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10 Jun 2016 description

The 2015 International Annual Report describes how SOS Children’s Villages around the world supported children and strengthened families and communities in 2015 through community-integrated responses in care, education, health and emergency services.

The 573 SOS Children’s Villages around the world in 2015 are described as ‘care and protection hubs’ for their local communities, as they provided a range of locally-tailored services to support vulnerable children.

26 Oct 2010 description

Summary: 26 October 2010, Brussels - A step towards faster and more efficient EU response to disasters was made today, as the European Commission presented proposals to reinforce the Union's capacity to act on civil protection and humanitarian assistance. The aim is to improve the disaster response of the European Union, both within and outside of its borders.

Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, said: "The world is changing and the number of disasters worldwide has risen fivefold since 1975.

13 Oct 2010 description

Message by Jeremy Collymore, Executive Director Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)

"Making Cities Resilient : My City is getting ready", the theme of the two year (2010-2011) Global Campaign will be the focus of my message to the CDEMA Participating States on this International Day for Disaster Reduction, Wednesday, October 13, 2010.