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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.
18/05/2016 - Blog post
As humanitarian aid organisations around the world gear up for the important discussions at the World Humanitarian Summit, a lot of the focus is on what can work 'at scale'. This makes sense, as humanitarians are facing a sea of people...
13/05/2016 - News
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.
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...
08/04/2016 - Video
Millions of people in Ethiopia are regularly affected by drought. Since 2012, the EU has provided more than €100 million to build the resilience of the affected communities in the country. In eight areas, where one-fourth of drought-prone...
17/03/2016 - Photo story
Three failed rainy seasons have resulted in Ethiopia's worst drought in decades. Country-wide 250 000 people are believed to be displaced across more than 25 sites.
29/02/2016 - Video
In the Philippines, recurring natural hazards regularly cause heavy loss of lives and extensive damage to farmlands and properties in various regions, depriving the affected residents of their assets and livelihoods. Since 1996, the European...
10/02/2016 - Video
Bangladesh is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world – particularly when it comes to extreme weather events. With 80% of the land lying on a flood plain and a population of over 150 million, even a relatively small disaster can affect...
Resilience is the ability of an individual, a household, a community, a country or a region to resist, adapt, and quickly recover from a disaster or crisis such as drought, violence, conflict or natural disaster. Strengthening the resilience of...
13/01/2016 - Blog post
Fish and rice. It’s a staple dish found on every street corner across Asia and the Pacific.