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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.

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides following the deadly flooding and landslides in Japan

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 10:50
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 9 July 2018 Many people have lost their lives, hundreds of thousands lost their livelihoods and have been displaced, with many others in further danger due to the deadly flooding and landslides in Western Japan.

EU announces €34 million in humanitarian aid to Uganda and Kenya

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 12:39
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 June 2018 The Commission has released today €34 million in humanitarian assistance for the most vulnerable populations in Uganda and Kenya, with a special focus on displaced populations in both countries.

EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: Steering Committee discusses strategic orientation for the second €3 billion tranche

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 12:19
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2018 Yesterday the tenth Steering Committee meeting of the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey met in Brussels. The Committee discussed the strategic orientation for the second tranche of €3 billion as part of the EU-Turkey Statement of March 2016, as well...

Humanitarian Aid: EU releases €68 million for Sudan and South Sudan

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 12:15
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2018 The Commission has announced today €68 million in humanitarian assistance for vulnerable communities in Sudan and South Sudan. The funding comes as millions of people across both countries are in need of assistance, with the conflict in South Sudan triggering an...

EU budget: Making the EU fit for its role as strong global actor

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 12:29
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 June 2018 For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to increase the external action budget to €123 billion, to significantly simplify its structure, and make it much more flexible and effective to address today's global challenges.

Questions and answers: the EU budget for external action

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 12:28
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 14 June 2018 The European Union is making its budget fit for its role as strong global actor. What did the EU propose today? The European Commission proposes to increase the external action budget to €123 billion for the period 2021-2027.

EU provides €1.5 million in humanitarian assistance to refugees and migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 13:04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 June 2018 The European Commission has announced today €1.5 million in humanitarian aid to address the increasing needs of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants stranded in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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