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29/03/2019 - Video
Six months ago, on 28th September 2018, a series of strong earthquakes struck the province of Central Sulawesi in Indonesia, triggering a series of simultaneous natural disasters: a devastating tsunami on the coast, landslides in mountainous areas,...
27/03/2019 - News
As the social and economic crisis in Venezuela continues to worsen, the European Commission is allocating a further €50 million in emergency assistance to help Venezuelans most in need.
Kandahar floods
20/03/2019 - News
Today, the European Commission has announced €27 million in humanitarian assistance for people in need in Afghanistan. €2 million will assist the most vulnerable families affected by devastating floods in early March which continue to affect large...
In situations of violence or deprivation, the European Commission aims to ensure that the projects it funds look beyond the material needs to the broader issues of personal safety and dignity. The purpose of EU-funded protection interventions is to...
21/11/2018 - Photo story
Ongoing conflicts in central and eastern Africa continue to displace thousands of people, a majority of whom are women and children.
20/11/2018 - News
To mark the occasion of Universal Children's Day that takes place on 20 November every year, the European Commission issued a statement reaffirming its commitment to the protection and education of children worldwide.
06/11/2018 - News
The European Commission has pledged €90 million in humanitarian aid for civilians in Yemen, as the conflict-torn country plunges into the world’s worst hunger crisis.
19/09/2018 - Video
Malawi is a small country in southern Africa with a population of 14 million people who mainly rely on agriculture as a means of subsistence. In 2017, drought in the country affected more than half the population. EU humanitarian support enables...
Central African Republic regional crisis. © ICRC
18/09/2018 - News
The European Commission has committed €26.5 million in emergency aid for vulnerable families affected by the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic and its neighbouring countries.
17/09/2018 - Photo story
Seven years after the world’s youngest nation gained independence, fighting, sexual violence and human rights abuses continue unabated in South Sudan.