The European Commission will support 80 000 children affected by conflict through new humanitarian projects in the 'EU Children of Peace' initiative. In 2014, the Commission will increase the funds in the initiative to €4 million.
This will give more boys and girls access to schools and safe places to grow up, study and play.
The new EU Children of Peace are in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, the Central African Republic, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar, Colombia and Ecuador.
The European Commission established 'EU Children of Peace' last year after it was honoured with the Nobel Prize for Peace, investing the prize money in helping children who are living in conflict and post-conflict zones. In 2013 the initiative reached more than 28 000 children in Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Columbia, Ecuador and Syrian refugee children in Iraq.