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Guinea + 3 others
The foreign ministry is helping support stopping the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa

The foreign ministry is supporting the World Health Organization in preventing the further spread of the Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Foreign minister Urmas Paet said that it is a very rapidly spreading virus, which needs to be stopped quickly. “We must prevent a major epidemic, which according to the worst case scenario could begin to massively spread in Guinea and to neighbouring countries,” he added.

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Estonia helping train women in health care in the Dar e-Suf district of Northern Afghanistan

The foreign ministry supports the continuation of the training of women in the field of health care in the Dar e-Suf district of Northern Afghanistan.

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Lebanon + 3 others
Estonia is helping refugees from Syria in Jordan and Lebanon

Estonia is supporting the effort to alleviate the situation of refugees from Syria in Jordan and Lebanon with 200 000 Euros. Estonia is helping refugees from Syria in Jordan with 100 000 through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and is supporting the continued education of displaced children from Syria with another 100 000 Euros through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Estonia Helping to Improve the Situation of Displaced People in the Central African Republic

Estonia is supporting the effort to alleviate the situation of internally displaced people suffering violence in the Central African Republic with 100 000 Euros.

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that the security, as well as humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic is complicated. “The religious violence that has erupted between various religious factions has resulted in hundreds of victims and close to a million internally displaced people,” noted Paet. “We must act decisively and quickly, in order to avoid a large-scale catastrophe,” he added.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Europe, The Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

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As Budget Shortfall, Insecurity Threaten Efforts of UN Agency for Palestine Refugees, 17 Member States Promise Funds at Pledging Conference

For 2014, the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees had developed a core budget of $687 million with nearly zero growth, and a cash shortfall of 10 per cent was already anticipated.

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Estonia Supports Children’s Access to Education in Central African Republic

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will allocate 80,000 Euros to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for activities related to the improvement of children’s access to education in the Central African Republic, including by paying attention to gender equality.

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Philippines + 19 others
Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines: ECHO factsheet (as of 17 November 2013)

Key messages

• The European Commission has provided €20 million to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): €10 million in humanitarian aid to support emergency relief operations and €10 million to assist with recovery and rehabilitation.

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Estonia: Location Map (2013)

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Turkey + 3 others
Estonia Helps Syrian Refugees in Turkey and Iraq

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is supporting the alleviation of the humanitarian situation of Syrian refugees in Turkey and Iraq through the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) with 250,000 Euros.

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Lebanon + 2 others
Estonia is Helping to Relieve the Humanitarian Situation of Palestinian Refugees

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) petition to assist in the setup of the Nahr-el-Bared refugee camp for displaced Palestinians in Lebanon and in relieving the humanitarian situation of the refugees.

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Estonia to Help Protect Afghan Children Against Polio

The Foreign Ministry is supporting UNICEF’s activities geared towards combating polio in Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Afghanistan is a partner of Estonia’s development co-operation, and one of the essential sectors that Estonia is helping to develop there is the health care sector. “Estonia supported UNICEF’s anti-polio campaign in Helmand Province, Afghanistan last year as well, and this year we decided to continue supporting UNICEF’s work,” he said.

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Syria crisis - ECHO factsheet

Factsheet on Syria:

The number of people affected by this protracted crisis is estimated to be 6.8 million people.

Around 4.25 million people are reported to be displaced within Syria.

The number of refugees has now reached 1 683 901, with over 550 thousand in Lebanon alone..

The total humanitarian funding committed to the crisis is €682 million: €265 million from the EU and €417 from the Member States which includes in-kind contributions.

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Estonia Helping Afghanistan Train Firefighters

The Foreign Ministry is supporting a project of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences that aims to help train firefighters and rescue workers in Afghanistan and develop their leadership skills.

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Lebanon + 2 others
Estonia Supports Continuation of Education for Syrian Children in Lebanon

No 79-E

Through UNICEF, the Foreign Ministry is supporting the continuation of education for Syrian children that have been forced by the conflict in Syria to flee from their homes into Lebanon.

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Jordan + 5 others
Estonia Helping to Improve Situation of Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Nr 15-E

Through the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Estonia is supporting Syrian refugees in Jordan, where the situation grows more complicated each day. “In Jordan’s largest refugee camp, located in Zaatari, there are already 60 000 people, most of whom are women and children,” said Foreign Minister Urmas Paet.

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Jordan + 3 others
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Visited Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan

Yesterday Foreign Minister Urmas Paet visited the Syrian refugee camp located in Zaatar, Jordan, 30 kilometres from the Syrian border, where so far 63 000 people have found refuge. Nearly half of them are children. There is already a total of 270 000 Syrian refugees in Jordan and the number is growing.

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Jordan + 2 others
Estonia Providing Aid to Syrian Refugees in Jordan

The Foreign Ministry is supporting Syrian refugees in Jordan with 50 000 euros through the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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Estonia Helping to Improve Situation of Victims of Conflict in Syria

No. 198-E

Through the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Foreign Ministry is helping Syrian civilians that are trapped in an extremely complicated situation as a result of the violence directed at them and the crimes against humanity being committed in Syria.

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Estonia Helping to Protect Afghan Children From Polio

The Foreign Ministry is supporting the activities of UNICEF geared towards combating polio in Helmand Province in Afghanistan.