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Rohingya crisis by EU ECHO
12/09/2017
As more and more refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar, the European Commission announces additional humanitarian aid of €3 million to address the most pressing needs of Rohingya civilians. The funding comes on top of the €12 million announced...
Clearing roads by Tatiana Fernandez
11/09/2017
On 11 September 2017, the EU announced further assistance for Caribbean islands affected by Hurricane Irma. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides made the following statement:"Hurricane Irma has left a trail...
07/09/2017
The EU is mobilising its emergency response instruments to assist countries affected or threatened by Hurricane Irma. High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini declared that:“The European Union fully supports our partners and friends in...
Rohingya refugees in Myanmar by Pierre Prakash
05/09/2017
"Unrestricted humanitarian access, including for aid workers, is critical to reaching 350 000 vulnerable people in Rakhine State. They must be allowed to do their job to try to prevent the further deterioration of an already serious humanitarian...
ERCC inside
30/08/2017
The European Commission's 24/7 Emergency Response Coordination Centre has recently been in regular contact with the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Hurricane Harvey and any EU support that could help the US authorities. The EU's...
Nepal by Pierre Prakash
25/08/2017
In response to the devastating floods and landslides that have swept across large parts of Nepal since mid-August, the European Commission is providing EUR 200 000 in humanitarian aid funding to assist the most affected families in various...
Aid deliveries in Mosul
18/08/2017
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 the line...
India - Cyclone Phailin Odisha
17/08/2017
In response to a series of floods that wreaked havoc across areas of the north-eastern states of Assam and Manipur since May, the European Commission is providing close to €200 000 in humanitarian aid funding to assist the most vulnerable...
Sierra Leone
16/08/2017
Following the deadly mudslide and floods that have caused hundreds of casualties in Sierra Leone and displaced around 1100 households, the EU has released an initial amount of emergency humanitarian assistance of €300 000 for the most vulnerable...
plane Portugal fires
16/08/2017
The European Commission has helped mobilise substantial support for Portugal, through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, following a request for assistance to battle forest fires in the country. Spain has offered over 163 firefighters, 27 vehicles...

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