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13/05/2015 - News
The European Commission is giving an additional €5 million in humanitarian assistance to Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique following the floods that ravaged the countries earlier this year.
13/05/2015 - Blog post
As we leave the main road and start driving our way up a narrow valley, a few hours to the east of Kathmandu in the district of Sindhupalchok, the extent of damage becomes clearer and clearer.
05/05/2015 - Video
Helping communities to recover from shocks and react promptly when disasters strike are integral parts of the humanitarian aid provided by the European Commission. Funding organisations on the ground, the EU provides tailor-made assistance to...
18/03/2015 - News
The road to Sendai turned out to be somewhat winding as negotiations on a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction came to an end late in the evening on the fifth and last day of the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The newly...
16/03/2015 - News
The EU is committed to building resilience to natural disasters. Increased resilience is a pre-requisite for reduced humanitarian needs, poverty alleviation and sustainable development.
Photo credit: UNICEF RD/ R.Piantini/ Dominican Republic
16/03/2015 - Photo story
More resilience to disasters can save lives and livelihoods. It is a pre-requisite for reduced humanitarian needs, poverty alleviation and sustainable development.
13/03/2015 - News
Over the past decade, the frequency and intensity of disasters have increased significantly. Natural disasters have cost the EU alone around €100 billion.
11/03/2015 - Photo story
For the last 18 years, the European Commission has been funding Disaster Risk Reduction projects in the Philippines - one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Made up of hundreds of islands, the country witnesses over 20 typhoons a...
04/03/2015 - Video
"Acting when the disaster has happened is the immediate reaction. But if you haven’t prepared and if you haven’t assessed the risks, then you won’t be able to act efficiently", said Claus Sørensen, Director-General of the European Commission's...
27/02/2015 - Video
As the international humanitarian community prepares to meet in Sendai, Japan, at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, this video shows how simple measures can increase the resilience of local communities. The area known as...