Refugees from Darfur in a transit camp, near the city of Tine on the Chad border (June, 2004).

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stands for Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies. It is a network representing 84 European non governmental organisations (NGOs) active in humanitarian aid worldwide. Unlike its members, VOICE is not operational.

Seeking to involve its members in advocacy, common positioning and information exchange, VOICE is the main NGO interlocutor with the European Union on emergency aid and disaster risk reduction and it promotes the values of humanitarian NGOs. more

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World Humanitarian Day 2015: Inspire the Worlds Humanity NEW   [19/08/2015]  
Remembering those 22 aid workers who were killed at the bombing of the UN headquarters in Bagdad on 19 August 2003, and honoring all those who have lost or continue to risk their lives in humanitarian service, VOICE members join the seventh World Humanitarian Day on 19 August to commemorate aid workers™ sacrifices and to celebrate the humanitarian spirit together with the international humanitarian community. more
August is Humanitarian Month of the European Year for Development NEW   [04/08/2015]  
Within the 2015 European Year for Development (EYD), the August theme is devoted to humanitarian aid. According to the latest special Eurobarometer 90% of EU citizens say that it is important that the EU funds humanitarian aid. You can read our EYD dedicated edition of the VOICE Out Loud on our website. more
VOICE and the World Humanitarian Summit NEW   [03/08/2015]  
VOICE has played an active role in the WHS Regional Consultations for Europe and Others. Building on this engagement, in June, VOICE took part in a consultation meeting with the European CommissionÂ’s DG ECHO (Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department). more
VOICE 2015 General Assembly Resolution   [26/05/2015]  
Brussels, 12 May: The VOICE General Assembly adopted by a large majority a resolution entitled EU Humanitarian Aid in the new institutional setting: Recommendations. more
Three new members in the VOICE family!   [26/05/2015]  
Following the 2015 General Assembly, VOICE is delighted to welcome three new organizations amongst its members: Plan Belgium, Norwegian Church Aid and Save the Children Netherlands. more
VOICE Out Loud N.21 - European Year for Development: what's in it for humanitarian aid?   [21/05/2015]  
In the first ever year devoted to European UnionÂ’s external actions and EuropeÂ’s role in the world, we are pleased to present the latest issue of VOICE Out Loud that deals with the European Year for Development. NGOs highlight humanitarian issues where they consider the importance of longer-term action crucial. more
VOICE is co-organising an event during the European Development Days   [20/05/2015]  
VOICE with GNDR, ICCO Cooperation and World Vision is organising a Lab Debate on 3 June, where speakers will exchange views on building bridges between development, DRR, climate change adaptation and humanitarian initiatives. more


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