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21/03/2017 - Photo story
Malnutrition is responsible for around 35% of all deaths in children under the age of five worldwide.
17/03/2017 - News
On the occasion of an official visit to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, announced a support package of €165 million to address the multiple crises in the Horn of Africa...
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides (left) with High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini (right)
15/03/2017 - News
The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy adopted a Joint Communication proposing a forward- looking EU strategy for Syria on 14 March 2017.

/echo/file/helping-somalis-brink-famine_enHelping Somalis on the brink of famine

Helping Somalis on the brink of famine
13/03/2017 - Video
Somalia is on the brink of famine. Half the population is experiencing food shortages and is in need of assistance. Malnutrition is also at emergency levels. There are 363 000 children suffering from acute malnutrition, one-fifth are in such severe...

/echo/file/ethiopian-girl-tsion-surviving-drought-and-fighting-hunger-together_enEthiopian girl Tsion on surviving drought and fighting hunger together

Ethiopian girl Tsion on surviving drought and fighting hunger together
03/03/2017 - Video
Last year, when a devastating drought struck Ethiopia, EU and World Food Programme (WFP) assistance helped keep millions of people from hunger. Follow Tsion's story about rebuilding lives then and how we need to continue the fight against hunger...
The conflict between security forces and the armed group Boko Haram is heavily affecting populations in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Over 2.3 million people have been displaced within or out of their country. The European Commission has already allo
24/02/2017 - News
The European Commission has announced additional assistance for the Lake Chad region in 2017 as humanitarian needs grow.
A volunteer with Action Against Hunger visits a household in Maiduguri where a displaced family lives.   She explains to the mother the basic measures to avoid children from getting sick, and shows her how the multi-coloured band helps measure the child’s
24/02/2017 - Photo story
The situation in northeast Nigeria is beyond alarming. An estimated 5.1 million people are in need of food assistance in 2017.
A child is measured in South Sudan. Famine has been declared for the first time since the country's independence in 2011
21/02/2017 - News
Today the European Commission announced an emergency aid package worth €82 million as famine is declared in South Sudan for the first time since the country gained independence in 2011.
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...
Biometric data is used to ensure that registered people receive entitlements
15/02/2017 - Blog post
A worsening food security situation, due to a prolonged drought and ongoing conflict in Somalia, is threatening to unravel the fragile progress achieved since the famine of 2011.