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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations


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Assisting Ukraine: EU emergency relief in action

Almost 1 month has passed since Russia launched its war of aggression on Ukraine. Since the start of the invasion, the EU has been working around the clock to provide emergency relief to those in need.

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Meet the Ukrainian firefighter battling flame and fear

With the start of Russia's full-scale war on Ukraine, Andriy and his fellow firefighters found themselves on their own battlefield. Every day, they fight for the people whose homes have been destroyed by Russian troops.

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Safe in Moldova, but longing for home

Forced to flee her home in Mykolaiv, Lyudmilla and her 7-year-old daughter Irina found refuge in Moldova. Despite the warm welcome they received, she longs to one day return to Ukraine.

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Ukraine: 3 seconds to save 3 lives

The war raging in Ukraine since 24 February has already forced more than 12 million people to leave their homes. Zina is one of them. As she was taking shelter in Kharkiv metro station, she helped the kids hiding from the war with toys and educational materials provided by EU humanitarian aid.

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