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14/06/2018 - News
For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission proposes to increase the external action budget to €123 billion, to significantly simplify its structure, and make it much more flexible and effective to address today's global...
13/06/2018 - News
The latest reports today confirmed the intensification of the military operations around the city and the port of Hodeidah.

/echo/file/rebuilding-life-iraq-after-isis-thanks-cash-based-assistance_enRebuilding life in Iraq after ISIS thanks to cash-based assistance

Rebuilding life in Iraq after ISIS thanks to cash-based assistance
22/03/2018 - Video
Khalid and his family returned to their village after the defeat of ISIS in Anbar province, Iraq. Like many others who fled the war, they came home to a destroyed house and shattered livelihoods. With support from the European Commission, the...