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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...

Spokesperson's statement on allegations of misconduct by a humanitarian partner organisation in Greece, on behalf of Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 19:59
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 16 May 2017 The European Commission has in place a thorough mechanism to monitor and ensure that its humanitarian funding worldwide is implemented in full respect of all humanitarian principles and sound financial management.

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

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 18:18
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 15 May 2017 Following the declaration of an Ebola outbreak in the Northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the EU is fully committed to provide all support necessary.  The national authorities, with the support of the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the European Commission's experts...

EU strengthens humanitarian support for Myanmar/Burma, calls for greater aid access

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 12:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 May 2017 Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has concluded his official visit to Myanmar/Burma, announcing new funding of €12 million for the country as part of an overall €27 million package for the South and East Asia and Pacific.

Eurobarometer survey shows overwhelming public support for EU role in emergency response

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 12:47
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 3 May 2017 The European Commission has published today the results of the Eurobarometer survey of public attitudes to the European Union's role in emergency response. 88% of respondents felt it important that the EU fund humanitarian aid activities and 90% said it was...

EU pledges additional €116 million at Yemen Pledging Conference in Geneva for urgent needs of civilians

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 12:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 April 2017 The European Commission is announcing today at the United Nations in Geneva its intention to release further support of €116 million for those in need in Yemen. The support includes €46 million of emergency humanitarian aid and €70 million to support...

EU releases humanitarian assistance to Africa as needs grow

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 12:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 April 2017 The EU aid of €47 million will help respond to the needs of the most vulnerable in the Great Lakes as well as in Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region. The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance to help people in...

EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: steady progress and new projects for education and health launched

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 13:15
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 March 2017 The European Commission reported at the Steering Committee meeting on implementation progress made to date Today, the sixth Steering Committee meeting of the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey took place in Brussels to report on the progress made to date.

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on protecting civilians inside Mosul, Iraq

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 12:05
European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 31 March 2017 © European Union 2017 Ensuring that civilians inside Mosul are protected during the conflict is the single most effective life-saving action that can be taken.

EU scales-up its response to famine and drought affected countries in Horn of Africa with an additional €165 million

Fri, 17/03/2017 - 12:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 March 2017 Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica announced today additional EU support to respond to the crises in South Sudan, Somalia and its neighbouring countries, during an official visit to the African Union.

EU launches largest ever education programme in Turkey for 230,000 refugee children to attend school

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 12:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 March 2017 The European Commission has today launched its largest ever humanitarian programme for education in emergencies to encourage some 230,000 refugee children to attend school in Turkey.

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