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EU: a world leader in helping those affected by crises

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 12:00
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 18 August 2017 When countries face natural disasters such as forest fires, floods and earthquakes or are in need of emergency assistance due to other crises, the EU has a range of funding and emergency response tools to help.

Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the World Humanitarian Day 2017

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 12:00
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 18 August 2017 The European Union (EU) is committed to the safety of humanitarian workers. Every year, the EU marks World Humanitarian Day by adding its voice to the global campaign that honours humanitarian workers who, day after day, put their lives on...

EU launches new humanitarian programme for the integration and accommodation of refugees in Greece

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 11:04
European Commission - Press release Athens, 27 July 2017 The European Commission has today announced a new wave of emergency support projects to help refugees in Greece worth €209 million. This includes the launch of the flagship 'Emergency Support To Integration & Accommodation' (ESTIA) programme to help refugees and their...

EU helps France fight forest fires

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 18:04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 July 2017 France has activated the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism this afternoon as forest fires are ravaging southern regions of the country and Corsica. The national authorities requested a firefighting aircraft through the mechanism and EU support is already on its way.

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the earthquake in the Aegean Sea

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 12:45
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 21 July 2017 An earthquake has struck the Greek and Turkish coasts in the early hours of this morning, with initial reports of casualties and damages including on the island of Kos.  I convey the EU's solidarity with the people affected and my deep...

EU announces additional €30 million in humanitarian aid for Iraq

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 23:23
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 July 2017 Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides announces additional funding to assist and protect civilians in Iraq. The European Commission is scaling up its response to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq with an additional €30 million.

Forest fires in Italy: EU provides immediate help through the Civil Protection Mechanism

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 12:34
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 July 2017 Italy is facing severe forest fires in its southern regions. It has requested European Union support through the Civil Protection Mechanism, upon which the EU has immediately responded.

EU boosts aid to drought affected countries in the Horn of Africa

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 12:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 July 2017 Additional humanitarian assistance of €60 million will help scale up the response in the three countries worst affected by drought in the Horn of Africa. The European Commission has announced additional humanitarian assistance of €60 million to help people in Somalia,...

EU releases additional aid as crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasaï worsens

Wed, 05/07/2017 - 12:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 5 July 2017 Additional aid of €5 million will help expand the EU humanitarian response to eight Congolese provinces affected by conflict. The European Commission has announced additional humanitarian aid of €5 million to help scores of people in urgent need of assistance in...

EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: Significant Progress in Implementation Achieved

Wed, 28/06/2017 - 13:15
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 June 2017 European Commission reports on progress of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey: a further €714 million in humanitarian assistance committed and €50 million more contracted in skills training.

EU scales up its assistance against cholera outbreak in Yemen

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 15:11
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 June 2017 EU humanitarian aid boosts funding against cholera outbreak in Yemen The European Commission is scaling up its response to an unprecedented cholera outbreak in Yemen with an additional €5 million, bringing total EU support for efforts to tackle the disease to...

EU announces €85 million as Uganda faces world's fastest growing refugee crisis

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 12:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 June 2017 The EU funding will help meet the needs of the rapidly surging number of South Sudanese fleeing to Uganda. Uganda is now facing the world's fastest growing refugee crisis, due to a continuous and unprecedented influx of people fleeing conflict in...

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on protecting civilians during the final stage of the battle of Mosul, Iraq

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 15:28
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 20 June 2017 "The fighting in Mosul, Iraq is in its final stage, reaching now the town's densely populated Old City. The European Union supports humanitarian organisations to deliver lifesaving aid for the most in need.

EU channels extra support for Portugal to help with forest fires

Sun, 18/06/2017 - 20:20
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 June 2017 The European Commission has responded swiftly to Portugal's request for assistance in order to tackle the deadly forest fires. This morning President Juncker and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides immediately offered the EU's full readiness and capacity to do all possible...

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the deadly forest fires in Portugal

Sun, 18/06/2017 - 10:09
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 18 June 2017 All our thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected by the deadly forest fires that have struck several parts of Portugal.  We express our condolences to those that have lost loved ones.

EU announces €143 million support package for the crisis in North East Nigeria

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 09:54
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 June 2017 The European Commission has announced a support package of €143 million today for the early recovery and reconstruction needs in Borno State in Nigeria which is suffering from a worsening humanitarian crisis.

EU's largest ever education in emergencies programme in Turkey reaches first refugee families

Thu, 08/06/2017 - 12:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 June 2017 Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides attends the launch event of the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education project The EU's largest ever humanitarian programme for education in emergencies, which aims to encourage some 230,000 refugee children to attend...

EU announces over €44 million of humanitarian funding to help people in need in Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan

Mon, 29/05/2017 - 12:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 May 2017 The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance of over €44 million to help people in need in South-West and Central Asia, who continue to face the consequences of years of conflicts and displacement, as well as recurrent natural disasters.

EU announces new aid for natural disasters for Latin America and the Caribbean at UN Conference

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 12:50
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 May 2017 The European Commission has today announced new funding of €14.3 million to support countries affected by natural disasters and invest in disaster risk reduction and resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017.

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the cholera outbreak in Yemen

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 12:50
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 24 May 2017 As Yemen is facing a fast spreading Cholera outbreak of unprecedented scale the EU is increasing its response with further funding to help those in need. This is the second outbreak in less than a year to hit the war-ravaged...

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