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Humanitarian aid: EU steps up humanitarian assistance for crisis in Yemen with additional €90 million

Tue, 06/11/2018 - 12:14
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 November 2018 The Commission has allocated an additional €90 million in humanitarian aid for civilians in Yemen, as the conflict-torn country plunges into the world's worst hunger crisis.

Humanitarian aid: EU releases €58 million for the Sahel and the Central African Republic

Mon, 29/10/2018 - 12:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 October 2018 The Commission has allocated additional €50 million to the Sahel region and €8 million to the Central African Republic to address the increasing food, nutrition and emergency needs in the countries.

EU releases €7.2 million to step up fight against Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo

Mon, 22/10/2018 - 12:21
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 October 2018 The Commission is allocating an additional € 7.2 million to strengthen its response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which is not yet under control.

EU conducts its biggest Civil Protection Mechanism exercise

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 12:09
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 October 2018 Modex Romania is the largest ever emergency medical exercise conducted in the EU The 2018 Modex Romania is the largest medical exercise ever conducted in the framework of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and is taking place in Bucharest, Romania until...

EU scales up humanitarian support to Afghanistan as worst drought in a decade looms large

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 12:32
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 October 2018 EU humanitarian will support communities affected by the drought, civilian war casualties, and displaced populations The European Commission has allocated an additional €20 million in emergency aid to Afghanistan as the humanitarian situation has worsened since the beginning of 2018, due...

EU releases €1.5 million in emergency aid for victims of Indonesian earthquake

Sun, 30/09/2018 - 13:22
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 September 2018 EU releases €1.5 million in emergency aid for victims of Indonesian earthquake Following the high number of casualties and damages caused by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia this weekend, the European Commission has released an initial €1.5 million in...

Statement on the deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

Sat, 29/09/2018 - 11:56
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 29 September 2018 High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides issue the following statement: Hundreds of people have lost their lives as yet another deadly natural disaster has hit Indonesia.

Central African Republic: EU releases €26.5 million to respond to the regional humanitarian crisis

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 12:30
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 September 2018 The European Commission has allocated €26.5 million in emergency aid for vulnerable families affected by the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic and its spill-over into neighbouring countries.

EU releases €138 million in humanitarian and development funding for Africa's Lake Chad region

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 12:12
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 3 September 2018 New EU funding will help vulnerable communities in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon The humanitarian crisis in the Africa's Lake Chad basin, affecting parts of Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, continues to worsen due to prolonged violence, insecurity and environmental degradation.

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the World Humanitarian Day 2018

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 12:27
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 17 August 2018 On the 15th anniversary of the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, the European Union pays tribute to the commitment of aid workers who risk their lives to deliver humanitarian aid worldwide.The unequivocal respect of international law, the safety and security of humanitarian workers and their...

Record EU Civil Protection operation helps Sweden fight forest fires

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 12:12
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 August 2018 Over 360 fire-fighting personnel, 7 planes, 6 helicopters and 67 vehicles were mobilised through the European Civil Protection Mechanism in the past three weeks, to assist Sweden in combating the unprecedented forest fires.

The EU mobilises €6 million for disaster preparedness in South and Southeast Asia

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:20
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 2 August 2018 As Southeast Asia is faced with the yearly monsoon season and its potentially devastating effects, the European Commission has released €6 million for disaster preparedness initiatives in the region.

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on attacks on civilians and humanitarian workers in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 17:44
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 1 August 2018 I am appalled by the cowardly attacks in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, which claimed the lives of 15 civilians, including three humanitarian workers from some of our partners. We stand united with the people of Afghanistan and with the whole humanitarian community.

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the end of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Wed, 25/07/2018 - 12:19
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 25 July 2018 The World Health Organisation has today declared the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be over. These are welcome news. Today our thoughts are with the victims and the brave health workers who fought on the...

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the devastating fires in Greece

Tue, 24/07/2018 - 11:40
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 24 July 2018 "Today is a day of great sorrow for Greece and for all of Europe. The EU stands with the Greek people in solidarity at this difficult time. Let me express our condolences to the families and friends of the victims...

Letter by President Juncker to Prime Minister Tsipras

Tue, 24/07/2018 - 11:25
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 24 July 2018 European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has written to Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, to express his condolences for the loss of lives following forest fires in the country:   Dear Prime Minister,   It is with a heavy heart that I...

EU coordinates further assistance to help Sweden fight forest fires

Sat, 21/07/2018 - 11:32
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 July 2018 The Commission has been working 24/7 since Sweden requested EU assistance to battle the unprecedented forest fires as hundreds of hectares burn in the regions of Jamtland, Gavleborg, Dalarna, Norrbotten and Västerbotten.

EU and Georgia strengthen cooperation in civil protection and disaster risk management

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 12:10
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 July 2018 The European Commission and the Emergency Management Service of Georgia will sign an administrative arrangement in Tbilisi enhancing ties in civil protection and disaster risk management.

EU steps up humanitarian aid in Somalia with €89.5 million

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:35
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 July 2018 The European Union has released €89.5 million in humanitarian assistance to Somalia and Djibouti, as millions are grappling with the consequences of prolonged extreme weather conditions.

EU mobilises over €191 million in humanitarian aid for Africa's Sahel countries

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 12:57
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 July 2018 As the Sahel region experiences its worst food and nutrition crisis in five years and continued insecurity, the Commission has announced a humanitarian aid package worth €191.3 million.

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