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EU to increase spending and improve delivery of education in emergencies and protracted crises

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 12:09
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 May 2018 Education in emergencies helps millions of children in need across the world. The Commission has adopted a new policy framework today that aims to increase humanitarian funding for education in emergencies and crises to 10% of its overall humanitarian aid budget...

EU releases emergency aid and starts humanitarian flight service to contain Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 09:32
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 May 2018 Urgent EU humanitarian aid dispatched to contain Ebola outbreak The European Commission has announced a package of urgent humanitarian aid to help contain an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kenya floods: EU releases initial €1.5 million to help victims of dam tragedy

Sat, 12/05/2018 - 16:14
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 May 2018 In response to the recent devastating floods in Kenya, the European Commission has provided €1.5 million in emergency humanitarian funding to assist the most affected families.

Statement on the latest Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 17:33
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 11 May 2018 Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management and EU Ebola Coordinator Christos Stylianides issues the following statement: “Following the latest Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the European Union offers its full support to help.

The EU pledges €77 million for the DRC crisis at Geneva donors' conference

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 12:13
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 April 2018 The European Union co-hosted today in Geneva the 'Humanitarian Conference on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)'. On this occasion, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides reiterated the EU's support in response to the worsening humanitarian situation...

EU pledges €107.5 million to address urgent needs of Yemeni civilians

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 12:00
European Commission - Press release Geneva, 3 April 2018 As the crisis in Yemen continues to worsen, the European Union has pledged €107.5 million in new funding for 2018 to help civilians most in need across the country.

Supporting refugees in Greece: €180 million in emergency support

Mon, 02/04/2018 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 2 April 2018 Commission announces new emergency support to help refugees in Greece. The European Commission has announced today new funding of €180 million for aid projects in Greece, including to scale up the flagship 'Emergency Support to Integration & Accommodation' (ESTIA) programme which helps...

Commissioner Stylianides visits the Democratic Republic of Congo: over €60 million for the Great Lakes region

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 17:09
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 March 2018 The European Union steps up humanitarian funding for the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The European Commission has announced today €49.5 million in emergency assistance to help address the worsening humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

Commissioner Stylianides in Colombia: over €31 million in humanitarian aid announced for Latin America and the Caribbean

Sat, 17/03/2018 - 08:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 March 2018 During an official visit to Colombia to visit EU aid projects and meet with government officials, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides has announced today €31 million for humanitarian aid and disaster preparedness for Latin America and the...

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Christos Stylianides on the situation in Eastern Ghouta and elsewhere in Syria

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 13:20
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 6 March 2018 Eleven days ago, on 24 February 2018, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2401, which requires all parties to the Syrian conflict to immediately cease hostilities for at least 30 consecutive days throughout Syria to enable the delivery of humanitarian assistance and evacuation of the critically sick and wounded. But...

EU Civil Protection Forum 2018: EU and Tunisia agree to boost cooperation

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 12:10
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 March 2018 Today the European Commission signed an administrative arrangement with Tunisia to boost ties in civil protection and disaster risk management. The document, which was signed at this year's European Civil Protection Forum in Brussels, outlines key areas of cooperation on disaster prevention,...

Joint statement on the occasion of International Women's Day 2018

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 12:10
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 6 March 2018 Equality between women and men is one of the fundamental values of the European Union enshrined in our treaties. Our Union is a pioneer in tackling gender-based discrimination and we can be proud of the progress achieved: Europe is one of the...

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides on the killing of aid workers in Nigeria

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 12:15
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 2 March 2018 An attack in north east Nigeria has resulted in many casualties, with humanitarian aid workers among the victims. This senseless violence is a grave violation of all humanitarian principles.

EU announces €24 million to address the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 12:32
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 February 2018 The European Commission has announced today €24 million in humanitarian assistance to address the needs of conflict-affected people in eastern Ukraine. The funding comes as the European Commission and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs are organising...

Commissioner Stylianides meets with Ministers from Luxembourg and Belgium and welcomes Member States' commitment in reinforcing the European Mechanism to respond to disasters

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 15:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 February 2018 The EU Civil Protection Mechanism will be strengthened thanks to a new and important contribution from Luxembourg. Its satellite-based communication platform emergency.lu will establish internet and telephone communication directly in the aftermath of a crisis.

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta and Idlib, Syria

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 12:09
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 20 February 2018 The humanitarian situation in parts of Syria, in particular in the De-Escalation Areas of Eastern Ghouta and Idlib, has deteriorated significantly over the past 8 weeks with hundreds of innocent victims, including many women and children.

Friday 23 February: High Level Conference on the Sahel

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 16:57
European Commission - Upcoming events The news The conference, co-chaired by the European Union, the United Nations, the African Union and the G5 Sahel, will focus on strengthening much-needed international support to Africa's Sahel countries in the areas of security and development, notably through the G5 Sahel Joint Force.

Humanitarian aid: €37.5 million for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 12:17
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 January 2018 The European Commission has announced today humanitarian assistance of €37.5 million to help people affected by conflict and natural disasters in Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan.

Joint Statement on the attack against the NGO Save the Children in Afghanistan

Wed, 24/01/2018 - 16:25
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 24 January 2018 Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Christos Stylianides, the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, and Neven Mimica, the Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, issue the following...

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.

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