Humanitarian Aid Department of the European Commission

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Sakharov prize 2014 laureate is Dr Denis Mukwege of DRC Panzi hospital

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.The European Parliament announced last night that this year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought will be awarded to Dr Mukwege, a Congolese gynaecologist ... [Published AlertNet - 4 hours ago]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Ministers 'agree to agree' on ramping up EU's Ebola response

UNICEF and ECHO teams load emergency supplies for Ebola-hit Sierra Leone onto a Boeing 747. Critics argue that the response to the crisis in West Africa is not coming fast enough, due to the fragmentation in the EU’s decision-making process. Photo by: ... [Published Devex - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Ebola-combatting robots under consideration for West African deployment

The world’s current Ebola outbreak is quickly turning into the planet’s worst nightmare, and a realization of some of Hollywood’s scariest post-apocalyptic movies, but an equally futuristic solution might be on the cards if robotics experts get their ... [Published Gearburn - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 2 reports

Pakistan: Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Pakistan (ECHO/PAK/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 16/10/2014 Version 3

Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid departmentCountry: Pakistan AMOUNT: EUR 41 700 000 0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP Modification 2: Despite the acknowledged high level of humanitarian needs, challenges regarding ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 2 reports

Presidency of Council of European Union : Ebola, the highlights by the EU Commission

Ebola, the highlights by the EU Commission Information for travellers and healthcare workers, European Union's response and press contactsPhoto credits: ©EC/ECHO/Jean-Louis MosserThe European Commission has created an ad-hoc section on Ebola on its website ... [Published 4 Traders - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

How far is aid 'going local' in Ethiopia?

European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva (center) speaks with Fikirte Hailu (left) of ECC-SDCOH, a local implementer of EU’s resilience-building projects to combat climate change in Ethiopia. ... [Published Devex - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

India: EU provides humanitarian assistance to Jammu & Kashmir flood victims

Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid departmentCountry: India New Delhi, 16th October, 2014: Following the floods that recently struck the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the European Commission is providing over 19 million (€250 000) to help some ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

El Salvador: El Salvador: Volcanic eruption Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation MDRSV006 Final Report

Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent SocietiesCountry: El Salvador Summary: 169,620 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Salvadoran Red Cross Society (SRCS) in delivering ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 2 reports

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark’s visit to Tashkent’s Earthquake Simulation Complex

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Mr. Martin Taschner, Deputy Head of ECHO’s Unit for the European Neighbourhood, Middle East, and Central Asia will visit Tashkent’s Earthquake Simulation Complex at the Institute ... [Published UzDaily.com - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 2 reports

In Western Ethiopia, A Cash-And-Food Initiative For Refugees Reaps Big Rewards

WFP continues to expand cash programmes in refugee camps throughout Ethiopia thanks to the support from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). In Bambasi, refugees like Sadia explains what it means for them ... [Published World Food Programme - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

occupied Palestinian territory: ECHO Factsheet – Palestine – October 2014

Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid departmentCountry: occupied Palestinian territory Key messages The occupation in the West Bank and the blockade of Gaza have caused a long-lasting protection crisis with humanitarian consequences, particularly ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

South Wales Echo letters: Thursday, October 16, 2014

And you really call this democratic?It amuses me when critics refer to the EU as unelected and anti-democratic (DJ Radford, Echo letters October 15), have these people never looked at our own system of government? We have a Head of State (the Queen) who ... [Published Wales Online - Oct 16 2014]

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...families have lost not only their food stocks but also their means for livelihoods", said H E Dr João Cravinho, Ambassador of the European Union. "This gesture of solidarity from the European people will help them sustain themselves through the harsh winter, so that they can restart their lives after the cold months, when they can resume agricultural activities”, he added. "
...8 the outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern,” and a Sept. 18 U N Security Council resolution called the epidemic a threat to international peace and security on. In March, the European Commission stepped up its financial aid to the affected countries allocating 18 million euros ($23 million) to address the most urgent humanitarian needs, in addition to the already committed 180 million euros in humanitarian and development aid to the affected countries."
"Ebola is not a problem of Spain. It is not a problem of the United States" said Antonio Andreu, director of the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid. "It's a global problem."
...some European governments to step up their response, Iza Ciglenecki, an epidemiologist and member of the MSF Ebola response team in Geneva, says, "but the fear is that it might also have the opposite effect: That you put maximum measures in Europe and ignore what is happing in Africa.”"

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Presidency of Council of European Union : Ebola... [Published 4 Traders - Oct 20 2014]
How far is aid 'going local' in Ethiopia? [Published Devex - Oct 20 2014]
India: EU provides humanitarian assistance to J... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 20 2014]
Why the EU's Ebola response doesn't add up [Published Devex - Oct 20 2014]
Ebola-combatting robots under consideration for... [Published Gearburn - Oct 20 2014]
Statistics can kill: how Ebola treatment is bei... [Published Conversation UK - Oct 20 2014]
180 Million People Have This Disease, Yet Few A... [Published Motley Fool Discussion Boards - Oct 19 2014]
El Salvador: El Salvador: Volcanic eruption Eme... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 18 2014]
Ebola Spreads To Europe: Is EU Doing A Better J... [Published International Business Times - Oct 17 2014]
London recognizes Palestine. And billions pour ... [Published The Times Of Israel - Oct 17 2014]
Britain, US are in Africa fighting Ebola. Will ... [Published Yahoo! News - Oct 17 2014]
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark’s visit to Tashk... [Published UzDaily.com - Oct 17 2014]
Ebola on the march! [Published Why Files - Oct 17 2014]
Ebola outlook darkens [Published EuroNews - Oct 16 2014]
In Western Ethiopia, A Cash-And-Food Initiative... [Published World Food Programme - Oct 16 2014]
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Farmers Can Be Well-off -Farmers hail GOL, FAO [Published The NewDawn - Oct 16 2014]
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Central African Republic: New Violence Displace... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 21 2014]
Source: International Organization for MigrationCountry: Central African Republic Widespread violence since October 7th has led to a renewed displacement of vulnerable people in and around Bangui, the capital of the Central Africa Republic (CAR), according ...
Pakistan: Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 21 2014]
Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid departmentCountry: Pakistan AMOUNT: EUR 41 700 000 0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP Modification 2: Despite the acknowledged high level of humanitarian needs, challenges regarding ...
Iraq: Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Ir... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 20 2014]
Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid departmentCountry: Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey AMOUNT: EUR 20 000 000 MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP October 2014: modification n°4 ...
India: EU provides humanitarian assistance to J... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 20 2014]
Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid departmentCountry: India New Delhi, 16th October, 2014: Following the floods that recently struck the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the European Commission is providing over 19 million (€250 000) to help some ...
El Salvador: El Salvador: Volcanic eruption Eme... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 18 2014]
Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent SocietiesCountry: El Salvador Summary: 169,620 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Salvadoran Red Cross Society (SRCS) in delivering ...
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