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Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta (Syria)

Mon, 18/12/2017 - 12:41
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 18 December 2017 Over the past weeks, the situation in the besieged Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus has deteriorated rapidly. Its 400,000 inhabitants face major humanitarian challenges, as there is a shortage of basic supplies including food, fuel, medicine.

EU boosts aid in Ethiopia amid worsening humanitarian situation

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 12:45
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 December 2017 Additional EU assistance of €15 million will help scale up the response to surging humanitarian needs in the drought-stricken country. The European Commission has announced new emergency assistance of €15 million to help people in Ethiopia who are facing increasingly dangerous...

Yemen crisis: EU announces additional €25 million in humanitarian aid as situation deteriorates

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 12:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 December 2017 The European Commission has announced new humanitarian aid of €25 million to support civilians in desperate need in Yemen. This brings the total EU funding to €196.7 million since the start of the conflict in 2015.

rescEU: European Commission proposes to strengthen EU disaster management: Questions and Answers

Thu, 23/11/2017 - 12:09
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 23 November 2017 The European Commission has tabled a set of proposals to strengthen the EU's civil protection response and boost Europe's ability to better deal with natural disasters.

rescEU: a new European system to tackle natural disasters

Thu, 23/11/2017 - 12:08
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 November 2017 Today the European Commission has revealed ambitious new plans to strengthen Europe's ability to deal with natural disasters. The proposal is a central part of President Juncker's agenda of a Europe that protects.

Statement by President Juncker following the floods in Greece

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 19:49
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 15 November 2017 I am saddened to learn about the many people who have lost their lives and loved ones during the deadly floods affecting central Greece. On behalf of the whole European Commission, I would like to express our full solidarity with...

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the earthquake on the Iran/Iraq border

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 12:32
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 13 November 2017 The earthquake that struck the area on the border between Iran and Iraq last night has taken the lives of hundreds of people and caused extensive damage across the two countries.

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the humanitarian situation in Yemen

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 14:07
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 11 November 2017 On 6 November the Saudi led military coalition closed air, sea and land entry points to Yemen. This decision has caused major disruptions in the urgent delivery of life-saving activities and a sharp rise in the price of basic commodities,...

EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: new contracts signed as more and more refugees receive support

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 12:17
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 November 2017 The European Commission reported on the impressive progress in the implementation of the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey, during the 8th meeting of the Steering Committee of the Facility, that took place in Brussels yesterday.

Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the typhoon in Vietnam

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 10:34
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 8 November 2017 The typhoon that has struck Vietnam over the past days has taken many lives and caused considerable damage, adding to the toll of a number of storms in the past weeks.

Rohingya Crisis: Commissioner Stylianides visits Bangladesh and reaffirms EU humanitarian support

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 12:05
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 October 2017 Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has started a two-day visit to Bangladesh, to assess the situation on the ground and visit EU aid projects that are addressing the Rohingya refugee crisis.

EU announces €106 million support package for people affected by the crises in Sudan

Mon, 23/10/2017 - 12:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 October 2017 The European Commission has announced a €106 million support package - €46 million in humanitarian assistance and €60 million for development - to directly assist people in Sudan affected by forced displacement, undernutrition, disease outbreaks and recurrent extreme climatic conditions.

The EU pledges additional €30 million for the Rohingya crisis at Geneva donors' conference

Mon, 23/10/2017 - 10:00
European Commission - Press release Geneva, 23 October 2017 The European Commission has announced humanitarian and development funds in response to the influx of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to Bangladesh. The European Union today co-hosted in Geneva a 'Pledging Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis'.

1 million refugees in Turkey reached by EU's Emergency Social Safety Net

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 09:05
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 October 2017 The EU funded Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme has now reached one million refugees living in Turkey. Launched by the European Commission in September 2016, and implemented by the World Food Programme and the Turkish Red Crescent in collaboration with...

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the deadly forest fires and storms in several Member States

Mon, 16/10/2017 - 17:26
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 16 October 2017 "Today all our thoughts are with our citizens who are suffering from the devastating forest fires in Portugal and Spain and the storms affecting Ireland and the United Kingdom.

EU announces additional emergency aid to help refugees in Serbia

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 16:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 October 2017 The European Commission has today announced an additional €4 million in humanitarian aid for Serbia to assist the thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers in the country.

Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Christos Stylianides on the recent attacks in Syria

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 12:00
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 3 October 2017 In the past two weeks, in Syria there has been the highest number of casualties in 2017, as a result of the heavy air attacks hitting civilians and civilian infrastructure, in particular hospitals and medical facilities, in Northern Syria.

EU increases humanitarian aid budget for education of children in emergencies

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 18:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 September 2017 Access to education for children in emergency situations is among the top priorities for the EU in its humanitarian funding. The European Commission has announced today it will further increase the part of humanitarian funding dedicated to getting children into education...

EU steps up humanitarian assistance in Bangladesh and Myanmar

Tue, 12/09/2017 - 12:06
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 September 2017 Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, announces additional aid for people in need in Bangladesh and Myanmar As more and more refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar, the European Commission announces additional humanitarian aid of €3 million to...

EU mobilises further assistance for Hurricane Irma hit islands: Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides

Mon, 11/09/2017 - 12:12
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 11 September 2017 "Hurricane Irma has left a trail of devastation across many countries. It is our moral duty to help those in need whose lives and homes are being destroyed or severely threatened.

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