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 82 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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VOICE Out Loud no. 19 – A closer look at EU Humanitarian Aid NEW   [26/09/2014]  
We are pleased to present the latest issue of VOICE Out Loud that takes a closer look at EU humanitarian aid. 2014 is a year of institutional change in the EU, with new members of the European Parliament and Commission. With that in mind, in this issue of our newsletter NGOs look at the state of the EU’s current humanitarian aid policies and challenges from different angles. Among other highlights in this edition are an interview with Mr. François Bellon, the EU representative for the International Committee of the Red Cross and articles looking at the role of NGOs in reducing disaster risk and addressing gender in humanitarian programming. more
World Humanitarian Day 2014: The World Needs More Humanitarian Heroes NEW   [18/08/2014]  
August 19 is the World Humanitarian Day ! It is an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world. more
‘A hidden gem’: NGO perspectives on the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid – study launched. NEW   [07/07/2014]  
On 19 May VOICE organised an event to launch its study 'The European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid - an NGO perspective' which brought together representatives of NGOs and other stakeholders like ECHO, EEAS and international organisations. more
VOICE General Assembly stresses value of EU humanitarian aid   [10/06/2014]  
Brussels, 20 May: The VOICE General Assembly adopted by a large majority a resolution entitled ‘Why is EU humanitarian aid important?’. more
VOICE is proud to present the 2013 VOICE Activity Report   [06/06/2014]  
For VOICE members 2013 was an important year with policy processes starting which will influence the EU humanitarian agenda for several years to come. more
VOICE Event: The European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid - an NGO Perspective   [07/05/2014]  
VOICE is launching its study on 'The European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid: an NGO Perspective’ Monday 19 May. more
VOICE advocacy for EU humanitarian aid funding in 2014   [11/04/2014]  
The EU is a major humanitarian donor, supporting 120 million people in 2013. The European Commission recently addressed a request to the European Parliament and Council for a transfer of funds. VOICE and its network members have been active across the European Union, urging decision-makers to respond positively to this request. more

 


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