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 85 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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Challenge to NGOs being financed from the EU Budget: VOICE at Workshop in the European Parliament NEW   [10/02/2017]  
VOICE and other NGOs participated in a workshop in the European Parliament on a new report from the Parliament's Budget Control Committee that places NGOs' financing from the EU Budget under scrutiny. more
VOICE Out Loud 24: How humanitarian NGOs work with the private sector   [30/11/2016]  
The latest edition of the VOICE out loud magazine brings together NGOs' perspectives from working in partnership with the private sector. VOICE members Handicap International, Welthungerhilfe, HelpAge, Mercy Corps UK, Polish Humanitarian Action and Plan UK contributed to this edition, which also has an article by Civil Society Europe and an interview with Isabelle Brachet from Action Aid EU. more
VOICE event on donor counter-terrorism measures and principled humanitarian action   [20/11/2016]  
On 30 November 2016, VOICE hosted an event on donor counter-terrorism measures and principled humanitarian action in Brussels. Click through to find more information. more
VOICE co-hosts regional roundtable on working differently to end need   [14/11/2016]  
VOICE, together with Slovak NGO platform MVRO, hosted a regional roundtable in Bratislava that saw over 50 participants discuss national humanitarian priorities and expectations following the World Humanitarian Summit and Grand Bargain. more
VOICE Director briefs EU member states on the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS)   [06/10/2016]  
On 29 September, VOICE Director Kathrin Schick was invited by the Slovak EU Presidency to brief the Council working group on Humanitarian Aid and Food Aid (COHAFA) meeting to brief member states (MS) on NGOs views on the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS). more
VOICE featured in news article on ECHO funding   [15/09/2016]  
VOICE Director Kathrin Schick was interviewed for an article by IRIN News on the impartiality of ECHO funding in light of the refugee crisis. more
VOICE advises Parliament Committee on implementation of the Sendai action plan   [01/09/2016]  
VOICE Programme Co-ordinator Magali Mourlon joined a meeting of the Development Committee of the European Parliament (DEVE) to share views and recommendations on the implementation of the Sendai Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction developed by the European Commission. more


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